Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger
Every year I kill more and more stuff with Spitz bt solids . They work great and don't usually ruin much meat. .
Take the 308 or 06 for instance. Shoot many smaller animals with expanding bullets and its gonna make a big mess. Use an fmjbt and it pokes a hole thru things let's the air out without destroying lots of things. . But hey. I'm not gonna argue about it. . I've killed black bear with 1 223, 55 gr fmjbt. 1 shot 1 dead bear. When you can't get anymore ammo you need to make every shot count. If your gun is feeding several people its important not to waste anything. Including an animals brains. Brain tanning hides is very effective. Neck shots work well for that.
In a shtf scenario many people will try to survive by plundering . Something to keep in mind for the use of your rifle.
The FMJ idea is understandable, but when you are putting meat on the table, why take the chance of wounding and losing the animal? I don't want to argue either, it's your choice as a do all cartridge.
I wouldn't really say this is a SHTF situation. More like living like mountain men did. You only have one rifle, plenty of supplies available, just you have to take varying sized game with one selected rifle and cartridge. Most of the mountain men only had one rifle or musket in some cases and had to fend with what they had from killing fox and beaver to taking down elk and grizzly. If they could do it with black powder muzzle loaders, I'm sure we could all do it with our preferred high powered rifles.