Right, before the firgers start pointing the cull is legit on an out of season authority because of damage, it's a management cull.
So, I've never shot deer with a .375 but I've had the open cert for a while now, infact i've never actually killed anything with my new one until last night despite a chance at a jackel and boar in Bulgaria last season. The last few reds I've shot with the .308 made respectable runs and since the chance presented itself to take the 'big' rifle out and compare I had an urge to see what 250 grains at .308 velocity with a 9.5mm diameter would do to a large deer.
Now luck beats skill and I was quite lucky last night and walked right into a beast grazing away at 60 meters ish facing away, so up with sticks and round it came a few moments later. Making sure the shot was fair for comparison with my .308 chest shots I let go square of the forward chest and boy did that deer crumble when the bullet hit, it was able to stagger off about 20 meters and was visibly far more crunched following the shot compared to hits from the .308
On inspection the top of the heart was mushed along with a large proportion of the upper lungs, the exit was a nice inch diameter and a significant blood trail was evident from hit to fall. I know shoulder shots flatten them but meat damage is something I hate.
My conclusion was as I expected, chest shot deer with 3 or more legs still run even when smashed with big hits. Tut damn oh well