Originally Posted by loademwell
But only 100 grains? Seems to be a little small. I would be afrad that the bullet would go right through the deer without expanding much.
I shoot a 25-06. During this time, I was using 100 gr. SP.: I have on a number of occasions shot a deer (knowing that I hit it) and went to look for a blood trail. NONE TO BE FOUND!!!! I spent about 2 hours walking around the Mt. that he ran up. Gave up and started heading back to my truck, when I found him. He died about 300 yards from POI. Not bad. But again, no blood anywhere around him. I now shoot the 117 gr. BT.
Are you saying that it is your belief that a heavier bullet of the same caliber expands larger and faster than a lighter bullet?
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