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Best long range elk load for a 300 RUM?

 
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:23 PM
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An exit wound in the off side of a Bull Elk made by a 180 grain bullet fired from a 300 Winn.impact velocity approximately 2600 FPS for 2700 FPE




This exit wound is in the same rib cage of the same Bull Elk,but was made by a 440 grain Flat Point Hard Cast fired from a 500 JRH with a muzzle velocity of 950 FPS for only 888FPE




It is quite aparent that the largest wound (and it was this way start to finish) was made by the least amount of energy..The smaller wound had slightly over 3 times more energy...FPE does not properly predict the outcome,IMHO it is a moot point..As long as your projectile acts as it is designed to do and penetyrates and destroys vital tissue death will occur in short order reguardless of the FPE..Many times a heavier bullet does this better than a lighter bullet of the same caliber even tho the lighter faster bullet has more energy....
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I took this Buffalo (scored 70 1/4 SCI points) with one shot and the bullet Exited the animal. I used a 500 Linebaugh revolver with a 525 grain Hard Cast Flat Point with a muzzle velocity of 1100 FPS for 1176 FPE




There was blood pumping out of the entrance and exit holes...Very impressive performance even tho the FPE was rather low.....
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I will find out here in about a week if the 200 AB from the 300 RUM is a good long range elk load. I can tell you that is is an AWESOME long range moose load.
They work great on moose and elk!
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I would not put much wieght in energy figures,they are meaningless bullet weight is a nice advantage tho.............
Not just meaningless but absolutely meaningless.

They are just figures that is all.
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You need energy to get the results you need yet mathematical energy in and of itself is useless unless a bullet either expands or gets lucky enough to hit a bone and produce bone fragment projectiles to cause decent wound paths and bleeding. Without a supporting cast raw energy isnt the best factor however energy that is harnessed properly is invaluable.
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I'll be using the 240 SMK this year. I like the 200 AB very much as well, but the big 240 penetrates farther, makes a bigger hole, drifts less in the wind and is more accurate in my rifle. It's just hard to say no to that.
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so it penetrates farther, drifts less in the wind, makes a larger wound channel, and is more accurate. yeah, yeah, but other than those few particulars,why would one use it?
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