Indeed, that’s usually solid and valid advice. Without extensive testing I wouldn’t think of sending one into a game animal.When hunting big game such as elk I would recommend use a pure hunting bullet. I don’t know your situation but I would hate to waste an opportunity like a bull elk on a bullet that doesn’t work. I know I would use a Nosler Partition out to 400 yards. That’s my max kill range I put on an elk. I prefer hunting not sniping. Even 400 is a long shot.