5 year old buck +
I shot a 7x7 340" Bull Elk at 470 yards with a 30-06 165gr Partition. One Shot kill. Bullet went thru and broke the far front leg.
Very cool hunt200 Grain Nosler Partition in 30:06...
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225 yards - 1 shot kill...
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Big Old Bull - Should have looked for a younger (more tender) one...
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Bullet entered and smashed through a rib - Bison ribs are about the size of a 2X2 board - only harder...
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Bullet passed between ribs on the far side and came to rest up against the hide - they have a really tough hide...
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I stand a little over 6 feet tall to give you an idea of what a front quarter looks like. Guide estimated the weight between 1,800 - 2,000# but we didn't weight it officially.
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Recovered bullet and a new bullet...
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Bullet retained 60% of its original weight. I couldn't ask for any better performance.
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A moose wouldn't stand a chance.
Good luck on your hunt.
USPS just showed up today and my Hornady Interlocks showed up for my 350 legend. Light hitting gun, but it's a mean load for accuracy on my hand loads.
Also located some 444 ammo in the last week online. Some hornady ftx and some remington core lokt. Both will get the job done for my Ohio deer.
Tenatively planning an alabama hog hunt this late summer/fall, would you use the 444 or the 350? I also have a 7 mag and a 50 caliber muzzle gun I could use, but I don't think that's the answer.
I've been using Barnes VOR-TX in my .308, and they have such a good record I consider them my lucky bullets. Glad I stocked up back then. I think at this point it is established that copper is the way to go whenever you can get it.I've been using ELD-X in my. 308 this year, and they have been deadly on deer. However, at steep angles the jackets come off, which I don't think is acceptable for moose. These bullets shoot extremely accurately in my rifle, which is why I use them. Even managed a frontal head shot on a hind this year.
I used to use Partitions, but these also don't seem right for moose. And the Accubond just shoot poorly in my rifle.
What do you guys use, and what do you like/dislike about them?
I use Leverevolution in the 45-70 on deer in Ohio. One shot kills, and they don't go far.