Re: Telling on myself... 2 lost deer.
I've also experienced similar results with BTs, 150's in a 308, 130 in .270 and 140 in .280.
Only deer recovered was the one shot with the .280. It was a yearling doe and hit her square in the shoulder at roughly 250yds. NONE of that bullet penetrated the shoulder blade. all flesh damage. Bood trailed her for over 2 miles in the fresh snow( without the snow it would have been impossible) before my dad put another round in her.
If they cant penetrate a shoulder blade of a yearling doe from over 200yds (lower velocity) they sure as heck wont penetrate a 300lb buck @ 100.
Havent shot a BT since that day. accubonds or tsx for me now.
do have some berger vlds to try out though.
PS this goes for Hornady sst as well
Last edited by TimeOnTarget; 12-06-2011 at 02:57 PM.