I shot a hind at the weekend, one of two with identical ammo, range, orientation etc
180gr Remington Core-lokt (this is a bullet similar to the Interlock that is designed for very controlled expansion)
Range - 175yds
slight wind maybe 8-10mph left to right
Hind was standing almost level, front feet slightly downhill, facing left to right very slightly away from me
Bullet entered just behind most rearward aspect of front leg (deliberately, I try to avoid legs if at all possible)
Entry hole was very small, calibre sized
On inspection when hung the bullet had clipped the right hand edge of one rib on entry and at least one major part of it turned almost 90 degrees right, cutting through through 4 further ribs cleanly removing a 1/2" section of each. before clipping the inside edge of the 5th rib and I assume continuing its route through the chest!
Behind this area the skin was totally unbroken but an area the size of my fist could be lifted away from the ribs.
The area was also covered in grass mulch (the stomach and oesophagus were both untouched.
The bullet (or part thereof) then carried on through the lungs , essentially turning left again, lodging between the ribs and offside shoulder.
Deer dropped within 10ft
Next shot same angle passed through as expected and the deer dropped in its shadow in spectacular style.
I had some RWS conepoint .270 ammo do some right angles on me twice in consecutive shots but that was fairly straightforward hit a rib on a quartering animal and unfortunately went green
The path here was either not remotely in a straight line or the bullet broke into two significant lumps and they went on two slightly zig zag courses
not that special, bullets do freaky things sometimes
what confused both of us attending was the grass presence behind the entry wound and behind the ribs.
There was no alimentary canal damage and the animal wasn't covered in grass for a bullet to drag it in.
Any more anomaly observations?