I too was drawn to the part where Corbin ponders over the deer. Seemed to me he was experiencing appreciation for the creation he just harvested.
Good marks to ya!
An "what Broz" said on bullet performance. If that would have been a 130 Sierra BT in 277 @ that distance the front half of that deer would have been wasted.
The secret seems to be the short distance to expand then major expansion. You lost hardly no meat.