Barnes & Berger bullets being the respective opposite ends of the spectrum will ALWAYS behold great praise as well as blasphemous opposition. Is anyone right? Depends on the way the bullet is used... As we all know, there is no one perfect bullet (despite what the internet tells us
). I haven't played with the Bergers yet, although they may see some action in my 6.5WSM upon completion (if they survive the launch velocities).
Being a landowner, I get to harvest or see a good number of medium game harvested each year, medium being deer & antelope. My father, two of my hunting partners & myself are all using Barnes. From 243 to 270 to 7mm to 30 cal. I had my first animal actually leave the area of bullet/venison impact two years ago. Because I, to repeat, I botched a high shoulder shot with my bullet passing just over the spine. Dozens upon dozens of animals shot from point blank to the sub 500yd area. I haven't tracked or helped track any animal (the exception being the above described botch). I am looking into the Bergers because folks are having good luck with them, so, why not?
We're always told, If it ain't broke don't fix it. Usually it goes something more like: If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is..." For me it ain't broke, but I am keeping an open mind.
To answer the original question... Sorry OP, i've never recovered a bullet.
When used & placed within the means of the bullets ability, most any bullet does it's job. Remember, the Remington Corelokt was praised in Africa at one point in time
we as hunters, have never had it so good.