I didn't get a shot at anything, but a buddy put one of these bullets through a 500 pound cow a few days back. The load was .30-06, CCI lrp and 58.5 grains of RE-22. Averaged 2,679 from his 22" barreled Savage. On a "quartering towards" and slightly downward angle shot, it broke the shoulder, went through a lung and out the other side. The cow got about 30 yards. These days, I'm leaning towards the premium bullets, but if you put it in the right place, you don't need a fancy bonded bullet to do the job. Sure bulls are larger, but it wouldn't have made much if any difference in this case... might have stopped inside the far side. So what. I was hunting with his dad that day, so I don't have any pics of the cow, but here are some I took. GMU 34 north of Glenwood Springs - base camp was 10,700 feet. I'm going to get some sleep. Night, fellas.