Originally Posted by barnesuser28
Really? You see it somewhat often??
Ya you'll see it a lot if you cut a lot, my buddy went three years in a row killing an elk that had been previously shot.
You see two thing commonly, bullet didn't penetrate the shoulder and it's a mass of healed bone and gristly scare tissue or they'll have the tops of the spine shot of. I also see them when they come down on the fields, you see far more shoulder shot elk limping down than anything else. When you take apart that elk shoulder look at the size of the ball socket on the blade down the the next joint, and a cow will be light compared to a bull!