No problem of asking questions. Actually after coming back and reading this, it might appear that I am slamming this product. Everyone should please discern, that is not my intention.
I mentioned "(We know the bullet shoots and is very accurate)". This bullet is not"just accurate" but "CONSISTENTLY ACCURATE"! Sometime the base to ogive measurements were not perfectly consistent but the weight was almost perfect all the time. That confused me a little and we noted a few in the beginning but it just didn't matter. These bullets shoot perfectly.
The shooter practiced with a lot of these bullets for 4-5 months before hunting season and honestly, it was pretty easy to dial in on the seating depth, powder and primer. (we seated barely into the lands)
I have one of the empty boxes that denotes a lot number of 3205 but I am going to be honest and state that might not have been the box. I do not have current contact with the hunter so that is the best i can do for you.
I was actually 100 yards around the corner. This account was given by the other 4 in the party. I took part in the search and also looking for even one drop of blood. We never found that or any tuffs of hair either but there is no doubt that Buck went down and down fast. It was a pretty good joke for a short while at camp.
My only disappointment was there were just no blood signs, and if the bullet performed as hoped, there would be no need for such with a permanent DRT shot. I had read some hunter experiences that were similar for close up shots and I had voiced a slight concern regarding this but this shooter had spent a lot of money for long range equipment and opportunity and so this possibility was quickly dispelled... until it happened. Will it happen again. I have no idea. It could just be a 1 in a million fluke. I don't even understand how it can happen with a 210 gr bullet. This was not a trophy buck by any means so no harm, no foul.
Not sure if the lot number will help but I for one kindly ask you to keep producing your super accurate premium bullet at a less than premium bullet price in boxes of 100. I might even try them one day.
Thanks for your time Eric