~ 2003 I loaded up a couple thousand rounds of 13 gr Blue Dot and 60 gr tactical and police Hornady soft point bullets for my .223.
The surplus bullets cost me ~ 3 cents each.
I went ground squirrel hunting 500 miles from home.
I had no data and I had never shot a rifle round with Blue Dot.
I got ~ 2500 fps.
It was way better than the 17HMR I took with me, and cheaper.
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?