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Sep-17-17, 
05:44 PM (MST)
"Colorado elk vs. FPB"

Brother and I just got back from a CO elk hunt. Brother was shooting an Omega with 90 grs of BH 209 and a 350 gr Hornady FPB. Between the 2 of us we have killed 5 elk with this bullet. He shot a big cow angling away from him and bullet entered at the back of the right ribs and stopped just under the skin right behind the left elbow. She went about 100 yards. Bullet was perfectly mushroomed and suspect it still weighs over 300 gr. Will try and post pictures

venor, ergo sum (I hunt, therefore I am)

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Colorado e...  txhunter58      Sep-17-17   1 
  RE: Colorado e...  txhunter58      Sep-17-17   2 
   RE: Colorado e...  BeanMan      Sep-17-17   3 
    RE: Colorado e...  elkassassin      Sep-18-17   4 
    RE: Colorado e...  RidgeRebel      Sep-20-17   5 
     RE: Colorado e...  kalielkslay...      Sep-23-17   6 
      RE: Colorado e...  kalielkslay...      Sep-23-17   7 
       RE: Colorado e...  txhunter58      Sep-24-17   8 
     RE: Colorado e...  BeanMan      Sep-25-17   9 

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txhunter58
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Sep-17-17, 
05:49 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Colorado elk vs. FPB"

venor, ergo sum (I hunt, therefore I am)

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txhunter58
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Sep-17-17, 
05:50 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Colorado elk vs. FPB"

venor, ergo sum (I hunt, therefore I am)

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BeanMan
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Sep-17-17, 
09:19 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Colorado elk vs. FPB"

Same load I would have liked to have shot. It was a tough hunt for me on Grand Mesa. Elk were very scarce.

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Sep-18-17, 
04:36 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Colorado elk vs. FPB"

Looks Good!

When an Animal Absorbs all of the Bullets Energy,Expands/Mushrooms like you want it to,What More can You Ask for?

Nice Job!

Back Me Off to 1,700 Yards,650 is a Little Close & I'm Not Comfortable with it!

A GUT SHOT at 1,700 Yards will Still Make Some Good BRAGGIN Rights so I Can Say I At Least Hit Him!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OsWQNYfEYo

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Sep-20-17, 
08:21 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Colorado elk vs. FPB"

Beanman,

What unit were you hunting? I was in 521 and it was pretty rough until the last couple days. I had a chance at a decent 6 point but screwed it up.

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Sep-23-17, 
11:57 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Colorado elk vs. FPB"

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Your thoughts on this Thor 300 gr 50 cal bullet pushed by 130 grains 777. Opposite of the above described shot, entered in left shoulder, dug it out of the hide after it broke the last rib on the right side.

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Sep-23-17, 
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7. "RE: Colorado elk vs. FPB"

Sucks loading photos using the phone.

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Sep-24-17, 
08:21 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Colorado elk vs. FPB"

The Thor is a sabotless solid copper Barnes type bullet that is one tough cookie. With the deformation you have, it must have encountered a pretty good bone and still did its job. If you can handle the recoil of that load, power to you, but probably doesn't have to be pushed that fast. If accurate, anything around 100 gr of powder should be more than adequate.

If Thors were easier to obtain and use, and not as expensive, I might use them more often. And due to only one supplier, you have to have bought all you need early because he can run out closer to hunting season.

All in all, you probably can't find a better bullet for big game if they fly well out of your gun. But due to cost and convenience, and a good track record for us for elk, I have used the FPB

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Sep-25-17, 
09:19 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Colorado elk vs. FPB"

41 and 411

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