Old Squid on a Blade
Join Date: Apr 2002
Sportbike: 2000 929
Years Riding: Longer than most of you have been alive. And I'm still slow.
How you found us: The voices in my head told me to come here
For what it's worth, I was confusing the MiniMag with the Stinger. There is a large difference between the 2. Were you talking about the Stinger? The MiniMag runs out around 1260fps from a 20" barrel and 1150 from a 5.25. That's about the same as a Remington HV. The Stinger runs out around 1650fps and 1550 respectively. The Stinger is clearly supersonic for a ways, but the Minimag and the HV are just flirting it with depending on temp and humidity out of the barrel. While I couldn't find the drop differences between the Stinger and the Minimag, the Minimag only drops 3.25" at 100 yards. A round running at 200fps slower only dropped an additional .1". 50 to 75 feet is point blank range with either round. I don't think you can see a difference. For paper punching, pick the round that is most consistant for you and your weapon.
On the other hand, I absolutely agree with you on using the Stinger if I want to kill something. I used to poach (with a local farmer's permission) a deer about every 8 to 10 weeks while in school to keep the "corn fed" meat supply up. I always used a .22. I always used a Stinger. I always put a round between the eyes. I never took more than one round. Average range was 50 to 75 yards. Never sell a Stinger short at close range. My only problem was that I was "deathly" allergic to deer dander. I'd kill it and make my roommates skin it. Then I could get back into the act.
There is nothing firm, nothing balanced, nothing durable in all the universe. Nothing remains in its original state, each day, each hour, each moment, there is change. Change is the essence of life. Embrace change as you do life. To fight change is to live in the past.