Penetration is paramount.

by rob @, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 14:43 (276 days ago) @ Jared

I agree. I don't buy the energy dump theory. Yeah, it dumped all of its energy because it didn't have enough to get through the other side. The only round I've had stop in an animal (except for the hog that took six hits from the 44 Magnum that I failed to recover) was a buck shot in Del Rio with a 4" 629 and 18.5 grains of 2400 behind a 240 XTP. It stopped under the skin of the of side. Excellent kill, but I would have preferred an exit wound. On the hog that I mentioned below that started to break the branch as the scale hit 450#, he had a huge hole in the off side, just behind the shoulder (shot into front shoulder and exited behind the opposite) and there was a tiny piece of jacket pedal stuck in the skin. I'm extremely impressed with the penetration of the 300 Interlock in the 45-70 and my load pushes them hard too.

I'm not sure what I'll find hunting with the AR in 223 but my goal will still be to see exit wounds. It may not happen on hogs but it should on deer...hopefully. But mainly, I want to see how it performs and get good with it in the field...experience breeds confidence:)

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