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jjohnson_714 wrote:those are some great answers. here's my thoughts. on my .243, i want it to passthrough so it leaves a bigger blood trail. the reason is that i do not believe that the .243 has enough energy to "shock" the animal to death so i want as many places for it to bleed out and die as possible. kind of like an arrow. quite a few deer have died from that gun. although it has never taken more than one shot, they usually make it about 100 yards or so before they drop with a heart/lung shot. however with the exit wounds i get, blood tracking has yet to be a problem. (also i'm with you on the federal blue box. my m77 LOVES them)
with my .300 win mag i dont want complete penetration. because of the energy that gun has, the shock alone is enough to kill a deer. i want every last bit of ft/lbs to transfer over to the deer to aid in this. i've never had a deer walk a single step after shooting them. they just cringe really hard and fall over dead. therefor the kill isnt from massive blood loss like it is with the .243 but it is from shock.
so to cap up my thoughs that i've recieved with my scientific data
-small calibers i want passthrough to aide in the massive blood loss that will stop carrying the blood to the brain and cause it to die
-large calibers i want the bullet to expend all of its energy inside the animal causing shock and kill the animal instantly.
thanks for the insight guys
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