# How many ft lbs is needed to kill a deer?

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The most common figure thrown around when hunters discuss the energy required to ethically kill a whitetail is 1,000 ft. -lb. By this logic, at 1,000 ft. -lb.

## How much does it take 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.

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

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 much FPS do you need to kill a deer?

But if a lower draw-weight bow shoots the same 370-grain arrow at a lower speed, say 225 fps, it might be enough for whitetails, depending upon the conditions, but lacking on bigger game.

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## 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.

## 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 ft lbs of energy does it take to kill a bear?

Conventional wisdom is 1000 ft lbs for deer, or black bear, 1500 for elk, moose or large bear, but those numbers are not written in stone. What you want is enough penetration to get the job done, and different weapons, bullets accomplish this in diffeent ways.