I asked about acceptable elk cartidge / bullet combinations and have been overwhelmed by the knowledgeable responses.
Some opinions vary - and I think that is a good thing - it allows me to "see" both sides of each point that is made.
I will reply to that other post in just a second - I am having problems sorting through it all.
I do not know where you guys get all of this information - but your heads must be about to burst trying to hold it all in.
Shooting, for some of you, must be your central obsession!
Let me take this a step further - for elk sized game - what are the current opinions about an all copper bullet, such as the Barnes X, on elk?
We can leave that other set of debates behind - and let's just assume a 165 grain, 30 caliber bullet leaving the muzzle at 2800 FPS - I guess that is a fairly standard 30.06 offering?
Is the all copper bullet a good bullet for inflicting the type of massive damage that is required for an ethical and effective elk kill? (there, I did it without using terms like killing power, knock down power, etc!)
I keep reading about the ability of a bullet to make it through bone, etc... and the all copper bullet is supposed to be excellent at staying together and not shedding a lot of weight as it passes through the animal... and from what I read, they mushroon very well.
I have shot several deer with them - with most of them DRT's - and have been pleased but have never been able to recover the bullet.
Thoughts and opinons?
Thanks guys -