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Old August 10, 2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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Cartridge Evaluation Worksheet

Shamelessly stolen from another forum:

Cartridge Evaluation Worksheet

1. Your cartridge sucks because;
(_) everybody has one
(_) nobody has one

2. My cartridge is inherently superior because;
(_) I shoot it
(_) you don't

3. Cartridge X is a poor choice for hunting because;
(_) bullet selection for handloaders is poor
(_) factory fodder is too mild
(_) no one cartridge can do all that
(_) it couldn't stop a charging maskrat
(_) it destroys too much meat
(_) its been over-hyped in the gun media

4. Cartridge X is no good for dangerous game since;
(_) double rifles aren't chambered for it
(_) ammo is no longer stocked for it
(_) Capstick used it
(_) Capstick didn't use it

5. The proper uses for cartridge X are;
(_) wounding groundhogs and possums
(_) anything between blacktail and elephant
(_) nothing over 75 yards
(_) anything up to 500 yards with a good field rest

6. Cartridge X is a good/bad brush load because;
(_) it can drop an oak tree and still bring home dinner
(_) it breaks up on impact with a mosquito
(_) its killed more deer and elk than all other cartridges combined
(_) its wounded more deer and elk than all other cartridges combined

7. Caliber X is vastly superior to caliber Y because;
(_) no gun in caliber Y ever shot well
(_) metric calibers are the work of the Devil
(_) a gunrag writer said so
(_) I once saw a deer run over 10 yards after being hit with a Y
(_) X has 12.3 ft-lb more energy at 400 yards

8. You should not even consider cartridge X for the following reasons;
(_) it has been in use so long it must be obsolete
(_) it is so new you can't trust it
(_) Elmer Keith liked it
(_) Elmer Keith hated it
(_) Jack O'Conner was rumored to have shot one once
(_) barrel life will be less than 200 rounds
(_) velocities that low are only for potato guns and buffalo chips

9. Cartridge X is {fill in the blank} for all North American game;
(_) totally inadequate except in the hands of an expert
(_) ridiculously overpowered and a sign of mental instability
(_) OK, if that's all you can handle
(_) so boring, game animals will laugh at you

10. Cartridge wars are fun because;
(_) I get to show people how knowledgable I am
(_) I learn new adjectives and their proper use
(_) they've taught me that whitetail deer are tougher than rhinos on crack
(_) participating sure beats watching another sitcom about unemployed New Yorkers


Print this handy form and keep it close by your computer. When the next cartridge flame war commences, fill it out and tape it over your monitor for quick reference. This will save everyone time and typing.
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