I just wanted to add a bit on some of the other animals yorke-1 was referring to, and thanks for the great post and to everyone that has or will contribute to it. It's you first adopters that really make small, private companies like mine move forward, and I'm extremely grateful. Early in our launch, we were fortunate enough to get a customer that takes more game a year than I will in my lifetime, with some of these being heavy bodied/boned animals. This really helps in the real-world validation process, no doubt, and the data so far is lining up with our predictions and testing. We saw massive trauma accompanied by straight and deep penetration when compared to all other styles of bullets in initial testing, most noticeably in the wet newsprint. We were curious as to how this would translate into real world results, and we're happy to witness alignment between testing and terminal results.
The animals shot thus far by the customer referenced above have been free range cattle that is part of a giving back effort he's doing for his community, very commendable; I take my hat off to him. That's a lot of grunt work processing and hauling those off the mountain. Below are some of the pictures I've received from him on the cattle taken. Most of the time, he's avoiding shots that encounter meat loss, so there are quite a few neck shots and at least one head shot. In most cases, the spine was hit on the neck shots. On one particular animal, he sent it through both shoulder bones broadside to get an understanding of the terminal performance in that scenario. I have layered pictures of that from entry into the center section. I don't have pictures all the way across, but he did verify that it was both shoulder bones and an exit. I know in that particular instance, it was hot, and they had three animals down, and trying desperately to get them processed quickly in the heat, so I'm glad I received any pictures at all.
He's shooting a 300 WSM with the 144gr Afterburner at a muzzle velocity of 3350 fps. From what I've observed from his 507 yard target dialing in for range, I'd guess around a .2 MOA setup, but that's just a visual observation on my part looking at two and three shot clusters as he walked his scope in. I have no idea where he settled in on his true BC yet, and he has the ability to true up out to 1200 yards and further.
Okay enough talk, here are some of the pictures I have of the terminal wounds. Every case, to include the shots not pictured below, resulted in a straight, massive, tubular hole with complete devastation, all with exits. He did find one petal, I think in the double shoulder shot, but lost it prior to finishing processing. In every other case, everything that they were able to notice exited far side. Where appropriate, I'll add his commentary for each picture as well.
This is the first cow shot, commentary always in quotes (2 pics):
"Went out and shot this cow at 235 yards on her shoulder as she was slightly walking away. Broke her spine where it goes low above her heart. Made a huge fist hole and I couldn't find a base or petal nothing but broken bones and devastation. Is this typical of what you folks have experienced?"
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Another cow (1 pic):
"Base of neck/high shoulder 416 yds... I hit her spine and it left a monster hole. No base or petals!!"
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This particular cow is the double shoulder shot cow (5 pics)
"First cow.... 291 yds shoulder shot broadside"
"Under the skin"
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"Under the first section of meat"
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"Under the paddle bone"
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"Inside under the ribs"
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