- Aug 28, 2012
Looks like ELDX type of performance...
I have and use quite a few of the NAB 140's in .277, and I have experienced very good results. Hitting an elk's skull @ 40yds isn't the best example of any bullet's performance, but in the end, was it dead?
I've shot a few farm and wild animals in the head as have a few friends, and every so often, strange things happen: Ricochets, bullets that simply ran under the scalp, etc. Hog hunting with dogs and shooting skulls at close range with handguns can, occasionally, reveal interesting results.
Edit to add: Hence why am I rather against shooting most game animals in the head.
Where do u guys recommend finishing shots be put?I highly doubt any bullet maker is designing bullets for head shots as its a pretty un common/poor choice for a shot on north american game.
Oh my, read my reply above.I’m not being a smartass or anything, but did you mean to take a head shot? I’ve never taken an intentional skull shot on a game animal, but since the bullet was recovered by the taxidermist, I’d say terminal performance was pretty good.
If needed, I typically shoot another chest shot, but I have shot a couple of game lying in tall grass thru the neck base/spine. Larger game with sloping head/faces can deflect bullets in strange ways, and I have seen a Whitetail shot, supposedly, between the eyes, only to watch a puff of hair fly and so did the deer. After being killed with a chest shot, we found about a 2-3 inch bald-to-the-bone and bloody bullet mark on its forehead. Bones are hard, and sloping bones on large game can act like sloped armor.Where do u guys recommend finishing shots be put?
Elk had been shot behind the leg, was still in the process of dying and laying down...just surprises me, I’ve shot enough beef between the eyes, I never thought an elk skull had enough to do that to a 140gr bullet, reminds a person to be careful of those shoulder shots.