Just a couple of pictures of a bullet recovered from a Munty Buck shot on 8th Nov 2013.
It was doing about 2730fps with a ME of about 2480ftlb.
The range was 25yds and as the buck was departing I snap shot it through the high shoulder aiming for the heart/lung area, the bullet entered forward of the diaphragm close to the spine and the deer dropped to the shot.
At the gralloch I saw no exit wound, the rumen was totally blown, don't know whether by fragments or hydraulic shock?
The retained bullet weight is only 50gns.
On reflection the bullet may have hit a twig on it's way in?
What do you think?
Out yesterday with another stalker from on here, thanks for a fab outing I was lucky enough to take 2 Fallow Does from a herd of 9, worth another write up but not here! ( If he agrees it's ok?)
Anyway one of the Does at the gralloch was found to have a blown rumen, again the wound track was forward of the diaphragm but slightly quartering and through and through. The range was about 30 yds and no twigs were involved. it staggered in an uncoordinated way for about 30 yds.
Not good results other than the knock down power?
I suppose rib fragments could be involved?