Re: 36 bulls 8 different bullets
I've started to log this sort of data, but just wish that I had done so in the past as so much detail has been lost ... You've done well and thanks for sharing this knowledge.
There is so much discussion regarding which bullets are best for deer, and I found myself thinking that you hit the nail on the head regarding the Nosler Partition.
It's a great bullet, and it's understandable why it works so well in that the frontal section will open reliably at low velocity, and at high impact velocity it will fragment ... and in this case thats OK because the rear section will always maintain weight and drive through and give you that wound canal and exit wound. I like it.
I've been using bonded bullets for the last 15 years, but I have to say that I'm inclined to use the Partition where I anticipate impact velocity to be under 2400-2600fps. I think that above that range the bonded / monolithic's do their best work, but at lower speeds, the risk of them not opening reliably becomes a concern.
If I had to hunt with only one bullet at both high and low impact velocities it would have to be the partition. It reliably delivers the best of both worlds.