I have had some sizable exit holes if you hit bone and had no exit in other cases if they were at a quartering angle. I got the impression that the Hornady 75gr HPBT tumbled after entry because it really messed them up internally. I finally have a barrel that can shoot the VLD's and Amax (26" 1:8 match barrel) yet it seems impossible to find the right bullets at the moment...
Most of the time I am shooting my 243 Ackley now with 95gr Berger bullets and it leaves holes too but I don't have access to enough land to make going after fur worth while. I just have to keep down the population on the sheep farm so that the farmer does not have a hard time, especially in lambing season.
Originally Posted by Wizard
How much pelt damage did the 75 grain bullets do? What brand / type of bullets were you using? Berger says that their match bullets are good for varmints, not sure if it is coyotes or prairie dogs? I have a Rock River 1:8 twist 20 inch match barrel.