Don't forget that the extra velocity down the pipe also results in shorter life span for the barrel.
I may be oversimplifying but for hunters trading mass for velocity seems like a bad trade to me. Mass matters on the wind and on impact on the deer. For target shooters trading mass for velocity is a good trade because it reduces recoil and flinching and there's only paper to punch not bone and muscle.
When it's all said and done it's hard for hunters to beat a 308.
P.S. IMO UncleNick has probably forgotten more than most of us will ever learn about bullets and shooting.
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Last edited by Eppie; March 31, 2013 at 03:10 PM.