This no bullet recovered, is getting to be a thing with you!!
It is part of the answer to the question for those who are interested in the .257 Wby performance, including you I think
I enjoyed your report immensely, after reading it I'm going to have to give the 257 Weatherby a second look. Seems like most of your shots were over 300 yds. Those years of training and competition paid off in spades.
All kidding aside, I had mused on AH before the trip about the possibilities that the new mono-metal bullets opened in terms of smaller caliber and lighter bullets (https://www.africahunting.com/threads/can-plains-game-a-frames-or-tsx-bullets-be-30-lighter.45537 and https://www.africahunting.com/threa...0-to-500-lbs-antelopes-opinions-please.45286/) and I must admit that I was really amazed at the killing power of the .25 caliber 100 gr TTSX in the .257 Wby. There might be something about that speed thing after all...
The quarter-sized exit holes (see Impala and Roan posts and upcoming Bontebok post) lead me to believe that they indeed expand quite uniformly, whether shot at 100 or 400 yards, or anywhere in between, and regardless of the animal weighing 100 or 600 lbs. I experienced 100% one-shot-kill reliability on 17 animals (I doubled on the Roan, but I am not sure it was really needed) with behind the shoulder double lung shots, but I would really have liked to see one of those TTSX after impact
And these small calibers and light bullets are soooo much easier to shoot than the big thumpers...