WHY A 240GR WOOLEIGH IN A 300WBY?
Killing potential, knock down power, sock power all have proponents and exponents. That is why I am going to attempt a 240gr bullet out of a 300WBY Mag. Creating and eclectic result that combines all of the above in a balanced killing potential. What do I mean? If the above three ideas or even valid at all it will depend on bullet construction if they are going to be married into an effective killer cartridge and load. You can not talk about K/energy or Momentum and compare or combine either of these and talk Killing Potential, Knock Down, or Sock Power without first using the same type of bullet construction “for the fast little bullet”, “the big slow bullet”, or “the medium moderate moving bullet” but that creates a problem because this is not possible due to bullet weight, frontal mass ect. Nor is this a debate that actually can be won. So what am I doing?
I am going to try a theory of mine that develops a balance between K/energy, Momentum and Bullet Construction and caliber. Why? To try and accomplish as close as possible an effective killing potential that has “good K/energy” like Fast Little Bullets do and “Momentum” like Big Slow moving bullets do, using a medium weight bullet and a cartridge that has the velocity to accomplish the task. Let me begin by stating the premise of my idea. My Hypotheses: “K/energy tears things up while the Momentum of the bullet takes the K/energy deep as possible trying to exit the target delivering continued destructive energy while the momentum of the bullet punches a hole for air to be sucked in and blood to flow out while all the time sending a shock wave through out the vital area of the target doing collateral vessel and skeletal damage.” To shorten this statement I would say, “I really believe that energy tears up things and momentum takes the energy to the deep places and hopefully all the way through.”
Now if I am any where in the arena of reality, truth, cause and effect, with this idea of mine which is not perfect in exactness or all the variables that are impossible to cover at the moment, then this 240gr load I am developing just might be close to accomplishing my idea of a well balanced killing potential. In driving a 240gr bullet at 2750 out of my 300Wby mag I think all of the above can be met. Sufficient energy “due to velocity”, sufficient “Momentum due to bullet weight”, sufficient “Shock Wave Effect due to bullet construction (opening and holding together)”, deep devastating tissue destruction due to “bullet weight, velocity and construction”. Well I hope my test of accuracy, and penetration bear out my Hypotheses. JUST FOR FUN.