Who of you will buy a box or two of high end shells to hunt with this season?
Game has been taken with Core lokt and similar bullets for decades. The prices are reasonable and you can afford to buy a bunch of boxes for pre-hunt zeroing in and range practice, and still have a box or two for hunting.
But if you buy the high end shells you will have to go through a few boxes to sight in and practice with that particular round since it may have unique ballistics. And that just prepares you for the hunt. You could easily be into it for over a $100, without taking a shot at an animal.
I'm not talking to the guys who have lots of money. For you spending it on all the high end stuff is BAU. But for the guy who pulls a hunt together on a budget, is it worth it to buy the expensive stuff and practice with it before you hunt with it? I don't know. I've been considering "biting the bullet" and spending the extra bucks... but then....