Am i the only person in the world who hates ballistic tip bullets?A few reasons why.
Had a guest shoot a stag broadside on at 100m,we were slightly above beast,stag was roaring when the guest shot.To my horror i saw the beasts jaw shatter,told the guest he`d broke the jaw and to shoot again when he got a chance,stag ran round a v large rock staggered and fell, to my surprise the deer then expired.Asked the guest if he had shot it in the shoulder and he said he had and it had felt good. When we went down to the beast we foun d that the shot had gone in slightly high on the shoulder ,couldn`t find an exit wound on the opposite side but the lower jaw was in bits.Back in the larder it became clear that the bullet had gone through the shoulder into the base of the lung and then travelled up beside the windpipe and exited through lower jaw,changing direction 90 degrees en route.Bullet was 150 gr bt.
Over the years i have shot, and have seen shot many thousand deer but on more than one occasion i have been almost fooled into thinking deer that had been shot properly,had in fact been missed,all because of a lack of reaction to the shot,and on closer inspection the wounds inevitably had a pinhole entry AND exitQuite obvious to me unless bullet hit a rib on entry it was failing to expand as well as a normal softpoint.So I`m not a lover of bt ammo.
Battle bonnet firmly tied in place