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Old September 24, 2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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odd calibers

if you are like me you enjoy taking down various animals with odd caliber.. id like to hear about your various calibers and how they perform.
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Old September 24, 2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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Shot a buffalo with a 50-70 government using an original 1870's round of black powder ammo. 33" of penatration, 44 seconds later it breathed its last breath.
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Old September 24, 2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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wow 33" that is impressive.... where did you kill the buffalo?
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Old September 24, 2009, 10:46 PM   #4
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I've taken a few coyotes and 2 whitetails with a .260-300 wildcat my uncle built for me on a customized Sig SHR970 platform. Did nasty things to the yotes with Nosler Ballistic Tips, looked like a grenade went off inside them. Took the deer with Nosler Accubonds. Nice big wound channels, through and through, grapefruit size exit wounds. Both were dead before they hit the ground.
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Old September 24, 2009, 10:57 PM   #5
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very nice i have taken several whitetails usin 180 grain ballistic tips out of my 338 federal in montana and wyoming... surprising for such a slow cartrige it is devastating to chest cavities and spreads brain matter like nobody's buisness, panther arm recently put the 338 federal to use in one of their AR's
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Old September 25, 2009, 12:54 AM   #6
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I used to hunt hogs with my old military rifle collection. I had a few oddballs, but my favorite was an 1871 Mauser in 11mm Mauser. A paper-patched 300 gr bullet over 60 gr ffg black powder. It was a blast to shoot but a bear to clean. I shot two wild pigs with it, down, dead, no question about effectiveness.

I have also used 9X57mm, 6.5-06, 33 Winchester, 32-20, and 357 Herrett on game animals.
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Old September 25, 2009, 09:46 AM   #7
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I shot the buffalo in Colorado not that impressive it was a harvest not a hunt. I have also taken a bull elk with a 1894 Winchester 38-55 with cast lead bullets also shot a mule deer buck with the same outfit. Shot a mule deer buck with a 1886 Winchester 45-90 and a couple elk with a Winchester 71 in 348 Win. This 71 also shot a buffalo. Shot a number of big game with a 35 Whelen when it was still a wildcat cartridge. Thats all I can think of off the top of my head will try to remember more.
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Old September 25, 2009, 01:57 PM   #8
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In my youth my brother, some friends and I often hunted deer with odd calibers. I have the antlers of a deer my brother killed in 1955 with a trap door .50-70. That 12 point rack was not scored until 2004-188 points. I killed a deer with a civil war Spencer carbine. A friend claimed that his ugly .41 Swiss was the best deer killer on the market. He did kill a lot of deer with that gun.
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Old September 25, 2009, 10:55 PM   #9
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I do enjoy playing with my 45-120 occasionally. I took it hunting once a got a small mulie with it (2x3). I do have a lot of oddball rifles (wild cats) most of them are based on the 06 and 308 case. My favorite amongst those is the 6.5-06.
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Old September 25, 2009, 11:12 PM   #10
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I took my first hog with my K-31. 7.5 Swiss. My handload.
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Old September 25, 2009, 11:33 PM   #11
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I shoot a 30-40 Krag on a pretty regular basis. It was Dad's and is a re-connect for me.

Also have a 45-70 Trapdoor that is really too big for anything here. I shot one deer with it and a few hogs.

The Trapdoor is for sale.
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Old September 27, 2009, 10:16 AM   #12
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Just remembered shooting an antelope with a Winchester model 1894 in 25-35 and shot an antelope, a mule deer, and a few coyotes with a Remington model 25 in 32-20 caliber.
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Old September 27, 2009, 10:27 AM   #13
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shot the yellow pages with my 32 Short Colt. got to page 189.
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