Well after shooting up the better part of a box of 180 Bergers I decided to give it a try on some live game! Deer is a S. Carolina whitetail..around 170 lbs estimated. Definetely not a monster buck, but the first with a new rifle. Shot was not long range...258 yds. Deer was about knocked off his feet but did manage to nose walk for about 20yds.
Shot was quartering away double lung shot. Bullet (or what was left) was stuck under the hide in the off side. Bullet weighed 67.9 gr. I will say I have never seen so much damage to the chest cavity of a whitetail. Thr lungs where completely turned to jello.
The bullet not exiting does not suprise me, due to the impact velocity being so high. All and all I'm extremely happy with the rifle/bullet combo. I just need to get the deer to start walking out alittle further!!
Here are some Pics..
Date in the camera was alittle off on the deer pics...fixed it for the bullet pics though.