Meat Damage/Destruction

Discussion in 'How To Hunt Big Game' started by 375rifleman, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. 375rifleman

    375rifleman Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I was wondering if what I heard is correct or not, that a larger heavy projectile moving slower like say a 50 caliber (.510) 750gr Hornady Amax at 1900fps does less meat damage/destruction than a smaller lighter projectile moving faster like say a 22 caliber 58gr Federal Trophy Bonded at 3800fps ? Thanks in advance for any thoughts, opinions, or answers.

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    375rifleman
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    High velocity bullets produce more shock that destroys tissue. It turns to a jell type consistency

    Lower velocity bullets normally produce less shock But much more energy. also heavy bullets normally have much heavier jackets that don't fragment as easy.

    I have shot deer with my 416 and you can eat the flesh around the bullet hole much like that of an arrow wound.

    I never killed anything with my 50 BMG so I could not comment on it's performance on game.

    J E CUSTOM