Re: 2 TX Deer with SGK\'s
the reason the 12G slug works so well is because it has a huge crush cavity, doesn't really matter has fast its going when it's almost an inch in diamater. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
I dont know what bullet your talking about, but we have shot ALOT of deer from 35-180lbs with Matchkings. Ranges have been from 30 to 930yds all in the chest and upwards of 90% have dropped on the spot, with unbelievable tissue damage. Yet that bullet will still penetrate steel pretty well. The reason is that when it strikes something(providing its thick enough) it(usually) tumbles and fragments. Wont do that in steel.
Nighthunter, I really cant tell you what happened without seeing the wound, however if they dropped, I would say nothings wrong. That bullet had to create alot of hydrostatic shock and/or broke the spine(which from your account they didn't) for them to drop. Next time you shoot one really pay attention when you field dress it to the damage done.
If I was able to I would post pics of exit wounds, but I can not. If someone is willing, I can send pictures for you to post.
Oh and yes I can take ribbings very well, I have lot of expierence in eating crow. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]