300 ft lbs. for clean ethical kills.
So that means no 22lr at all
a 22mag has about 300 at the muzzel.
however we all know a 22mag can kill out to about 100 yards but as many will point out your going to have runners. Not exactly ideal.
A whitetail deer they say its 700 ft lbs.
Cottontail rabbit is rediculous its like 6ft lbs if I remember correctly.
Bullet design and terminal performance is obviously important. You could have alot of power but if the bullet splashes on the surface its no bueno.
Edited by TripleDeuce660 (03/05/10 05:08 PM)
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