Originally Posted by jwp475
Why would you think that a bullet would be less likely to expand up close where the velocity is higher?
Pointed bullets that do not expand are notoriously famous for turning of course and or tumbling. The " so called "pencil through" theory doesn't hold water
While it is a rare case, the pencil through "Theory" holds plenty of water. I have personally witnessed this happen on 3 different hunting occasions, and 2 of those me being the shooter. The bullet penciled through, killing another deer standing behind the intended target. In all 3 cases it was a well placed shot behind the shoulder, taking out both lungs. On all of the first targets the entrance and exit wounds were the same size, along with entrance wound of the second animal.
The rounds shot were:
25-06 - 120 gr SGK - 2650fps
257 Roberts - 100 gr BT - 2940fps
300 WM - 165 gr BT - 3180fps
and all were at less than 100 Yds.