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This is a discussion on REVELATION within the Up To .375 forums, part of the HUNTING EQUIPMENT, FIREARMS & AMMUNITION category; I have decided to start shooting all my game animals with 22lr! Ive just been killing them to easily with ...

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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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by richteb View Post
    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.
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbear View Post
    This gets poignant when you realize that in New Zealand "Cockies" refers to farmers...
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35bore View Post
    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...
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHOENIX PHIL View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35bore View Post
    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.
    You mean you're not going to use a 10/22 with 50 round banana clip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHOENIX PHIL View Post
    You mean you're not going to use a 10/22 with 50 round banana clip?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by richteb View Post
    Hmmm, maybe a double gun in 22lr for DG.
    It's good to have a second shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enysse View Post
    It's good to have a second shot!
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35bore View Post
    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.
    Dammitt!!! All that load development.......shot to hell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    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.
    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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