Ok, here's the updated short range test with the 215 Hybrids. Distance is 100 yards, muzzle velocity is 3185 fps, impact velocity is 3053 fps and impact energy is 4449ft.lbs. In this test I placed a 4.5" jug of water in front of a 2.5" thick piece of dense hard wood. Behind the wood was 2 more jugs full of water.
Below is the set up. Bullet enters at left.
Exit side of first jug.
Exit side of wood block. Bullet cracked block entirely length wise. Exit hole was about 1.5" in a vertical pattern.
This is the entrance side of jug behind block. Bullet was entirely stopped in this jug making it to the the very back side leaving a heavy mark in the plastic of the jug. Third jug was safe.
Below is what I poured out from the second jug directly behind the block. I weighed all pieces and they came to 82.9 grains. The biggest piece of jacket still had a large portion of somewhat mushroomed lead with it and had good penetrating mass.
In this test penetration was obvioustly not as good due to the jug on the front side which simulates hide and muscle before hitting bone. I think this is a realistic test and still would not be afraid to take a shoulder shot on elk at very close range if this is all that was available. I believe the penetration would have destroyed the on side lung. Total penetration to complete bullet stoppage was 11.5". First jug measured 4.5", block measured 2.5" and third jug also measured 4.5". This test would most simulate hitting dead center on shoulder bone or ball joint. I high shoulder shot through the plate would produce all together different results.