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First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby stdriver » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:40 pm

The weekend after Thansgiving I finally took my first shot with my 300 OSSM at a nice six point buck. Frontal shot at 75 yards (only shot I had) He only ran about 50 yards before expiring.

I was using a load I had develoded over the summer that had a constant grouping averaging one inch, 48 Grs of Win 748 topped with a Hornady 168 gr AMAX with a COAL of 2.40 and ignited by a WLR Primer

Pictures to follow If I can get photobucket working

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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby stdriver » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:11 pm

Here are the pictures[imgImageImageImageImage][/img]
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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby John A. » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:12 pm

Congratulations !!!

When I first saw the photo, I thought "dang, that bullet turned it into a little puddle"

:lol:

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Sounds like your load recipe was a good one.

That's a tough shot to pull off.

Good job :thumbs up:
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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby Globemaster » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:59 pm

nice buck, congrats :thumbs up:
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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby Hoot » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:36 am

I did not notice an exit wound in the neck. Can you approximate where you hit it? Did you chronicle the internal performance with images, or could you describe penetration, wound channel, what it went through, where it ended up? Did you recover the bullet? Pic?

I get phenomenal groups with the 168 Amax in another 30 caliber and was wondering how it's terminal performance was. I have until next year to arrive at a White tail load for it. Did you chrony that load before season? If so, do you recall the muzzle velocity?

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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby stdriver » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:45 pm

Hi Hoot: Glad to see you back on the forum, Yes I did take pictures of the reminates of the bullet or whats left of it. The copper jacket fell out of the body of the deer while opening the sternum of the rib cage. It penatrated the frontal area of the deer just unside the left front shoulder and smashed through the fourth and fifth ribs and traveled along the inside of the ribcage pulverizing the left lung. I did not recover the lead portion of the bullet.

The load I was using chronographed at 2809 fps average last summer in 90 degree weather using a chrony F1ImageImageImage

The red dot on the mounted head is the approximate point of impact
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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby stdriver » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:47 pm

better pictures

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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby stdriver » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:50 pm

I'll try again

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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby stdriver » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:58 pm

Last time tonight:ImageImage

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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby Hoot » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:48 pm

Thanks. I have heard that you can hunt with Amax's. I was curious to know how it performed for you. The 168 is wicked accurate from my LAR-8, but I did not take it out deer hunting this year. I already had my starter and backup calibers chosen and besides, I got started too late working up loads for it. Perhaps next year though. I was leaning toward working up a load either with the 150 TTSX or 150 GMX.

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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby Zooka » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:55 pm

Good job!
I have taken a couple of hogs with my 458 SOCOM in the past month, next time out I'll take the 30-25 WSSM with some 180 grain Partition Protected Points, just in case the big monster 400 lb boar shows up.
Also, for the reloading hunters out there, FWIW Midway is closing out its supply of the now-discontinued Speer 180 grain Mag Tips, which are a very short flat base hunting bullet designed with thicker brass walls for heavier game, with no protruding soft point, and an abrupt, short ogive. Bullet is only 1.16 inches long as opposed to say a Nosler Accubond in a measly 150 grains which is 1.230 inches long, or the 180 grain Accubond which is 1.381 inches long. They do Not have the greatest BC (350) but because of its ogive and short overall length you can load it not nearly as deeply as other heavy 308 caliber bullets, meaning more room for powder/ less protrusion below the shoulder.

Did i mention they were REALLY cheap - 16 bucks for 100! They are down to 85 boxes right now, were at 340 boxes a couple of days ago...
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Re: First Kill with my 300 OSSM

Postby Rattler » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:05 am

Nice work. Happy with the bullet performance?
What about an Accu-bond, Grand-slams, or something that retains the lead in the jacket a little better. This reminds me of the old Federal Core-lokt performance. Always pulled out empty jackets...
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