Plinking or hunting? Neither, really: Just exploring which options are worth investigating and which are not.
My problem is that the only two animals I'm worried about, even if meeting them is unlikely, are either a brown bear, or a rutting male moose, and I want a woods load to match that possible threat.
I have a few options:
- Source and just use S&B factory loads (no thanks: they're just a good source of range ammo and brass).
- Load up hot rounds with the PVRI 240gr FNFMJs I have
- Buy PVRI's own healthy looking FNFMJ 240gr rounds
- Buy PRVI's less impressive, but still potent FNFMJ 300gr rounds
- Buy the minimum order of FNFMJ 300gr bullets (but likely more than I need as they'll never be my go-to plinking round) and develop a load, make up a few cartridges of it and occasionally shoot them for practice.
I don't know if the shopcan or will order, putting options 3-5 into question, but that is why I asked the question:
If the answer is "300gr just sounds cool, and has little real world value", I can happily drop options 4 and 5 from my list and stick to deciding between options 2 and 3.
However, it seems I still have a dilemma if, indeed, the 300gr bullets are potentially the best bet for the animals I'm concerned by.