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Understanding Cold Barrel Shots

 
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:58 PM
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Re: Understanding Cold Barrel Shots

Glad to hear things are working out for ya. Just to add, I only clean the barrels of my rifles when needed. Each one is different. This is a good site to learn from. Lots of good advice, once you weed out some of the not so helpful posts. I'm surprised you didn't get any responses like "you can't kill anything with a $200 scope" or "you need to have it rebarreled to a 7mm STW"... Everybody knows you need at least a .338!!!
Only kidding, welcome to LRH.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:38 PM
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Re: Understanding Cold Barrel Shots

Never heard of that caliber or any caliber, in fact, being used for geese.

Usually goose guns are measure in gauge.

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Old 08-26-2013, 03:24 PM
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Re: Understanding Cold Barrel Shots

Good news for sure, glad it worked out for you Marcel!
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:30 PM
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Re: Understanding Cold Barrel Shots

Geese in South Africa must really be tough, how long do you have to cook them?
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:57 PM
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Re: Understanding Cold Barrel Shots

He did say large geese, so I'm thinking ostrich.
Dangerous big bird hunting= big gun.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:16 PM
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Re: Understanding Cold Barrel Shots

Marcel,

Something bothers me. . .

Pulling a rope through a rifle bore gives me the vapors.

I can see no way that the rope can enter or exit either end of the barrel straight.

A lot of those bore snakes are sol. I used one once, and only once. Gave me the heebeejeebees.

I have nightmares of egg shaped crowns.
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Re: Understanding Cold Barrel Shots

Thanks! The advise was solid and appreciated. I've learnt to take everything with a pinch of salt, and first see if there are other same schools of thought, before I seriously look at an opinion. However, I am glad to say that all the advise that was posted was really good, and from experienced shooters, who have passion about the sport. For this I am very grateful. I am also super stoked that the advise solved my problem!!
If I had the bucks, my rifle set up would be quite different, but she does me well for now. I chose the Rem 700, due to its ability to pretty much take all types of equipment and upgrades without much fuss or machine work. They are tried and tested actions, and give good value for money. I'm happy with the grouping I get. The scope is inferior in many ways, but she eases through the box test.
It keeps the baboons away, and that is the goal, as well as being available for the odd Kudu, Blesbok, or Duiker.
I think LRH is a great site. I'm still trying to maneuver through it, but that will come.
Thanks again to all that gave me the solid and helpful advise!! I know that it most probably saved me plenty of school fees!!
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