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Re: 3500 fps

I don't know what form the barnes takes when the petals come off, but if it becomes a square front and not a round front, then it is basically a dangerous game bullet that causes severe damage. Tumbling would be a bad thing, it would tumble if it doesn't have enough spin. It's very tough to over spin a solid. The wound channel on a square front bullet is better than any double caliber round mushroom.

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    I wouldn't wouldn't shoot a Mature bull elk with a 130 grain bullet. I seen 3 220 grain bullets go into a very large bull and it ran 400 yards. After skinning and boning out we noticed one bullet went straight through the heart, one broke the back and one punched through the shoulder. The bigger the better.
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    I agree, as a rule bigger is better. Tough to go wrong by going heavier, as far as making an animal dead. There has been countless bull elk taken, cleanly, over the years with a .243 shooting a partition. Comes down to shot placement, distance to the target, and bullet structure.


    Did I mention shot placement?

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