Re: Scenar bullet failure! No really, it was bad.
I recovered a bunch of 150 gr Nosler Partitions from my 270. I had just as many bananas as I had core separations and perfectly mushroomed bullets. There is no gaurantee with any bullet that all of them will expand perfectly.
I have shot animals with Speer, Hornady, Nosler, Winchester, Remington, Sierra, Barnes, Trophy Bonded, Swift and Federal. I have had several bullets not perform as well as I would have wanted, but only one I would classify as a failure. I still got the deer, but I do not push those bullets to the max anymore.
I must say that I have not shot any deer with SMKs or Berger VLDs, but that is only because I passed on shots I had because I was meat hunting and did not want to blow-up a front shoulder. Instead I shot a pair of deer this year with Barnes again. One at 75 yards and the other a neck shot at 275 yards.
Sorry about the tangent, but bullets fail. Of course, animals "fail" with them too. lol [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]