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Old May 21, 2019, 06:24 PM   #76
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Perhaps I missed it so I'll ask. When you say hunting for game are you intending to eat what you kill? Hopefully you are thinking about consuming the game you harvest.
Killing for the sake of killing is unwarranted.
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Old May 21, 2019, 06:50 PM   #77
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Another answer to a question, not asked !!!

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Perhaps I missed it so I'll ask. When you say hunting for game are you intending to eat what you kill? Hopefully you are thinking about consuming the game you harvest.
Killing for the sake of killing is unwarranted.
Well, you just opened up a can a can of worms and answered a question that he didn't ask. That's okay !!!..

Just sitting back and looking forward to the replies. …..
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Old May 21, 2019, 07:13 PM   #78
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I touched on it in post #3, but it is my opinion, and not one shared by everyone.
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Old May 21, 2019, 09:03 PM   #79
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I touched on it in post #3, but it is my opinion, and not one shared by everyone.
My opinion as well - with the obvious exception of "pest control" animals. Heck, even some of those those can be eaten. Wild hogs are great (mature boars are best left for the buzzards to eat). The Cajuns eat nutria. Collared dove are decent table fare. Etc.
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Old May 22, 2019, 12:39 PM   #80
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I kill a lot of beavers, coyotes, crows, chipmunks and possum but I'm not gonna eat any of 'em.
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Old May 22, 2019, 02:16 PM   #81
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There are some "varmint"/pests that I would not eat. I have eaten squirrel and would do it again if I venture into their turf to claim them. I've never killed a rabbit, but that would be eaten if I did. I hear doves are delicious, just a fair amount of work for basically a chicken nugget. Ground hogs are a nuisance around here. I wouldn't eat them, but I'm sure there are people that do.
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Old May 22, 2019, 07:13 PM   #82
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There are times when killing, is warranted

MoArk Willy.
In keeping with "in the spirit" of what you are trying to communicate to hunters. I agree that we should not just hunt to kill something.
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When you say hunting for game are you intending to eat what you kill? Hopefully you are thinking about consuming the game you harvest.
Killing for the sake of killing is unwarranted.
Before I start out on a hunt, I pretty much know what and if I'm going to eat it. There are times when I kill animals for a variety of reasons. Then some define it as harvesting. I've eaten some pretty crazy "Protein" and then there are others that I'd never eat but what is left in the field or woods, will never go to waste. …

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Old Yesterday, 12:02 PM   #83
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I figured this would come up. Yes, I did plan on learning how to properly field dress and cook the animals I hunt with limitations. For example, cotton tails this time of year are known for having parasites, which I plan to avoid. Quail are fine to eat. But if I shoot a lizard or something (pest control for my grandma’s garden) I’m not eating that. My uncle might take me deer hunting soon, which i’m excited for because he makes the best deer jerky
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Again, check the regs for seasons. Animals like cottontails and quail have regulations you need to follow as to to where, when, why, how, etc.
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Old Yesterday, 09:15 PM   #85
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Quick little random question: When I first acquired my .22lr bolt action rifle, there was a light coat of rust on the barrel. Not knowing the consequence, I took some wire wool and just kinda brushed it off, which worked super well! However, the inscription on the barrel with the manufacturer, caliber, model, etc... is faded, I think because of the wire wool. Anyway to get it back? It's not that big a deal, like, I can still see the inscription, but it's just faded.

Also, I'm not gonna get a center fire rifle anytime soon, but just for when the time comes, what company makes an action that can be run fast, and have a lot of rounds put through it. I am new to how rifles last over time so, let me know if there's something I'm not considering here. For example, I've heard that .243 is not good for putting a lot of rounds down range.

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Old Today, 07:34 AM   #86
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I've heard that .243 is not good for putting a lot of rounds down range.
Unless you have LOTS of money, you're unlikely to burn out a .243 barrel in any reasonable amount of time.

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Running an action "hot and fast" is totally opposite of the purpose of a hunting rifle. A hunting rifle is always shot "slow and deliberate". If you want to just throw lead down the range hot and fast, buy a semi-auto just for that purpose.

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However, the inscription on the barrel with the manufacturer, caliber, model, etc... is faded, I think because of the wire wool.
I've used steel wool (lubed with oil) for decades to remove surface rust with no problem. Those inscriptions should be engraved (stamped) into the barrel. Likely that you just need to clean and re-oil.
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Well, I’m not exactly looking for a hunting rifle. I’m looking for a rifle that is styled like a hunting rifle but fits the purpose of a scout rifle. I believe a practical rifle is what it’s called. All I need now is an action that can handle it.
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