All these reports makes me wonder if this is not really a meat eater round. I try to pack out as much meat as possible including heart, neck meat, flank meat, and complete quarters to include lower shanks. When people say vitals were jelly, does that include the edibles? Are the tenderloins always undamaged? Never care to waste any elk meat, deer aren’t that special to me but I wouldn’t choose to waste them either.
In my case the lungs were jellied and the heart was edible. Im not a fan of liver so I did not pay attention to it. The quarters were all good, did lose half of the ribs and wife wasn't too happy with that, but the other half made her forget after I grilled to a perfect crispy brown like she likes them. The tenderloins were intact.
If you hit the shoulder(s) for sure you will lose a lot of meat, but if you stay a bit behind it you'll be fine. This was my experience as with other soft bullets like the Hornady SST, same results.