Originally Posted by rtsj
Say u have a frontal shot? Would u take it with the vld? What about the same scenario at 25 yds. That's my concern. Killed a lot of critters with the bergers just not elk.
I would be very careful taking a frontal shot on an elk with a vld bullet. It would have to be at a distance that I could positively put it through the windpipe into the chest cavity( not easy) or right under the chin into the spine, (preferable for me). Inside of 150 its the base of the ear if I get the shot.
I have only shot the 6.5 for 2 seasons after 40+ years with 30 cal. rifles so I am still learning quite a bit with each animal I dress out.
I am in the heavy for caliber camp, a 160gr bullet has an s.d. of .328. which equals a 215gr 30 cal bullet.
that's my 2 cents.