"No Man's Land" pushed me to give up bow hunting and take up the short guns. I wanted the challenge of getting close to the animal, but not having them "jump the string", or seeing me draw the bow. As far as the "Texas Heart Shot", I live in the Lone Star State and have never taken one. I would only consider it with a hard cast or solid bullet, because you are trying to reach their heart through their rear end. I ain't cleaning it! Where I hunt, pigs/feral hogs are more like R.O.U.S.'s. There is no respect for them as a game animal like a whitetail. I like the XTP's, and have never had an issue with them, but I know their limitations and aim accordingly. Get back out there and try it again! Good luck!