Didn't get much hunting in this season and yesterday was the final day for my area.
I had decided the morning hunt would be my last attempt.
Lots of wind blowing the last several days and this day was no different.
Late morning i gave a few calls on a doe estrus grunt followed by a buck grunt about every 15 min. for the next half hour or so.
Around 30 to 40 min. later the woods were full of deer running by my stand about 50 yds. out. Two does came by at a full run, followed by another doe that kept stopping and looking behind her.
I figured a buck might be following and it wasn't long before he showed up on the track of the does.
He was walking fast and wouldn't stop, so i picked the only hole in the brush i could poke a boolit through and waited for him.
When he was finally in the clear i put a 30xcb boolit @ 2,447 fps. through his lungs at about 50 yds.
He made a 50 yd. downhill run and piled up.
The boolit was ht'd to 27 bhn(yeah i know.. too hard and too fast) as that is where it shot the most accurate.
It left a golfball size exit in the offside shoulder.
It completely deflated both lungs and somehow cut the valves in the top of the heart too, though i thought the shot angle was wrong for that.
However i found a sapling on the far side of the deer that my boolit hit about 3 to 4" off the ground, so i had more downhill angle than i thought on the shot.
Had about a 3" spot in each shoulder that i thought was blood shot, but when i cleaned the meat up, i only had to ream about a half inch circle around the boolit holes and it cleaned right up.
Only lost about a half cup of meat if that much.
I think the small meplat helped out on that along with the bnh.
BTW, the rifle was a Zastava mauser(Ol Ben) .308 with a 12 twist bbl. 23.5"
Boolit was lubed with 3 coats of BLL.