- Mar 28, 2018
- Green Valley, Arizona
I haven't seen any reports of game taken with the new Federal Edge bullet. I shot a mature, fat, dry cow in Montana a couple of weeks ago with the Federal factory load. I shot the elk at 570 yds with my M70 .300 WSM. I sighted in for a 200 yard zero at 100, grouping 1/2 moa. Not having time or space to shoot at longer ranges, I entered all the pertinent data in the Strelok Pro. With my hunting partner ranging, I adjusted the elevation from the Strelok data, took the shot and hit the elk where I was aiming. The elk dropped in its tracks. The bullet entered through the ribs, destroying both lungs and top of the heart, leaving a half dollar size exit hole. I was extremely impressed with the accuracy and performance of this cartridge. This was the first factory load I have used in 40+ years. I don't know if I can improve on it, but I'm going to try............if I can ever get some bullets!! In any event, this is going to be my future load of choice.