The Un-official Rokslide Recovered Bullet Thread

beerbucksducks

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120 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip
MV: 3000 FPS
Recovered weight: 69.5 grains
Whitetail at 80 yards. Broke the on side shoulder and a rib, lodged under off side hide.
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200gr Accubond out of my 300rum with MV of 3130fps. It was recovered from my daughter’s first bull (Roosevelt) after breaking the onside shoulder and going through the offside scapula, coming to rest against the hide. The shot was 450yds.
 

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147 ELD-Ms out of a 6.5 CM on a cow elk. Impact velocity around 2300 FPS. One blew through both front shoulders and was caught in the offside hide. The other just caught the edge of the onside shoulder and came to rest in the hide behind the offside shoulder. D52E083F-23FE-49E7-A573-D1D24F476E7C.jpeg E166B6AF-359D-4138-A23A-2EE5784AA17E.jpeg
offside shoulder exit after removing the quarter.
 
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On the left, Barnes LRX 175, 30cal. Recovered after a 325 yard shot on my Colorado mule deer from earlier this month. Impact velocity should have been about 2800fps. It did shed a petal, but it’s still 162 grains and some change. On the right, a jacket from somebody else’s bullet from the same deer. Can’t remember exactly where I pulled the jacket from, but it was encased in fat. One of his shanks on the rear legs had been broken and was healed up into a big ball. Figure this was at least from last year if not the year before. It only weighs about 53grains.

I have the remains of a 35cal 225 grain Accubond recovered from a moose laying around somewhere as well. I’ll find it and post it when I do.
 

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147 ELD-Ms out of a 6.5 CM on a cow elk. Impact velocity around 2300 FPS. One blew through both front shoulders and was caught in the offside hide. The other just caught the edge of the onside shoulder and came to rest in the hide behind the offside shoulder. View attachment 346814 View attachment 346815
offside shoulder exit after removing the quarter.

Those ELDMs seem to have performed well! Those look very similar to the 2 143 6.5mm eldx that I found in two mule deer this year. Similar impact velocity


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35 Whelen AI, both recovered bullets from elk.

200 and 250 Barnes original X. Unfired, expanded and 200 TTSX on the right for length comparison. I have been using the 200 TTSX for many years since beginning with the original X's, allows 2925 FPS and a nicely flat trajectory.

200 gr X (2850 fps MV) went in at the shoulder at 175 yds on a quartering toward shot. Found under the hide in the opposite rear quarter when skinning. 250 X (2580 fps MV) went in behind the ribs quartering away at about 60 yards, traversed more or less diagonally, found in the neck meat upon skinning. Frontal shot shows identical expansion at .746". Notice the petals have a "twist" to them in the side view, from bullet spin deflection. 2012-09-26_21-37-55_733.jpg 2012-09-26_21-35-41_572.jpg
 
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7mm mag, handloads 160 accubonds, 2880fps

Whitetail buck 301 yards, downhill. Bullet hit center of right backstrap, 20" of penetration, recovered under the hide of the neck near the skull . 101.5 grains, 63% weight retention. Pleased with this setup.
 

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Here is an odd one. 50 grain Hornady SP out of a 221 Fireball moving about 3100. Shot was maybe 90 yards. Went in just in front of the shoulder. Blew the spine to bits, went into offside shoulder and almost exited. Weighs 24.5 grains.
 

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150 gr TTSX from .280AI 50 yards away 2875 fps straight on chest shot found by the pelvis on whitetail doe. Did not measure weight retention.
 

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200 grain Nosler Accubond, 325 WSM at about 2875 fps, 475 yards. Broke through both shoulders and found under the hide on opposite side. Pretty near 75% weight retention. Really pleased with the results.

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Both those are excellent results with the 280 AI and the 325 WSM. Accubond has amazing expansion for the distance of the shot. TTSX has amazing retention for the short distance of that shot. It's what I expect and get with X bullets as well.
 

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6.5 creedmoor
120gr TTSX in Barnes factory load
35 yard slightly quartering frontal shot on a whitetail buck.
Found in opposite ham.
119.5gr wt of the recovered bullet.
 

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180g ttsx 300wby mag , 420yds broadside through a whitetail buck, found 4inches deep in dirt after passthrough
 

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142 ABLR out of a 6.5x55 at 2920fps. 60yd follow up on mature cow elk. Rib, liver, rib, found under hide. 82.7g 58% retention
 

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160g partition 7mmRM, 175yds shot on mature cow elk. Liver, gut, rear ham under hide..134.7g 84% retention
 

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200g A frame out of 300RUM. 250yd shot on mature cow elk. Quartered to, entered just in front of left shoulder, through shoukder/scapula, one lung, liver, guts and entire right ham, found under hide back of rear ham. 35+ inches penetration.
158.3g, 79% retention.
 

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180g swift sirocco out of 300 RUM. 175 yds into 6x6 mature bull elk. High shoulder, scapula, spine, found under hide. 199g, 67% retention.
 

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I've only recovered two bullets from game. Both Hornady bullets from a .270Win.

1) ~40yard shot on a yearling doe quartering hard away. 140gr SST. Bullet entered about the middle of her body and I found the jacket in the off shoulder while processing.

2) Bull Caribou, ~125 yards broadside while he was getting out of Dodge. 145gr ELD-X. Hit him high shoulder and he dropped. Jacket and a small bit of core is all that was left. I wasn't impressed.

I'll be switching to whatever is most accurate between the Accubond and Barnes LRX.
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