I was going to get a recovered bullet from newsprint on the second test but have decided for a frontal shot on a racoon or wild dog/coyote instead. I almost had one a couple weeks ago but I would have been risking my humble hunting camp (Wally World special tent set up for five or so years now - I'm afraid to take it down! I just keep a cot and food in there). Prior to that I had a perfect shot, out fishin', but it was state property and I wouldn't shoot.
The whole scoop is this, IMO: The EFMJ is a good round, but not better than most HP. It expands by virtue of internal function (some say mechanical; I say fluid because of the silicone). It doesn't expand as large as some others I've seen but will do about .55". Its +P is only to get it into the 1100fps range. This is necessary due to the longer bullet and case capacity. A standard pressure 124gr HP will do this speed.
Some good news I found: I snapped a shot at a rabbit chewin' on our wild foodstuffs (raspberries bordering the property and you can't walk anyplace without stepping on wild strawberries). Indiana says I can protect this stuff on my land. Anyway, I don't know if I missed or if it went through and through the rabbit. The rabbit took off at any rate.
I found the EFMJ in a few inches of soil. It had shed most of its jacket and silicone, which is why I suspect I hit the rabbit. However, the small lead base had expanded like a hollowpoint
. It was eyeballed at about half and inch. Remember, this was soil, damp, in a septic tank saturation field. Performance in flesh may not be the same.
There are some questions about the .40 raised by police shootings, and I think
I put a link in my first report.