Made to match standards and loaded with the accurate, tough and deep-penetrating 127-grain LRX bullet, Barnes's new 6.5 PRC load is outstanding for all game. For hunters, this new 6.5 PRC cartridge is truly adequate for elk.
I would expect a 162gr from a 7mm @ 198yds to exit and barely slow down. Seems like these long range bullets (eld-x, lr-x, ablr) all grenade on impact if the speed is still considerable. That is what I would expect from a soft pointed projectile designed to open at lower velocities.Woah that’s a heck of an exit. I used the 7mm Rem Mag with a 162gr ELD-X on my first buck at 198yds. It sure didn’t look anything like that. Granted I didn’t hit the shoulder, it was a lung & heart shot but the bullet was found in the hide on the offside.
If your "too close" shoot them In the vitalsI was planning on using the 143 ELD-X in my PRC for an elk this year. Pictures like this make me wonder if it's the best choice. Very tempted after seeing this, and many other threads, to switch to a partition...
Agreed, I just want to make sure in the instance of an errant shot that things go my way. Seeing things like this make it hard not to consider a bonded bullet.If your "too close" shoot them In the vitals
Dont wreck a shoulder with a cup n core
Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Yeah...how about no. I have shot a ton of deer through the shoulder and a ton of deer in general...I have never had an exit look like that ever. Everything from fawns, yearlings, to big bodied bucks. I've put 7mm rem 160gr of a few different bullet variations along with other calibers and grains dead center through shoulder breaking both sides under 100 yards and have never had anything like that.Pretty much any bullet exiting the shoulder would provide the same result.
Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk