Well, it was 50% waste in my case. My Dad found it the next day right away, but the half that was on the ground did not look good, so we cut down the spine (before CWD) left that half for the coyotes. That was with a .30-06 with a 165 Partition that bang flopped a buck similar to it the year before. The difference? This one has been chased through a swamp by a very inept hunter, ( he fell down several times, got up cursing each time) and when it popped out on the logging road I was on, I took it with the same shot on the first one, through the aorta and both lungs. The first buck didn't even know I was there until that Partition hit him.