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Old January 22, 2018, 09:59 PM   #76
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And factory ammo choices and availability. For that reason I'd opt for the .243 over the 6 mm. Of course handloading makes that obsolete if you do so.
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Old January 22, 2018, 10:40 PM   #77
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This thread reminds me of a guy I know signature line on another forum.

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What I have learned on here, since 2001:
1. The proper answer to: Where is the best place in town to get a steak dinner? is…You should go to Mel's Diner and get the fried chicken.
2. Big game animals can tell the difference between .015 of an inch in diameter, 15 grains of bullet weight, and 150 fps.
3. The laws of physics do not apply to firearms in that there is a difference in the performance of two identical projectiles launched at the same velocity if they came from different cartridges and some cartridges are so powerful their kinetic energy can knock big game off its feet but not knock the shooter who fired it off their feet.
4. While a double rifle is the perfect DGR, every 375HH bolt gun needs to be modified so it can carry at least 5 down.
5. While a floor plate and a detachable box magazine both use a mechanical latch, only the floor plate latch is reliable. Disregard the fact that almost every modern military rifle uses a detachable box magazine including those chambered in 50 BMG.
6. The Remington 700 is unreliable regardless of the fact it is the basis of the USMC M40 sniper rifle for 40+ years with no changes to the receiver or extractor and is the choice of more military and law enforcement sniper units than any other rifle.
7. PF actions are not suitable for a DGR and it is irrelevant that the M1, M14, M16, & AK47 which were designed for hunting men that can shoot back are all PF actions.
8. 95 deg F in Africa is different than 95 deg F in TX or CA and that is why you must worry about ammunition temperature in Africa (regardless that most safaris take place in winter) but not in TX or in CA.
9. The size of the ding in the gun's finish doesn't matter, what matters is whether the ding occurred in the safe or in the field because safe dings are ok but field dings are worse.
10. One in a row is a trend, two in a row is statistically significant, and three similar occurrences in a row is an irrefutable fact.
11. The Posting Quotient: the total number of posts divided by the number of days as a member: if greater than 2.5, recommend therapy.
12. Never buy a WSM or RCM cartridge for a safari rifle because if they lose your ammo you can't find replacement ammo but don't worry 280 Rem, 338-06, 35 Whelen, and all Weatherby cartridges abound in Africa.
13. Never buy a WSM or RCM cartridge for your go to rifle in the USA because if they lose your ammo you can't find replacement ammo but don't worry 280 Rem, 338-06, 35 Whelen, 9,3x62 and all Weatherby cartridges abound in back country stores.
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Old January 23, 2018, 08:43 AM   #78
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I'd probably buy another .308 for them to use and shoot Remington's Managed Recoil ammo.

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Old January 23, 2018, 09:21 AM   #79
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taylorce1, that's why moderators get grumpy. I've been reading that (bleep) since 1998.
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Old January 23, 2018, 09:29 AM   #80
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By the way still looking for the best steak joint?

I still say get both then use your favorite!
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Old January 23, 2018, 11:58 AM   #81
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Zipspyder - But have you tried Elk? It's better than steak! I have no idea where to get elk in Anytown USA, but fundamental "truths" always supersede specific requests! And to heck with context! ;-)
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Old January 23, 2018, 01:34 PM   #82
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Elk is excellent, but have any of you tried axis?
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Old January 25, 2018, 09:36 PM   #83
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Chicken at Mel's.
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Old January 27, 2018, 08:33 PM   #84
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I'd choose (and did choose) the 6.5 Creed as a soft shooter between the two. Enjoy.
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