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Old February 2, 2014, 07:55 PM   #51
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Quite honestly, I don't think it would matter much (within reason) what relatively modern caliber I hunted Texas deer with. I could make do with a 223, or my old 35 Rem, or a 250 Savage. Lately I've downgraded from my 270 to a 260. I might not want to go with a 25-20, but I'd get by. A good hunter doesn't need much.
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Old February 2, 2014, 08:22 PM   #52
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The reality is all North American big game, including grizzly bear, has been felled with surplus .303 British, 7x57, .30-40 Krag, and Springfield rifles long before mega-magnums were born.
Heck, before that they were killed with patched lead round balls from muzzle loading rifles.
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Old February 2, 2014, 08:35 PM   #53
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We used to ride around in T Models also, get water out of the well with a bucket, wipe with corn cobs .... Which, of course, you can still do if you like.
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Old February 2, 2014, 09:18 PM   #54
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I admit it.....I just like buying guns......that's all.
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Old February 3, 2014, 06:43 AM   #55
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We used to ride around in T Models also, get water out of the well with a bucket, wipe with corn cobs .... Which, of course, you can still do if you like.
The point was, you don't need the newest, biggest magnum cartridge to kill any game animal. Try to keep up.
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Old February 3, 2014, 07:30 AM   #56
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The point was, you don't need the newest, biggest magnum cartridge to kill any game animal. Try to keep up.

I'll try to keep up. But, I think I would use the corn cob before I tried to kill a grizzly with a patch and ball.

But seriously, I know what you are saying. If somebody wants a suggestion on a deer rifle I tell them it is hard to beat a 270 Win. If they add elk to it I suggest a 30-06 for a heavier bullet. I have seen nothing over the years to make that a bad idea.

Now, if the '06 recoil is not a problem foe them and they want to shoot something bigger I am just not going to put them down over it.
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Old February 3, 2014, 07:41 AM   #57
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