Re: How much Energy is needed to take an Elk?
You'll have plenty of energy, it's velocity that your going to need to watch. At 500yrds with 6000ft elevation I have it at 1900fps ish with 1700ft-lbs of energy, if you deliver it, this more than enough to put the smack down on an elk!
I kill them regularly with around a 1000ft-lbs of energy just fine, I don't smack them down but they take a few steps then run out of go juice and fall over. Bullet placement is far more critical so I would hunt with what your good with and know!
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