by Jarrod
(Elmwood, WI)

180 grain Barnes Triple Shock Bullet 99.88% Retention

180 grain Barnes Triple Shock Bullet 99.88% Retention

Just a quick note and photo on my 2014 Montana elk hunt - what a great year. Attached is a photo of the public land bull that I was lucky enough to harvest the second day of the trip (Nov. 8). Hunting dark timber I was able to connect on a 70 yard shot. Tikka T3 Lite .30-06 with 180 grain Barnes Triple Shock Bullet. I was able to recover the bullet stuck just inside the skin on the opposite side of the elk. After passing almost completely through this bull I still had 179.79 bullet weight retention - outstanding! He only went about 70 yards. Aside from not passing completely through I was very pleased with this bullet's performance. I will be taking a year off in 2015 but will be back on the attack in 2016 - I am already missing not elk hunting next fall! Love your sight Dave, lots of great info and how-to stuff.

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May 30, 2018
Nice shot
by: DrHunter

Nice shot! you were so lucky to get back the bullet. It's almost a better prize than the elk itself

Jun 22, 2015
nice bull
by: mountain walker

Sorry I sometimes get caught up in writing a review with out comments on what i thought of the the Elk that was taken. That is a really nice bull you got there!! As for the copper bullets ,I have not tried them but do like how they go though bone?. I do really like federal tipped troupe bonded bear claw, I think they are a really good bullet! They stay together really well and federal does load them pretty hot and they are fast. If by chance I make a shot into the shoulder bone . I'm sure it well go though into the lungs , and for bear protection it well do a number on them I'm sure, as there is grizzly were I hunt! Good luck getting back into the mountains this fall and ,good hunting!

Jun 17, 2015
Elk Hunting Gets In Your Blood
by: Dave, ElkHuntingTips.Net

Go for it, Jarrod!

Jun 16, 2015
by: Jarrod

I can't take it! I'm plotting ways to get back west this fall. If it doesn't work out it doesn't work out but it won't be for lack of effort on my part. I have even thought about passing on a license this year and taking my brother in law out and trying to hook him up with a bull. Something about just being in the mountains that recharges a mans spirit and cleanses the soul!

Jun 12, 2015
scouting for Elk!
by: mountain walkerAnonymous

Sorry to here you have to miss this years Elk hunt! There are things that a man gotta do what man got d0! Me I'm retired as due to a broken back,I'm finding trouble trying to fine things to do? But when Elk season is here I'm going for to week trip with buddies. My wife is a lot smarter then I think, she knows now when I go to a place to go camping it is really to scout for Elk for fall, lol!

Dec 21, 2014
by: David

Yes, there are definitely higher priorities than elk hunting. Good men know what those are. I hope your sports season goes well.

Dec 21, 2014
Taking a year off
by: Jarrod

Yes, it is a bummer to know all ready that I will not be elk hunting in 2015 but the guys I normally travel with are doing a bow hunt next year and they will be hunting right during the heart of my sons youth football season in September. I also coach. Some priorities are a little higher than others but elk hunting is definitely near the top and I have only been doing it for 5 years - very addicting!

Dec 20, 2014
Great Bull!
by: Skip

Congrats on your bull. He is impressive! Too bad you have to miss next season.

Dec 20, 2014
What a Bull!
by: Dave, ElkHuntingTips.Net

You know, I couldn't see the theumbnail of the picture in my page builder system view. When I built it and looked at the full version I was impressed with the size of that bull! Thanks for sharing. You should rethink the idea of skipping next year!

Dec 20, 2014
Great Bullet Weight Retention
by: Dave, ElkHuntingTips.Net

Congrats on that nice bull! Wow! That's amazing for the bullet to remain practically 100% intact! Can you post a picture of the bullet? If the system won't let you go back and add one, you can send it to me and I will post it. dave At elkhuntingtips Dot net. Thanks for the support, Jarrod.

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