I took a roe y'day,shot was fine or so I thought but it ran about 60 yards back into the woods.
It took a while to find as it was about 50 yards in and the light was failing.
I found shot was fine,and the lungs were mush,the heart was missed. I was happy except that it had run so far. I'm pretty sure it hadn't seen me before the shot.
I did notice that there wasn't a great exit wound though so am beginning to question my .308 150 grain Federal choice. The rifle loves the ammo and I know if it doesn't put shots through the same hole at 100 then it's my fault...I have confidence in it and haven't had any problems before. I'm wondering now though if the 150 doesn't have a decent chance to expand in a roe.
I have some 123 Sako which groups fine and,handily,to the same point of impact but I have yet to take a deer with it.
I'm wondering what others experience is with this combo on Roe ?.
ps... no I'm not going to sell it and buy a .243
pps...on an evening stalk Don't forget your great petzl torch and have to rely on your £2.99 b & q back up torch