Originally Posted by Derek M.
Nothing mysterious about the 7mm bullets in my experience.
Perhaps Jack O'Connor is responsible for the myth that the .284 caliber is somehow vexed toward failure to kill, compared to .277 or .264 caliber bullets. We're talking .007 and .020 inch differences in diameter. I've read additional posts on this Forum where members swear against the .284 caliber, comparing them to dart guns. I haven't observed any lack of lethality with the .284 caliber cartridges, but it doesn't mean some combination of cartridge and bullet may have resulted in some poor experiences.
Now, they don't kill big bear with the authority of the .338 magnums. But the .284 bullets I've fired dispatched of deer, caribou, sheep, and black bear sized game just fine for me.