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Old 09-28-2012, 09:50 AM
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And probably some bunny rabbets have been killed with a 375 H&H. Does that make it too large for bunnies?

I still dont see why some dont just go to a 50 Browning and get it over with...unless of course they wont have anything to brag about or chew the fat over.

There IS such a thing as "overkill" whether some wish to believe it or not and go thru the record books and see how many alaskan brownies were killed with the lowly 30-06. Ya dont HAVE TO try and dispatch animals at 2 miles distance


Good point, for a minute there I thought we were on a long range hunting forum! Thanks for the reality check....

Explain the concept of "overkill" to me because obviously I don't understand.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:56 AM
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Re: Where is my pressure coming from?

Hey mike...why haven't you shot a antelope with that .50 cal your dad has? You are not using all of your overkill capabilities!
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:57 AM
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And probably some bunny rabbets have been killed with a 375 H&H. Does that make it too large for bunnies?

I still dont see why some dont just go to a 50 Browning and get it over with...unless of course they wont have anything to brag about or chew the fat over.

There IS such a thing as "overkill" whether some wish to believe it or not and go thru the record books and see how many alaskan brownies were killed with the lowly 30-06. Ya dont HAVE TO try and dispatch animals at 2 miles distance
Why do big guns piss you off so bad? No body said a 30-06 wouldnt do the job. A 375 is only .067 bigger in diameter. Why does it male a difference. And if you want to shoot rabbits with a 375 i fully support it. I recommend head shots though.. if i ant to kill elk deer and antelope that's my prerogative. There is no such thing as overkill. Im not blowing animals in half... just because you dont have the undercarriage to shoot the big magnums we who do can do so if we so choose.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:00 AM
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Why do big guns piss you off so bad? No body said a 30-06 wouldnt do the job. A 375 is only .075 bigger in diameter. Why does it male a difference. And if you want to shoot rabbits with a 375 i fully support it. I recommend head shots though.. if i ant to kill elk deer and antelope that's my prerogative. There is no such thing as overkill. Im not blowing animals in half... just because you dont have the undercarriage to shoot the big magnums we who do can do so if we so choose.
Good point!
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Im not blowing animals in half... just because you dont have the undercarriage to shoot the big magnums we who do can do so if we so choose.
Awesome!!!

Have you measured how much swelling your getting on the case head at the pressure ring?
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:11 PM
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Re: Where is my pressure coming from?

I used to work with a guy that the only rifle he had to hunt with was a 375 H&H. He said it was actually less destructive on deer than an 06. If you can use it to good effect then by all means have at her.

The only time I have an issue with folks going to a bigger cal is when they try to use it as a band aid for their lacking marksman ship skills.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:16 PM
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Re: Where is my pressure coming from?

Actually I have probably seen more lost meat from a high velocity 6mm than a 338. But in the end I feel meat loss is directly related to bullet placement more so than bullet size. So I will go with Mike here and go for the too dead method.

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