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Old 04-25-2012, 05:23 PM   #21
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Are you serious? You mean hunting deer in Colorado would be illegal with a 7mm Rem. Magnum, but legal w/ 7.62x39?
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That was incorrect and was answered here.

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Better check your proclamation a little better. Page 5.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/SiteCollectionDocuments/DOW/RulesRegs/Regulations/Ch02.pdf

.24 is the minimum big game cal in Colorado.

I know a lot of guys that swear a 22-250 is perfect for deer. It has a velocity advantage over the .223 though.


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I would guess that among Deer hunters shooting with a .224 bullet is
uncommon where it is legal. Most of my hunting is still done with
.284 or .308 caliber bullets.

BTW, how big are your deer? Our, whitetails here in the upper midwest
are often 80-100 kg.
We have Hog Deer which are about the size of a Labrador dog and then there is Fallow,Chital(both about 60-100 lbs),Red Deer and Sambar and these 2 stand about shoulder high roughly and are hard to kill more so the Sambar which get shot at with anything from the big .30's upto .458 as these Sambar inhabit some very thick scrub in Victoria Australia and will absorb badly placed shots and get away to die somewhere else,regards


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We have Hog Deer which are about the size of a Labrador dog and then there is Fallow,Chital(both about 60-100 lbs),Red Deer and Sambar and these 2 stand about shoulder high roughly and are hard to kill more so the Sambar which get shot at with anything from the big .30's upto .458 as these Sambar inhabit some very thick scrub in Victoria Australia and will absorb badly placed shots and get away to die somewhere else,regards
The Red deer and Sambar sound like a fun hunt. Are they worth eating?

Edit: found this in NZ.
http://gothunts.com/new-zealand-sambar-deer-hunts-free-range/
Nice lookin' critter.

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The Red deer and Sambar sound like a fun hunt. Are they worth eating?

Edit: found this in NZ.
http://gothunts.com/new-zealand-sambar-deer-hunts-free-range/
Nice lookin' critter.

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Certainly are.

If you do decide to hunt either New Zealand or Australia for Sambar you'll need a good degree of fitness as the cunning buggers live in some fairly rough terrain including a lot of mountainous country.
Generally you'll spend a lot of time glassing in the mountainous areas and you may only get 1 shot so you need something that'll deliver the goods.
A 30/06 is generally a good starting point with something like a Barnes,Woodleigh in 180gn plus or whatever you use on your deer over there and then after that anything that delivers good energy with a well constructed projectile.
They're a very wary cunning animal and the bigger stags will lay low and wait for you to go past and then sneak out behind you or they will "honk" you if you get too close and the last you see of them is a brown bum disappearing into the thick scrub,definately a worthy opponent and you do earn them,regards
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Well, here is how I would stack up.

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If you do decide to hunt either New Zealand or Australia for Sambar you'll need a good degree of fitness as the cunning buggers live in some fairly rough terrain including a lot of mountainous country. Generally you'll spend a lot of time glassing in the mountainous areas and you may only get 1 shot so you need something that'll deliver the goods.
The cunning and patience part I can handle. The fitness would be a
challenge. I live in central Illinois, which in general is slightly flatter
than a proper billiards table.

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A 30/06 is generally a good starting point with something like a Barnes,Woodleigh in 180gn plus or whatever you use on your deer over there and then after that anything that delivers good energy with a well constructed projectile.
I have a Rem 700 in 7mm Rem Mag and a Winchester 70 in .300 H&H Mag.
so the equipment is covered.

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They're a very wary cunning animal and the bigger stags will lay low and wait for you to go past and then sneak out behind you or they will "honk" you if you get too close and the last you see of them is a brown bum disappearing into the thick scrub,definately a worthy opponent and you do earn them,regards
Sounds like some of our older and smarter whitetail bucks.

Maybe someday, you can dream right.
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