Here is the .54 Hornady .530 roundball I recovered from the doe I shot on Saturday. The load was 80 grains of FFg Goex with a pillow ticking patch and homemade moose juice. The shot was 20-25 yards, broadside. Broke the shoulder, went through the heart and broke a rib on the far side. 40 yard recovery and lots of blood.
Of course you all know that such kills are extraordinary luck. All the Manufacturers and in-line makes swear we need 180 grains of new "Super Moon Shot" pellets and a $6 lucite tipped 340 grain Super Secret Alloy bullet to kill whitetails. Don't forget the special Chernoble Nuclear 209 primers made for igniting the faux powders.