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Somebody posted some pics over on 68forum about taking an elk at a measurerd 258 yds using one of Yamaraja's new 105 gr cavity back bullets loaded in a .277 Wolverine.

That's a pretty good testament to both the cartridge and the bullet.  Bravo to both!

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Somebody posted some pics over on 68forum about taking an elk at a measurerd 258 yds using one of Yamaraja's new 105 gr cavity back bullets loaded in a .277 Wolverine.

That's a pretty good testament to both the cartridge and the bullet.  Bravo to both!


thats freakin' awesome!

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Dang I can't log in anymore to follow the link he posted.

I quit trying to log in after they reset pw's multiple times and couldn't get back on w/o jumping through e-mail hoops etc...

It is awsome though to hear of it.
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I don't think it was with a WLV. One guy (Riggs) took a deer at 248 yards with the 105, X-Man took an Elk but using his 6.8 I think.
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Somebody posted some pics over on 68forum about taking an elk at a measurerd 258 yds using one of Yamaraja's new 105 gr cavity back bullets loaded in a .277 Wolverine.

That's a pretty good testament to both the cartridge and the bullet.  Bravo to both!
 

Mark is correct...deer with the WLV, elk with the 6.8. Both using 105CBB.

http://mdws.forumchitchat.com/post/277wlv-12-year-olds-first-deer-8356368?pid=1294363622
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That's a great testament to the bullets... I've gotta get some for myself.
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Has anyone done any load development on the .277 Wolverine using Yamaraja's new 105 gr cavity back bullets?  I checked their website and they are out of stock.
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Has anyone done any load development on the .277 Wolverine using Yamaraja's new 105 gr cavity back bullets?  I checked their website and they are out of stock.


My actual data is more complete but this should get you started. He was out of stock at the beginning of November, had some in stock at the end of Nov/beginning of Dec and ran out in about 2 weeks. I have not heard any updates on the next batch.

http://mdws.forumchitchat.com/post/277wlv-12-year-olds-first-deer-8356368?pid=1294363622
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Has anyone done any load development on the .277 Wolverine using Yamaraja's new 105 gr cavity back bullets?  I checked their website and they are out of stock.


The 105CBB is LONG and uses up a lot of case capacity- it is 1.1" but has a BC of .390 (think 277WLV crossed with 6.5 Grendel). By comparison, the 90 GD is .236, 95ttsx is .292, and 100AB is .323. 

I attached a pic for comparison. L to R...105CBB, 115 Fusion, 90 Gold Dot






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So did the 277 Wlv kill the elk or a 6.8 SPC? What range?
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So did the 277 Wlv kill the elk or a 6.8 SPC? What range?


It was with the 6.8. 
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Thought I would start a thread about hunting with the Cavity Back Bullets since most of the information so far is in the reloading section. I want to say up front, thanks Yamaraja for providing the 6.8 community with an excellent hunting bullet.


I was fortunate to harvest a 500-lbs cow elk this past weekend in Western New Mexico. It was a broadside double-lung shot at 196 yards with a 105 MKZ Cavity Back Bullet (CBB). The elk went 20 feet and dropped. The bullet was a complete pass through. There was a large pooling of blood around both the exit wound and mouth. I could follow the blood trail back to the point of impact. The picture below of the elk with the 6.8 was taken back at camp not where the elk went down so it doesn’t show the blood loss. This harvest was with the 105 MKZ prototype which had a 1900 fps min expansion velocity. The production version’s minimum expansion velocity was improved to 1600 fps.


The shooter did a test of the bullet and was getting 2775 fps at the muzzle. If you are able to push the same bullet in the Wlv to 2500 fps at the muzzle the Wlv will have the same performance at roughly 165 yards. 
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