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Location: Idaho
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800# cow!

Never mind you're not supposed to hunt after dark - but you're also not supposed to shoot straight down a lane in the road, either.

I'm becoming a stronger and stronger believer in good ammo, regardless of the expense - but not that extreme.

Glad you're okay.

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Location: Nova Scotia
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800# cow!

It just goes to show you what a high weight for caliber bullet going at high speeds will do to a large elk. One shot... one kill! Thumbs up

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Location: Idaho
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800# cow!

Yeah, I think at those weights and speeds you better do all you can to stay in the lane. Too far off the road in a situation like that and the ins adjuster might start asking tough questions.

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800# cow!

We have always had that debate...is it better to have a light ammo traveling fast or is it better to have heavy ammo traveling slow. I think the question has been answered.

Not to mention, but I bet this type of ammo won't deflect off an unseen limb very easily.

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800# cow!

The `unseen limb' only becomes an issue if you are taking the particular ammo off-road, which may necessitate re-thinking velocity and going slower still, in theory.