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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #175 on: February 13, 2017, 09:13:43 AM »
A bullet that dosent expand still has kynetic energy. What happens when you shoot a milk jug with an fmj?

Depends on striking velocity

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #176 on: February 13, 2017, 09:14:32 AM »
You guys simply don't know what you are talking about.  You have probably been watching too much hunting on television wherein every elk that the hero touches with a bullet tips over and dies.  The dirty little secret that really isn't so secret is that what you get to see is actually put together from cuts from footage that leave out, as Paul Harvey used to say, The Rest of the Story.

A jacketed bullet that does not expand is not going to be any more lethal than would be shooting an elk with an arrow w/a field point on it.  Or as the Ballistic Engineer form Sierra I referenced in an earlier thread put it:  ... would be no more immediately lethal than stabbing them with a pencil.

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #177 on: February 13, 2017, 09:15:11 AM »
I am glad that I now know that animals hearts can still function with holes through them!!  I didn't realize we were dealing with this kind of super animal.. Guess I need to rethink my weapon of choice.

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #178 on: February 13, 2017, 09:16:42 AM »
You guys simply don't know what you are talking about.  You have probably been watching too much hunting on television wherein every elk that the hero touches with a bullet tips over and dies.  The dirty little secret that really isn't so secret is that what you get to see is actually put together from cuts from footage that leave out, as Paul Harvey used to say, The Rest of the Story.

A jacketed bullet that does not expand is not going to be any more lethal than would be shooting an elk with an arrow w/a field point on it.  Or as the Ballistic Engineer form Sierra I referenced in an earlier thread put it:  ... would be no more immediately lethal than stabbing them with a pencil.

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No you deal in ignorance.

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #179 on: February 13, 2017, 09:19:02 AM »
I am glad that I now know that animals hearts can still function with holes through them!!  I didn't realize we were dealing with this kind of super animal.. Guess I need to rethink my weapon of choice.

If you are one of the Volleyfire Brigade who advocate in favor of mag dumping at elk at ranges approaching a quarter mile w/an AR 15, or if you are sending hail Mary shots at two to three times that that distance w/a 308 then you very well might want to reconsider whether you want to continue down that road.   

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #180 on: February 13, 2017, 09:20:25 AM »
You guys simply don't know what you are talking about.  You have probably been watching too much hunting on television wherein every elk that the hero touches with a bullet tips over and dies.  The dirty little secret that really isn't so secret is that what you get to see is actually put together from cuts from footage that leave out, as Paul Harvey used to say, The Rest of the Story.

A jacketed bullet that does not expand is not going to be any more lethal than would be shooting an elk with an arrow w/a field point on it.  Or as the Ballistic Engineer form Sierra I referenced in an earlier thread put it:  ... would be no more immediately lethal than stabbing them with a pencil.

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #181 on: February 13, 2017, 09:22:50 AM »
Sounds like some need to spend less time on the internet and more time shooting large animals  :twocents:
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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #182 on: February 13, 2017, 09:23:20 AM »
You guys simply don't know what you are talking about.  You have probably been watching too much hunting on television wherein every elk that the hero touches with a bullet tips over and dies.  The dirty little secret that really isn't so secret is that what you get to see is actually put together from cuts from footage that leave out, as Paul Harvey used to say, The Rest of the Story.

A jacketed bullet that does not expand is not going to be any more lethal than would be shooting an elk with an arrow w/a field point on it.  Or as the Ballistic Engineer form Sierra I referenced in an earlier thread put it:  ... would be no more immediately lethal than stabbing them with a pencil.

I deal in fact


Do you believe the things you post or are you just trolling?

No you deal in ignorance.

It is you who deals in ignorance and the saddest part of it is you get all smug about it.

 HAHAHAHA You're a joke,   :tup:

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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #183 on: February 13, 2017, 09:28:07 AM »
Locked . This horse is beat to death.
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Re: 875 yard .308 Elk kill
« Reply #184 on: February 13, 2017, 11:19:14 AM »
Sounds like some need to spend less time on the internet and more time shooting large animals  :twocents:

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