300 gn swift aframe 9.3mm bullet at 2400 fps.
a bit faster than a x62, but not much.
600 kg camel bulls through the ribs side on come out the other side and kill instantly.
also camels 1/2 that weight with similar shots.
quartering frontal shots deliberately on the point of the shoulder, bullet stays in, but instant death.
quartering from the rear be careful not to try to drive the bullet through too much stomach.
you will get the camel, but not instant death.
penetration test on bull camel dead lying on its brisket.
would not completely penetrate both shoulder blades, muscle and spine sideways on.
the muscles were bunched up and tight.
I sometimes wonder whether dead muscles are harder or easier to penetrate than living ones?
will a brnesx penetrate more than a swift?
possibly so, as the swift relies on pushing, while the barnes to some degree also relies on cutting as well.
looking at these results, I would shoot cattle and buffalo with a 286 or 300 gn swift, but use a solid if forced to shoot an elephant.
something bigger would be preferable for this.
286 gn nosler partition on donkeys. not sure of weight.
nose blew off when hit shoulder blade and blew back out next to inlet hole.
rest of bullet deflected off course by this, luckily in a good direction.
could have been bad on different game in a different place.this same feature is what makes nosler partitions useful for shooting smaller species with bigger calibres.
body shots on other donkeys not many sudden deaths.
270 gn speer. won't penetrate much at all. would suit small species.
the x62 might do well with the brenneke tug 293 gn for many jobs.
it had dual cores, the front one being softer.
Where did you hunt Camels?