Last Monday I shot my buck and while processing Tuesday I found my bullet lodged in the off shoulder. Shot background: The buck was quartering away and the bullet entered back (just in front of the left hip) and traveled through the paunch, liver, diaphram, one lung and a rib before lodging in the right front shoulder. The bullet never mushroomed like you would expect. I want to know what you guys think about this performance and the possible reasons for the lack of expansion. The gun is a .243 Thompson Center Encore pro hunter pistol. I'm seriously considering other types of ammo possibly with a soft tip.