Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

How big of a hole?

Old 11-02-2006, 08:17 AM
  #21  
Giant Nontypical
 
skeeter 7MM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Posts: 6,921
Default RE: Please - Not for weak stomach -BEWARE!

ORIGINAL: ipscshooter

ORIGINAL: wisbowhunter2009

the entrance was about 2 inches
That's not possible.
It's possible if you hit bone or extremely high velocity when the smackhappens with rapid expansion bullet. For example hitsmack on a rib the entrance side can have agood sizedhole in the body cavity(of course in the hide should be bullet diameter to slightly larger than).
skeeter 7MM is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 10:27 AM
  #22  
Boone & Crockett
 
ipscshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Republic of Texas
Posts: 12,084
Default RE: Please - Not for weak stomach -BEWARE!

OK, when I think "entrance hole", I'm looking at the hole in the hide, from the outside of the deer, before you start skinning him. Likewise, I consider the exit wound as it appears before skinning. But, even with a rapidly expanding bullet, hitting rib on the way in, it's going to push the bone fragments in. Even with fast expansion andbone fragments the entry wound won't be 2" with a .30 caliber bullet.The bone fragments increase the exit, not the entrance. See my pics on p. 2 of this thread. That's with a 150 gr. power-point, which isn't one of the slowest of the controlled expansion bullets.
ipscshooter is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 10:43 AM
  #23  
Giant Nontypical
 
skeeter 7MM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Posts: 6,921
Default RE: Please - Not for weak stomach -BEWARE!

A lotcompare the holes in the carcass not the hide. Your right usually the bone smashes in but I have seen cases where it doesn't. Perfect example was last elk season 300RUM200 AB, hit smack on the rib bone at 1/4 awayangle and finished through just behind the opposite leg. When we arrived to the scene to help drag out the bull the usual conversation transpired "details of the opportunity". Showing us where he shot him and the blood trail I found a 2" chuck of rib bone that was flushed out in his scamper, it was on the entrance side of the trail. This elk had a chuck of hide missing on the entrance where the rib bone fell out, the exit side of things was actually pretty similar 2-2 1/2" hole in the hide from the bullet exiting the animal. Everything in between was a mess as per usual. I suspect that the angle/hit, design and velocity caused the rib bone to actually go out vs in.

Only point is you don't know how a bullet will behave or act when it strikes it's target a lot of factors to contend with. So really just a guess, put it in the lungs and get notching your tag...
skeeter 7MM is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 10:54 AM
  #24  
Boone & Crockett
 
ipscshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Republic of Texas
Posts: 12,084
Default RE: Please - Not for weak stomach -BEWARE!

Cool. You learn something new every day. I've generally been fortunate enough to get straight through broad side shots, and hadn't really considered what might happen on a quartering shot.
ipscshooter is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 05:50 PM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location:
Posts: 283
Default RE: Please - Not for weak stomach -BEWARE!

ive shot deer with a 7mm mag before with ballistic tips and they do a considerable amount of damage but i have never saw any 7mm do that kind of damage.
hobie11 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
muddy_01
White Knuckle Productions
7
10-08-2007 05:00 PM
DougMD
Wildlife Management / Food Plots
12
08-22-2007 02:41 AM
Dairy King
Bowhunting
17
09-20-2004 10:18 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: How big of a hole?


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.