Trying to vote on this one. Following the rule of thumb, wanting 800-900 ft. Lbs energy for deer. A 162 gr bullet drops to 800 ft. Lbs at 1500 fps. I have recently loaded 162 Hornady interlocks to 2800 fps using 2000 MR, Winchester brass, WLR primer. No excess pressure signs. Remington 700 varmint, 7 mm 08. 26" barrel through a CED M2 chronograph
. This gives the interlock 1488 fps and 796 Ft. Lb at 1000 yards. (4700 ft elevation). The higher BC of the Amax retains 1016 Ft. Lb with a velocity of 1681 fps at 1000 yards. And some try to say 7 mm 08 isn't enough for elk.