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12-20-2018 06:05 AM
Originally Posted by mlw85547 View Post
PM me if you want rid of the grendel.
NOPE!! The deer she got was 1/4ing towards us when she shot, it was broadside BUT by the time she sqeezed off it had turned. She hit deer at the point of shoulder, bullet was lodged in flank, trashed everything in between, deer ran about 40 yards. No blood BUT the same could be said of any round with no exit, there is not a doubt if broadside would have had an exit. Hopefully these next cpl of weeks she can test the Hornadys out again.
12-19-2018 10:29 AM
mlw85547 yeah tec, losing a deer is never fun. Lost my first deer last year using a cross bow. followed blood trail for hundreds of yards and ended up pushing the deer. lost the trail in an open field where i assume he was hauling ***** and never found him.

I killed my first deer with the grendel this year. ~70-80 yd shot through the lungs and heart with a 16" AA and 123gr SST. Solid exit with a good blood trail. Deer ran ~60 yds.

PM me if you want rid of the grendel.
12-19-2018 05:23 AM
crvbs shot 2 spikes this year with mine. 0ne in the neck, drop in its tracks. one in the chest. went a little far back. little blood trail . found it 50 yard away. buddy shot a spike with 6.5 cm bled like a stuck pig , ran a 125 yards stop bleeding and disappeared, you never know.
12-18-2018 09:46 PM
sgrem Thats more a function of SST bullets. Have had the same no blood trail / hardly any blood trail with SST on deer out of a .270 and same out of a 7mm-08. Havent lost any deer as we certainly found them but not much if any blood.
12-18-2018 08:13 PM
tec I recently shot a standing broadside doe behind the shoulder at 30 yds from a steady rest in a stand with an Alexander Arms 16" Grendel using Hornady 123 gr SST factory ammo. She jumped up in the air then immediately ran in the brush. I gave her a few minutes then found a few drops of blood where she was standing then another drop about 20 yds later and lastly a few yards later some blood smeared on a tree she passed. Three of us looked for more blood trail for hours and I walked the woods again the next morning finding nothing. This is the first deer I've ever lost and it made me sick. The Grendel Forum reveals it is not uncommon for that caliber not to exit and fail to leave a blood trail. Right now I don't think I'll hunt deer with that rifle again.
12-05-2018 12:32 PM
But of course you will never have to worry about that much destruction in a Grendel...it's a sweet little cartridge with out a doubt. The BT's are a natural for the Grendel's!
I agree with Captn C's post. The Grendel's velocity is perfect for ballistic tip bullets.
11-16-2018 05:39 PM
sgrem As far as hunting performance with regards to ballistic tips most any other bullet is a better choice for hunting. That is a fact. Im sure folks have had good results shooting them on game but the FACT is that any other bullet is a better option under all conditions.

If you can find one African PH (professional hunter) or any established hunting guide that recomends as a first choice to bring ballistic tips....as in go to the shelf and avoid all the core lokts and avoid the partitions amd avoid the interlocks and even avoid the SST because they prefer ballistic tips and i will take it back.
11-16-2018 04:47 PM
CHARLIE I loaded some 7mm-08 With the nosler 120 grain ballistic tip so called hunting round. Shot a coyote head on in the chest no exit and could hardly find the entry. Same with deer. Shot one at 75 yards in boiler room, no exit and could not fine entry until skinning him out. No blood no nothing but did find the deer at about 70 yards. Really shot well at range, excellent accuracy but for me, no more for hunting. Now 139 grain Hornady S. P.
11-14-2018 12:17 AM
Originally Posted by Captn C View Post

This is the exit wound at a little under 100yds, 140gr Nosler BT 7mm RUM 3200FPS!
Now that’s scooting along!
11-13-2018 11:10 PM
Captn C But of course you will never have to worry about that much destruction in a Grendel...it's a sweet little cartridge with out a doubt. The BT's are a natural for the Grendel's!
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