well, here's one for ya.
Young and up and coming LRHr.
The all around gun for all 48 state animals per O'Connor
130 Sierra boat tail at 3100 FPS.
Many mule deer to its credit.
Decent size'd bull moose (4 hanging quarters weighed 400 pounds at the butcher)
Distance: 60 yds
Tho't process: Shoulder shot is out as this bullet is going to blow up. Better go for a heart shot.
Bang, see bullet entrance , dust, spot on. See dirt fly on the hill on the other side. (Complete penetration)
Said moose just stands there acting as if it just experienced a clear miss.
Shooter is so amazed that mind goes blank and never thinks about more shots. Actual thoughts, tend towards roping the damn thing and tying it to an aspen.
Said moose then leisurely strolls up the hill. Still amazed dumb hunter doesn't shoot.
Moose presents rear shot. Duh! That ain't gonna work.
Moose sways, falters and rolls back to where it was initially hit.
Dumb hunter has loop built and reins in pocket. Ready to rope and wrap around a quakie. Being confident that Mary Jane Elizabeth, the horse, would do her part.
Moose gets up, dumb hunter thinks, to use the horse and rope we're gonna have to take the front wheels away from the beast. 130 gr sierra or not!
Hunter goes for the shoulder joint, bang!. See bullet hit. See dust on hill on other side. Again complete penetration. This time through both shoulder blades, right next to the joint. Moose is DRT.......again!
Go figure....... a 2-bit sierra 130 boat tail, at that velocity, would have provided that level of performance at that close distance????