they are brutal on deer so much so that you shouldnt use them on a shoulder shot you will lose both quarters.
ive shot three deer with them, 308win, all three dropped where they stood. first was a shoulder shot as above, second one was a heart lungs and it liquified the heart and lungs. third was a neck shot completely destroyed the vertabrae turned it into shrapnel for all intents decapitating the deer.
each bullet was a complete pass through the first going through two shoulder bones. there was no deflection on bone hits
effective on deer?? yes very, in 150grain loading.
would i use it on deer again?? only for neck shots.
this deer season i will be using nosler partitions.
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