# How many foot pounds of energy does it take to kill a mule deer?

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30-30–and also with a bow, the “muzzle energy” of its arrow running about 65 foot-pounds. In my experience, any . 25 to . 30 caliber cartridge using at least a 120 grain bullet will kill any deer out to any range where the bullet expands reliably.

## How much force does it take to kill a deer?

Note that you can effectively kill deer with a 40-pound draw-weight bow. As a rule of thumb, 40 pounds of kinetic energy efficiently kills whitetails, and 50 pounds or greater is required for larger game such as elk, moose or bear. When I bought my first Mathews bow, it had a 70-pound draw weight.

## How many ft lbs of energy does it take to kill a human?

Re: Energy to be considered lethal? Best rule for humans, 425 ft/lbs, 850 fps

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## How many foot pounds of energy is lethal?

A more powerful BB gun might shoot that same BB at 900 fps. That would be 13 ft/lbs of energy. This is definitely enough to kill someone, but they would most likely die slowly.

## Will a 350 Legend kill an elk?

350 Legend is powerful enough to kill an elk, depending fully upon exactly where the bullet is placed and the construction of that bullet.

RE: Smallest Caliber For Deer Hunting

. 223 is the smallest I would go. I personally have never shot a deer with one, but my buddy shot one for years.

## How fast does a bullet have to go to kill a deer?

25 to . 30 caliber cartridge using at least a 120 grain bullet will kill any deer out to any range where the bullet expands reliably. Most spitzer (pointed) bullets will expand down to about 2000 fps.

## What is the minimum foot pounds of energy to kill an elk?

A generality is that around 1200 ft. lbs. of energy on target is necessary for humane elk kills.

## How many ft lbs of energy does it take to penetrate a skull?

It only takes 180 to 240 ft lbs. of kenetic energy to penetrate the skull of a human or animal.

## How many foot pounds of energy does a 9mm have?

The 9mm ammo fires a . 353in (9mm) diameter, 115 grain (7.45 g) jacketed bullet at approximately 1150 fps (350 mps) giving muzzle energy of 338 ft lb (458 joules).

## What bullet energy is lethal?

As I said, shock can be deadly, but it is unpredictable. Kinetic energy, the ability to do work (or in this case damage), is the most common measure of killing power for rifle bullets.

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## How many foot pounds of energy does it take to kill a rabbit?

So what kind of FPE should you use for various game?

Game Minimum Acceptable caliber* Minimum Energy
Medium Birds .177+ 7 FPE
Large Birds .22+ 11 FPE
Squirrel Sized Game .22+ 9 FPE
Rabbit Sized Game .22+ 9 FPE

## How many foot pounds does it take to kill a coyote?

a guideline to use is 10 lbs of energy for every pound of critter, close ranges have more energy of course hence the 22lr killing a few coyotes at under 50 yards and not many at 200 yards, So check down range foot lbs of energy and you will see your rifles maximum killing range, this is just a guideline and not a hard …

## How much is a foot pound of energy?

It is the energy transferred upon applying a force of one pound-force (lbf) through a linear displacement of one foot. The corresponding SI unit is the joule.

Foot-pound (energy)

Foot-pound
SI units 1.355818 J
CGS units 13,558,180 erg