Bullet Performance Database

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  1. IdaRam

    IdaRam BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Lion was quartering toward and facing to the right. Bullet entered on point of right shoulder breaking the shoulder, traveling through heart and lungs. Bullet was recovered underneath the hide on the far side near the last rib. After passing through ribs on far side, bullet tracked rearward just under hide for about 6 inches, lacking enough velocity to exit the hide. Bullet track on hide is visible in accompanying photo.
    She did the typical jump, spin, bite and ran about 50 yards before expiring.
    Very satisfied with bullet performance and would certainly use again for lion.
     
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  2. IdaRam

    IdaRam BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Blue Wildebeest was broadside and facing to the right. Bullet entered low in near side shoulder, traveled through the heart, exited ribs on the far side but did not pass through hide. Bullet was recovered under hide on far side.
    Wildebeest ran approximately 100 yards and dropped dead.
    Very satisfied with bullet performance and would use again.
     
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  3. IdaRam

    IdaRam BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Ram was bedded quartering toward and facing to the left as can be seen in picture. Immediately after photo was taken, the #2 ram in the group head butted his dead buddy and knocked him off the ledge.
    Shot was taken angling down from above. Bullet entered base of neck, traveled downward through chest cavity and ended up underneath the hide low on the far side. He died almost instantly in his bed.
    I am happy with bullet performance, but would probably use a more heavily constructed bullet for sheep in the future. This bullet on heavy bone would be too lightly constructed in my opinion.
     
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  4. IdaRam

    IdaRam BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Buck was quartering sharply away facing to the left. Shot was taken from a little above, entered high near the back rib and traveled forward at a downward angle through the chest cavity and ended up under the hide on the brisket just inboard of the right shoulder. He dropped at the shot and dead right there.
    I am happy with bullet performance and believe this is a good choice for whitetail deer. I would go with a heavier or more heavily constructed bullet for anything larger than whitetail deer. I would not try to punch through heavy bone with this bullet.
     
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  5. Shawn.54

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    IMG_0533.JPG White Tail Deer
    22-250
    GS Custom 224040HV 40gr
    4175fps
    172 yards
    Quarting towards bullet hit just behind front shoulder exited just in front of hind leg and kept going.
    No report on bullet retention.
    In the pic my son is holding a steel rod that that goes for entrance to exit about 23"without hide we field dressed it at the skinning shed in hopes of finding bullet instead found exit hole. With angle only hit 1 lung put a 1.5-2" hole in lung traveled through stomach and intestines then out leaving a .75-1" hole in hide.
     
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  6. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Raising the bar there @IdaRam with a form! But very informative. Do you have an electronic version of the form you could upload so others may use?
     
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  7. IdaRam

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    Yeah, my GF accuses me of being OCD :eek: Can you believe that!?
    Happy to upload the form :)
     
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  8. IdaRam

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    If anyone so desires, please feel free to use or modify the attached form.
     

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  9. SWARA

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    Thought I would add these to the list.Left to right:
    1 to 5; .416 Rem Mag factory loads.
    1: Swift A Frame 400 gr Cape Buffalo side lung shot @20 yards.
    2: Swift A Frame 400 gr Cape Buffalo fontal shot @10 Yards
    3: Swift A Frame 400 gr Cape Buffalo Side shoulder shot @15 yards
    4: Swift A Frame 400 gr Cape Buffalo Frontal shot @27 yards
    5: Mono Solid 400gr Cape Buffalo Rear raking shot 35 yards

    6: .404 Jeffry RWS factory load 400 gr solid Cape Buffalo 8 yards

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    @SWARA I see you that full advantage of the daily laundry service.
     

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    @Art, Yes I always do. :)
     

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    Need to take a pic but shot two zebra with a 30-06 Norma Oryx 180grn. Both broadside no bone hit and found them under the skin on the offside. Both zebra where about 100yards. Was amazed the bullets didn't exit. Guess I'm to use to the 338 win with accubond bullet on elk. One fell where it stood the other went 50 yards.
     
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  13. Bos Javanicus

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    Gotta love those A Frames, never seen a failed one yet.
     

  14. Velo Dog

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    +1.
     

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    Just under 9' brown bear taken on Upper Togiak Lake Sept 2011

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    Recovered Bullet Data

    Bullet: .375 caliber 300g Swift A-Frame
    Velocity 2500 fps
    Distance: 13 yards
    Original weight: 300g
    Retained weight: 299.5g
    Caliber: 375 H&H
    Species: Alaskan Brown Bear
    Shot placement: Quartering shot, bear at 45 degree angle looking at me. Shot entered right front shoulder, bullet traversed bear diagonally ended up in hide of left rear thigh.
     

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  16. Rule 303

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    400 grain 416 Woodleigh Hydrostabalized projectile.
    MV 4550fps
    Entered chest of Cape Buff facing front on about 50 mts. Found a few inches from the skin of the rump after passing through the pelvis. Zim Buff & Cow Ele trip Oct 2013 001 (119).JPG
     
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  17. Pheroze

    Pheroze AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    :eek:. What cartridge are you shooting?
     
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  18. IdaRam

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    LOL, I bet it was a 30mm cannon round necked down to .416. :eek:
    Just razzin'. That is some excellent penetration. I love woodleigh bullets.
     
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  19. sandman0921

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    Are you really getting 4550 fps with a 400 grain, 0.416 caliber bullet? If so, my goodness I'd hate to have to stand behind that thing when it went off.......:eek:. As IdaRam says....just razzin'......

    I'm sure it's a typo? In all seriousness however, that Woodleigh hydrostatic solid performed unbelievably in a Cape Buffalo. That's exactly what you want from a solid. Definitely the desired performance if taking the old Texas heart shot.....
     
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  20. Pheroze

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    Yes, I am always impressed by how those hydros look.
     

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