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Old 09-26-2002, 10:38 AM
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bigcountry, of course I have. Either you learn from your mistakes or you are forced to repeat them.
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Old 09-26-2002, 12:24 PM
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I would never try and shoot through brush, too much of a risk. But what if you hit it by accident? I beg to differ, but I think a 170 grain bullet won't deflect as much as a 90 grain from a 243, 223, ect.

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Old 09-26-2002, 01:34 PM
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See what you started visitor!

Let me get this straight...A large, heavy, round-nosed, slow-moving projectile will deflect the same amount as a small, light, pointed-nose, fast-moving projectile.

I have a problem with that. Kinda like dump truck vs. porshe...which one can run over more trees?

I'll take my chance with the dump truck. Not that trees get in my way...

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Old 09-27-2002, 04:47 PM
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I wish I could refer to the exact publications and their dates............but I have read at least a dozen articles where brush-busting was the point of the article. In each and every one there was no pattern that could be established. Lighter, thinner more frangible bullets were not found to be more or less deflect-able than big, ponderous and heavy.
I have no personal experience with shooting through brush. But the articles I have read were all written by respected staff writers with more than as few rounds under their belt and the tests were conducted under pretty strict guidelines.
I guess the arguement will never be settled,........... but we all seem to agree that shooting through brush is a bad idea.

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Old 09-27-2002, 05:31 PM
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There's a large article by Rob Lucas in the 2001 Gun Digest. The best bush cartridge was the 404 Jeffrey. The 30-30 had equal results with the 280 Remington, 7mm Remington, 30-06 in 150 gr,(2 out of 6 shots) but it was better than the .243 (1 out of 6 shots). The most hits that a bullet weighing 100 gr or less made in the center of the target was 1 out of 6. The most hits a bullet weighing 400 gr or more was 5 out of 6. The article doesn't recommend any round for use in brush because shooting in brush is a crap shoot.

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Old 09-27-2002, 06:56 PM
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AMAZING!

The kid wanted to know what the best gun would be for him to start off with.

A 243 would be the most ideal beginers rifle.

I have been hunting with mine sense I was a kid, it hasn't failed me and will knock down any deer at 150yrds. Twenty years strong and still hits the spot!

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Old 09-27-2002, 07:04 PM
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Good debating, though.

Never take game shots unless you are presented with a clear and open shot.

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