Re: Partion=lack of blood trail
I have opened HUGE holes in certain critters that DO NOT bleed externally. Their fat plugs the holes and you dont get no blood trails, pass throughs or not. Its fact of life. Fat and hair can plug holes and there be no trail. Maybe its just sitka blacktails and elk, but I never seem to get much blood on the ground after wacking one. Lots of blood in the chest cavity though.
Put it in the right spot (like was mentioned B4) and you dont need a trail.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.