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  1. How many foot pounds needed to kill an elk?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I am wondering how many pounds are needed to humanely and cleanly put down an elk. I saw on hornady's website that a 180 Grain SST in 30-06 puts out around 1500 ft/lbs at around 500 yards. With relatively good bullet placement, will this down an elk? or should it be closer? thanks you.