Originally Posted by dewey edwards
Is there any difference?
Do the heavier rounds take the wind better at long distances?
Just getting into the LRS and need some help from the kind folks on ths web site.
Yes. It is most common to have a caliber, such as 6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm, and 338 as those heavy bullets offer the higher BCs, which is what you want for LRH and bucking the wind.
There are tons of videos available that show brown bears, moose, elk, deer, antelope, rams, all taken with a good old 7mm Remington Magnum with 168 and 180 Berger VLD bullets up to 1000 yards and just beyond. Therefore, it is arguable as to whether or not there is any need for a larger cal or heavier bullet.
But, it wouldn't be any fun if we all had a plain jane 7mm rem mag now would it?