recovered 120 gr BTip

ReloadKy

Handloader
May 13, 2020
264
117
IMG_2348.jpg Was able to recover a 120 gr Nosler ballistic tip. Rifle was a 7-08. Deer was a doe at about 45 yards. She was looking straight at me. Shot went through the neck into the high chest and bullet was found in the back strap. She dropped dead right there. 57% weight retention. I am pleased.
 

DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
35,467
2,249
Classic performance of a great bullet. Good recovery on your part.
 

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
16,771
1,787
Excellent!

Now - please tell us that the backstraps weren't ruined! :grin:
 

ReloadKy

Handloader
May 13, 2020
264
117
Guy, unfortunately the front half of one backstrap had to go in the grind pile. I was able to salvage most of it though!!
 

TackDriver284

Handloader
Feb 13, 2016
1,863
594
Excellent bullet performance, sorry to hear part of the tasty backstrap got ruined.
I'll be using this bullet, but in 6.5mm, this season on a deer / hog,,,hopefully.
 

JD338

Range Officer
Staff member
Nov 4, 2004
22,132
1,824
The 7mm 120 gr BT gave you text book performance.
Congratulations on the deer.

JD338
 

ReloadKy

Handloader
May 13, 2020
264
117
This deer season is my first experience with the 7mm 120 gr ballistic tip, after 6 deer killed, I will say it time and time again, I would feel comfortable taking this bullet up against any deer in North America.
 

highoctane

Beginner
Apr 20, 2018
77
85
I like to find a bullet every now and again. Id like to try some 120 gr'ers out of my 7-08 but can't find them right now. Maybe they'll show up in a few weeks.
 
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