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Old September 27, 2012, 10:52 PM   #102
MLeake
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AB, a 180JHP .44 Magnum at the extreme high end of the velocity band wil have much more energy than a 255gr HC at 1300fps.

It will also come apart immediately upon impacting something tough, such as, say the cartilage around a boar's shoulder. Pushing the round to the point where it can't effectively penetrate is entirely possible if energy beomes the overriding concern.

That doesn't require hip boots or galoshes, just an understanding that there is no "either / or" answer to the OP's question, unless one answers "velocity" in the context of tailoring velocity with platform and bullet to optimize energy, accuracy, and penetration.

Velocity can be optimized for all three effects. Energy can't.
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