i have read a few times of bullets not expanding and i suppose that sooner or later the odds are you might come across one. my rifle is 6.5x55 and i reload 14ogr sierra gamekings, always been pleased with the accuracy and stopping power of the rounds. At the weekend i stalked in on a group of fallow does and shot a doe side on at approx 110m, she was moving from left to right so was shot just behind the front right elbow. I was happy with the shot but didnt hear the thump of the strike. The other does ran a short distance and stopped making me think the first doe was maybe still standing. I approached quietly trying to get a better shot at another doe and a few does broke cover around 40m. An old doe walked out of the cover not looking 100% and i shot her at about 40m, i watched her fall and expire but held the GWP back as i wanted him to be calm to find the first doe. Anyway after about 20mins looking for the first shot site i couldnt find any sign and in a wooded area it is hard to find the land mark you had picked as the shot site. i was joined by a friend and we both made our way over to the old doe, i mentioned that i thought she wasnt right when i shot her and it could be the first doe shot twice. he looked the the doe and she had a small hole in her back left leg, my friend expression said it all, " how the F@~K did you hit it in the back leg. when we flipped her over there was an entry behind the right front leg and the leg wound was an exit and a very small exit. When i gralloched her, the chest cavity was full of blood and the liver well hit. the bullet seemed to put about 3 holes in the deer and not deform. 1 entry to chest, 2 exit from body and 3 exit from the left back leg.
the main thing is the deer was found and the mystery solved