I shot 2 deer this year and performance with the 90 HPBT was okay. At about 2850 neither exited but both at 40 yards into dense muscle on one shot, it was devastating. ON the other , about 125 yard thru the ribs, it broke ribs on both sides and completely severed the top of the heart so yeah the 25 is till prettty robust. Good luck and and thanks for the tips!!