Re: No it\'s not a typo
Time to target
Imagine for a second you're out in the montains, chasing elk...
The perfect trophy of a lifetime presents himself almost defiantly at a goodly distance...
Rangefinder indicates 893 yards.
He's at 15 degrees in elevation down.
You could try and stalk closer, but today the wind is definitely not in your favor and he'll probably spook before you get another clear shot.
Assuming you have the skill to make the shot with an appropriate rig.
Do you want to be firing a bullet at a muzzle velocity greater than 3100 FPS and have it get there in just over one second woth enough energy after it arrives to break both shoulderblades?
or do you want to lob a bigger, heavier pill at a muzzle velocity right around 1000 FPS and have it take damn near 4 seconds for it to arrive, and MAYBE have enough energy left to kill your trophy cleany?
Will he still be standing there in 4 seconds?
Will a freak gust of wind two seconds after you let loose blow your shot off?
Even if it's quiter, the whispers aren't silent, unless used in a suppressed firearm. At subsonic speeds, do you think the wind might help carry that muzzle report to him and jump him before the bullet gets there?
The whispers are a brilliant design, made for a specific purpose, but IMHO long range hunting aint it!
Others will of course, disagree. That, in a nutshell, is the real beauty of being free!