Originally Posted by trumdal
So your point is that the extra 500fps extends the useable killing range by near 200 yards? Ok cool I can see that point. I had not looked at energy at range and compaired the same selections. I had blindly loked at fps and was a bit disappointed. Its not that I don't want to shoot a larger rifle. I was simply asking if there relly is a benefit worth the added cost. I'm actually trying to decide on my next rifle and would like to go larger but don't know where to point my dollars. Thanks for you responses.
When building a rifle/deciding on caliber, reverse engineer the project. Which is to say, start at the target.
What do you intend to shoot?
From how far do you intend to engage that target?
What type of bullet has the terminal ballistics to get the job done?
What cartridge can push the bullet to sufficient velocity to get the job done?
These questions will help you narrow the field of potential cartridges down.