Check out this pic from CE.
Count the petals and figure the distance into the punkin when they came off.
Then compare that to the depth of penetration on your elk neck shot.
Your shot and the punkin shot speak volumes I'm sure. I just don't have any idea of what the words in those volumes would be...
Other than dead elk and dead punkin.
PS: Had a long chat w/Dan of CE. Gonna settle on 352 Tactical offerings to tune up the big girl for VELR.
The tacticals are a box of Hornadys less costly than the MTH jobbies. Still pricey though. . .