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    Heres a weird one

    I was out hunting late last year, I'd just got to where I was expecting to happen across a deer and since I'd been having trouble with some of the rounds Ive been using being quite tight in the action I closed the bolt on one to make sure I was gunna be good to go should need be.

    No sooner than the bolt was fully closed and I was about to open it again, I caught a movement only to look up and see this bugger poking his nose out about 10m away.

    He was broad side on but body obscured by a gorse bush and staring straight at me seemed like the perfect oppurtunity to try my first head shot. Sure enough he went down like a sack of spuds.

    Heres the weird bit I was using 180gr out of the .308, you can see the entry wound just under the eye, but no exit wound, and when I was boning it out the was considerable bruising high on the shoulder/base of the neck

    The rest of the deer I shot last year had a fist size hole straight through but somehow not this one. Due to the heat and blowies I didnt have time to stick around for a full autopsy but has anyone else had something similar or explain how the bullet or the bullets energy did a bit of an "S" bend?

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    Didn't go out its ear? I head shoot deer a lot with my 223 and 280, don't always get an exit. Skulls are pretty hard.
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    Inside of skulls are round, done several loops inside the skull then vacated down the spinal column
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Didn't go out its ear? I head shoot deer a lot with my 223 and 280, don't always get an exit. Skulls are pretty hard.
    Yea the skull was gravel, if it had gone out the ear it would have taken half the head with it, all I can think is it connected with the top of the spine and sent a shock wave down the neck?

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    That’s weird, I had the same happen to me.
    A couple of roars ago I had a stag at the end of my barrel as it peered around the tree I was doing a statue impersonation behind, it bolted and I dropped it at 6m with a very similar shot placement to yours without an exit hole. 308 projectile.
    I would have kept the head (6pt) as a trophy/reminder of how it all unfolded. Split the skull so I didn’t bother trying to find the projectile inside

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    The same thing has happened to me with both a 223 & 308 and both at close range. Same projectiles (sierra gamekings) at decent range (100 plus) give innie and outies, could be speed and energy related?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    The same thing has happened to me with both a 223 & 308 and both at close range. Same projectiles (sierra gamekings) at decent range (100 plus) give innie and outies, could be speed and energy related?
    Id expect it with a light balistic tip or hollow point but a fuckin steam roller like a 180 grainer soft point youd think shed just plow straight through

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    Fcuken 308s Toby would tell just like the 270!!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Fcuken 308s Toby would tell just like the 270!!!
    haha fuckin 270 would have drilled through and the bugger would have bolted with a mild headache
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    I used to use hornady 55gr sp without the cannelure for years when meat shooting.
    Clean shooting an animal meant more money.

    The same projectile with the same load never performed the same over hundreds of kills. Terminal ballistics is not an exact science.😆

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    I have had bullets exiting on an oblique angle not break the skin and instead travel between the skin and meat till something gets in the way like a shoulder etc.
    I imagine the skin billows out and sort of redirects the projectile back in.
    Not saying this is what happened here but I have had it happen a few times.

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    Hmmmm. I've seen a 150gr .308 interlock stop on the shoulder/ mud shield of a big roaring stag, knocked the bastard over and gave him a fright and a mean story to tell the ladies, but that was about it. Bullets do weird things from time to time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_foot View Post
    haha fuckin 270 would have drilled through and the bugger would have bolted with a mild headache
    you just need to buy my 30-06 mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    Hmmmm. I've seen a 150gr .308 interlock stop on the shoulder/ mud shield of a big roaring stag, knocked the bastard over and gave him a fright and a mean story to tell the ladies, but that was about it. Bullets do weird things from time to time...
    So didnt even enter its body? How did you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucko View Post
    you just need to buy my 30-06 mate
    Tempting but not in the budget at the moment

 

 

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