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Old 01-03-2002, 05:47 PM
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I have read about several people who have hunted both big game and varmints with the .50 caliber browning. The rifle( to me anyway) would be heavy to carry around all day, but the idea might have some merit in that it might reduce the amount of wounded game. What do you think about hunting with this cartridge?
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Old 01-03-2002, 07:33 PM
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if it would rip the deer in two it would make for easier quartering later on
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Old 01-03-2002, 07:33 PM
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Quilly is right in that if your not careful it'll die of coarce but whether you eat any of it or not depends on the shot. Have you watch American Shooter? The host shot through 8 bricks at a 1000 yards just think of a deer!
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Old 01-03-2002, 07:37 PM
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I download a video on the net about 10 min long about the 50 cal...it was very impresive...if i can remember the site i got it form i will post it...they shota small block chevey and the the bullet went right through(armor piercing)
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Old 01-03-2002, 08:24 PM
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My friend's son just bought a 50 bolt rifle. It weighs 47 pounds...so it is obviously not a hunting gun. However, if you did have one light enough to carry, the noise will tear you apart. He ordered if from somewhere in Canada, and the fellas that sent it to him put 2 sets of ear plugs and a bottle of Tylenol right in the box. LOL
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Old 01-03-2002, 08:38 PM
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In some states there is a limit on how big you can go on a rifle to hunt game just because of the long range shots say you shoot an elk at 700-1000 yds but don't get as good a hit as you thought by the time you climb up or over to the anamil it's gone and died off somwhere never to be recovered
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Old 01-03-2002, 10:41 PM
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In a Varmint Hunter Magazine there was an article about the South Dakota DNR. They manage the coyotes with the .50 BMG. They just drive to the hilltops by a river banks. They shoot off the hood of they're truck. Seemed to be pretty effective. It didn't look that bad for pelt damage went right through.

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Old 01-04-2002, 04:49 AM
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Talk about knowing whats behind your target.How many pine trees will it go thru?
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Old 01-04-2002, 06:16 AM
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I haven't seen one of the 50bmg,is this the same bullet that was used in the 50 cal machine gun?I shot the 30 and 50 cal machine gun when in service.I wonder how many shots you get to one Shoulder if it is the same bullet?We used the 50 to shoot at tanks,I read about the marine that used the 50 with a scope for sniper shooting in Vietnam,blowed a kids head off at 2000yds I believe.Makes me wonder how dead is dead for a deer.
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Old 01-04-2002, 11:04 AM
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Quilly...I damn near spit water out when I read your post about Blain. LMAO

I had forgot about the power of the shotgun. still LMAO
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