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txpossum 07-31-2013 02:50 AM

Need advice on caliber/gun for Bigfoot
 
Myself and a couple of buddies are planning a trip to . . . well, let's just say somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Somewhere deep in the mostly unexplored forests of that area, where my next trophy awaits . . . a sasquatch. Yep, I'm gonna bag Bigfoot. Some taxidermist is gonna have a good month.

There is a difference of opinion among my friends and myself as to what is the proper caliber and gun for a Bigfoot? Do I load up a feeder with beef jerky and set up in a blind and wait for old' 'squach to show up, or I injun up and track him through the woods, searching for big feet prints and large piles of primate scat?

Bigfoot is . . .well, big. And fast. Do I need a weapon that's heavy and powerful, or compact and quick?

I'm giving serious thought to a Marlin lever action in 45-70. As the woods are dark and dense, I doubt I'll get a shot in at over 75 yards, and at that range the 45-70 should have as much knockdown power as just about any other caliber around, yet it is a relatively light and compact weapon. One of my buddies is scoffing at me for considering using such and outdated weapon, and maintains that an AR-15 is a better choice, due to the fact it has a higher ammo capacity and can be fired quicker than the heavy caliber lever action. Another likes the lever action idea, but maintains that a 30-30 is sufficiently powerful to take down a squach, and the lighter recoil will mean that it'll be faster to get back on target for subsequent shots. Still another maintains that all he's taking is his 9mm Glock, as modern ammo has made the 9mm capable of killing anything that walks on the North American continent.

Besides the Marlin 45-70, I'm also considering a Savage 99 in .300 Savage. The gun is relative lightweight, moderate recoil, yet a caliber that comes almost equals the 30-06 in performance.

Anybody out there have any experience with Bigfoot hunting and can give me some tips?

KingGlamis 07-31-2013 03:03 AM

I'm thinking you need a Proton Pack!

http://images.pcworld.com/news/graph...0_original.jpg

AR10 07-31-2013 03:06 AM

Indian tribes teach the reason we never see bones of bigfoot, is spirits break bones, but don't have any. You walk into his jungle, to do him harm, better make your peace with family and friends before you go.

If you saw a cow in a farmers field, would you shoot it, just cause?

If you saw a bird in your backyard, would you shoot it just cause?

Karma my friend, karma.

Anna_Purna 07-31-2013 03:08 AM

How can one kill such a beautiful creature as BigFoot?

txpossum 07-31-2013 03:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KingGlamis (Post 1320958)
I'm thinking you need a Proton Pack!

http://images.pcworld.com/news/graph...0_original.jpg

Sigh. I'd probably cross the streams, and then I would be up s*** creek.

txpossum 07-31-2013 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AR10 (Post 1320961)
Indian tribes teach the reason we never see bones of bigfoot, is spirits break bones, but don't have any. You walk into his jungle, to do him harm, better make your peace with family and friends before you go.

If you saw a cow in a farmers field, would you shoot it, just cause?

If you saw a bird in your backyard, would you shoot it just cause?

Karma my friend, karma.

But think how kewl his head would look mounted on my wall . . . mebbe even wearing a funny hat and big sunglasses.

JonM 07-31-2013 03:16 AM

someone is gonna end up with homicide charges someday. all these clowns out there faking bigfoot photos and movies one of em is gonna get shot and the poor guy shooting a squatch is goiing to prison for thinning the gene pool of a retard...

txpossum 07-31-2013 03:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Anna_Purna (Post 1320962)
How can one kill such a beautiful creature as BigFoot?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28zXvk9kBBc

The Act
by William Carlos Williams


There were the roses, in the rain.

Don't cut them, I pleaded.

They won't last, she said

But they're so beautiful

Where they are.

Agh, we were all beautiful once, she said

and cut them and gave them to me

in my hand.

txpossum 07-31-2013 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1320984)
someone is gonna end up with homicide charges someday. all these clowns out there faking bigfoot photos and movies one of em is gonna get shot and the poor guy shooting a squatch is goiing to prison for thinning the gene pool of a retard...

Er . . . so you are saying I shouldn't dress Charlie up as a decoy?

rjd3282 07-31-2013 03:23 AM

I hope you bag one TX, it'd put a stop to all the controversy. However I don't think you will, cause there isn't any such critter. I've said it before, why is it everyone has a camera that will take crystal clear pictures of everything but big foot and ufo's? Good luck. :D


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