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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: winchester70] #15229763 09/16/20
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Originally Posted by winchester70
Nope. I like 308 Winchester........... for big game, not squirrel.



I have hunted squirrels with a .308 Win.! Cast bullets, light loads.....head shoot them. Even “barked” a few, just to see if it would actually work....it does! memtb


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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15229786 09/16/20
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Have shot a pile of prairie dogs with the .375 H&H....


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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: TheKid] #15229828 09/16/20
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Originally Posted by TheKid


After changing my ways and seeing how well 223 kills with good bullets I probably ain’t going back to the boomers.


Forgot to mention shot placement in my previous reply.

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222 Remington and 50 gr. Nosler Ballistic tips will do just fine if one is able to do a CNS and the critter is DRT.

However, the nature of the terrain also plays a big part in my go to choices of 6.5 mm and up for the majority of my meat making.

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The locations I hunt, typically if the animal is not DRT and one cannot find a blood trail within 10' of the point of impact, the animal is lost. That is why I like two big leaky holes.....

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That if I have to track, I want a blood trail a blind man can wade in!

Here tracking at night in the cedar scrum is a no-go and coming back in the morning is a waste of time as the meat will be green from the temps or despoiled by hogs and other vermin.

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Aoudad taken with a 9.3 x 62 and 250 gr. Accubond.

He was DRT, no tracking!

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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15229832 09/16/20
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I've used my 9.3x74's with 286 grain oryx's effectively for whitetails. I did find my 416 Taylor gave full pass thru with 400 Hornaday softs, adequare, but not overgunned. That helped me decide I did not need solids for pasture grizzlies. The solids would have been overgunned. And there are all the squirrels I took with my .54 flintlock. Nope never overgunned, it's all about proper bullet placement.
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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15229867 09/16/20
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With modern controlled expansion bullets, the only real down sides of Big Boomers is Recoil and Costs

I like the idea of one rifle nowadays that does it all for me here in North ID

I chose the .338 wm and 210gr Barnes TTSX as a hunting rifle that goes on every hunt from now on, we shall see how that works for me hehehehe Maybe I won't get the "itch" to grab a different rifle out of the safe each time


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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15229871 09/16/20
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I think the 30-06 is perfect varmints.The 165gr Ballistic Tip worked great.If you look close at the top of the hole,you can see the little green tip.
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As Bob Hagel would say"You should not use a rifle that will kill an animal when everything goes right; you should use one that will do the job when everything goes wrong."Good words of wisdom...............
Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15229885 09/16/20
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I sure do see a lot of used 7MM REM MAG for sale lately, several years back it seemed like everyone had to have one.

Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15229892 09/16/20
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I shot a skunk with a .350 Rem Mag and made the mistake of walking through the vapor of the vaporized skunk. When I got back to the cabin everyone knew a skunk was involved.


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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15229901 09/16/20
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I dunno...I've shot jackals and baboons with a .375....


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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15229905 09/16/20
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Many decades in the past when money was tighter my "one gun" go to rifle was a pre-64 Featherweigh Win 70 308, using Nosler Partition 165's. That was when coyote hides were worth $75 - $100 and the 165 worked great - a bullet diameter hole in a bullet diameter bullet hole going out and the coyotes dropped right where they stood.
One of those rifles I kick myself for letting go while in lust for something different.

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223 Rem, my favorite cartridge - you can't argue with truckloads of dead PD's and gophers.
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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15229940 09/16/20
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Used a .376 Steyr solely for Whitetails for about 10 years or more. Switched to a .35whelen AI last couple years. 225gr in both.


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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: baldhunter] #15229969 09/16/20
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Originally Posted by baldhunter
I think the 30-06 is perfect varmints.The 165gr Ballistic Tip worked great.If you look close at the top of the hole,you can see the little green tip.
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I had an antelope look like that after shooting him with an early Ballistic Tip..........good grief it was ugly.


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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: alpinecrick] #15230043 09/16/20
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Originally Posted by alpinecrick


I had an antelope look like that after shooting him with an early Ballistic Tip..........good grief it was ugly.


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Decent sized hoglet taken at +/- 120 yds. 6.5 Leopard (6.5-300 WSM), 140 gr. Sierra Spitzers @ +/-3,200 fps, MV (IIRC).


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Made a pretty good hole!

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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15230080 09/16/20
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If Goldilocks had a rifle, it would be a 30-06. Its just right.


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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15230109 09/16/20
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The last buffalo I shot was a 4.5 year old cow. She was standing at a slight angle to the left there were not any in front of her. Lasered at 99yds I hit her 3" behind the left rear rib, the bullet exited 4 ribs back from the brisket on the right side penetrating the muscle on the right front leg under the hide , it was recovered. 500 grs 1 in 30 alloy fn paper patch bullet driven by 140 grs Fg Goex Express from my 50-140 Shiloh Longe Range Express. That day I was a " member of the brought enough gun club". Big bp driven bullets don't blow the hell out of your eating, they just break bones and ruin vital organs as they make a full caliber hole thru the animal. Only worry about the cartridge you use when it isn't enough. Magnum Bob

Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15230146 09/16/20
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The 416 Remington with the 350 gr TSX just seems to work as an all arounder...

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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: EdM] #15230247 09/16/20
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Mighty fine EdM.

Best,

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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15230330 09/16/20
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Ding ! Ding ! Ding !

I never choose "just enuff".

My sig line used to say -

"I choose to be overgunned."


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Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: ringworm] #15230384 09/16/20
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I hunt in Michigan where my shots are usually 150 yds and closer. Have killed a bunch of deer with .375hh just because I like to use all my guns. 7wsm, and 338 win mag as well.

Re: Who here uses "too much rifle" [Re: sambo3006] #15230433 09/16/20
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Originally Posted by sambo3006
I've killed 2 deer with a .338 RUM and 3 with an 8 mm Rem mag. I deer hunted a couple if times with a .416 Rem mag but never had a shot opportunity. So yeah, I've done it.


YEP. I’ve killed deer with my 8mm Rem Mag.
200 gr Speer (designed for elk)
80 grs IMR 4831
3100 FPS.

It works.


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