Re: The evolution of the hunting bullet
Any step no matter how small or big in the direction of advancing the tech, be it bullets, powder, primers, or case design ect, is aces in my book. Hell when I started shooting LR lazer rangefinders, wind meters had just hit the market and where way to expensive for the common guy, and you where developing drop cards (that ended up being a book) just for the different conditions, even then much of what we can precisely account for now, was still estimation then. even when a new product hits the market that is little more than an older idea tweeked a little, it's still a step in the right direction. Though there are some things coming out I personally do not agree with, they are inevitable.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.