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Old 07-30-2008, 09:02 AM
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http://www.hornady.com/ballistics/hits_calculator.php

This is a rather interesting site when you want to know what your bullet is able to do. If you know approximately what the speed of your bullet is on impact, and the weight and diameter, this will open a few eyes.

Then run a 500 grain conical in .504 diameter, at approxiamtely 1100 fps...
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:17 AM
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I've used this calculator too - they have some good info on their website. They have a nice ballistics calculator too - you just need to know the BC and muzzle velocity of what you're shooting. I have to guess on the MV because I don't own a chrono, but it's still useful.

The "hits" calculator is pretty cool - I think it's a pretty good estimation of game-getting ability - instead of just using foot-pounds of energy, or the "Knock - Out" formula (I think it's called) which is weighted too much towards heavy, slow projectiles.

WOW - I just did your 500 grain conical example - we talking Cape Buffalo and Grizzly bear territory here? Even the old .45-70 load - 405 grain bullet impacting at 1000fps or so is pretty impressive - no wonder so many buffalo fell to it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:28 AM
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What's scary is do a roundball... better be hunting jack rabbits with it. So I do not know or will not say, this is an accurate estimation of what a bullet can do, but it is interesting to run some numbers through.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:56 AM
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any animal on earth
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:23 PM
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I played with it a bit, I get about the same answers for a long barreled 54 PRB as I do for a 250 bullet 45cal and sabot from an inline up to about 70 yds. Lee
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:00 PM
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The load I use for elk 460/115 grains T7 is more than my 300 weatherby?
This very interesting, From what I have seen firsthand I believe it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:07 PM
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Redclub... what do you think you are getting for velocity with that much powder?
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:55 PM
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Seems to me that RC could just fire off about 5 of those rounds instead of drinking GoLytely.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:04 PM
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UC, it aint that bad. Dint affect affect affect affect me nun tall!
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:18 PM
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Dave I have a chrny somewhere haven't used it for 15 years tho

UC that load is just fine if an ol'timer like can shoot it 'well maybe thats why my shoulder is kinds shot

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