Re: Barnes and Elk
I have used a 180 XBT at 2400 FPS to cleanly harvest a 1500+ pound bull moose. Dont worry about it. Just keep the bullet where it needs to be. If you make a 1 lung shot with a 300 WM it will run about as far as with a 308. Make sure its a double lung shot.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.