One of my deer loads this year is the 150 grain uncoated Combined Technology Ballistic Tip loaded on top of 48.0 grains of H414. This gives around 2700 fps out of my 19 inch barreled 7x57. Last night, right at dark a nice 10 point walked around the end of some timber less than 30 yards from me and I shot him right in the middle of the shoulder blade but just a little off the bottom of it. The bullet went thru the blade, destroyed two bertabrae, mushed the lungs and the jacket was found in the offside shoulder blade and the core either exited or bone went out the other side leaving a 3/4 inch exit hole. The hole in the onside shoulder blade was 2 inches across, the bone damage area thru the vertabrae was 3 inches across though the bullet did not center the backbone, the hole in the offside shoulder blade was around an inch across. A faster bang flop I have never seen. There was little solid mass in the chest cavity. Interestingly neither shoulder was a total loss. The jacket had expanded to almost an inch. Being a practical man I can't say this was a bullet failure even though the core and jacket parted ways.