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Title: Cartridge enough?
Post by: BBF on July 06, 2011, 03:24:34 PM
I got a hunting preserve not far across the Border from me. The guy offers a reasonable priced meat hunt for Hinds. I don't do trophy hunts mainly because I don't have the room for horns, antlers, heads or hides and the big $$ that you need to spent.Nor am I in the age and condition to waltz in traditional Elk territory.

Before you all get twisted BVD's, this is not a place where the game is tame or tied up to a tree.

I got three rifles that need to be "blooded".  ^-^
One of them is a 6.5x55. The only bullet I would consider and have on hand is the 160 gr Hdy RN. Hinds will be around 250-300 lb. on the hoof.

OK Guys, have at it. :)
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: bohicajuan on August 11, 2011, 05:22:15 PM
I know this is a late response, but I'm guessing these hinds are red deer? The 6.5 inside 200 yards should be plenty. What are the other two rifles you're considering?
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: BBF on March 27, 2012, 04:00:58 PM
Geeez, I'm getting senile and didn't see the above post 'til now.

I took a 30-06 as a backup and a 45-70 Govt single shot as the main rifle.

That 45-70 brought home the venison although that 300 gr Rem HP did more damage that I liked even downloaded to about 1600 fps.
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: John Andrews on March 28, 2012, 08:15:54 AM
Tough choices, BBF! All those guns! I would just settle for the '06 or the 6.5.
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: BBF on March 31, 2012, 10:25:43 AM
I needed to take that 45-70 because I got tired of all the whining& complaining  coming out of the gun safe that this rifle put out because it hadn't killed anything. :D
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: John Andrews on April 01, 2012, 07:54:10 AM
Well, it looks like the .45/70 gets the vote.  :wink: O0 A fella would get tired of hearing all that whining!  ;D
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: BBF on April 01, 2012, 09:41:45 AM
Hmm. do they make a wife Safe? :-\
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: John Andrews on April 02, 2012, 09:08:51 AM
Hmm. do they make a wife Safe? :-\
  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Woe to the soul that would have to let her out! You would need a whip and a chair like a circus lion trainer uses!  :shock: ;D She would come out of the safe like a razzed up grizzly!
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: BBF on April 03, 2012, 09:41:50 AM
You're right, it was just a thought :sad:
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: FrankA on April 04, 2012, 10:41:02 PM
Reminds me of a joke.
How do you tell who loves you more , wife or dog?

Throw them both in the trunk of a car (or safe ) for an while then let them out and see who's happiest to see you!

I have a safe for my wife but she keeps chewing her way out. ;D
Title: Re: Cartridge enough?
Post by: John Andrews on April 05, 2012, 08:28:51 AM
Reminds me of a joke.
How do you tell who loves you more , wife or dog?

Throw them both in the trunk of a car (or safe ) for an while then let them out and see who's happiest to see you!

I have a safe for my wife but she keeps chewing her way out. ;D
;D ;D ;D ;D Good ones, Frank!