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Old July 11, 2006, 08:00 AM   #26
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i'll play
22 squirrels rabbits cats plinking

22-250 small game target cats cyotes

308 deer bear cats target

30-06 deer cats bear

338wm elk bear cats plinking .......................................deer

12ga 3 1/2 upland game birds targets cats skeet

curiosity wasnt the only thing!!!!!
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Old July 11, 2006, 09:49 AM   #27
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pumas or kitty-kats?
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Old July 11, 2006, 10:10 AM   #28
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I'll play too:

.22lr for small eatin' critters

.223 or .22-250 for blowin' up small stuff and for dogs.

.30-06 for any big game in N. America.

Should we not also own a 12ga? Not all game is Earthbound.

A .454 will shoot .45LC for bad guys, birdshot for snakes, and heavy loads for heavy critters.

Now if you want a 7mag .300mag or a .338mag you are not wrong. Or you could split the varmints into 2 calibers. I've tried fast .22s on deer & speed goats, but they don't offer the "BOOM-FLOP" performance of a true deer rifle.
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Old July 11, 2006, 04:30 PM   #29
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why kitty cats of corse
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Old July 12, 2006, 04:52 AM   #30
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CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT...

....But for a while, Maas was the suspect!




I actually have this on a T-shirt, substituting "I" for Maas of course.
Remember: feral cats are hard as heck on small game. Wisconson even
has a bounty on 'em I hear.
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Old July 13, 2006, 02:44 AM   #31
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where can i find that shirt i need it. i used to have problems with cats being droped off at my house. at first it was one or two then it became 23. since i have no neighbors, target pratice would start after work.
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Old July 13, 2006, 02:58 AM   #32
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i found it and bought it. its on (of all places) a cat lover website. www.marcet.com/cats.html
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Old July 21, 2006, 03:22 PM   #33
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I tend to think about this too...
.22lr ... you just gotta have one.
.243 can shoot varmints, or whitetail etc.
.300 wsm anything bigger... i guess you could replace this with someting in the .330-.340 range but i think for my real world lower 48 hunting this would do, probably ok in alaska too.
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Old July 21, 2006, 11:39 PM   #34
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I agree with timnic about the .243 (I have one I shoot 100gr for deer and 55gr for varmints such as yotes, prairie dogs, etc...)

so here is my list (I have all the calibers pluss many more "filler calibers")

.22LR for squirrel, etc..
.243 for varmints and small/medium deer and antelope
.7MM Rem Mag for elk and larger deer and small black bear and small moose
.338 Win Mag for Buffalo, moose, elk, bear
.416 Rigby (can shoot .416 remington in guns chambered for rigby) for Grizzly, moose etc.. and the occasianal charging vehicle or dinosaur risen from the dead

as far as shotguns a good 12 gauge is all you need for everything that flies and lots of the above animals(just choose different size shot for different game)

A good combo gun in 12 gauge and .243 or .270 would be perfect as a universal/survival gun
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Old July 26, 2006, 05:50 PM   #35
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.30-30 - little stuff, up to mule deer.
  1. 110gr varminter spirepoints at 3000fps +
  2. 180gr stompers at about 2200fps.
  3. 150gr plated plinkers at about 1000-1600 fps using a pistol powder, can do quite well on bunnies, coyotes, possum... Might negate the need for a .22LR
Spirepoints may not be useable in a tube mag, but you still can have 1 in the pipe + 1 in the mag for hunting.

.338WinMag - big stuff, 200gr + projectiles for everything up to elk, griz or moose.

2 guns.
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