Originally Posted by Firecat
The hunting bullets start expansion more quickly than the target bullets.
Ok, but will they expand enough to kill without hitting much muscle or bone? Basically, a broadside, less than 100 yards shot straight through the vitals without getting into shoulder or ribs on a whitetail doe...in a perfect world that is. I just don't want a pass through shot (like a triple shock) that barely expands and leaves an exit hole the diameter of a Sharpie. I know I'll get blood and probably a kill, but I don't want her to run a half a mile on adrenaline. No need to suffer that long and plus it does something to the meat. Not sure if it's the stress and tension in the muscles or a chemical/hormonal thing, but a deer that runs always has a different, wilder if you will, taste to me.