Don't know which one, but I do believe it's a ML bullet, designed for ML velocities. There will always be cases of bullets not acting as they're supposed to. I'm surprised with this bullet; however, looks like you could re-use it.
Rural King is advertising a Mossberg 100 ATR Bantam rifle in 308. Nice looking gun with walnut stock for $220. I find so called youth models actually fit me better with my hunting clothes on than standard models.
I've killed 2 bucks over 200 lbs, and both were killed in archery. One at Halloween and the other this past November 3. The first one had a ton of fat on it. The second had a lot less fat, but it was white. Both deer were getting rutty and smelled like a buck. The meat from the first deer was perfect and what I've had from the recent one has been great too.
I'm trying to think of a buck killed in firearms that had weird fat and/or tasted bad and I can't think of one. I do recall back in NH my buddy said the meat from his buck was awful. But this deer was taken to a processor, so who can say what happened there.
Happened to my Mother, she's 73. She was actually driving when it happened. She was in town, going like 5 miles per hour with cars backed up behind her. Finally she just stopped. Someone came up to her and asked is she was OK and she couldn't really respond. They got her to a hospital, ran all kinds of tests and came out with your diagnosis. Been fine since.
Got cold so i did some still hunting/go get one of my stands. That turned into me having the stand elsewhere for a morning hunt. Saw 5 does and a 4 pointer.
I do the same thing. I got a nice buck in MI after changing locations based on sign that I found after leaving another stand. Only had to move about 200 yds, but that made all the difference. Actually saw very little sign on my way in and out to the first stand and I suspect the deer may be onto that location and access route. The moral of the story is don't give up completely on scouting during the season.
I'll admit there's a good chance I'm imagining this, but I think I recall watching a video of the Benoits and they were talking about walking with a slinged (slung?) rifle. The rifle was barrel down. The shooter explained that it was faster to bring the gun up to shoot. He them demonstrated his technique, and was pretty quick at it.
I don't even carry a sling. Just one more reason to get caught without a gun in your hand when you need one.