My grandson and I have extensive first had experience with Nosler 129 and 142 Accubond LR with antelope deer and feral hogs with our 260 AI's. I would be well suited in your situation to take a Mountain Goat with these bullets. There are certainly others that will work but be sure and use premium bullets that will hold together. I shot a mountain goat in BC in 1985 with factory 200 grain 338 Win Mag Winchester ammo that was superbly accurate but short on being a good choice on the either the Mountain Caribou or Mountain Goat that I harvested, multiple behind the shoulder hits on both before succumbing to the ground.It must be my lucky year, I drew a mountain goat tag for my home state of Wyoming! I have heard these goats are hardy animals. I plan on using a 6.5 PRC for this hunt. Just wondering opinions on a good, consistent bullet to use for this hunt?
Actually I gotta rephrase this, about 30 years ago when the Barnes X Bullets came out I tried them in my 280 Rem and a buddy tried them in his 270 Weatherby.The worst bullet failure I've ever experienced by far was a 140 Nosler Balistic tip in a 7mm-08 on a whitetail buck about 25 years ago.
I’m glad you had success with the 147 eldm. We used the 147 eldm on 2 white tails and had poor results out of a 6.5/284. The first shot was behind the front shoulder at 150 yds and the deer turned and ran about a 100yds standing there. We thought that maybe it was a miss so we touched off a second shot and the deer ran another 50 yds and then dropped but was still alive once we got to it and it then expired. Upon skinning the 2 shots both impacted the deer behind the front shoulders creating only a pencil size hole. I then thought it was a fluke and tried the same thing on another and I found some blood but never found the animal. So we went to Berger’s and had no issues since. Everything thus far has been one shot one kill from bear to whitetails.+1 on the 147eldm. Performed perfectly for me on a mule deer. Small entrance through the lungs and golf ball sized exit.
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