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Old 12-08-2003, 07:16 PM
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Default How Did Your Gun Perform in the Field?

If you got a deer while gun hunting this year, I would like to know what your setup was and how it got the job done:

What caliber did you use?

What bullet did you use?

How many grains was the bullet?

How far was the shot?

Where did you hit the deer?

How far did the deer run after it was shot?

Roughly how big was the exit hole (if any)?

How much did the deer weigh dressed (if you know that)?
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:25 PM
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What caliber did you use? 30.06

What bullet did you use? Winchester Ballistic Silvertip

How many grains was the bullet? 180

How far was the shot? 75 yds+/-

Where did you hit the deer? Chest

How far did the deer run after it was shot? 50yds +/-

Roughly how big was the exit hole (if any)? very small, recovered most of bullet between meat and outer fat layer

How much did the deer weigh dressed (if you know that)? 100lbs +/-
This was my first year using the Ballistic Silvertips, i was really surprised to find the bullet since i shot at such a close distance and didnt hit any bones, went between 2 ribs and both lungs.
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:36 PM
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What caliber did you use? 7mm Rem Mag

What bullet did you use? Nosler Ballistic Tip & Hornady Interlock SP

How many grains was the bullet? 150 Gr

How far was the shot? 250 & 150

Where did you hit the deer? Lungs & Lungs exited in front of opposite shoulder

How far did the deer run after it was shot? 20 yards & 0 yards

Roughly how big was the exit hole (if any)? 2-3" I guess (big enough)

How much did the deer weigh dressed (if you know that)? approx 225-250 (hide on)
I consider it good performance I usually only use NBT or SST for deer but the one deer was taken on a Moose/Whitetail combo hunt so I decided to use the Hornady interlock vs Ballistic tips due to them swamp donkey's. Incidently the interlock perform well on a calf moose on double lung shot of 100 yards or so, the exit size was about 2" and the calf dropped in it's tracks weight more than a deer maybe 400 - 500 lbs.
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:37 PM
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I use the .270 Savage 110 that my Grandfather bought fifty years ago. The scope is a store brand that he bought for 19 dollars at Wards about the same time, it's a 4x42. I shoot 130 grain Remmington Core-Lokt bullets. It shoots a three inch group at 100 yards after God knows how many shots have been fired through it. Deer never runs more than 30 yards, and leaves an exit wound the size of a fifty cent piece. Last deer I got was about 130 pounds.
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:48 PM
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What caliber did you use?---20 gauge remington wingmaster lightwieght

What bullet did you use?---2-3/4" foster slug

How many grains was the bullet? hmmm

How far was the shot?--3 deer-10yds, 50 yds, 80yds

Where did you hit the deer?all broadside, 10yd 2xlung, 50yd2xlung,80yd spine

How far did the deer run after it was shot? 10'--5'---0'

Roughly how big was the exit hole (if any)? none- massive internal damage

How much did the deer weigh dressed (if you know that)?125- 145-155
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:59 PM
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knight disc, 50 cal, 190 grain, one deer ran 10 yards, the other about 300 hundred but it was a poor shot. The exit wound was mighty big. the one that ran 300 was a gut shot, the 10 yard run, well the deer was runnin my way and i shot him under the head a few inches. it fell got up and ran about 10 yards.
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:05 PM
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What caliber did you use? 30-06 from a Savage 111

What bullet did you use?Remington core lokt

How many grains was the bullet? 165

How far was the shot?about 60 yards

Where did you hit the deer? gut shot in from the upper side and front exiting from the lower other side. Shoulder. Foot

How far did the deer run after it was shot? total running was 250 yads +/-

Roughly how big was the exit hole (if any)?first exit hole was about 5 inches round. second was 2-3 inches. third took off foot.

How much did the deer weigh dressed (if you know that)? 74 lbs
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Several deer being pushed thru. this one was the first so I took him. He jinked to the left just as I was squeezing off aiming at center of the chest. I have a 32 mm simmons scope that came with the gun. It really needs to be replaced. It's accurate but I don't think it is sufficient at getting quickly on target. The wounds were devestating. The first round nearly field dressed the buck for me. Second completely destroyed the shoulder joint and made the front left let unusable. Third took off a rear foot. This deer still ran another 100 yards before going down.
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:42 PM
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Got two. Deer One. 257 Roberts. 100 gr. Barnes X bullet. Range 150 yards
Hit just above front shoulder. Dropped in its tracks. Exit hole about tennis ball size just under the spine. Fiel dressed about 170 lbs.

Deer two. 280 Remington. Bullet 120 grain Sierra Pro-hunter. Range about 215 yards. Hit through the upper center of front shoulder. Dropped in its tracks Exit hole behind opposite shoulder size of exit about like the size of a baseball. Field dressed 200 + lbs. The shot took out the upper half of the lungs.
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Old 12-08-2003, 09:13 PM
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What caliber did you use? 308

What bullet did you use? Black Hills Nosler Ballistic Tips

How many grains was the bullet? 165 or 168 can't remember

How far was the shot? 1= 50 other 100 yds+/-

Where did you hit the deer? Chest

How far did the deer run after it was shot? 0 and 0 +/-

Roughly how big was the exit hole (if any)? couple of inches, recovered fragments of ballistic plastic only

How much did the deer weigh dressed (if you know that)? 75 and 125lbs +/-
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:16 AM
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What caliber did you use? 12 Gauge

What bullet did you use? Remington Slugger

How many grains was the bullet? 1 Ounce

How far was the shot? 42 Yards

Where did you hit the deer? Center of Shoulder

How far did the deer run after it was shot? He went straight down fast

Roughly how big was the exit hole (if any)? 1 inch

How much did the deer weigh dressed (if you know that)? 90lbs
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