I had some others that were very damaged (.44 mag 180 and 200gr XTP and Remingtons). A lot just whistled through. I even dug pretty deep on the edge of a swamp to try and recover a hard cast 255 gr from a treestand shot. Never found it
Used to have their retained weights, expansion. Kinda geeked on it. You're right, it is a fun hobby
BTW, used to have all shots on deer in Excel. Time, date, distance, weather, weapon, hit/miss, hit ratio (if multiple shots taken). Hit locations, animal reaction, distance to drop, buck/doe, weight.
Got pretty big over time, had all bow/gun data.
And................with my best property a pass through spot, no crops, it said.............
between 10 am and 2 pm, I'd kill an 8 pt of a certain avg weight. X distance for bow, Y distance for gun (averages). Oh yeah it also said something like 50 degrees, sunny or overcast, maybe even rain. Most bow kills in pre rut. Most gun kills in rut.
Kinda just said what the mags have said repeatedly. Nothing new LOL!
Did notice on the fly, and data supported it, that I should have sooner quit taking vacation early in bow.
Switched it to last week and a half of bow and got it to where I'd nuke a doe, or buck, one out of every 4 trips out, hunting only half days
Learned that spot, what other hunters did nearby, the effect of crop harvest and acorn drop did...........had it down good man.............and my bud sold the farm.
New lesser spots still get me deer, but I spend more time and $ for less sighting and takes. I can't be as picky as I used to be.