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Old April 5, 2010, 12:41 PM   #48
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I killed a cow elk with a Super Blackhawk once.I used a 240 gr jacketed expanding bullet.I forgot which bullet.Could have been one of the Remington JSP's.
It was a neck shot that ht the spine.DRT,no problem.Post mortem showwed the slug broke up and stopped in the spine.Maybe 2/3 neck penetration,then lead cornflakes.
I came to the conclusion,had that been a shoulder shot,penetration would have been inadequate,and an elk running on 3 would have escaped.A hard cast kieth or a Nosler partition would penetrate better,but I would use restraint shooting elk with a handgun.Finishing off the wounded and all,you did OK,but I wont try a .44 Mag on elk again.
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