That's why I switched to the Conical. At least they will have a blood trail to follow. I've put down doe that never had a blood trail as the entrance hole closed up. The deer only went 100 yards at most....just no trail to follow.Dutch said:I know of 3 deer taken with roundballs, that never bled, in snow.
The Hornady PA Conical and the 245 gr Powerbelt HP have worked FLAWLESSLY for me in my 1:66 twist rifles. Very accurate and even with the rifling for patched round balls they seal well and trully do a number on deer out to a bit further than I would ever take a shot with a lead ball.dspace52 said:i too have seen deer hit with round balls and didn't leave a trail. i shoot a long rifle with a 1 in 66 twist. has anyone used anything other than a round ball in a rifle with that twist with any success? i would like to go to a conical. does anyone have any info with a conical in a long rifle?