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#6619420 - 01/06/17 11:03 AM Doe and Bullet Performance
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Registered: 12/16/13
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I posted an ammo question in the Ammo & Reloading section (http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/6605906/Ammo_Question#Post6605906) about bullet performance and if there were any better options for my gun. I am shooting the Barnes Vor-TX 130GR out of my Remington 700BDL .270. At almost $50 per box they are pretty pricey and I wondered about different options. Well I think I am going to stick with them for a while. I shot a doe yesterday in the extended season at 125 yards and here were the results:

As you can see I made (for me who is admittedly a terrible shot) a well placed shot behind the shoulder

Here is the exit wound:


There were just fragments of the heart and a few pieces of the right lung left.

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#6619434 - 01/06/17 11:11 AM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
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She dead

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#6619518 - 01/06/17 12:03 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
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how far she run roflmao

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#6619524 - 01/06/17 12:06 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
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Holy moly overkill-oly

However, as kdkane1971 so eloquently put, she is, in fact, deader than a doornail, so you did something right smile

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#6619532 - 01/06/17 12:11 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: kdkane1971]
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Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
She dead
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#6619540 - 01/06/17 12:13 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
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I've had similar results from the Vor-Tx bullets. Good shooting.

Russell

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#6619546 - 01/06/17 12:18 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
BuffaloSpringsRD Offline
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She ran 20 yards or so. I was shocked she made it that far. And I didnt think that .270 was overkill but this doe has me thinking LOL

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#6619557 - 01/06/17 12:24 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
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Originally Posted By: BuffaloSpringsRD
She ran 20 yards or so. I was shocked she made it that far. And I didnt think that .270 was overkill but this doe has me thinking LOL



From the pic I figured she dropped. Good shot regardless

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#6619734 - 01/06/17 02:06 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
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#6619777 - 01/06/17 02:35 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
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#6619884 - 01/06/17 03:50 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
Halfadozen Offline
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That is a great round Buffalo. I used those in my Browning .270 and switched to Federal Fusion 130 gr for less than half the price. Most of my shots are less than 250 yards and never tried the Barnes further out. Used to have the 150 gr but it was just too much for Texas whitetail. If you like it and works in your gun I wouldn't switch. I switched only because of a recommendation from my buddy. Nice doe BTW up
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#6619885 - 01/06/17 03:50 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
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That looks like the same performance as any other cheaper 270 hunting bullet
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#6619906 - 01/06/17 04:11 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
That looks like the same performance as any other cheaper 270 hunting bullet


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Have always loved the performance of the Winchester soft points
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#6619920 - 01/06/17 04:19 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
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I've heard the Barnes bullets hammer dear. Also heard good things about Hornady GMX. I might have to try these solid copper bullets after seeing those results!
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#6620121 - 01/06/17 05:45 PM Re: Doe and Bullet Performance [Re: BuffaloSpringsRD]
SlaminEm Offline
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Registered: 09/30/12
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great shot.

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