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Old 10-06-2018, 12:15 PM   #1
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:16 PM   #2
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No not anymore
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:20 PM   #3
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Think they stopped killing sometime in the 70's
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:23 PM   #4
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Nope. Gotta have something in 6.5 to kill anything these days
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:24 PM   #5
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Only if you pull the trigger!
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:29 PM   #6
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Both of mine do but only when I let 'em out of the closet!
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:33 PM   #7
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No. Must have minimum of .300 Win Mag


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Old 10-06-2018, 12:45 PM   #8
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Nope just let me know where I can pick up that non killing junky old 30-30 .
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:04 PM   #9
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A .22 caliber will kill a deer so not sure what your angle is here .
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:26 PM   #10
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Nope. Gotta have something in 6.5 to kill anything these days
Only will work if itís a 6.5-30.
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:29 PM   #11
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30-30 and 270 have killed more deer on horseback than all guns combined! Not sure the point.
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:43 PM   #12
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30-30 and 270 have killed more deer on horseback than all guns combined! Not sure the point.

so how many would that be? cause I have never seen a deer on a horses back yet before he was dead!

probably was shear boredom
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:48 PM   #13
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"30-30 Creedmoor" if you write that on the box of ammo, then yes.
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:50 PM   #14
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Ain’t there an Elmer Kieth story about a hunter he was guiding that insisted on wearing a tan leather coat whilst on horseback elk hunting in Idaho?
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:18 PM   #15
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30-30 and 270 have killed more deer on horseback than all guns combined! Not sure the point.
Those two have probably wounded more game than any other too.
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:40 PM   #16
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It will but not very effectively. I shot this deer at 90 yards with a 30-30 and he ran about 20 yards doing the wobble leg dance.

Had I shot him with my 65 creed would have been gutted and loaded in the truck at the squuze of the trigger.

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Old 10-06-2018, 02:54 PM   #17
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Nah, the bullets just bounce off. Anybody that says they kill with a 30-30 lies.
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:00 PM   #18
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Those two have probably wounded more game than any other too.
naw the 243 way ahead of the 270 ,,,,,
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:46 PM   #19
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I love my original marlin 30/30. Was a Christmas gift when I was 12. My son killed his first deer ever with it open sights and all
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:06 PM   #20
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So this is why the one I have in the classifieds ain’t selling.......
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:40 PM   #21
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All day long and twice on sunday
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:13 PM   #22
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:45 PM   #23
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30-30, just whisper that in the deep woods and the deer will fall over.

It's neat just saying 30-30.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:14 AM   #24
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30-30, just whisper that in the deep woods and the deer will fall over.

It's neat just saying 30-30.
But you used to say 35 Remington.

Or maybe you spoke both calibers.
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:15 AM   #25
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Yes, the 30-30 does just fine!




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Old 10-07-2018, 07:40 AM   #26
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No, A round nose cup and core bullet will no longer kill any animal. If the BC of your bullet is not the highest available, bonded with a pretty little plastic tip traveling at 3,000 PFS you might as well not shoot at anything including squirrel and ground hogs.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:10 AM   #27
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30-30 is a weak sister, what you need is the big power of a 300BO
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:13 AM   #28
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No, A round nose cup and core bullet will no longer kill any animal. If the BC of your bullet is not the highest available, bonded with a pretty little plastic tip traveling at 3,000 PFS you might as well not shoot at anything including squirrel and ground hogs.
Hey I spit my coffee on my key board over this comment .
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:47 AM   #29
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Doesn't Hornady make one of those for the 30-30 called a LeveRevolution?
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No, A round nose cup and core bullet will no longer kill any animal. If the BC of your bullet is not the highest available, bonded with a pretty little plastic tip traveling at 3,000 PFS you might as well not shoot at anything including squirrel and ground hogs.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:01 AM   #30
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No, its rubber and the BC is way to low to shoot anything over 20 feet away.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:29 AM   #31
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No, its rubber and the BC is way to low to shoot anything over 20 feet away.
Well dang. There's a 200+ lb. South Texas buck on my wall I am going to have to tell to get down and move along.

What do I do if he won't listen?

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Old 10-07-2018, 11:45 AM   #32
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Well dang. There's a 200+ lb. South Texas buck on my wall I am going to have to tell to get down and move along.

What do I do if he won't listen?

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Hump him till he pees, then lure him outside with vanilla scented pea gravel???
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:55 AM   #33
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Only if you don’t shoot past 30 yards
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:23 PM   #34
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Hump him till he pees, then lure him outside with vanilla scented pea gravel???
It ain't working!

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Old 10-07-2018, 12:40 PM   #35
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Gotta have the depleted uranium rounds. lol Of course it will. Contrary to what some seem to believe, you don't have to have a 300 winmag to kill either of them.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:48 PM   #36
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If it's not a full custom suppressed 6.5 Creedmoor AI Magnum with the hubble telescope on top, not only can you not kill anything, the deer will laugh at you for being poor.

