: : : ;D 8)SoftPoint said:Have you folks seen a noticeable difference between the two calibers in lethality? be specific please.
IMO there isn't a lethality between the two. But I would say out to 50 yards on dangerous animals I would go with the 35R for it's energy that a .358" 200 gr. RN. bullet can generate over a .308" 170 gr.FN. bullet can. From 50 to 125 yards on medium size game. I will go the 30 30 for it flatter trajectory and the energy starts to favor the 30 30 but both are basically equal. Pass 125 yards out to 215 yards the 30 30 because it would have the energy and flatter trajectory over the 35R. Now that I said that and being a NYS hunter all the game that I shot or seen in the woods were about 40 yards give or take 30 yards. I feel a lot safer with a 35R though.SoftPoint said:Have you folks seen a noticeable difference between the two calibers in lethality? be specific please.
CalvinMD said:After a very thorough survey of 100 actual deer ,..when asked post mortum, what they were shot with and how dead did it make them....the results stand as such the 35 edged the 30-30 just slightly 52 to 48 in that it made deer noticeably deader-er than the other gun....most were no-comment...so we really had to look hard for participants to complete this fine piece of work ;D ;D
woodrat said:exactly 0.05" deader... ;D