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JIMMY 808

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Greasy Side Up
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:37:59 AM »
  Even premium hunting bullets can make a mess 338 win mag 225gr Abomb 200 yards.  Not my Deer a pards but been reading a lot lately about bullet performance at the end of the day this Deer was dead before it hit the ground.     


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Re: Greasy Side Up
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 02:40:01 PM »
Start saving your milkjugs and stacking newspapers vertically in a carboard box.  By spring you'll have enough milkjugs and your newspaper catch box will be full(not phonebook tight, but tight).  You want the newspaper to catch the expended bullet, have the water mushroom the bullet.

Fill milkjugs with water and put them in a row with the cardboard box at the end.  Takes a little trial and error to find how many milkjugs in a row to slow the bullet and catch it in the newspaper.  (I used two sawhorses with a 2 X 8 between them right in front of my target).  We shot anywhere from 40 to 100yds from the miljug line depending on calibre (speed/energy)

I suspect you'll be surprised at some of the results.  We tried it with different calibres and different bullets.  Learned an awful lot about how bullets react, how different brands of bullets perform, plus it was fun.  Because of our testing we actually quit using one brand of bullet I had hunted with for decades.  (proof positive it comes to shot placement, 'cause every bullet of that brand we tested failed miserably)

Once we tried making our own ballistic gell out of grape jelly mix instead of a newspaper box.  Lol, you wouldn't believe how far that grape jelly spread on the white snow.

Just remember not to hurry to dig the bullet out of the newspaper, Hot!.  I weighed the bullets and measured the diameter to see the weight retention and spread.

If I remember right it took anywhere between 4(30-30) to 8(450marlin or 300wm) jugs but don't quote me, it's been a few years.


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Re: Greasy Side Up
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 04:54:30 PM »
Prime example of why I don't shoot animals in the shoulder. Now I know some swear by it but over the years I have seen way to much damage from errant shots that hit shoulders and the wasted meat from the result. Each to his own but not my preferred shot by any means..

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Re: Greasy Side Up
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 09:19:35 PM »
Messiest exit I have ever seen was with a 6mm 100 grain hot hand load, there was shrapnel everywhere

AxeMan

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Re: Greasy Side Up
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 09:29:51 PM »
Here is one we put a big exit hole in back in 2005.  It was a 30-06 with a 165 grain Sierra boat tail from very close range.

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Re: Greasy Side Up
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 09:53:37 PM »
Holy crap Jimmy,that thing looks like it got hit by a RPG.. :o

JIMMY 808

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Re: Greasy Side Up
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 08:59:53 AM »
Holy crap Jimmy,that thing looks like it got hit by a RPG.. :o

We are looking at a marginal shot at best but it was extremely effective however.  Hardest hit deer I ever seen was with a 30-06 165gr core locks same results as axeman around 150 yards.