Last week I finally had the chance to test out the Berger 168 Hybrid target bullets on big game. I know these are target bullets and Berger says not for hunting, But at high velocities I though it would be fine.
168 Berger Hybrid .015 off lands
68 Grains RL17
.375" 4 shot group @100 yards.
The elk was standing broadside @60 yards. Bullet entered through the scapula missing the leg bone and went into the lungs. No exit wound. The bullet exploded after impact. It made about a 5" hole through the shoulder and ribcage and into the lungs. I only found pieces of the jacket and could not find the core. The elk only ran about 30 yards.
I guess the bullet did its job, but I would prefer to have the bullet stay intact. I am guessing the bullet exploded because of the close range and high velocity.