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Ron Spomer

The Myth of Minimum Impact Energy


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Somewhere along the way a consensus grew around two numbers: 1,500 ft.-lbs. and 1,000 ft.-lbs. The latter is widely held to be the minimal energy needed to cleanly kill a whitetail. The former is said to be barely adequate for humane kills on an elk. The reality is that the .22 long rifle rimfire, which […]

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