I know this is an anomaly,but large magnums can fail too.
Of course they can... that's why you use them... to minimize the odds of failure...
I think the reason your
specific shot failed, was probably due to the wrong bullet design/construction for the specific conditions...
You cannot cover for EVERY
specific condition... so you have to trim the fat were you can.
Magnums trim the fat...
My deer rifle was, is, and always will be, a .270 Winchester.
makes good sense!!!
It is an excellent deer cartridge...
Just leave it home for the elk hunt...