Why are you gutting them??270 wsm. I shot a whitetail doe broadside at ~100yards, 130 gr BT hit rib just above heart, exit was a ragged 3.5" whole. The stomach was ruptured, made for a crappy gut job. Pun intended. It wasn't from sprawl. DRT
I shot a muley buck at 50 yards quartering hard to me with a Berger 130 vld-h, hit his front shoulder, destroyed that whole front shoulder, put a 3-4" whole into his chest cavity, no exit, he went 25 yards.
A buddy used my rifle for a cow elk hunt, I went along to help. 130 gr BT hit her at ~100 yards, facing us slightly quartering left, hit just above the brisket/bottom of neck. Bullet went just under hide, created a hole I could put a fist in and then went 22-24",stopping at the last rib on opposite side, never hit bone. It was a blizzard at 7800 ft altitude, I didn't recover the bullet. She went 49 paces. That shot made me start reconsidering the 130 BT's. It killed her well, blew up the arteries going to head, deflated her lungs. But it made me think, what if it had hit her square in the shoulder bone? It may not have got to the vitals, may have idk. But that made me decide to switch to a 129 gr LRX.
Am not downing the BT's or Bergers, I just decided to use a bullet designed to pedal and push through, cause less damage, and exit more. In slower cartridges, a BT would be great imo.