I'd be grateful for people's experience with any 150gr .308 ammo with ballistic tips.
I shot the first roe with my recently acquired .308 this weekend. 150gr Norma with BTs.
Front on chest shot at around 80 yards. Point of entry where the neck meets the chest.
Dropped instantly. On inital inspection, just a small entry wound and no exit.
On butchering, it looked like a hand grenade had gone off in the chest cavity. One shoulder more or less came away with the skin, blown away from the inside. Spine was severed and head and neck could just be pulled away.
Is this level of damage usual?
I was pleased in that I was shooting in very dense gorse, so a runner would have been awful to follow up. But I was taken aback by the damage, and could imagine a side on shot that hit a shoulder would be a real mess.
Anyway - just curious as to other people's experience. I think I will go back to conventional soft points for the roe. Or indeed my .243.