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#5470701 - 12/11/14 02:53 AM Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat
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This is my biggest bobcat so far. She weighed in at 26 lbs.

I passed up on the first two opportunities, waiting for a better shot. It finally came...


Edited by Double Naught Spy (12/11/14 12:36 PM)
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#5470721 - 12/11/14 05:53 AM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Nice hunt, persistance is a virtue

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#5470986 - 12/11/14 09:03 AM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Way to be patient... Nice kitty... up

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#5471974 - 12/11/14 06:27 PM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 01/23/14
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Great cat!

Dumb question so forgive me...what call was that? Rabbit? *ducking*

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#5472081 - 12/11/14 07:12 PM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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That is a rather sad attempt at calling, but it seems to work despite my lack of experience. I am using a Knight and Hale Cottontail Predator Call (Distress Call).

http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Hale-Cottontail-Predator-Distress/dp/B004W31HNK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418346711&sr=8-1&keywords=Knight+and+Hale+Cottontail+Predator+Call+%28Distress+Call%29
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#5472146 - 12/11/14 07:43 PM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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#5478157 - 12/15/14 09:13 AM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Nice cat

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#5487514 - 12/19/14 10:47 AM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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I got the cat carcass back from the taxidermist and got a good look at the trajectory and ballistic damage. The cat isn't displayed quite right and the yellow line really just indicates the areas the bullet passed through, but you can get a good idea how much damage the 6.5 Grendel Hornady SST 123 gr. bullet did. It was probably still traveling 2500 fps at the time of impact.

The bullet passed through the left arm above the elbow, breaking the humerus at that point. It entered the chest cavity and broke up a lot of the rib chest plate and wrecked the heart and lungs. It finally exited the right side lower ribs with a hole about the size of a ping pong ball.

The damage seems about par for the course in terms of performance of this round. It tends to break up when it hits hard tissue and I think this is what the damage is reflecting. I really like this round for hogs, but it isn't quite so ideal for cats.

It will be 2-3 months before the tanned skin gets back to see how much damage was really done to it, but I think the exit hole may be a problem.

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#5487597 - 12/19/14 11:24 AM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Dang doc, you give it a thorough going over... rofl up

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#5487701 - 12/19/14 12:10 PM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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How long is your barrel, ad what kind of MV are you getting with 123SST factory ammo?

I ask because mine is a 20", I was getting 2525fps avg the last time I checked. This was with a brand new barrel, so it could speed up some I guess..

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#5487766 - 12/19/14 12:46 PM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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24" and I get about 2540-2565 fps from it.
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#5489855 - 12/20/14 06:43 PM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 10/01/14
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Loc: Texas USA
Looks like one of those alien autopsy photos.

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#5489946 - 12/20/14 07:42 PM Re: Zeus/Grendel Combo Takes a Big Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 06/22/14
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
24" and I get about 2540-2565 fps from it.


Thx for the info, sounds like I'm doing pretty well at 2525 then...

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