Re: Long Range Elk Rifle
I believe an arrow kills in a completely different fashion than does a bullet, right? An energy comparison between the two is not a good comparison. A comparison between the two is not a good comparison at all, I don't think. Just completely different animals.
It's not just energy. The 338 cal. expanding bullet will typically do more damage going through a big elk than will a smaller caliber bullet. If the point is to put them down fast, and you can accurately shoot the rifle, then go big. If not, shoot what you can shoot accurately--that's more important than shooting big. Edit: or shoot with a brake--alot of folks on the forum do so with excellent results.
Bullet placement is always important no matter what type of bullet it is, how much it weighs, what it's designed to do, the caliber or what it's made of. There are bullets with excellent records that are designed to blow up inside after penetrating a bit (Bergers) and those that are designed to hold together and exit.
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Last edited by jmden; 02-16-2009 at 03:42 PM.