Jon Bergren wrote:What's the velocity of the 2's and BB's. With this info I can give you the distance that they will penetrate to kill. Ned S
ned is far too one-dimensional in his advice.
Those "penetrate to kill" figures tell nothing about the effectiveness of a particular load. It only deals with the maximum distance at which an individual pellet of X size, traveling at Y velocity will penetrate ballistic gelatin Z inches.
In almost every case, the effective pattern of a load will fail long before the penetrating energy of the individual pellets dissipates to below acceptable minimums. In other words, those "penetrate to kill" yardages are the last
thing to worry about.
If PTK ranges were the only thing that is important in deciding on a load, we'd all be shooting T shot at 2200fps.