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    243 driving the 108gr ELD-M at just over 3000. shot some small framed goats at 230mtr and it's probably a bit much for them. Bullet broke up and 1 had 2 separate exit wounds, 1 small from probably the base and the second well away was your typical large hole. On side on shots it looked like it was just coming apart as it exited. a larger animal would be better. For these animals I think my berger 87 gr vld hunting or even a 75gr hollow noise is more destructive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZQLewis View Post
    243 driving the 108gr ELD-M at just over 3000. shot some small framed goats at 230mtr and it's probably a bit much for them. Bullet broke up and 1 had 2 separate exit wounds, 1 small from probably the base and the second well away was your typical large hole. On side on shots it looked like it was just coming apart as it exited. a larger animal would be better. For these animals I think my berger 87 gr vld hunting or even a 75gr hollow noise is more destructive.
    Zane
    Hey Zane, thank you for share. Couple questions:
    Understanding we discussing how “deadly” these projectiles are(what I imagine was the thread created for) how far, if applicable, these goats went after the shot?
    Was you shooting intending to harvest “all” the meat possible? If yes, how much of the meat you “lost”?

    These questions are on the idea “people” want to use it as was the amax at its time, will the “M’s” substitute the “max’s”?

    Cheers

    Mac

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    Yes Mac they will 20something reds havnt argued

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    Hi Mac,
    About 230 mtr and I should not really have taken the shot as I had not zeroed then yet. Only done shots testing for pressure.
    I was shooting for dog food. From 2 I took 3 legs each. And 1 I took the lot. One of the ones I just took legs from I had gut shot and things where covered in gut liquid. The other the off side shoulder was smashed up and had copper in it.
    One dropped on the spot, One went 10 meters and the gut shoot one required a second shot to finish Had gut hanging out and blood in the mouth. Probably traveled 50 meters but just went back and forward on one terrace. Would bed down then would run a short distance when I approached.

    As I noted they are not as destructive on these small animals as my 87 gr VLD Bergers. They looked to be over half way through before they started to come apart. The bergers would be coming apart as they existed the near side rib and both lungs would be destroyed.
    I have had Red deer run 70 mtr in this condition. Fallow and goats tend to drop as the nerve block are taken out as well.
    NB IF your shot is a little high you have a good chance of spinal damage dropping them on the spot as anything with 4" of the bullet is torn up.
    Zane
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