I don't expect hot fps with the 154 and choose it knowing this. I was just trying to point out, which Bigsqueeze backed up is that velocity loss percentage remains the same wether using a 120 gr bullet or 160 gr bullet.
Thanks for the link. Good article though I would argue that the bolt is much slower especially when adreline come in to play. I love lever guns also but over the years have found that a well practiced bolt gun is quick on fwp shots.
............Yep! The lever is a faster action and should give you the same velocity performance in a shorter barrel as does the bolt.
300WSM,,,,338-378 Wby,,,,375 Ruger