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Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by BARTFRNCS, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. BARTFRNCS

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    I have decided to start shooting all my game animals with 22lr! Ive just been killing them to easily with the larger calibers.
     
  2. sestoppelman

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    YUK YUK!!!:stirring:
     
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    Now that's an idea, I have been getting plenty of practice with one shooting bloody cockies. Avareging about 50 rounds a week. Should be good enough for a bull ele hunt.
     
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    This gets poignant when you realize that in New Zealand "Cockies" refers to farmers...
     
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    Bart, take plenty of 22 short for the smaller game, like warthog or whitetail:)
     
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    22 BB Cap would be more sporting :biggrin2:
     
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    So do we in Aus. Cocky is a silver crested cockatoo and there is thousands of them were I live.
     
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    go with the copper plated 40 gr. and you are good to go...just leave the hippo, elephant and rhino alone and all else is fair game...
     
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    Gentlemen, I am about to show my ignorance here, but, I have to ask which is going to have the best stopping power (i.e. Cape Buffalo charge)? Would it be 36 gr. hollow point or the 40 gr. copper plated round nose that James is suggesting? I have never hunted Cape Buffalo before, however it is a goal of mine, I just wanna be prepared...
     
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    Well, in my best bench hunting opinion, just make sure that either the 36 or 40 grain is in a fast double rifle for that quick follow up shot!:cool:
     
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    Well are we talking about shooting .22 short, long rifle or a man's rifle the .22 magnum? Damn hard to answer your question until we have all the info. :geek:
     
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    It would have to be the long rifle, guess I'm not use to the recoil of the mag yet (still working on it). Anyway, any help on this topic would be appreciated. I plan on taking a ruger 77/22, with a fixed 4 power, it's a Leupold and i hope it's enough scope as well.
     
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    Hmmm, maybe a double gun in 22lr for DG.
     
  14. PHOENIX PHIL

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    You mean you're not going to use a 10/22 with 50 round banana clip? :nailbiter:
     
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    Okay Phil, now this thread is just getting goofy, you know you can't hunt in Africa with a semi auto. That's just crazy talk, a 10/22??? really ???? I'm looking at doubles now, if I can't find one at a reasonalbe price then I will stick to the original plan, 77-22.
     
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    It's good to have a second shot!
     
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    For yourself when the first one just does not quite cut it.
     
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    Here is a sad story related to this thread.
    Some years ago I was hunting moose in an area near Geraldton, Ontario Canada. The resort owner showed me a photo of a huge bull moose he had shot with a .22 caliber rifle when he was a young man. He told the story how he was running a trap-line and hunting ruffled grouse when he met this big bull on the trail. Without a thought he started shooting at the front leg knee's until the bull went down. He then started shooting at the bulls eye's until the bull succumbed. His justification was, back then, it was legal to hunt moose with any weapon. I was dumb-founded as he bluntly and willingly told the story seemingly without remorse. Atrocious.
     
  19. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Dammitt!!! All that load development.......shot to hell!
     
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    I think things like that happen more than we want to admit, it's just that nobody mentions the truth of the matter.
     

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