OK... The Monkey in the room... SOO, It has been awhile since I hunted with a rifle... My last long range animal was a Coues Deer in Mexico (400 yards, scored 117). ANYWAY, my bullet at the time was a 175 Berger. At the time it was a little heavy but I was able to get it to fly really well for me... SO five years later I am seeing that 200+ grain bullets are the norm or at least there seem to be alot of people using them. I get it, all about the B.C. BUT DANG my 175 grain bullet tore my Coues deer INSIDE OUT...
Those big bullets damage a ton of meat. I know this is kind of no win and ethical but how many of you think about meat damage when building a load? I have a antelope hunt this year and I am thinking about going to 168's???
I know this might turn into a peeing match but do people think about it??