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Right on! I agree that the most crucial variable is shot placement. I think the reason game laws prohibit smaller calibers for larger game is that not everyone hunts with precision. We are a group of elite individuals that strive for excellent shot placement, and now we video our shots and critique ourselves to try and be even better. Its like instant replay on football. We really want to know if we are doing our best. I look at my shots and say darn, I should have been 2mm higher on that one. Its not that the animal didn’t die quickly, but it could have been placed more precisely. Hopefully we are not just slinging lead. BUT, we are few. I know plenty of rogue hunters here where I live that just shoot into the crowd.