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Trap

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I can shoot it both ways has removable break. Pain is putting break on / off changes point of impact. It has very little recoil with the brake (270 like) but the decibel level is ridiculous. I have had the gun over 20 years still can’t decide to deal with recoil or the muzzle blast 😂 I think “it” shoots better with the brake which tells me i should keep packing ear plugs ha ha
 

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I can shoot it both ways has removable break. Pain is putting break on / off changes point of impact. It has very little recoil with the brake (270 like) but the decibel level is ridiculous. I have had the gun over 20 years still can’t decide to deal with recoil or the muzzle blast 😂 I think “it” shoots better with the brake which tells me i should keep packing ear plugs ha ha
Since you shoot it both ways I'll rephrase..."Brake Sir?"
 

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I know of a case where a guy killed a 600lb black bear that was eating out of his garbage with a single shot behind the front shoulder with a 22 short. He didn't even make it out of the lawn... which is how he got caught, lol.

How/why did we revive this conversation?
 
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MTLabrador

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Is it just me, or has anyone noticed the correlation between smaller sized guys and bigger more powerful firearms? Trucks? Bows?
In general, yes. I have kicked around the idea of getting a heavier bow though. I’m a big dude and a really heavy arrow with a better trajectory is kind of interesting.
 

Trap

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In general, yes. I have kicked around the idea of getting a heavier bow though. I’m a big dude and a really heavy arrow with a better trajectory is kind of interesting.
Heavier arrow and a better trajectory sounds REALLY interesting to me which was my point with guns also
 

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Sounds like rehashing the Napoleon complex stereotype. Certified small person who doesn't have any shame about my lady edition Vanguard in .243.
 

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As long as someone cleanly kills what they are shooting at, I don’t GAF what they shoot. Odds are, if they aren’t making clean kills, it’s likely a marksmanship issue. If someone like shooting a bigger gun, and that sets your hair on fire, knock yourself out..
Exactly. Hell, I've killed elk with a shotgun. I just happen to like my current setup. mtmuley
 

Mustangs Rule

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I guess we are just not done with this,,,close to five months, 15,000 views, and going on 400 responses. What did I start.

The hunting variables, distance, shot angles and huntiing styles that we all have determine our choices of caliber. I did the math one time and over 60% of my deer were taken by me at 60 yards or way less. I am shooting quickly, just a few seconds at most, and am aiming for a 6" kill zone circle, preferably a double lung shot. A good many of my deer i have shot up close just when they are starting to run.

For me, a 6.5x55 is pretty minimal,,,,more is better.

I shot a buck angling away from me one time at about 40 yards. I am very comfortable with such shots. I think I used a 7x57. The bullet went diagonally all the way through him. He dropped like a stone. A light bullet would not have been the right caliber.

Considering that such is my style of hunting I would be totally irresponsible to use a .223 or even a .243. I would lose many opportunities with them.

Add in I hunted/lived in very windy places, again light bullets are not right for me.

It is also significant that I one lived and hunted in NW Wyoming Grizz country in the pre bear-spray era

Carry on and on,,,and on and on

MR
 

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