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.