Sounds like you are on the right track.
I am interested in the performance of the BTHP at the longer distances if you should hit a shoulder or other lg bone mass. Post up your results when ya pop a few yodes with them.
I know I posted that I was shooting an A-Max, but that was a typo. Its actually the V-Max. Even though it expands rapidly, it still penatrates pretty well at distance. I believe Hornady improved on it's tolerences over the past decade or so. While there is no perfect bullet for all occassions, I'm pretty pleased with it's perfomance. At 87gr it's kinda messy at close range, but get out past a couple hundred yds and it does a fine job.
I appreciate your imput.