which caliber for all around use?

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  1. carver

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    If you think the .308 seemed to be at the upper limit for recoil for the women, then don't let them shoot the .06 in a bolt gun! Larger case, more powder, and possibly heavier bullets, and it will kick harder! I bought a .308 last year because I wanted to get back into the .06 class of guns, but I also wanted a bolt gun, .308 simply kicks less.
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    for sure.... imho.. 308 and 3030 feel real similar to my shoulder..
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    Why shoot cougars?
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    In fact I ignored the 1500-2000 yd mark for several reasons.
    No need or justification at that range, even a WELL trained sniper is pushing it at that range with specialty equipment.
    There are damn few places on this earth where such a shot can even BE made for that group of animals, antelope and caribou being the basic exceptions and if your familar with those animals normal territory, the wind is gonna make it near impossible, period.
    I've hunted antelope in Wyoming, the wind is a PITA MOST of the time.
    And even there the rolling terrain makes those ranges near unobtainable.
    The longest range parameters are simply unrealistic, period.
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    ^because they make good balogna and they are munching all the deer up here. there's tons of big mountain kitties, they've opened up more season and less equipment regulations trying to get the numbers down a bit.

    chances of seeing one are slim to none though, they are the ultimate hunter and mostly are active dusk/dawn anyway or through the night moreso than day.

    I generally hunt for meat and could care less about much else but if I get a chance at a cougar, well, that's just purely the satisfaction of taking the ultimate predator machine I guess.
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    Didn't we just do this for 300-400 yards?
    For any distance over 400 yards don't worry about the rifle, that distance tests the rifleman. I agree with the above, very few shooters have the training and dicipline for such shooting.
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    I like the 7.62X54R, not so much for the caliber,

    but because when you hunt wild boar, they tend

    to get underfoot. The M44 is a handy carbine with a

    built-in bayonet, for keeping them at bay, in short

    brush.


    OTOH, you can load 30.06 as light as 100 grain, for varmints, to

    220 grain, for large game.
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    is it legal to hunt with a bayo? hadn't ever thought about it.

    I always have a knife with me.. have even had a bayo /knife with me a few times.. never had one 'fixed' though..
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    umm we always called bayos "pig stickers" so why not? after all the tenderest spot on a hog is their nose. so when charged by one just stick the sticker in its nose and pull the trigger! the sticker keeps the muzzle from being clogged by the pigs body!
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    HA! that one made me laugh out loud..

    If you ever find yourself treed by a determined pig a 16" spike bayonet isnt going to do you much good unless you can thrust that rifle with enough force to penetrate a 1/2" thick brow bone on a pissed off hog, then hold on to it with enough grip to keep the thrashing hog from ripping the rifle out of your hand.

    Do yourself a favor and carry a little extra ammo. Bullets are way faster at killing and much safer to use in that situation.
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    personally if I was treeded by a hog, I would most likely not have my rifle as I have found I can RUN AND CLIMB much faster without having it in my hands! so that is why I always carry a revolver on my hip! at least I would have it! and actually I prefer a good skinning knife to a "pig sticker" it weighs less and is usually sharper!

    and if I had to fend off a hog I would much preferr a lead filled bat! we used to have to catch up pigs (babys) by hand, and momma ALWAYS took offense at that! we always used 3 catchers and 2 "fenders" have never seen a hog not back up 2-3 steps when that bat impacts the nose! gives a body time to get across the steel fence before they recovered! we learned early on that a sow can tear though a wood fence in about 3 sec. a mad boar in 2!
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    when i hog hunt I usually have my colt anaconda on my hip..
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    I too carry my .S&W .357 hog hunting. If were running traps its serving backup to my .22. And if were deer hunting its backup to whatever I decided to field that day. usually my .44 mag leveraction.
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    Nope! Read your states hunting regulations. It will lay our for you the leagal methods for taking game. And a knife, of any kind, won't be on that list. I think that some states might view hogs as scavengers, and then the rules might not apply.
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    i don't think you read my post.

    I'm not talking about taking game with a knife. i'm talking about :

    A, having a knife on my person while hunting.. ( pretty common )

    and

    B, legslities of someone hunting with a rifle that had a bayo fixed and extended on it. IE.. fixed for charge.. etc.

    soundguy
  17. JonnyBigBoss

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    This is the same question I had. Thanks for the replies guys.
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    think about it for a bit,,
    .22 for rabbits, squirrel on the table and lil varmits,, 30 to 50 grain bullets/
    6mm Rem, (243) for every thing in between,, 55 to 110 grain bullets/
    30-06 for all the bigger stuff,,100 to 220 grain bullets/
    those 3 calibers will cover all the bullet weights for almost all concievable needs,, if u need to stop a tank well then ?? run and hide or get out the canons
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    on a slight tangent but, Gerber has a beautiful skinning knife (fixed blade) for $18! Had to share.

    [​IMG]

    saw it yesterday in the PX at Schofield Barracks on my trip to Hawaii this week, probably a bit more in other places but pretty impressed with the low price; looks like a good knife even for that cheap.

    I think we should pick a best caliber by weapon type, one for pistol, shotgun and rifle.

    So IMO, it's a tie between .45 ACP or .357 mag for pistol

    still .308 for rifle or all around caliber

    and of course 12g for shotties.
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    Technically thats not a tie as .45acp would be king of pistols and .357 would be king for revolvers. Then again there are some fantastic .45 acp revolvers out there, and coonan and Desert eagle both offer excellent .357 mag pistols. so on second thought youre right about the tie..
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