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I will post a photo later of the 175 SMK out of a .300RUM that my daughter took her elk with this year. Just under the offside skin, about halfway through it and almost out. This was the first ever recovered bullet I have found.

 

 

 

Have you had a chance to weigh it yet to see how much it shed?

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Weighed.....enough. I hate to say this, but it got dropped in the field, and we searched for about 15 minutes for it and never found it. Knowing how much a new one weighs, and what was left, I would think about 50%+/- weight retention after a good 20-24" of penetration, with shattering two ribs and a bone in the spine.

 

That elk never even twitched. Just rolled over and instantly dead. I have never seen a quicker kill on big game. I have shot game with SMKs (numerous), Berger Hunting VLDs (they work pretty quick too, like 2 seconds and 10'), Barnes TSX (deer stood for about 5 seconds like nothing and then dropped without a twitch, another elk went all of 5'), SGKs (deer ran 40 yards), Swift Scirocco (elk never took a step but stood for a good minute with 2 in the boiler room), Ballistic Tips (not impressed with any from .257 to .308, except the Varmint BTs disintegrate small game into a pink mist).

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6.5 123AMAX from a coues buck last week. impact velocity about 2450 FPS (430 yards). Not much weight left but did not shed the core.

 

 

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6.5mm creedmoor

140gr Amax

761 yards

Quartering away to the left

Entered just in front of rear left quarter

Exited right front shoulder meat, didnt puncture the cape

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6.5mm creedmoor

140gr Amax

761 yards

Quartering away to the left

Entered just in front of rear left quarter

Exited right front shoulder meat, didnt puncture the cape

Amaxs do so great even at slower velocity. I really hope the ELD-m will react the same

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6.5mm creedmoor

140gr Amax

761 yards

Quartering away to the left

Entered just in front of rear left quarter

Exited right front shoulder meat, didnt puncture the cape

Amaxs do so great even at slower velocity. I really hope the ELD-m will react the same

The only difference between the amax and ELDM is the tip materials are slightly different. They should react the same.

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I've been wanting to do this for some time now. Remember Nosler Partition are designed to work between 1800 fps and unlimited and retain between 60 & 70% of their weight. Some were DRT. Some Traveled a ways. The WT went almost 100yds (the furthest).

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.50 cal 350gr TC Maxi-Hunter-- Oklahoma whitetail buck, 78 yard shot, hit just behind near shoulder, broke one rib, broke offside shoulder, found under the skin. Shot from a home made CVA Deer Hunter percussion kit gun.

 

All my reloading kit is packed but I will get a weight on it. You can see where the shoulder bone sheared off some of the lead (2nd photo).

 

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300RUM 150gr Scirocco @ 200+/- yards, near frontal shot, bullet recovered under skin on rear ham after passing through the length of the deer. Don't have a weight- my hunting partner shot it.

 

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