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Old September 23, 2012, 11:07 AM   #7
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My dad has a couple, a Weatherby and a Browning BAR, they have a bit of recoil, but it is not unbearable.
As far as being too much gun, I think it's about the perfect cartridge for elk, and not too much for smaller stuff.
The bullets are tougher than say your standard .270 or 7mm bullet, add to that a slower velocity and meat damage will surprise you, I should say lack of meat damage.
I use a .375 Ruger for elk because I want it to stay where it is when I shoot it, rarely have I seen an elk get shot and run to a "better" place, they always go to the nastiest crap around.....

My dad has killed a couple antelope with his .375 H&H and meat damage was far less than our .270's or '06's.....
The best shot I ever made was an accident
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