Evening all , 7x57 what kind of calibre is it ? I have recently just got one and finally got around to zeroing it ,shot my first roe with it tonight . About 40 yrds h/lungs shot and Christ it made a right mess !! Smashed about 4 ribs and created a lot of black jelly ! Very messy exit hole .
Not sure what grain bullet it is as bullets are home loads and came with rifle . I thought it was a gentle calibre with stopping powder , I normally use .308 and know it would not cause this much damage .
I am after some advice to a decent factory round that doesn't smash.Carcass to bits ?
I got this rifle as something traditional but not impressed with this first outing!