Hydrostatic shock and actual death are two very different things. The former knocks out the animal until the latter takes effect.
In the case of dangerous game, if hydrostatic shock wears off before actual death takes place, then you may get charged.
Hydrostatic shock is uncertain, but boiler room shots ARE certain, just not immediate.
Those who hunt dangerous game generally go for the surest thing.
Those who hunt deer can play around with hydrostatic shock.
The bullet I use on deer is the Hornady 7mm 162 grain A-Max. It is as accurate as a Ballistic Tip but the rear section punches through like a Partition. I have not had complete blowup like I have experienced from Ballistic Tip, even when blowing a spine apart. You have the nose blow off, then it either punches through or the bullet is recovered under the offside skin. You need a barrel twist of around 8", which no magnums I know of possess in a factory rifle. That's why I use a 7x57mm Mauser CZ 550 American. 6.5mm Swede and 7mm Mausers can use these long high sectional density soft bullets much better than any magnum.
The 162 A-Max has a huge following in New Zealand, which is where I got the 7x57mm + 162 A-Max tip from a pro guide that has seen it work its magic at long range. The Hornady A-Max delivers what the Berger VLD promised....for less money.
A long high sectional density soft bullet will take a broader range of game weights across a wider range spectrum than any other bullet type. They do not need magnum speed to work their magic, they conserve energy due to high BC, and they are best launched at moderate speeds. They are also cheaper than the tougher controlled expansion latest wonder bullet, which means you can practice more with them.
gets you the info in the knowledge base, written by a pro guide under actual shots taken on real game, no armchair ballistic chart studies.