Just thought I'd share the only Barnes Expander ML that I've ever recovered. I purposely shot it into a dirt mound to unload my ML this past fall. I've taken 7 deer with these I believe. None of which has taken a step...DRT. I'm not pimping them, as I've shot and witnessed plenty of deer shot with many different brands and types of ML bullets. And there's plenty of them out there that work great!! These just work for me. There's actually only a couple of bullets that I wouldn't use. I won't disclose that for the sake of argument.
My place of work has 15k acres of trophy managed deer hunting. I'm a guide there and it's ML or archery only. So over the years, through experience with a lot of ML hunts, I've settled on these. For the time being at least haha. They aren't the most accurate bullet I've used either. About 2 inch groups at 100 yards is the best I can do with the Expanders. I stuck with them simply because they were accurate enough for me, and lethal.
At any rate....I was impressed with this recovery. Only one petal was deformed and I'm sure it bumped a rock in the soil or something. Hope you enjoy!!!