That's a dandy. Some of themm dudes shooting them bambi doe with 300s and 338s ought'a take a glance at that deer of your's, so they know what a real whitetail looks like.I did manage to tag out yesterday evening on this guy with same bullet and it did leave a devastating hole and deer dropped in his tracks…however I did aim at high shoulder.
I put 3 VLDs through a broadside bull elk once and all 3 of them were killing shots that penciled in and out. He died right there but still, not what I was hoping for. I do still shoot Berger but not those ones.Theres one thing I've learned its hard to gag down humble pie because I've had too.
I hope the pencil through, target Berger naysayers learn a lesson DON' T ASSUME anything unless your there or see evidence.
Nobody's perfect and theres no perfect bullet either.
I had the same results with Accubonds in my 300 WSM on a bull elk. All 3 penciled through his lungs. Like yours, he died where he stood and I was surprised with the lack of performance. Goes to show it can happen with any bulletI put 3 VLDs through a broadside bull elk once and all 3 of them were killing shots that penciled in and out. He died right there but still, not what I was hoping for. I do still shoot Berger but not those ones.
I have no problem people taking some does outta the herd, id much prefer they do that than bang a spike or forkie if they want meat.
Not removing a dry old doe vrs a young buck that has potential to be a 140-160 some day.Whereas, removing a doe removes multiple deer for years to come and this impacts the buck recruitment to a much greater degree than removing a yearling buck.