Originally Posted by howa3006
New here to the forum looking forward to reading the many great articles and hopefully learning some new techniques!
However I first have a question
What kills your chosen game, bullet weight or the bullet energy? Shot placement being equal.
Energy is a function of both weight and velocity.
Sectional density is a key component of penetration ability.
I look for High BC bullets with high SD in the upper range but rarely max weight range for a given caliber and try to drive it at the best velocity for accuracy.
I also stick to proven hunting bullets rather than experimental, hybrids, and absolutely will not use a target bullet on game.
If you are shooting a cannon like the ultra magnums 338's it doesn't matter a hell of a lot because at those velocities anything over 250gr is going to penetrate anything you shoot it at excepting things like cape buff and elephants where you may have to penetrate a foot or more of dense bone and heavy muscle before reaching the vitals and where of course anything other than a first shot kill can easily result in your death or the deaths of those accompanying you.