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Old December 7, 2019, 12:16 PM   #32
Don Fischer
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Originally Posted by reynolds357 View Post
Energy numbers alone are indeed worthless, but Energy is an essential factor in stopping power.
Until recently, I followed Elmer Keith logic. (Which was cirrect at his time) Heavy bullet pushed extremely fast is the best way to quickly kill.
Bonded bullets and monolithic expanding bullets have changed the game. I now favor a relatively light bullet pushed at screaming velocity. Of course, the ultra long range still requires long high b.c. bullets.
Given a choice between a 243 w/something like a 90gr TTSX vrs a 30-06 with a 180gr cup and core and the game is Alaskan Brown Bear, which would you choose? How about both cartridges with exactly the same placement on the Brown Bear? I'll take the 30-06 and never look back!
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