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  1. #1
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    3” to happiness......

    Hi folks

    lined up on a dandy muley this am

    Question for those with ballistic knowledge

    at 80 yards shooting 7mm mag @ 140 gr nosler ballistic tip
    Bullet travels dead Center thru a 3” poplar

    how much velocity/ hitting power gets thru?

    looked fir a couple hours in snow, no blood no feathers

    thx

    chris
    Last edited by whognu; 10-19-2020 at 04:27 PM.

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    Re: 3” to happiness......

    Did you hit the tree first? and then maybe the deer. I'm not sure if I read that correct.

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    Re: 3” to happiness......

    Depends on bullet construction. May have expanded and been shrapnel on the other side. Can also change course. Many unpredictable things can happen when shooting through a tree and many variables to account for. Best to of just waited for a better shot.
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    Re: 3” to happiness......

    Why are you looking for feathers from a mule deer?

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    Re: 3” to happiness......

    Quote Originally Posted by grantk View Post
    Why are you looking for feathers from a mule deer?
    And at 80 yds , you couldn't aim a couple of inches left or right to miss the tree ?

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    Re: 3” to happiness......

    Good job. Poplars are the best tasting of all the trees imho. And a nice young one to boot.
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    Re: 3” to happiness......

    Someone is fishing for fun.

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    Re: 3” to happiness......

    140gr is not enough bullet for poplars, even out of a magnum. Alders, yes. Birch maybe (with the usual paragraph on shot placement). Poplar definitely not.

    On the bright side Chris, at least you know what happened. I hate the misses that leave you scratching your head, wondering how the hell that animal got away.

    Better luck tomorrow!
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    Re: 3” to happiness......

    Question remains

    what amount of velocity would you think is lost after 2-3” of poplar?

    timber hunting, you take your best shot, the odd time shit happens

    Pretty much had an 18” window.......divided by a 3” tree

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    Re: 3” to happiness......

    I would think that ballistic tips fall apart through 3" of tree. Probably just fragments exiting the other side.

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