That's fine but according to my ballistics calculator your 25-06 AI would have around 129x ft/lbs @ 500 yds. The 308 win would have 158X ft/lbs. If I was trying to kill steel I'd use the 25-06 AI. For elk I'd use the 308 win. Just my preference.
Every caliber I own which is over 40 of them all shoot over 4000fps, from 223AI through 338 EDGE which will send a 160gr TTSX 4200FPS. 20 of those calibers hit 4500fps plus and I have at least 9 of them that will hit the 5000FPS Threshold. Speaking of 270s my 270 will send a
Words of wisdom right there. For the record I have no problem with Hammers, I just haven't used them. I've emailed Steve a few times and he's always been quick to respond and very knowledgeable. The customer service there seems top shelf to me. It's just not my what I choose to use.IMO, there is no “right” answer on this one. The job at hand/criteria
and equipment, for each shooter/hunter will generally define the optimum load. In my case which includes LRH, maximum velocity will often take a back seat to other factors/variables without being a detriment to overall success.
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You are correct; it is not for everybody. My .270 AI was built to propel the 165/175 Matrix primarily. At my range altitude, at 1KY, 1973 FPS, and 1513 FT-LBS, not too shabby for half the velocity of 90 Sierra HP.Speaking of 270s my 270 will send a 90gr Sierra HP 4000fps plus all day long with little if any signs of pressure. It's not for everyone but it sure works for me.
Your Ballistic Calculator won't work with Hammers and that's what holds you back, no offense intendedThat's fine but according to my ballistics calculator your 25-06 AI would have around 129x ft/lbs @ 500 yds. The 308 win would have 158X ft/lbs. If I was trying to kill steel I'd use the 25-06 AI. For elk I'd use the 308 win. Just my preference.
A Rule to remember and,..Past 500 yards: velocity is a depreciating asset and BC is like diamonds, they last forever.