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    Not intended as a pi**ing contest

    Just wondered how far your favourite deer load is legal to? Having been developing a load in my 7mm WSM recently, I have just run the numbers through a Hornady ballistics program, the present load of 69 grains Ramshot Magnum under 162grain bullet has given a figure of 1700 ft lbs of remaining energy at 500yds, just legal in some parts of the UK, As in the title................. not intended as a p*****g contest, just genuine interest.Steve.
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    I have always been under the impression that the miniimum energy requirement was observed at the muzzle and not on target .
    Anyway energy transferred is a mathematical function of speed on arrival minus speed on departure through quarry species and bullet weight .
    This varies according to bullet construction and target mass , a complicated state of affairs .
    In the words of the late Robert Ruark `use enough gun.`

    HWH.

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    Stag, you are correct in your statement that the measurement is taken at the muzzle, just trying to get a feel for the degradation of the energy side of things. Steve.
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    ...that'll be about 50yards with my 6.5x55 with 20inch barrel and low recoil home-loads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotspine View Post
    ...that'll be about 50yards with my 6.5x55 with 20inch barrel and low recoil home-loads!


    +1

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    Replying in sense of fairplay and I do not use this calibre for deer, unless I was in immediate danger !

    825yds - 1705 ft lbs 250g bullet

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    Come on!, spit it out, what was it?
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    338 Lap Mag

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    Thought as much!............ Turbine tw****r!
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    He he he





    every time I squeeze the trigger

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