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Old 03-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #171
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True....then again the only reason you know what one is bc your wife hits you w one to drive a new concept in your thick as marble skull

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:25 PM   #172
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Shot placement should be the issue with large caliber rifles on medium size game for sure. Alot of meat can be lost to a bad shot even with a .243 or 30/30. My take on it is use enough gun to make a clean kill and won't take your shoulder off in the process. I wouldn't go with a .338 unless I was hunting moose or grizzly.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:23 AM   #173
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I haven't shot one either but the results would probably be nasty. I know people who get shot by them get cut in half.
Ouch, and I agree with you about the "R" word thing
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The big heavy bullets do very little damage. Old Market hunters stayed with the big heavy bullets in the old days. They did not want to waste any thing. The big bullets do not depend on rapid expasion for shock. They work well on all big game.
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That was Elmer's solution from his trials and tribulations in guiding Elk hunters but he also called the 270 a right fine coyote rifle. Probably more or less to piss on a particular hunter's parade.
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Durango and Gonzilla are correct. My 9.3 w/ a .286gr does almost no damage as far as bloodshot meat. It leaves a dime hole in and a quarter hole out. It only leaves the muzzle at 2100fsp. The .358 Winchester has lots of the same attributes.
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Don't listen to these guys telling you it is too big. I have hunted whitetail with a .300 Wim Mag for years. I always here people talking about how it is too big and will ruin a lot of meat. That is so false. Proper shot placement and no problems.
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You can Damn fast pick the hunters from the arm chair shooters on this forum. I use a Sharps Gemmer 45-110 for Antelope. The little thin skinned goats will just have a clean .45 hole in the hide. Hit a bone with a small rifle sub 30 and you will have a mess.
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You can Damn fast pick the hunters from the arm chair shooters on this forum. I use a Sharps Gemmer 45-110 for Antelope. The little thin skinned goats will just have a clean .45 hole in the hide. Hit a bone with a small rifle sub 30 and you will have a mess.
Ya i cant wait to see what my warbird does to a speed goat im also probably use my marlin mxlr 308 too

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Do you have a tag for "Prairie Goat'? Its too early for most tags? Where are you goin to hunt?
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