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Old 10-07-2018, 01:04 PM   #37
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100 yards in, it will kill them with the best of them. Over 100 yards it starts to get iffy.
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:42 PM   #38
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No, A round nose cup and core bullet will no longer kill any animal. If the BC of your bullet is not the highest available, bonded with a pretty little plastic tip traveling at 3,000 PFS you might as well not shoot at anything including squirrel and ground hogs.
How fast?
3000 FPS?
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:57 PM   #39
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Dead is dead!
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:51 PM   #40
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I don't think it will. Gotta have the 338 whackmaster 4000
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:58 PM   #41
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:02 PM   #42
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So this is why the one I have in the classifieds ainít selling.......
Oh well. I'll give Ya $25 for it just to help you out of your misery.
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:13 PM   #43
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Just a reminder its the "Hunter that Kills"

Bell recorded all of his kills and shots fired. It was a business to him, not pleasure, and he needed to record expenditures.

He shot exactly 1,011 elephants; about 800 of them were shot with Rigby-made 7x57mm (.275 Rigby) rifles and round nose 173 grain military ammo.
He shot elephants with a Mannlicher-Schoenauer 6.5x54mm carbine using the long 159 grain FMJ bullets and noted that it was probably the most beautiful rifle he ever had, but gave it up due to faulty ammunition.
He shot his first safari with a Lee Enfield in .303 British and the 215 grain army bullet. Thereafter he kept a ten shot Army& Navy Lee Enfield as a sort of back up and in the hope he might find ten elephants silly enough to stand around long enough for him to use the whole magazine.
He went to rifles chambered in .318 Westley Richards for a while, which is a .32 caliber cartridge firing a 250 grain bullet at about 2400 fps, but found the ammunition unreliable and again returned to the 7x57mm. He later wrote that the .318 Westley Richards was more of a reliable killer for certain shots, while the 7x57 was a "surgeons" rifle.
He also recorded that one of the reasons why he favored the 7x57 was that the ammunition was more reliable and he could not recall ever having a fault with it; whereas British sporting ammunition, apart from the .303 military ammo, gave him endless trouble with splitting cases.
He owned a .450/400 Jeffrey double rifle made by Thomas Bland & Sons, but did not use it after his first safari, as he considered the action not rugged enough and the Mauser repeating action to be just as quick as a double for aimed shooting.
He wrote about being able to drop an elephant with a light caliber rifle if he shot it in the same place that he would have shot it with a heavy rifle and realised this fully when he saw that elephants shot with a .303 died just as quickly when shot in the same place as a .450/400 double rifle with both triggers wired together, so they went off at the same time.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:08 PM   #44
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Just a reminder its the "Hunter that Kills"

Bell recorded all of his kills and shots fired. It was a business to him, not pleasure, and he needed to record expenditures.

He shot exactly 1,011 elephants; about 800 of them were shot with Rigby-made 7x57mm (.275 Rigby) rifles and round nose 173 grain military ammo.
He shot elephants with a Mannlicher-Schoenauer 6.5x54mm carbine using the long 159 grain FMJ bullets and noted that it was probably the most beautiful rifle he ever had, but gave it up due to faulty ammunition.
He shot his first safari with a Lee Enfield in .303 British and the 215 grain army bullet. Thereafter he kept a ten shot Army& Navy Lee Enfield as a sort of back up and in the hope he might find ten elephants silly enough to stand around long enough for him to use the whole magazine.
He went to rifles chambered in .318 Westley Richards for a while, which is a .32 caliber cartridge firing a 250 grain bullet at about 2400 fps, but found the ammunition unreliable and again returned to the 7x57mm. He later wrote that the .318 Westley Richards was more of a reliable killer for certain shots, while the 7x57 was a "surgeons" rifle.
He also recorded that one of the reasons why he favored the 7x57 was that the ammunition was more reliable and he could not recall ever having a fault with it; whereas British sporting ammunition, apart from the .303 military ammo, gave him endless trouble with splitting cases.
He owned a .450/400 Jeffrey double rifle made by Thomas Bland & Sons, but did not use it after his first safari, as he considered the action not rugged enough and the Mauser repeating action to be just as quick as a double for aimed shooting.
He wrote about being able to drop an elephant with a light caliber rifle if he shot it in the same place that he would have shot it with a heavy rifle and realised this fully when he saw that elephants shot with a .303 died just as quickly when shot in the same place as a .450/400 double rifle with both triggers wired together, so they went off at the same time.
Man. Juat think what could he have done with a 6.5 Creedmoor?

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Old 10-07-2018, 08:11 PM   #45
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Just checkin?
Still kills deader than a door nail.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:14 PM   #46
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^^^^^^^ wouldn’t be any more elephants!!$)
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:48 AM   #47
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:49 AM   #48
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450/400 double rifle with both triggers wired together, so they went off at the same time.
Ouch! I'll bet you could clap your shoulder blades together after touching off that trigger>
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:51 AM   #49
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It will but not very effectively. I shot this deer at 90 yards with a 30-30 and he ran about 20 yards doing the wobble leg dance.

Had I shot him with my 65 creed would have been gutted and loaded in the truck at the squuze of the trigger.

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Old 10-08-2018, 11:37 AM   #50
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