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Old October 16, 2012, 07:41 PM   #76
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by Striker1
What do you guys think about modern bullet designs making smaller calibers suitable for larger (tougher) game?
No doubt true.

Bullets like the Barnes T/TSX line have made cartridges like the 22-250 into viable deer guns.

On the other hand, a lot of cartridges are and always have been viable choices, and were often used, until "Magnum-itis" became so infectious in the shooting world.

The 243, on elk, for example.
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Old October 16, 2012, 08:04 PM   #77
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One of my best friends sons killed his first cow elk with a Remington Model 7 in 7-08...worked fine.

I think maybe some folks get a gun they aren't comfortable shooting due to recoil...consequently they don't like to practice with it and it goes down hill from there.
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