Re: hunting verus target VLDs
I have also found the POI and group size to be the same.between the target and hunting 140 VLD's with my 6.5x284's The 142 JLK's also have the same POI out to 1000 yards, but give consistently smaller groups (.2-.3 vs.25-.5 MOA) in my Cooper, but same group size of .25-.5MOA in my Savage. ES is comparable for all of them. I don't see much of a difference on killing effect with deer sized game between them. With deer and antelope from 50-1000 yards, complete penetration on broadside shots with good wound channels. On angled shots, same damage but never found anything more than partial jacket material with any of them.
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