Bit of an odd one.
I shot a young Red Stag tonight off the sticks at about 75 yards. I judged him to be just off broadside, quatering to me just a hair. I made the decision though to take him on the shoulder as the field I was in was surrounded by dense woodland and I did not want him running.
He hunched at the shot, took two steps backwards and went down. Alarm bells rang in my ears - gutshot. No follow up shot was needed however, a couple of kicks and he expired.
On reaching him for the gralloch I found the entry wound at the point of aim, but the bullet hadn't exited. Instead, it had come to rest just under the skin at his most rearward rib on the opposite side. It had deformed just perfectly and was facing outward in the expected direction of travel. I was absolutely amazed how far back it was though.
The internal damage was huge, organs and green everywhere - one for the dogs.
What are SD members experiences of bullets turning or deflecting on the way through an animal as I can't see what else happened?
Bullet used was a Norma 130gr Soft Point out of my .270