You are correct, people using these lower power rounds are not shooting long range, shorter range helps ensure accurate killing shots.All true. However, pick one one of those cartridges and you will have to pass on many shots and if you do make a mistake like humans tend to do, you have a wounded suffering animal on your hands. We have plenty of options today and are not starving. Maybe Wy guys shoot better, but from what I see on public land in Mt. I have to recommend a bazooka! LOL
I will be shooting my 300 RUM. My dad is going with me and only has a 270 so he will be shooting my 7mm. I know a .30 would be better, but I don’t have another .30. Just asking opinions on the 2 bullets. Thanks for those who replied.
I have used Hornady SST with really good success in my 264 WM. Which is only slightly smaller than 7mm. I have shot 7 elk with them. Most times put a golf ball sized channel all the way through the shoulder. At different ranges 200-400 yds. Now my latest with 300 RUM and 210 Berger hunting, put a slightly larger hole in shoulder and didn’t exit, but he dropped like a rock at 400. I really like the 210, I can put 1/2” or less groups on target at 100 and .98 at 300 (when I can do it) however a muzzle break or some kind of recoil reduction is good! There are a lot of good bullets to choose from “as has been said before”. Use the one that performs best in your rifles