I shot again, happened to hit it. It chased its tail and fell over. I went up, one hole thru guts, one thru chest. I ASSUME first hit was guts, but dunno. This was with 20 grs of Hercules 2400, 4 3/4" barreled Ruger Blackhawk, in .45 L Colt, earmuffs in place, at about 20 yds for the first shot. I've shot hundreds of animals with a dozen handgun calibers, not monster revolvers or single shots, either. have you? has anyone you ever read ? The bullet was Hornady's early jhp, too thick, too tough a jacket, too small a hp cavity, and the rd nosed seater punch in my reloading die pressed the cavity into an even smaller diameter. Hornady's jackets are STILL noted for being too tough and too thick, tho, and how many .45 ccw loads are available at 1200 fps, eh? I also had a similar experience, 185 gr Hornady jhp for .45, with 15 grs of Hurcules Unique powder, same revolver, Same too small hp cavity, same lack of expansion, even at 1500 fps, on a feral dog, at about 10 yds. If a .45 doesn't expand, it doesn't amount to a hoot for self defense against MEN, guys. So the critter dies later, so what? If a man is shooting, clubbing, stabbing you 4x per second, what good is a load that "stops" him, 5 seconds later, eh?