I missed this post yesterday. Perfect example of the “energy” myth. The bullets passed through, so how much “energy” was imparted by the bullet? Not much, but the bullet destroyed the vital organ(s) so the animal died.Shot placement and bullet construction.
Even with 300 magnum, if you don’t hit vitals... it won’t matter.
I’m loadin 127 LRX in my 6.5 CM, 130 ttsx in 270 and 168 ttsx in 06. And I would not hesitate with any of those at 400 yards to take an elk. If the elk got up and walked...it’s the shooters fault.
The 06 has a pass through on 6 Bulls and a cow at 400 yards with the ttsx