Buddy just used his on the plains game hunt in SA. 210 TTSX.
Never found one bullet either.
No deflection worth talking about from shooting through light cover in front of the animals either.
I used a borrowed 8mm on my Eland, 200 grn soft points. (No idea other than that, as they were reloads)
The Eland sucked up 4 of them through the boiler room (lung shots).
Amazed me and the PH both.
Given this comparison, I'll take that .338 after an Eland any day!
I am planning on taking the 338 win. to Namibia for plains game. Mine really likes the 210 nosler partitions and I have shot three elk with it and never recovered a bullet. I never have tried any other bullets as these group under an inch. I do have some 225 hornady interbonds and will try them but will take the the most accurate. Does everyone think the 210 partition will be enough for eland? Eland is not on my main list but may take one is availabe. Also is 338 ammo available in Namibia and I am also taking a 300 ruger compact mag. that I will load with a 180 partition for a back up rifle. I doubt if there will be any ammo available for the 300 ruger if mine goes astray also would like to use it on the smaller stuff.