entering the ribs leaving a baseball-softball sized hole. During gutting the heart and lungs were destroyed (heart nearly split in two and the lungs had a very distinct path of destruction through them. The bullet must have totally disintegrated within the chest cavity because there was no evidence of and exit wound or damage to the off-side ribs.
Not to distract from the Berger's being a great bullet, as they are, but your experience is why I have stayed with the 115gr Partition in my 25's.
Where I hunt my shots are usually within 100yds, and the Bergers rocking along at 3100+ do some pretty nasty things to both deer and hogs when they hit something solid. That said, with the Partitions I get about the same amount of waste no matter if the shot is 30yds or 350.
I would rather to have the bullets hold together and give me a 3" wide wound channel all the way through, than an 8" one up front and nothing on the other side. I am not trying to stir the pot or get into the dead is dead argument, just stating facts from my point of view. I know how deadly the Berger bullets are, but in some instances you can match the velocity to the bullet a bit better. Now if all of my shots were exclusively out past 200 or more yards, I might feel completely different, but I have to load for all around any situation shots to be taken on 150 or so pound deer, and up to 400 pound hogs, and for that it is hard to beat the Partition.