The cartridge was initially commercially loaded to drive a 130 grain (8.4 gram) bullet at approximately 3,140 ft/s (960 m/s), later reduced to 3,060 ft/s (930 m/s), demonstrating a high performance at the time of its introduction while being marketed as a suitable cartridge for big game shooting in the 300 to 500 yard range. Two additional bullet weights were soon introduced: a 100 grain (6.5 gram) hollow-point bullet for varmint shooting, and a 150 grain (9.7 gram) bullet, offering a higher sectional density, which made it suitable for achieving better penetration for large sized deer, such as wapiti, and moose. However, the 130 grain bullet remains the most popular option.
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