I am not even sure where this should be as far as the forum. I hope I can ask my question where it makes sense. Also, Florida Boy's thread in the 1894 Marlin forum was going in this direction, but I did not want to high jack that thread. I will be interested to see where that one goes. Now let me try to ask my question. Is there a margin of safety in hunting with a low energy round vs a high energy round in an area that has houses around your hunting area? Being an eastern pine forest and overgrown old terraced cotton field terrain hunter, I am concerned about where my bullet goes when it ricochets off the ground and goes zingging out through the pine tops. I have had this happen. There have been instances where we hear about this stray bullet from a gun range or a hunter a long way away, hitting a home or God forbid a person a long way off. I will stop there for now.