Started by RatherBHuntin, November 27, 2005, 06:51:21 PM
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Quote from: RatherBHuntin................................................................. The other load is for my Win Model 70 in .270 which has given me fits for two years trying to get 1" groups. For it I just settled on the most accurate load at a respectable velocity, near factory specs. Win BrassCCI LRM 25053gr Hodgdon 414130 gr Speer Hot Cor SpitzersMV = 3022 100# doe at about 50 yards, quartering away. Entered at the third rib, broke 2 or 3 of them, split the heart almost completely in half, only an inch or so at the bottom was holding it together. The liver had a gash in it, I think caused by the broken ribs. Didn't get to see the chest cavity (skinning shed was busy, my 9 year old cousin took a 120# doe with his .223 at the same time). The offside ribcage had several broken ribs and the bullet traveled out the upper leg/lower shoulder exiting there, leaving a very small hole. The entry was bigger, though it plugged up with a pieve of fat from the rib skirt. The blood trail consisted of one drop of blood, not much bigger than a pencil eraser. Luckily she only went about 30 yards downhill before flipping over and expiring. With that performance, a blood trail would not be so badly needed, but if the shot was higher, she may have gone further, my experience has been if the bullet strike had been higher into the lungs she would have expired sooner and possibly on the spot..... and the lack of a trail in that terrain would be problematic. Should I push the bullet faster, or perhaps slow it down, or just not worry about it and get a bigger sampling group? As it is, it performed very well, and as has been said before, dead is dead so it worked. Exceliente, com mucho gusto...no hay problemo! The shoulder was pretty beat up, maybe I will get some stew meat form it if lucky.
Quote from: RatherBHuntinI am! Yes, I have read or been told somewhere (here?) that the lung shots drop em faster than the heart shots. Besides the bullet, the only significant difference between the two shots is the .308 being placed about 3-4 inches higher into the top of the heart and bottom of the lungs.