Yesterday I shot a fairly big fallow buck at 287m (313yrd), presented with my favourite shot, broadside, slightly quartering towards me. This lets me break the shoulder at the socket where it fits into the scapula and puts you in line with the lungs afterwards. Well the deer baulked and ran 40 odd meters then dissappeared into the bush. It was getting dark and I had a bad feeling that the little 70gn Ballistic Tip had not been suffient. I found the deer another 15meters into the bush dead, with his shoulder broken and no exit wound. (or blood for that) On butchering I found that the bullet had indeed busted through the exact joint I wanted to take out, and had continued into the lungs. But it stopped there. There was a good deal of congealed and some frothy blood inside the chest cavity with a small section of one lobe of the lungs pretty torn up. I actually recovered what was left of the bullet in a lung. I can try and get a pic to post if anyone is interested to see it. Not much to look at, just the slightly cup shaped base with a few slivers of copper folded backwarks. The bullet did the job, but with nothing left to spare, but it did well considering that it encountered heavy bone first up. I don't think I'll try shooting a big buck past 300m with the little 6PPC, as a matter of fact I might put it to use for just roe deer and pigs(they have nice big heads ;-) ) and use the .308 for fallow.(still waiting on the scope) BTW - By fairly big buck I mean an animal of about 150lb, a two year old, he was a fairly big buck considering his age. A big buck of 6 years of age can get as big as 260lb.