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Old October 16, 2009, 10:10 AM   #1
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Red Ryder For Deer?

What is the maximum range that I can drop a deer with my Red Ryder BB Gun? I realize that there are guns with more power, but how many of them hold 650 rounds of ammo? Should I go for a heart or head shot? The gun has factory open sights on it. I am thinking of installing a "Nikon" class scope on it so I can put the shot in the exact spot.

I will have a back up weapon. It is a wrist-rocket. Unlike the BB gun, it ony has a one round capacity. But it can fire a larger projectile. I am am thinking of leaving the sights on it the way they are. A scope on a wrist-rocket wouldn't look right any how.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old October 16, 2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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Old October 16, 2009, 10:30 AM   #3
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Claude:

I believe this thread is in response of the 30 Carbine for deer thread. I don't believe that it is enough for medium game due mostly because of the bullet design or lack thereof. But I do believe that if you were to keep shots to under 100 yds and in the neck it would work just fine. Especially considering the deer there are about the same size as they are where I am at (80-120 lbs). When I first moved here from Colorado I thought they were long legged greyhounds! I truely understand your vehement towards people taking pee shooters to hunt real game with. I don't care for the fact it's legal to use any centerfire 22. If all I had was a 222 Rem, and couldn't borrow anything else I would still go hunting, but keep my shots to maybe 150 yds and in the neck only. I feel you must respect the game you are killing. I wouldn't want to be gut shot with a 25 ACP and left for dead far far away from help. But I feel that you maybe took it out on him a little too hard. Just my humble opinion, and don't mean nor want to argue about this.
In fact it really chaps my *ss when I hear how people have hit deer 3-5 times with 22 calibers. They had no right taking the first shot obviously!
Ooops...I meant Roy:
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Old October 16, 2009, 10:53 AM   #4
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No, no. You must have a Super Sniper class scope on that Red Ryder if you hope to hit the deer where you want. And paint the gun black so it will be more tacticool and deadly. If the RR gun fails to do the job, you can always upgrade to a 20mm war surplus cannon.
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Old October 16, 2009, 11:27 AM   #5
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I think some form of howitzer pulled behind your truck would be ideal really.

Something versatile that you could fire high explosive rounds from for deer and maybe switch to flack rounds for a goose gun.
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Old October 16, 2009, 11:36 AM   #6
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There are natives in Alaska who routinely harvest polar bears with their Red Ryders.

When the bear lifts his tail, there's a natural target-like aiming point.

Those solid copper/mild steel BBs (depending on manufacturer) have AMAZING penetration.
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Old October 16, 2009, 11:40 AM   #7
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Nosler has a new Partition BB that expands to 50 caliber and penetrates 4 feet.
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Old October 16, 2009, 11:47 AM   #8
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I would never hunt with a Red Ryder, I would choose the Buck Rogers ray gun. Sure, it's a close range weapon, but have you ever seen the penetrating ability of gamma rays? But you have to be careful with either one. My mommy told me I could put my eye out if I wasn't careful.
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Old October 16, 2009, 11:52 AM   #9
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Way overkill. I don't want to waste any meat, so I prefer throwing rocks. I get the most accuracy from the smooth, disc shaped ones at about 750 gr.
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Old October 16, 2009, 12:21 PM   #10
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You'll shoot your eye out kid!
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Old October 16, 2009, 12:21 PM   #11
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When did hunting become so full of gadgets? A torch and a cliff is all you need...helps if you raise your arms up high to look as big as possible, too...
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Old October 16, 2009, 12:35 PM   #12
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I believe this thread is in response of the 30 Carbine for deer thread.
Yes, and then some. Hey, I'll bite !!!
I hope it's and older Red Ryder as they were made much better than the newer ones which have more plastic and made cheaper. Be sure and use the plated projectiles and not the standard ones ....


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Old October 16, 2009, 12:36 PM   #13
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Old October 16, 2009, 12:46 PM   #14
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A real man wouldnt NEED something so powerful.

I prefer to sneak up on the deer, and choke it to death.
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Old October 16, 2009, 12:54 PM   #15
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I like that 1 Chip!
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Old October 16, 2009, 01:48 PM   #16
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Old October 16, 2009, 01:55 PM   #17
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I'd definately go with an eye shot, I pull them off at a few hundred yards (give or take 295 yards) all the time. I was considering going out with just my loin clothe and spoon next season.
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Old October 16, 2009, 02:07 PM   #18
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HA, you wimp Eddie, I can't believe you're not man enough to leave the spoon at home and just LOOK the deer to death like I do.

I gotta be careful while driving through state parks, if I look at a deer the wrong way it's a goner!
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Old October 16, 2009, 02:23 PM   #19
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What you need is a Jack Baer 1911. Or is it a Les Bower?
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Old October 16, 2009, 02:31 PM   #20
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Our laws in CA are restricive on use of lead that I have been driven to Red Ryder to get away from lead bullets. Good deal, because I can still find the ammo!!

Go for eye shots, then attack with Cub Scout knife (unless your teacher confiscted it!).
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Old October 16, 2009, 02:41 PM   #21
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Old October 16, 2009, 03:03 PM   #22
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I personally don't believe in hurting Bambi. But as an individual I do support your right to do a testosterone dump on a helpless deer via the Daisy RR. I on the other hand, being a much more evolved person choose to let the deer live in peace but still know that I am the "Boss". I typically do this during the rut when the male species seem to be their most aggressive. I place horns on my head and right before we start fighting in "his" traditional manner, I jump into a leaping arm bar and make him tap out. It is somewhat humiliating for the buck but that is the point.

I hope you will reciprocate the acceptance that I have shown you.

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Old October 16, 2009, 03:06 PM   #23
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Old October 16, 2009, 04:28 PM   #24
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I've said it before, and will say it again - egad.
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Old October 16, 2009, 04:33 PM   #25
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Roy I think I need to share with you what I tell my employees.
I don't care what you have in the pipe just put it down two hours before your shift. I'm not saying stop it, just asking for a two hour window.
Aim high is all I say.
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