in the side out the butt.

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by JonM, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    well i bummed an aircard off a bud of mine so i got some interweb out here in the middle of nowhere. shot a nice doe today 308win 165grn speer soft point 2600fps. full broadside shot. bullet went in the ribs and lodged just under the skin on the hind quarter. full expansion 100% weight retention perfect mushroom. it ran about 50 yards before falling down. there was lots of lung tissue on the spot it was shot.

    anyone heard of this with a 308??
     
  2. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    my friend did the same thing,through the lungs,bullet lodged in the hide on the other side,it was a 75 yard shot but it was a .270.Seems like that 308 would have went right through unless it was a huge deer and the shot was a long one.
     

  3. JonM

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    88 yards from the blood spoor where it was shot to where i was holed up. i would think it woulda been a through and through. i was sitting there thinking yeah those three doe are lined up i can get all three one shot... but i waited till i had a broadside and the others out of the way.

    tomorrow ill be using my 458 socom. i KNOW that one shouldnt have any butt dart issues.

    just irks me to lose that much meat. first time in forever i used a rifle other than a .45cal
     
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  4. ninjatoth

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    I actually let him shoot it,he was asleep on the blind floor and I woke him up and told him "deer".I was using my .444 and I think I would have made a through shot with that,or sent my friend through the roof out of a sound sleep.