A couple weeks back I went ground hog hunting and took two of them using my Remington 700 Varmint in .243 Winchester. I brought along two good loads, my standard is an 87gr V-MAX loaded with 44.0gr of IMR 4350 going 3370 fps, and I also brought with me a new close range load with a 70gr Varmageddon pushed at 3600fps with 46.0gr of IMR 4350. The first hog I took, and the one that got me here, was at 234yds. He was sunning himself in a field and was laying long ways, I put the Leupold target dot on his shoulder and squeezed off the 70gr Nosler. I watched him keel over in the scope and his tail wagged a little. Curious to see what kind of damage the Nosler rolling at 3600fps did, I walked down to where he lay. What I found was less than expected to say the least. I hit him square through the shoulders with a .24cal entry wound, and the exit was about one inch in diameter. I was expecting this to blow him to pieces. I have seen 107gr SMKs at the same ranges leave more impressive wounds than this. My 87gr V-MAXs with 17 grains more lead and going 230fps slower do much more damage at this range and leave huge dramatic wounds. Has anyone else experienced less than expected results from these bullets? Below is a picture of the exit wound from the 70gr Varmageddon.