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    Fast Or Slow

    In your opinion which is better. A fast moving light bullet or a slower moving heavy bullet. I am thinking for white tail deer.

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    I'd go with a fast moving heavy bullet.

    Actually, fast/small heavy/slow is relative to caliber. If you use a 338 Win Magnum, I'd go light. If you use a 22-250, I'd go heavy.
    Last edited by James NM; 04-12-2008 at 09:49 PM.

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    I was thinking .44 mag

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    For whitetails, either will do in a suitable caliber. In much larger animals, successful loads tend toward the heavy-slow category for penetration with the really successful ones generally being heavy-fast-and-painful.

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    On whitetail deer, I've found that the 210-240 grain JHPs rarely expand, and usually exit the other side of the animal. Anything heavier will also exit, as will all hard-cast lead slugs. I prefer the 180 grain JHPs, as they will usually expand and seem to put the animal down quicker, making for less chasing/tracking. They also shoot flatter for long-range shots, if you have the skill to take advantage of this attribute.

    I understand that most folks prefer two holes to bleed-out the animal quicker (entry and exit), but even the 180s will exit on a side shot if they don't hit a big bone, unless the deer is huge.

    In most any case, if you use a full-power .44 magnum load, and hit the deer solidly in the vitals within 50-75 yards, he's gonna end up in the freezer; it's really just a question of how far he might run before he realizes he's dead and starts cooperating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Niner View Post
    it's really just a question of how far he might run before he realizes he's dead and starts cooperating.
    LMAO!


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