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    Recovered 25-06 bullet from Roe

    This may be of interest to some of you........

    This bullet was recovered from a yearling roe.....the bullet entered the beast approx 1 inch behind the front leg and a touch high.

    It appears to have yawed dramatically upon impact, traveling virtually the whole length of the beast before coming to a stop between the spine and the skin just above the anus.

    The bullet was a Federal 117 grain Speer with a velocity of approx 3000 fps from my 25-06

    The beast was struck at approx 180 yards.

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    Last edited by Cadex; 27-03-2012 at 08:16.

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    Had a very similar thing happen last year with a 100gr .243. Poor picture with the phone. I should have weighed the bullet to see how much, if any, weight was lost in the carcass.
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    Here's the remains of a 30-06, from a couple of weeks ago. The jacket completely detached from the core. Found the jacket in the flank and the core exited through the top of the haunch.

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    By the way I didn't shoot this fallow

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    Let's face it bullets do NOT always act as they are supposed to and very often do not end up like the nice glossy brochures show. Because we don't recover many bullets it's not easy to see what they actually look like after passing through the beast.

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    Here is a picture of a round that we recovered from a stag that my mbrother shot last October. It is a 308 Blaser CDP 165 grain bullet. Expansion was perfect and it is the first round that we have recovered from a beast.
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    Hmmmm I gather that must be one of those Mono-metal bullets as I see a great hole and no core.


    This is a 150 grain Hornady .303 Bullet recovered from a Fallow some years ago in Sussex. Fired through my BSA Model E:-







    Pretty much perfect expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Let's face it bullets do NOT always act as they are supposed to and very often do not end up like the nice glossy brochures show. Because we don't recover many bullets it's not easy to see what they actually look like after passing through the beast.
    Yes, I think thats the long and short of it Brithunter, the strike should really have resulted in a perfect heart / lung shot with a good exit wound, but for reasons unknown the bullet almost made a 90 degree turn. A good example of why back stops are so important.
    Last edited by Cadex; 27-03-2012 at 08:18.

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    .30 calibre Speer Soft-point Boat-tails, 150gr Ref.No. 2022 removed from Red Deer.
    HWH.



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    posted this before.
    but for any new members.
    shot into dead pigs.






    7mm 175gr bear claw recovered from a wid boar shot 25m's running.

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