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Old 01-07-2002, 12:58 PM
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friz - I'm not trying to throw everyone into the same barrel. You are missing my point. Very few people would carry a 35lb sniper rifle around to shoot 500 yards. The guys that would hunt with one want to shoot game at extreme range, either because they are too lazy to get closer or because they have some type of militaristic fantasies. There are plenty of rifle/cartridge combinations that are suitable for taking game at 500 yards. Although I would contend that 500 yards is beyond the capabilities of the vast majority of hunters.

The .50 BMG is not suitable as a hunting weapon. It is a great military tool, a great long-range target round, and even a pretty neat toy.
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Old 01-07-2002, 01:17 PM
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And I say it can be a suitable hunting weapon. It all comes down to the hunter doesn't it?
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Old 01-07-2002, 04:37 PM
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You got to wonder what the indians were thinking about seeing the white man shoot thier smoke poles 50 yards at deer. I would say it would be on the lines of "Hey tonto, we need to get one of those". As shooter, we shouldn't let anyone govern what is suitable for what game. I got bowhunter friends that think anyone that hunts with a rifle is lazy, and not really a hunter at all. I try to explain to them, to each his own. Just cause one guy does it, don't mean all should do it.
Old 01-08-2002, 12:11 AM
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.50 alot of money alot of recoil and is heavy. It is not to big of a gun. A well place shot from a .22 to .50 will put a animal down in it's tracks.
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Old 01-08-2002, 01:12 PM
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This is how i see it, if your a hunter and your gonna kill and deer, elk..whatever it may be and you have the money,shoulder, and shock absorbtion in your brain, why not try to hunt it with a .50 cal... odds are your would kill the same deer anyway, just takes a little more stalking...( i think im inviting some negative comments by this) but if your gonna reachout to 500 yards w/ a 300 win mag or something why not stretch it a little more with a 50 cal...keep in mind this is mainly comming from an archer.
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Old 01-08-2002, 05:57 PM
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Hey RuRu12, I will guarantee my shots at 4 and 500 yards to be as accurate as MOST people are at 100. Are you gonna try to tell me I CANT do it?
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Old 01-08-2002, 06:57 PM
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Quilly, that's what I keep thinking. I just hope that all that take long range shots are ABSOLUTELY sure of a backstop and that nothing is between them and the target. I don't much care how far someone shoots, as long as they're sure they can score. However, no deer is worth flinging lead near somebody else.

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Old 01-08-2002, 07:17 PM
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Darn it! I said I was done with this topic but I can't help myself! If you can glass a deer/elk at 600+yds you can surly see a hunter in blaze-orange. Here's a rule for the long range hunting do&don't list: If the game is outlined against the sky on a ridge/hill/mountain-top DO NOT SHOOT!<img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-08-2002, 07:34 PM
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here is my back drop I hope it suites everybody.I can normaly see a hunter between me and the deer also.
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Old 01-09-2002, 04:51 AM
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Old 3 Shot- I checked your hunting site,damm was that you shooting from the bottom of the mountain with the 50? She sure goes thru the timber.

Edited by - popumm on 01/09/2002 05:55:31
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