The attention we all give (or should) to safe back-stops when shooting is unanimously agreed to be crucial but on several threads I have read about the path of the bullet being radically deflected by bone or tissue resulting in an exit wound being no where near where one would expect. I have never experienced this my self, only seeing an exit wound more or less where I expected it to be. I agree that just a a degree or two of deflection can vastly alter a secondary POI if one were to estimate a straight line through the target animal but have any of you ever come across any definitive reading on the subject because I am keen to learn more! To be honest the thought of a shot exiting at right angles scares the sh*t out of me and I am keen to learn about the potential flight paths of such erant projectiles and the likely remaining flight time/energy they still possess given the now deformed shape.
The same can be said for ground strikes, say on a frosty morning. When a 150gr sp .308win hits the deck after being shot from sticks about 100yds distant. How far will it go? how unstable in flight is it now that it is pretty mashed up?
I would appreciate it if anyone knows of any definitive reading matter.