europachris wrote:coal burner wrote:back in the late 80's a few guys were experimenting with 22 - 240 mag trying to develop for market problems was at the time none of the 22 cal bullets would stay together long enought they would vaporized in mid flight fps where up to 5100 before the bullet would vaporized
I can't imagine barrel life would have been very good at those velocities, either. That's a lot of powder to blast down an awfully small hole.
I have a copy of "The Book of the 22: The All-American Caliber " by Sam Fadala. It's a great read on the history of the .22, both centerfire and rimfire cartridges. I thought the .22 PPC was an interesting cartridge - good muzzle velocity and supreme accuracy. For a "super" .22 caliber, the .226 Barnes QT is almost freakish, shooting a 125 grain bullet that looked like an Oscar Mayer weiner out of a barrel with 5-1/2 twist (QT = Quick Twist).
Overall, the author makes a great case for small calibers taking down big game provided the loads contain the proper bullet, i.e. one designed to penetrate and expand rather than fragment like a varmint bullet.
Yea good solid base bullet and placement with small Cal's are a must for taking big game lots are taking each year with
small Cal's. barrel life would be short but tech is here to make a long lasting barrel Problem is they have not develop bullets yet to stay together at those speeds one day soon you will see it.