Well I was asked out to another lease thursday and spent till this monday hunting. I saw some real nice bucks, one in particular a massive 8 point but it was 3 on one side and 5 on the other so I passed. This morning I carried my backup rifle, an old 30-06 built on a Springfield action. The ammo loaded for it is the 165 gr. Sierra BTHP Gameking on top of 57.5 grains of IMR 4350 fired by a CCI 250 primer. I put this together for a mule deer hunt several years ago and the load did well on that trip. This really nice even 8 point came out near the waterhole I was watching and started posing for the does. I watched him for a while as it was foggy and I couldn't see him all that well. I even pointed the rifle at him and took the safety off but put the rifle down. The fog finally cleared and I realized he was the nicest 8 point I had ever seen and he was following a doe out of sight, I lined up on his last ribs on my side as he was angling to my right and fired. Another DRT, I am having a good year. The bullet hit the 4th from last rib and exited just under the bottom corner of the far shoulder blade. Did a little damage to the blade and exited nicely with a 3/4 tinch exit hole. The bullet damaged some liver, made a big hole in the diaphram, totally destroyed the far lung and must have come close enough to rough the spine a bit before going out the other side. The hole in the rib cage on the far side was 2 inches across. This bullet exhibited more controlled expansion than the Ballistic Tip out of my 7x57 but I would have taken the same shot with it. Very little meat loss and all but the backstrap went to be made half into Jalapeno cheese summer sausage and cheese summer sausage. In this case the heart was undamaged so he bled profusely before I got too him unlike the deer hit with my 7x57 where the Ballistic Tip chunked up the heart.