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Old 08-27-2012, 02:23 PM
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Weasel Weasel is offline
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Oh, I gotta add this:

My Native American buddy used a 220 Swift for everything including bear and elk. He's an expert hunter first and an expert marksman second.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:31 PM
K22 K22 is offline
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Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
I have a friend in Wyoming that never owned another centerfire rifle than an open sighted 30-30. He shot deer, antelope, elk and bears with it and never lost an animal. His advice......HUNT the animal and know your's and your rifles limitations. Don't shoot unless you are sure of a killing shot.

You can hire Native American guides here to guide you on some of the reservations. Even if elk hunting if you carry anything bigger than a .243 Win. they will laugh at you. They always advise to shoot at the base of the skull so you don't ruin meat or hide.
I agree with your friends 100%, but others I've talked to think a 243 is to small for Southern Whitetail Deer. Heck, they aren't much bigger than my dog.
Hunting skills, patience, and shot placement are the requirments. Obviously your friends are well aware of them as I know you are Weasel.
Unfortunately the teaching now is to blow through both shoulders, slap each other on the back, a couple of high fives, and call it a good hunt.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:18 PM
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true that. I love my .22 mag for yotes. just shoot em right.
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