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Old 03-04-2012, 06:22 AM   #81
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Got a buddy who has a rem 770 300 who loves it and for the price you can't beat it even considered one of them just to throw rounds down range and put some meat in the freezer.
A 770 yea right get real, its the bigges pos ever made ask any true rifle nut or gunsmith for that fact
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #83
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Some bullets from smaller calibers than .338 may expand too quickly and cause immence meat damage. In this particular case, the .338 was the perfect deer/antelope cartridge.
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That's almost as cool as the gut-shot story. Expansion is a vital component of humane kills on animals. In this case, the right bullet or load was not being used. Why share that?
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That's almost as cool as the gut-shot story. Expansion is a vital component of humane kills on animals. In this case, the right bullet or load was not being used. Why share that?
So no deer should be killed with traditional muzzleloaders either? Round lead balls don't expand.

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personally, I think anything larger than a .308 or .30-06 is unnecessary for deer unless you are planning on always having to shoot very long range, if you aren't careful you can ruin meat with any caliber, slugs, muzzleloaders and other suck pumpkin slinging rifles are the best for not ruining meat, they pretty much just punch a big hole without making a massive bruise around the area. I have had that problem a few times on deer drives shooting em running and hitting them a little to far forward and ruining a lot of front shoulder meat or spineing them and taking out 3/4s of the backstraps.

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So no deer should be killed with traditional muzzleloaders either? Round lead balls don't expand.

Neither do arrow tips. But when using a high-powered rifle, you assume the commitment to make as clean a kill as possible.
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I agree with blucoondawg the .308 or 3006 are all you need unless you are shooting at extreme ranges. I got lucky and hit the Me moose lottery last year and killed a young bull around 700 lbs with a M77 RUGER IN 3006 at better than 200 yds . Ammo Federal Premium 180 gr

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I would have a problem with the .338 for one reason alone. I just could not afford to shoot the rifle enough to be profecient with it. What do quality hunting rounds cost? $4.00-$5.00? I know that money is not an issue to some folks, but for me it would be a game-stopper.

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I would have a problem with the .338 for one reason alone. I just could not afford to shoot the rifle enough to be profecient with it. What do quality hunting rounds cost? $4.00-$5.00? I know that money is not an issue to some folks, but for me it would be a game-stopper.
That would be my big issue with it as well, I couldn't afford to shoot it enough to consider myself proficient with it lol
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That's almost as cool as the gut-shot story. Expansion is a vital component of humane kills on animals. In this case, the right bullet or load was not being used. Why share that?

I don't believe you completely understood my post. Please read my post in its entirety. Don't pull out one small section of it and thus take it out of context and make it mean what you want it to mean. What you are implying is not at all what I said.
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