Hope I can get some helpful insight here. I bought a .41 Magnum Redhawk and mounted a 2x scope on it this year. I have been working up cast bullet loads for the gun over the last few months and have decided on the Cast Performance 250 WFN LBT. My loads on the chrono are averaging 1300fps. This gun is a tack driver with this load.
Here is my question. How does a person figure out the limitations of a round. I can hit a pie plate at over 150 yards 9 out of 10 times, but there's not alot of energy or velocity left at that distance. If you can reliably hit farther than the round is capable of humanely killing an animal, how do you decide the max distance to shoot. The muzzle energy is 938, but drops to 650 at 100 yards and 1087fps. What would the minimum energy an/or velocity be to shoot a moose, or deer, or bou? I need to have this distances decided before the hunt so I know how close I HAVE to be before I can ethically shoot. John