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Offline D45/70

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Reduced loads ? WHY ????
« on: August 24, 2014, 05:30:51 PM »
 :DYes YES, I know why, just seams every where I look some one is looking for a reduced loads. I'm always looking to AMP mine UP!:confused:
 I wander if we have reached some kind of apex. Every thing was going to extra supper Magnum and bigger.
 If you get a 338 why do you want a reduced load. Getta 30/30. A 3 1/2" supper mag shot gun? A reduced load, What? How bout a 28 gauge instead . Maybe we have reached our limits with even a limb saver won't save you any more. Me now I'd just assume shoot a 600 nitro for gophers and get some thing bigger for "Big game" Or an 8 bore for doves and a punt gun for geese. Bring it on I love it...:thumbs:
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Re: Reduced loads ? WHY ????
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 06:01:38 AM »
  O0 Good point, D! Why buy a certain caliber and then water it down? It is obvious other people are not as tough as GutPilers, that's what!

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Re: Reduced loads ? WHY ????
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 10:54:51 PM »
I sometimes get a little recoil sensitive with some guns. Shotguns I can see the advantage of bigger bore, longer shells. That equals more pellets in the pattern. Now with rifles I think you have a valid point. A light load this is usually the equivalent of the factory load something else. Now if you bought the gun thinking you could handle it but couldn't, reduced loads are a better option than taking a loss on the rifle. Besides, maybe you will be able to work up to the factory load.
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Re: Reduced loads ? WHY ????
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 08:01:27 PM »
What about situations where a persons choice of firearms is limited and what they are hunting doesn't require that much umphh. If you only have a 30/06 do you really need the largest bullet and the most powder in that casing. Where i am the longest shot is 100 and under. A smaller bullet and charge can make you more accurate.
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