Originally Posted by Lightvarmint
If you cannot visualize a picture from what we have described, then you will just have to get some bullets and conduct your own testing just like you would do with any other projectile.
Unfortunately you can not be cajoled into doing what is in your own best interest!
You claim to be doing testing, and I believe you, but would suggest some more reliable methods of recording your results!
I have no dog in this fight, but from a scientific standpoint to NOT take pictures is negligent on your part!
You are on Gen II bullets, but except for your notes and your memory you have no, none, zero way to compare actual wound data from animals that were taken earlier.
Let me give you a hypothetical example:
Last year you shot a 115 pond doe which you noted broke two ribs entering and one exiting, the heart was severely damaged as well as both lungs, but the deer ran 100 yards before collapsing.
Fast forward to your "new and improved" Gen II bullets. This year a similar shot was taken on a similar deer and once again two ribs were hit going in, the lungs were mush two ribs were broken going out. The deer was DRT.
You surmise that the new jacket design has helped with expansion, but if you compared the actual photos, this years shot centered the entrance rib whereas last years was toward the front edge which sent shrapnel rearward instead of in a uniform blast pattern.
IMO, you do the manufacturer a disservice by not collecting as much data as is reasonably possible, and a digital camera records about as faithfully as is feasible.
PS If someone is not willing to believe a picture, then they certainly won't believe a rendition based on memory!! When I test, I try to show as much as is needed for clarity!
A few years ago I was testing some 8mm bullets. Here are some photo results from the autopsy:
Entrance wound from the outside.
Entrance wound from the inside.
Exit wound from the inside.
Exit wound from the outside.
Newest sabot version and the one used on this deer.
PPS this particular deer was shot from a 505 Gibbs barrelled muzzleloader at around 3150 fps