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Old 12-26-2005, 11:03 PM   #11
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Love mine to death, but there'* not enough energy left at 150yds to really count on it. The cool thing is that it makes you really HUNT. You MUST stalk and get close.
In the interest of not getting ed, as an avid bow hunter I will remain mute.

And about doing some clay shooting...I'm game. I love it, my 870 Express Super Mag loves it too...
im a avid hunter bow hunting is by far way harder than useing a gun
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Love mine to death, but there'* not enough energy left at 150yds to really count on it. The cool thing is that it makes you really HUNT. You MUST stalk and get close.
In the interest of not getting ed, as an avid bow hunter I will remain mute.

And about doing some clay shooting...I'm game. I love it, my 870 Express Super Mag loves it too...
im a avid hunter bow hunting is by far way harder than useing a gun
Can you explain how?
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Ummmm....getting within 100 yards of a deer is 100000x easier than 25...
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Ummmm....getting within 100 yards of a deer is 100000x easier than 25...
I don't see why people stalk them down anyway. I was taught to sit in one place and wait for them to come to you.
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Ummmm....getting within 100 yards of a deer is 100000x easier than 25...
I don't see why people stalk them down anyway. I was taught to sit in one place and wait for them to come to you.
Turns out that there'* more than one way to hunt, imagine that...

Anyway, back on topic, the .30-.30 MAY just be one of the most fun rifles to shoot IMO.

And I'll triple the warning to get to know your ability to hit things under 100 yds before looking any further with that cartridge. The .30-.30 cartridge is the limiting factor here, not the age of the rifle.

There just isn't enough ft/lbs of energy left after about 150 yds to properly dispatch a deer-sized animal. Not that it can't be done, for those that would argue or show examples, because it CAN be done. It'* just not accepted to take those chances of wounding, unless you are extremely experienced (in which case I can't imagine you would actually need to take such a long shot carrying this rifle).

Get out to the range on a sunny day and start to get to know this weapon. You won't be disappointed, I'm pretty sure.
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Ummmm....getting within 100 yards of a deer is 100000x easier than 25...
I don't see why people stalk them down anyway. I was taught to sit in one place and wait for them to come to you.
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Yeah, I bow hunt from a tree stand. But even when you are sitting in one place you have to move ot kill the deer...with a bow even more so than a gun. And to make those extra necessary movements from a VERY close range is difficult. It is easier for them to see you, smell you, and pin point your location. Once they know where you are they do not forget. They stare...act like they are putting their head down to eat again, and then jerk it back up and stare at you...its hard.
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I don't hunt, but I like to collect and I do some target shooting. I just a Lee Enfield No. 1 Mk 3 for Christmas. It doesn't look very pretty, but I'll restore it this summer. I've got a nice little collection of WW I rifles.
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