Interested in general conversation especially real life experience of effects on game between various calibers of equal weight and relatively comparable speed. Example Energy at distance calculated with standard Hornady ballistic calculator Wind speed: 0 Altitude: 0 Humidity(%) 78 Pressure(hg) 29.53 I understand the core lokt is a much different bullet, I am simply looking for loads that keep weight much the same in general, and some of the calibers that have like speeds don't have identical bullet offerings. I understand I am handicapping the hell out of the 30-06, but I am doing it because a TON of people simply walk into ___mart/gas station and buy a green box of 150's and shoot a deer with it. So I think it is a bit applicable, even if not the norm on this particular forum. I understand the BC of the 178 eldx is much more in line with the other offerings, but it is also much heavier, and i'm trying to compare/discuss different bullet diameters at equal weights. As a 30-06 fan I couldn't help myself but put a respectable load. Hornady PH 30-06 178 grains @ 2750 fps 2989 ftlbs 0.535 2167 1533 So, these are all very common bullet weights for hunting with factory ammo in each cartridge, what do you think the main differences will be between them in the field? Do slimmer, higher BC bullets penetrate better through game like they do through ballistic vests/material? Does it matter only after 250-300 yards? Does it matter at all? *will work to add more loads of various bullet weights, as it is now PH is dominating except for .30 cal bullets and that’s not very fair considering the drastically different bullet designs. But... use your imagination that they are all accubonds, partitions, bergers, etc at a roughly comparable speed.