Here is a picture of a Barnes 6.5 120gr TSX I recovered from the dirt bank behind my 100yd target. It is about 1/2" across & still weighs 120 gr on my scale. It was launched from my 6.5-06 at 3235fps which means it struck the dirt bank at about 2970fps. This is a very desirable mushroom shape with the 4 petals being very evident. None broke off. Perhaps bullets striking game will not be as perfect a mushroom . Striking dirt is brutal to a bullet..
Client Michael shot his very old, very large Cape buffalo from 55 yards with the .458 Lott. The 480 gr Peregrine VRG-2 mono-copper bullet went in one shoulder, broke through a rib, took the main arteries off the heart top and exploded the top and bottom chambers on one side, broke though an opposite rib and just missed the opposite humerus, made a calibre size hole through the skin and was gone. The old bull went down in his tracks like a bag of potatoes as if he was brain shot - the first time I have witnessed a heart shot Cape buffalo do that. Impeccable shot placement and outstanding behaviour by the Peregrine flat nose solid. Photos will follow.