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From: MSN NicknameGunrockets  (Original Message)Sent: 15/02/2003 03:00
 
Gun Myth # 2
A magnum rifle is better, more accurate and kills faster than a standard rifle.
Nope. It depends on how you shoot. I have seen too many hunters that try to buy their deer, elk etc at the sportings good counter. One thing about a magnum rifle. It is a rifle of an expert shooter. Amateur shooters (shooters that shoot less than a box full of rounds a year) can never realize the potential a good magnum rifle will give to a expert shooter. But is it more accurate or kill faster? Any bullet will perform as designed within a large zone of velocities. They have to be made that way. Because the manufacturer of bullets will have no control over the terminal velocity. So if you load a .30 cal. bullet into a 30-06 and the terminal velocity is (velocity when the bullet hits it's target) 2200 fps (feet per second) and that bullet hits the heart, lungs area (which is my point of aim, because I don't like ruining meat) that elk or deer is dead. Now take the same bullet and load into a Weatherby or Winchester 300 magnum case. Hit the same elk at the same spot and the terminal velocity is 300 fps faster (2500 fps) and that elk or dear is dead. Did he die faster? Did he know the difference? Nope dead is dead. Velocity doesn't kill animals, nor does ballistic coeffeciences. It takes the proper bullet in the proper place to put the animal down. Nor does that 300 fps make any difference in the field as far as getting the bullet there faster so you don't miss because the animal moved. Just last year I finally got a magnum rifle. A 7 mm Rem Mag. It was free so I wouldn't pass it up. Good rifle, very accurate as all Browning's are. I will hunt with it, probably antelope. But it will not take the place of any of my standard calibers and I still need to practice with it until I can shoot it as accurate as my 30-06.
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From: MSN NicknamemefishmeSent: 19/05/2003 02:40
Hi I have to agree in you  point!  I love my 06 and I would never trade it in.  Last year a friend and i were out shooting our rifles, ,making sure they and us are still on target. After 3 shots each @ 100yds, we walked down to the targets and my groups were less then one inch, his was just over one inch.  He then said that he could shoot better then me at longer distance with his .300 mag.  So we filled some milk jugs with water and put some blue food coloring in them so we can see better at 300 yds and we both took our shots at our two jugs and i dicinerated mine and he had to shot twice at one to "kill" it.  He looked down at his 1000$$$$ rig and then looked at my weathered Savage 111 that i shoot my first deer with and he said that it was crazy how people pay big buck$$ to try to shoot big Bucks.  That year he missed a big buck with hius mag at 75 yds and i droped my moose  free hand at 175yds.  bigger is not better!!!!!  The only mag i would buy would be something real big for Griz, Cape Buf and other dangerous game.  Thanks , mefishme

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From: MSN NicknameGunrocketsSent: 19/10/2003 01:44
A gun is only as good as the person shooting it no matter what kind of a weapon it might be. If you practice shooting it under different circumstances and know what your doing, and use it for what it was made to do, it will not fail you when you need it most. Know your weapon...practice, practice practice, and then practice some more.

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From: waddySent: 27/10/2004 20:35
Would the statement the more accurate you are on the range with your hunting rifle. The more confidence you have in it. With in the rifles limits. The more forgiving it is in the field. Don't know maby my dad was wrong.
Waddy

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From: MSN NicknamegbrohmanSent: 19/09/2006 03:50
Anyone that shoots 300 - 600 Yds should be shooting one of the magnums, Too many hunters, like you say carry those big kikkers into their deer stand with the thought that if they get brown in the scope its down. Most of those shooters have only fired a few shots from sand-bags and never touched it off in a position they would normaly use in a hunting situation. The recoil, although probly not felt when the scope is full of brown, will react differntly and point of aim may be altered greatly. This can only be mastered with practice. I remember a shot i took years ago with my old 1894 30WCF I took the shot at a running deer by holding between to trees and as the head came into view, i touched it off. My range estemation was as usual defective. what i thought was 75 yards was 150 yards and if it wasn't for the fresh snow there would have probley been a lost doe. i took the doe through the lungs, it went over 100 yards before pileing up. The lungs had a nice round hole that whent clear through, No hyrdostatic shock that we are looking for when we use firearms. On the oposite side, my brother-in-law, got one of them 7mm-Rem Mag and just under 100 yards, a high shot to the boiler-room, and their was no front shoulders left. What an awfull sight, there was a football size area gone. Great guns in the right setting. Gbro

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