hunting bigger game / .22 caliber/magnum
i grew up hunting all my life so i know my guns-like how great sports coach does with his/her players-and i have stories to share hunting bigger game with the smallest caliber in rifles. my own personal one: we went out in western alaska to hunt caribou, and i was given a .22 with a rifle scope mounted on it. i asked the owner what is the distance sighted for it. he replied, "200 yds". then off we went. we saw herd, and we chased them. i asked to get off at some time after watching how the herd moved. then i waited... as the herd went up hill, i ran, then they turned right (my left). i ran a few yds and positioned myself. they were about 50 yds, so i dropped my cross hairs down to their feet and knees and fired when i knew it was going to hit the torso (i crossed my fingers it did) AND HIT EXACTLY BETWEEN THE RIBS, WENT THROUGH THE LUNGS, AND OUT! IN BETWEEN THE RIBS THE OTHER SIDE!!!! the young bull stumbled and i ran down to my prey and shot right behind the ear for the kill shot. i took the advice of a local: hunt only the subservients of a dominant bull and allow the strong genes to flourish. i gave a portion of it to a local elderly couple as a gift as their gratefulness is a blessing as the locals say.... incredible story but i did it!!