- Jan 31, 2021
I've never found a Nosler bullet in any of my game, but I had an experience last week worth commenting on. For various reasons I chose to hunt w/ 140g Partitions this year from my 7mm-08. They were leaving my firearm at 2840 ft/sec and were confidence-buildingly accurate. (43g Varget) I took a nice deer two weeks ago at 115 yards through the limbs and such. He went maybe 50 yards and left an easy trail to follow - double lunged. I think to myself, "Self, good choice. Those factory seconds work just fine." Fast forward a few days and I come upon a 300lb feral hog. At 60 yards I put one through both lungs taking out 2 ribs. I put a second through both hams as he ran away at 75+ yards. He only made it another foot or two after the second shot. What so impressed me is that both of these shots exited the boar with the rib shot giving a decent sized exit hole. These hogs are thick and stout and yet both bullets exited. While there was no blood trail, I'm so, so impressed with the power and performance. I took a pic of the off-side.