- Mar 23, 2017
- Reaction score
- East Cape, South Africa
480gr bullet at 2100fps gives you 4700ft/lbs energy vs
500gr bullet at 2000fps 4442ft/lbs of energy
Believe me hippo aint not goin to know the difference between 480gr bullet and the 500gr bullet. Neither is the PH unless he weighs your ammo.
I would go for Woodleigh bullets shorter than Swift and they do both soft and solid in 480gr easy as that.
Are these factory loads or your reloads?
What powder are you using?
Is the fps and ft/lbs data you list from factory load data information or actual chronograph results and ballistic calculator? And at what distance is 4700 ft/lbs: ie. muzzle, 25, 50, 100 yds?