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Old 11-20-2005, 08:02 AM
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Stuble has his own opinions, there is certainly nothing wrong with that. Ones own ideas are what contributes to this forum.. OK so he is not always right
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:04 AM
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:07 AM
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Personally best gun for the money is an old WWII Mauser 98 8mm Mauser Ammunition. Easily able to kill deer out to 400+ yards. Very managable recoil and ammunition is not that expensive. I shoot mine open sights and you can take out a 2 liter at 250 yards with it open sights. The accuracy is there, the prices is there, and the power is there. They are very comparable to the 30-06 though. So with that being said if you have a particular rifle you absolutly like that is chambered for 30-06 it will do anything the 8mm will do and the 8mm will do anything the 30-06 will do but good luck finding a accurate rifle for under 200 dollars in the 30-06.
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:05 PM
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Well, I used to believe that a big caliber didn't make up for a bad shot...until yesterday. I was at my great uncles with some other hunters during lunch when we saw some deer about 200-250 yards away across the road. My cousin got all excited and instead of getting a good shot off he stood up and freehanded it with his 300 WM. One of the deer dropped on the spot. We figured he must have made a spine or headshot, but when we got there he went straight through the guts, didn't hit anything tha should've brought it down that fast. I think the bigger caliber might have made the difference.
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:00 AM
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Well, I used to believe that a big caliber didn't make up for a bad shot...until yesterday. I was at my great uncles with some other hunters during lunch when we saw some deer about 200-250 yards away across the road. My cousin got all excited and instead of getting a good shot off he stood up and freehanded it with his 300 WM. One of the deer dropped on the spot. We figured he must have made a spine or headshot, but when we got there he went straight through the guts, didn't hit anything tha should've brought it down that fast. I think the bigger caliber might have made the difference.
yea, maybe, but likely pure luck. I wouldn't do or say anything to encourge that type of stuff.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:54 AM
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I'm not saying it was a good shot but I don't think a .243 would've taken it down like that.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:21 AM
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I have seen some pretty amazing kills with terrible shot placement using several cartridges.In the vast majority of cases it comes down to pure luck.
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Old 11-21-2005, 11:27 AM
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I doubt tnat the caliber had a thing to do with it. Most any caliber will tear up the guts on a deer and sometimes they drop on the spot and sometimes they run. I have hit deer through the vitals with a 300 Weatherby Mag and had them run 50-75 yards.
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:07 PM
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what about that .308?
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:45 PM
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ACutting - May I ask why someone was shooting across a road? Was this on private property? I thought shooting across a public road was illegal. Please explain.
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