Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
in my opinion its not a big deal but all in all if your comfortable with your weapon of choice than i would use it generally a .308 would be favorable by most hunters but .450 i think might ruin some of your deer meat
again, as i said before. look up the ballistics of the .450 marlin, the .444 marlin, look at the ballistics of a 348GR powerbelt going 2000FPS. look at the energy a 12GA slug has with a much larger diameter projectile. people hunt all the time with those rounds, and even more than i stated. also, i dont like run of the mill. just because it works for him, doesnt mean i want it. if the companies all came together and made "super round" that would kill everything, ruin no meat, and anyone could shoot it, regardless of size... 2 things would happen; gun companies would go broke within a year or two, and hunting would be boring. thats why we try different things and hunt differently. aside from "getting off as much lead as i can", i dont really dissagree with anyones hunting styles or weapons choice.