Originally Posted by Sully2
Sounds like my own story! Id love to have a "big" 30 or 7mm,....to shoot what? Cant use rifle on whitetails in Ohio.....so here I sit with a boatload of medium sized calibers to kill..?? Pasture grizzlies;....attack racoons;....a black bird out of the tops of the trees on occasions...??
For the record, this is NOT a crack at everyone who uses RUMs or big bore caliber....This is about the people who use them in my area ONLY.
We hunt deer with rifles. We're certainly allowed to down here...But after years of watching morons come into the gun store and buy a 300 RUM just to hunt whitetail deer with no more than a 200 yard shot available to them (I asked them, and they said 200 tops), because they didn't think their "old '06" would do the job, because they missed one, or put a bad shot on it and tracked it and never found it.
I learned that alot of those people buying the howitzers around my area are hugely overcompensating for something...Be it lack of manhood, brains, or abilities, that I am not sure of, but it is a lack of something... In my area, unless you're hunting out of town, or a gas or powerline you will never need something that big or powerful. In my area, most people could get by with a .257 Roberts if they had the skills for shot placement.
Me, I intentionally find the longest shot available on the property I hunt, and that is where I tend to setup shop. I know my capabilities, and 99% of the people I have always hunted with are greenfield hunters taking 150 yard shots on the long-end, and never hunting outside of the greenfields.
I'll sit on a powerline or a gas line and watch deer as far away as I care to.