Re: 6.5 ss final design
I'd much rather be shot up close by a 17hmr than a shotgun slug. Size matters! bigger holes, more blood loss, more shock, more nerve damage, more pain, longer recovery time, MORE DAMAGE. MASS does help. You're standing in front of a Griz 15 ft away, you have a 12 gauge with 3 1/2" slugs, 5 of them, your buddy has his trusty 17hmr and 5 big 20 grain bullets, who gets eaten?
save your buddies life, you can tell him nice shot when the bear falls. or run quickly after the 5th!