Everybody, please feel free to tell me what is either right and/or wrong about my thinking. Here goes. I'm thinking of taking my bolt action fifty cal to Pennsylvania for the opener of deer season (I checked with the PA game commission and bolt action fifties are legal). Hunting there would involve lots of long shots across open fields in the range of 400 to 700 yrds. However there is the occasional farm house and new yuppie house out in the country so I would have to be very concerned about my backstop. Therefore I was thinking about utilizing frangible ammo instead of any sort of solid bullet. I read on other sites that many people have shot game (Texas hogs and coyotes - these are the only example I've been able to find) with frangible fifty cal ammo; with outstanding results. I reason that fifty cal frangible ammo would not only have enormous stopping power but would be much less likely to cause any ricochett problems then any sort of solid bullet. Even possibly safer then say a 300 Win mag in a hunting round. Safer yet would be a 300 Win Mag in frangible, but this would probably not have enough knock-down power. I read on another site that someone checked fifty cal frangible ammo for ricocheetes and found that there were none. The bullets simply discintgrated (sp) when they hit anything solid. So any comments about the logic (or lack there-in) with this line of reasoning???? Thanks.