The bullet is absolutely true. ...I would say the bullet probably ended up traveling through about 10 inches of punky wood hit the core and then traveled back about 10 inches through punky wood lofted high in the air toward me I saw it and managed to catch the hard little piece of deformed lead.
I don't see why it should not be true. However, the thing is that you have given an explanation that seems in line with what we know about ballistics, bullets hitting hard objects and the human ability to catch things.
I think you have shown that what appear to be "miracles" etc., all have logical causes, and only those who fail to think chant out the explanation, "My god did it." and in doing so, expose their own ignorance.