I was wondering if any one could help me. I have been using a 25-06 and have had bullet failures at close range I know this really isn't a short range forum but any help or suggestions would be appreciated. My problem is all bullets I have tried so far have blown up upon impact. One example was a shot at 200 yards bullet entered at the base of the neck there was 26.2 grains of the bullet was recovered it only penetrated about 9 inches the deer ran 175 yards and didn't leave a drop of blood. I really like the gun so any ideas. Thank you.