Your comparing a lemon to a Watermelon,Bullets slow down faster when they are going faster. Most of your speed drops off in the first 200-300 yards. Look at an energy graph and you'll see exactly what I mean. You can have a bazillion ft lbs at the muzzle, but it drops like a rock from there out. Energy is dependent on speed. Double the speed, get 4 times more energy. It works in reverse too, with drag absorbing energy from the bullet, and the faster the bullet goes, the more energy it loses per ft of travel.
A 22lr loses about 100 fps every 100 yards. A 22-250 loses almost 1,000 fps in the first 200 yards. Other calibers and bullets will vary, but you get the idea. At 300 yards, the bullet has lost a good part of it's steam and will slow down slower.
Like I said trying to compare a 22LR or 22-250 to a 7 mag 180 Berger at 300 yards is not even in the same league.I was simply making an example of energy and velocity. I did say speed, but meant energy. A good portion of energy is lost in the first several hundred yards. If a given bullet loses too much, it may not perform as desired beyond that range.
Yep! When I hand load them, I check every bullet; it is not a race for me. And on my hunt, I do a visual inspection of the bullet for any obstruction or anything that might affect its performance, and it only takes a few seconds while I load them to the magazine, but that’s just me.Do you check any of your equipment before you go hunting?
Do you just shoot factory ammo?