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Old October 16, 2012, 07:02 PM   #31
Deja vu
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Location: Border of Idaho & Montana
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I actually remember one my brother killed better than any I killed out side the first one.

My brother has a Ruger 77/44 bolt rifle. His was internally suppressed. He was shooting some heavy for caliber loads (I want to say 300 grain) at about 1000 FPS.

We came up on 5 deer (1 buck and 4 does) grazing. He took aim and dropped the buck. The does watched it kick for about 20 seconds then when back to grazing. We had to shoo them away to get the carcass. If there had been another buck he could of handed me the rifle and I could have taken it too.

That was one of the craziest things I have ever seen. That inspired me to suppress my Marlin 1895 SBL (45/70) With the right loads it is very quiet and shoots a 500 grain bullet. Has over 1000 Foot pounds at 100 yards even when subsonic from the barrel.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...
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