He only went 40 yards! Thats pretty good ammo in my book. The trophy bonded bullets give good penetration. Excellent for big deer and elk. I like the performance I got from Hornady sst. Most quality ammo will have nearly identical terminal capability. Use what shoots most accurately in your gun. Bullet placement counts for more than bullet construction. The worst I have helped with was when my buddy shot a deer that was walking. The bullet hit the back leg, breaking the bone. We tracked that deer 400 yards before recovering it.
You can't fix stupid....however ignorance can be cured through education!