Originally Posted by bigngreen
The cartridge your using has zero to do with killing, all it does is propel a bullet the more important question is what bullet you want to use. Personally I use 120 or 130 gr bullets in our 25cals and 140's and 165's in our 270's for what I want to get done.
I'll probably be using 120's as the biggest in my 25-06...and not having a 270 at all...if I did Id use 130-140 from what Ive read.
Never having hunted with either caliber I was just trying to get a feeling from those that have what the apparent "killing power" seemed to be....hence I stipulated NOT anything as large as elk...as an example ( which was meant to intend no sable antelope or wildebeast...etc....Just mule deer and down in size.
Its been 30 years since I hunted larger animals with a rifle...( 30-06) when at about 200 yds I shot a large doe going away..slightly going up hill and hit her in the right rump,,,,bullet went thru and came out the left foreleg and almost took it completely off. I knew then that men didnt need the caliber of rifles they THOUGHT they needed on USA game!
Thanks for the input fellas....and Feenix is right....Ya gotta put 'em where it counts.