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Thread: This year's hunting bullets & Elk Success

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    Boolit Master
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    Dec 2011
    Unfortunately, my wife wanted me to take the carcass to a meat cutter this time (I usually do my own) due to my use of blood thinners. It wouldn't be pretty if I got my usual collection of cuts so I didn't recover the bullet. There may have been a little meat loss in the right shoulder but not a lot. I can say the entry hole in the hide was small but about 2 1/2 inches wide by the time it got through the ribs and both lungs were thoroughly wrecked. I should have done some exploratory surgery before taking him in. The bullet wasn't bonded and was made with one of Richard Corbin's jackets.

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    Boolit Master
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    Feb 2016
    Central Wisconisn
    Thanks for the great account of your adventure. I can't hunt anymore so it is particularly delightful for me to hear the stories. I would like to encourage other hunters to share their stories. I have never hunted elk. Raised in Wisconsin, we only had whitetail deer. But I am not against the long shots at all. If you are prepared, long shots are fine. That being said, the vast majority of game bagged is close shots. I was once a pretty good shot. My problem was hitting em when the were running. lol. Trap shooting is a good practice also.
    AKA hans.pcguy

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check