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Old 01-05-2002, 09:42 AM
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You could take the money of of them cost and buy enough prime beef to last several years. Or take a hellva hunting trip. Or? Or?
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Old 01-05-2002, 10:27 AM
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You hit the nail on the head, Eyeball..."I'd try it."

That's just the attitude that's going to have 3-legged elk and deer running around.

I had to finish off a doe in WV this year because of some guy who thought "he'd try it." When she ran, her leg was bouncing off her back.

The animals have my respect...This is why I would never shoot an animal from a mile away...or even 500 yards (which is under 1/3 of a mile)

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Old 01-05-2002, 10:30 AM
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I fired one a few times in the Military. And yes, Herman, it is the same round the ol Ma Duce fires.
The bullet does NOT expand unless it hits armor. Now, keep in mind, that's military FMJ loads.
If you did get a round off, every critter in 2 miles of you would be gone. Just a brutal blast.
Prolly fun to shoot prarie dogs with at exceptionally long ranges just to see how good a shot you are.
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Old 01-05-2002, 06:54 PM
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As to long distances ,those who can't SHOULD NOT!!!<img src=icon_smile_dissapprove.gif border=0 align=middle>But those of us that can WILL!!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>Just rememeber to PRACTICE from a field position at those distances not at the bench!!!! Or you are fooling yourself and maiming game!!!!!
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Old 01-05-2002, 08:53 PM
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The numbers on the 50 weren't as good as I thought. Here they are:

Sighted in 28&quot; high at 100 yards, the &quot;big 50&quot; will be approx 35 ft. low at 1500 yards. (Just short of a mile) Not to mention the 12 feet that a 10 mph cross-wind will blow the bullet. You had better have your beans in a can if you're gonna shoot this gun a mile. If you are off 25 yards in judgement, you're talking about an 8&quot; error.
Here's the link.
http://www.gunnery.net/warwagon/50bmg.htm



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Old 01-05-2002, 09:46 PM
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Just because a few special forces snipers can hit stuff 1000+ yards out doesn't mean that every bubba with a $5000 gun can too.
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Old 01-05-2002, 10:30 PM
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I don't think every &quot;bubba&quot; is gonna plunk down that much loot. And the guys that build thier own are serious long range shooters. Besides there are some good ones out there from $2000-$3000. Most &quot;bubbas&quot; will get some wally-world deer package or a Rem. 710.
I'm begining to wander if some people that get so high and mighty at those of us that can connect at long range can even cut paper past 100yds. <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-05-2002, 11:37 PM
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If you're referring to me...I cannot. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> Anymore I limit my shots to 100 yards or so even with my 270. (At chucks I'll shoot my 223 further)

Actually, I used to shoot a lot. I used to shoot out to 500 yards frequently. Then I took up bowhunting and personally don't see the sport in launching artillary at a deer two ridges over.

That said...I am NOT taking anything away from a person that can make those shots. It takes a lot of practice and even more $$$ to do this.

I just hate to see &quot;bubbas&quot; flinging lead past their effective range, which for most isn't more than 150 yards.

If a man can make that shot every time...then he is good, and has the best equipment.

GOOD HUNTING
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Old 01-06-2002, 12:46 AM
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Pro-Line:

My cousin is a Decorated Veteran from Vietnam where he was a sniper. I won't tell you how many confirmed kills he has because it is not any of your business, but believe he will make the shot!
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Old 01-06-2002, 08:11 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote<font size=1 face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>I'm begining to wander if some people that get so high and mighty at those of us that can connect at long range can even cut paper past 100yds <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2 id=quote>

I've said it before and will say it again, there is a big difference between punching paper at long ranges and taking shots at big game at long ranges. There are plenty of people who can make the shots, but I see too many posts on different gun boards asking questions like &quot;How high to I have to sight in at 100 yards to be dead on at 500?&quot; The people who can make the shots know they can, but there are too many people of the other type who 'wonder' if they can make the shot.
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