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Old 12-18-2018, 08:13 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:46 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:23 AM   #23
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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.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:29 AM   #24
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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.
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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.
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