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To: Gerard Schultz

From: Kit

Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 7:21 AM

Subject: Coues Whitetail

Hello Gerard,

Attached are some pictures of my first Coues Whitetail.

Not 1 hour after another hunter told me my bullets where too light (50gr HV) and they would blow up on impact, I got a shot at a buck. At 50 meters it wasn't much of a test for the long range abilities of the 22-06, or my shooting skill.

Quartering away, shot through the middle of the ribs.  Needless to say he didn't go very far.  Dropped like a rock.

 

Thought you may be interested in some meat damage pictures also.  Curiously, the damage was much more significant on the entrance side.

The bullet did pass completely through.  I found one small granule of copper under the far hide exit hole.

I have to say, that deer dropped faster than any I've seen shot through the ribs.  Not only that, but with a 22 cal.

Thanks,
Kit

Hi Kit,

The meat damage you see here is as a result of the extreme speed and quick expansion of the HV bullet. I would imagine that a less robust bullet would result in the entire front of the animal being lost or the bullet blowing up on impact. Both bad.

What was the muzzle velocity here, it must be well beyond 4000fps?

Let me know when you have stretched the legs of this machine with some more pictures. Also, see if you can get hold of the August/September issue of Handloader Magazine. Ross Seyfried writes about a similar rifle to your 22-06 Easling and the success he found with it.

Regards

Gerard

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