I shoot 40 gr VMax in my .222. A few years ago I shot two bobcats on the same day. They were both frontal shots at approx 70 yards. No exit holes on either shot. I was surprised they did not exit. I mainly hunt with my .221 Fireball with 40 gr VMax. I usually get big exit holes on broadside shots at coyotes, however, distance is usually under 50 yds. I haven't shot a bobcat with the .221.