<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Darryl Howland:
They hit a bull elk with 4 rounds (two in the
neck and two in the lungs from 200 yards. Only
one of the neck rounds went though the animal.
The two lung shots only made it half way and
then they had to track the Elk for what they
figured was about a 1/2 mile or so before it
dropped. Now the shots may not have been at
the perfect angle but we all thought that they
should have done a better job then they did.[/quote]
Well I haven't had the pleasure of actually getting an elk. I did hunt them and mulies out in Colorado year before last. I understand however that they can be somewhat tenatious after being hit. Some of them, from what I was told while out there, dropped like a rock when hit and others just kept on like tha energizer bunny. They have such an enormous circulatory system and lungs that they seem capable of this. I have only tried the Grand Slams in a couple of calibers and haven't hunted at all with them. I primiarily use Noslers or Barnes in 95 percent of all my hunting loads. I have found them to very seldom not fully penetrate and exit on most anything. I got a mulie with my 25/06 and a 115gr Partition. It didn't exit but dropped him where he was. It was a frontal shot to the neck/spine area. I really like the hunting out that way and am hopeing to get out to Montana or Wyoming in a year or so.
Thanks for the info on the Slams. I was just curoius about them. I don't think that it will change anything I am doing but I will note it for future reference.
Mike / Tx