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Old 01-04-2002, 11:35 AM
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Can you elxplain the joke about blaine?
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Old 01-04-2002, 11:54 AM
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Blain likes his buckshot. He had so much faith in it that he was going to take it on safari in Africa for buffalo and elephants. We're not making fun of him...just chuckling at his devotion to the scattergun. LOL
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Old 01-04-2002, 12:01 PM
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ic, i thaught it might be like something like that
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Old 01-04-2002, 05:37 PM
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I'm only speculating, but you probably could load them down to under 2000 fps with cast lead bullets that would really knock whitetails over, but that would really defeat the purpose of the gun. If you could afford one in the first place, you could easily afford another rifle made for hunting.
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Old 01-04-2002, 05:45 PM
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Deer hunt with a .50? Nah, it would only make a .50 caliber hole all the way through. You would get ZERO expansion on just about anything EXCEPT tanks or armored personel carriers. Those are full metal jacketed bullets folks, remember?
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Old 01-04-2002, 06:00 PM
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I have to agree with TN_Hunter. There is no way that it would expand.
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Old 01-04-2002, 08:28 PM
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I'd like to make a few comments about the .50 BMG cartridge and rifles. I've fired about 5 different rifles in that round the Barret, Bill Holmes', and 3 home-made ones. The lightest weighed about 40lbs; I believe about 30lbs with a good mzle-brake and ear plugs & muffs would be tolreable. FMJ ammo will not expand but imagine the old BRI 12ga sabot slug about 750grs but at about 2700fps!!! It will still transfer energy to its target, remember Buckmaster's comment about shattering 8 bricks at 1000yds! As far as Non-FMJ bullets Hornady's A-MAX .50 is like a GIANT Win Silver Tip. Don't use it at close range boys'n girls unless you like deer burgers; bone'n hair included at no extra charge! <img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-04-2002, 11:04 PM
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My cousin is a guide here in NM; he knows a place in the Jilla Wilderness where 420 + bulls like to hang out, but they are positioned in a island of trees, so it is very hard to get close to them with out their knowledge. He plans to purchace a .50 cal. Barrett Model 95 set up a mile away, and break the NM State record. I wish him luck.
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Old 01-05-2002, 06:31 AM
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Handloader1...Is that hunting?? Or is it target parctice without giving the elk a chance?

I personally wouldn't want a state record that was taken from a mile away where scent, movement, noise and hunting ability don't factor in. JMHO
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Old 01-05-2002, 07:36 AM
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either way if he hit it from a mile away i think that would have to be some sort of state record wouldnt it. damn. id try it
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