The two bucks hit last year with the 250 Shockwaves neither went past 30 yds. My son's was a 200+ Ohio buck that went maybe the 30 yds and I shot a small 3pt Ohio buck that went 15 yds. Not bad! These were close in shots that most likely anything coming out the barrel would have taken. The only bullet not to pass through was a TC Maxi-hunter on a 200lb Ohio doe that I shot in the chest and found/have the bullet which was poking under the skin in the back end. For the money the TC Firehawk was/is a great rifle.