Originally Posted by Nimrodmar10
In that case, what bullet would you use beyond 1400 yards?
As I have said before. I limit my shots on big game to a combanation of minimum recomended
energy for a given animal or bullet design minimum velocity or both.
So if I wanted to kill Elk beyond 1500 yards I would use the 300 grain at a higher velocity than 3000
To get an impact energy of 1500 ft/lbs you would have to push the 300 grain bullets to 3300
ft/sec just to shoot 1600 yards. (Tough to get).
There is no doubt that less energy will kill an Elk but 1500 ft/lbs is my lower limit. (Note: this
is with a traditional shot placement) not a head or neck shot.
Pigs are a different thing. I will try and hit them at any distance Just to make them squeal.
For targets or gongs these velocities are not required and distance is what ever I can hit
with reasonable consistency.
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