Virtually every fox i have shot has had no exit wound, simply a tiny hole in and the insides almost liquified, except head shots where if taken front on removes the rear of the skull. A shooting friend of mine had a hornet and after using mine got rid and bought a T3 stainless lite .204. The proprieter of my local gunshop who has used .222 for years on fox has ordered himself one after trying the calibre. What you experienced was probably due to defective ammo, it couldn't be anything else really. I wouldn't use Hornady vmax, the best by far are nosler varmagedons 32 grn hollow points, absolutely devastating.
Just read that article and he is using Hornady ammo, say's it all for me. My home loads are actually faster than the Hornady factory stuff over a real world chrono. To get the best out of this calibre you need to reload, but then again the same is true of a lot of others. I used a .223 for quite a long time and the only problem i had with it was Hornady ammo, however i will never go back to .223 after using .204.
Edited by ianm, 05 January 2015 - 01:39 pm.