I have had my 30-06 for a few months now and it seems to blow hot and cold regarding stopping power. I am using 150g hollowpoints, the accuracy now the gun has settled is pretty good.
What is confusing me is that it seems less consistent in knocking down roe than the .243 was. It either seems to poleaxe them, and do quite a bit of damage if the shoulders are involved, or pass straight through with minimal damage and letting the animals move quite a bit before they go down.
To confuse matters further I shot a good fallow buck at about 150m and the bullet didnt exit. When dug out it was the perfect mushroom shape.
Is it possible at closer ranges and with smaller deer it is too quick and not having time to expand? I dont really want to go to ballistic tips. Or perhaps I have just been unlucky having only shot 7 deer with it so far.
Just wondered what other peoples experience is.