Poor pic but you will get the idea. 4 bullets on the left are non-bonded 500 gr DGS fired from my Lott and recovered from a buff in Mozambique. All shots inside 40 yards. Horrific performance.
Single bullet on the right, 500 gr trophy bonded bearclaw, same rifle, recovered from a buff in RSA. 495 gr recovered weight, 3+ feet straight line penetration. The shot was at about 70 yards. Outstanding.
Hornady May have corrected the problem with bonding. I will never know as they have lost my business for good. These bullets could have gotten someone killed. I shoot bearclaws and A-Frames exclusively for DG softs now. I shoot Woodleigh hydros and Swift breakaways for DG solids.