Originally Posted by LDHunter
I don't know where you get the information that Partitions sometimes pencil through. I've never heard of that except from a few Barnes people that have never really used them.
I've killed over 40 Florida whitetails with them with perfect results every single time and numerous coyotes, hogs, and even a few groundhogs and they always leave a large exit hole and wreck internals decisively obviating the fact that they open up quite easily and the base stays together all the way through the animal even on elk and bears.
I have moved on to the AccuBond bullets in search of more accuracy and better BC but have never once seen a Partition fail to open completely and wreck internals like they're designed to do.
I think the term pencil is a bit misleading.
I shot a bison 8 times with partitions.
What I discovered while gutting the animal was the bullet front core was blowing off in the thick fur and that I killed the animal with wadcutter sized holes through the heart and lungs. A process that took some some time.
I saw the same thing on a wet grizzy.
Wet bear fur is tough on bullets.
It doesn't happen often, but it can and does happen.