This is a 250 grain OTM from a 338 Edge at 385 yards mv 3252fps. This is the entrance wound. That is a quart motor oil container as a reference. My son has shot 8 deer from 211 yards to 852 yards and every one has been DRT.
Funny how that "target" bullet mushroomed like a bonded/ controlled expansion bullet.460 yds, 105 Hyb from 6CM @ 3188fps MV. Buck dropped without a kick. When I rolled him over, it sounded like a balloon full of soup.
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You, Sir, are a better person for acknowledging that.It's obvious that, I picked the Wrong Bullet to use as, a Reference,.. LOL !
YES,.. I do KNOW that,.. "some" Target Bullets, will work, Fine in "some",.. applications !
I'm going to use, the 147 grain, ELD-Match Bullet to hunt, Deer / Antelope with, in my 6.5 Creed.
I'm DONE, here !
Listened to a Gunwerks podcast the other day and Aaron Davidson says this has no effect on the Berger’s performance. He’s the first person I’ve heard dispell this myth.
These actually have a thicker jacket due to the higher twist rates and actually perform very well on game.
The big takeaway I got from Aaron Davidson’s podcast was he shoots to hit bone with Bergers, and he’s killed a lot of animals with their bullets.
I’ve got friends who hate them, and others that swear by them. It’s like anything, once you learn the strengths and weaknesses/limitations of what you’re using, you adjust to get the performance you want and need. I’m a big proponent of choosing the proper bullet for the animal you’re hunting, as well as for the caliber you’re shooting and velocities you are getting. You need to stack these in your favor as much as possible.
I just hate like hell I was reccomended a bullet not meant for an animal.
I guess I am out of your league then. I get excited even on a doe, even with nearly five decades of hunting. The time I do not get excited is the time for me to hang up and call it quits. I have used many different bullets designated as target bullets with successful harvests. If I miss, I have no problem admitting it. But obviously, that is not the case for you. Carry on ...