Re: Long Range Dangerous Game?
Let's consider a hypothetical situation. A long-range hunter who's verrry picky about the shot he will take. Everything must be right...
If he were able, shooting prone, from a bipod, with a rear bean bag, to put 3 shots in a 6" circle at 1200 yards, and 5 shots into 3" at 600 yards, each of those shots having a muzzle energy of around 12000 foot pounds and a BC of around 1.0 - don't you think that individual has at least as good a chance, if not better, than the average grizzly hunter with a lightweight .338 to kill a bear cleanly?
He's not being charged at 50 yards - he's calmly watching his target from, oh, let's say 600-800 yards, and only shoots when everything's right...
Of course, we're just speaking hypothetically here! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
STL. Principal Consultant and Managing Partner - Association of Bifurcated Tangential Ballistic Apologists, LLP.