Originally Posted by RockyMtnMT
For those reasons I run my drop charts to 1800fps. I want to be conservative in my calculations. For the sake of the pray. This is for big game, of course. My choices for bullets have concentrated around dedicated hunting bullets. The highest bc dedicated hunting bullets I can find. I shoot them into water jugs at varying ranges. To catch the bullet and make a personal determination as to its ability to expand and retain weight. This keeps my mind at ease.
This is just what I do, and by no means am I saying that anyone else's method, or choice of bullet is wrong.
I to use dedicated hunting bullets when hunting big game. ( on varmints it doesent matter
a hole lot).
Also I use shot placement to enhance a bullets performance.
For example=If using a ballistic tip out to 400 yrds I will shoot in the area just behind the
sholder because the impact velocity is high and expansion will be plenty. From 4 or 500
yrds to the low impact velocity recomended by the maker I will try to just clip the back of
the sholder on impact or the offside sholder to stop the bullet.
Below the 1800ft/sec velocity range calls for a high sholder shot to guarantee bullet
I think if you look at most of the 1500+yrd shots made buy the members they will be high
sholder shots no matter what bullet is used.
There is no magic bullet but if you know the performance limits of the bullet you want to
use like Steve does you can have more success shot to shot.
If one goes hunting armed with all of this knowledge he can decide whether or not to take
an other wise iffy shot with confidence.
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