Numbers, numbers, numbers,
The old Speer 3/4jacket hp -the only one I recovered when through almost 30" of white tailed deer .It was only 225gr and less than full load.
Corbon DPX ,barnes all copper ,225gr recoil like the above round, through rib, glancing blow to vertabrae ,through rib stopping against hide .250 lb red deer.
Swift A-frame 280 gr ,through rib lungs rib exiting on 250 lb red deer. Similar recoil to others , all one shot kills.
Point here is that HOT loads are not necessary nor are heavy bullets .These three bullets are excellent premium bullets.Construction means a lot !!