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Old 03-09-2013, 04:11 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

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"All restrictions should be lifted! A .22 lr can be used to take anything in this state, "

You are one strange dude with your other thoughts on stuff that the majority differed on and now with these two comments out on a hunting website you have definitely proved it. Please remember that I'm just respectfully disagreeing like the previous post said he was to your statements and it's also my rights to disagree
Oh here we go again. Calling me and my thoughts strange is disrespectful. I got an idea! When we are talking about Wy laws, you stay out of it. How about worrying about Michigan laws. You don't have a say here. You are clearly a collectivist with your obsession over the majority this and everyone's on my side that. I could care less. Keep this in mind, In Galileo's time the majority thought the world was flat.

NMcCullough Disagreed in a respectful manner and I appreciate it, you on the other hand try to brow beat people. This isn't the first thread you've done it, it's not even the second. I know you have visions of leading an angry mob with torches and pitch forks but stop it and stop with the angry venom filled PM's
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:28 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

Excuse me, but IMHO that post was not disrespectful just because I said you have strange ideas about game laws. However, to say back to me, especially the way you did it, that I should have no say in Wyoming laws when I hunt out there 10 times as many days as I do here In MI and pay 10 times the fees that you do was sure not respectful. I do agree that there are many laws on the books that we both probably disagree with, but you are exactly correct that it's the price we have to pay for those that either don't know what they're doing or need some stern guidance. If there were no laws, we would be back in the days of gunfights in the streets over nothing but little disagreements. Let's just leave it this time to where we will agree to disagree and let your thread progress as it wants to. Now you can either do that or do just like you did on the other thread and choose to extend it out or not.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:53 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

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I agree it's possible for someone with no experience going out and buying a Ruger 10/22 and going Elk hunting or buying the wrong ammo for their AR and shooting a dear. I think it's more likely that most hunters either have been taught by their parents or friends with the experience. Someone brand new to hunting, going out on their own with no help, is more than likely going to do alot of research before hand. Since hunters safety is mandatory alittle bit on round selection could be added. Actually it might even be part of the class already.

I think more animals are wounded from lack of shooting skill & buck fever than caliber choice. A far effective law would require a minimum of lets say 500 practice rounds a year be shot prior to hunting season. I can think of all kinds of laws to try and get the 1% of irresponsible people up to snuff. All of which punish those of us who are responsible.
I'll be honest with you and say that I don't think the average hunter does much, if any, research on bullet selection. I'll admit this comes just from some casual observation, but I still think it's true. The type of hunter that participates in these online forums is more interested in these matters, I figure. I would put my main hunting partner in this category, in fact. He shoots a 270 mostly, so when it's time to buy ammo, he goes to Wal-mart and buys what's on the shelf, which happens to be designed for deer sized game. It all works great. Medium game worthy 22 cal ammo is much rarer and not the stuff you'll find most places. I think WY got it right.

I will agree with you that most wounded animals are likely due to poor shooting, but I also would say we shouldn't make the situation worse by making poor projectile choices too easy to unknowingly make.

Speaking of poor shooting, I hear guys talk all the time about how they killed animals and such and such range by just lobbing rounds in. They didn't have rangefinders and didn't know their rifles ballistics but just held over and started shooting. It actually surprises me how often I hear stories like that and makes me wonder how much game is wounded and lost by irresponsible hunter.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

I would be rockn a 22-250 with 60gr Bergers if I wasn't on a 338 RUM and 300gr Berger high right now!!
I've never had an issue in MT with shooting game with a 22cal, seen quite a few antelope and deer taken with a 22-250, several elk as well.

I'm all in favor of no cal or bullet limit, the main thing I like is being able to pack a 22 pistol to use to dispatch an animal with or shoot a grouse or coyote.
It also seems like the more we legislate to protect people from their own stupidity the stupider they get.

If you don't think a 22cal can kill an antelope or deer then imagine standing out there and letting someone shoot you with one, I don't think the out come would be anymore in your favor than an antelope!!!
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:47 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

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Oh here we go again. Calling me and my thoughts strange is disrespectful. I got an idea! When we are talking about Wy laws, you stay out of it. How about worrying about Michigan laws. You don't have a say here. You are clearly a collectivist with your obsession over the majority this and everyone's on my side that. I could care less. Keep this in mind, In Galileo's time the majority thought the world was flat.

NMcCullough Disagreed in a respectful manner and I appreciate it, you on the other hand try to brow beat people. This isn't the first thread you've done it, it's not even the second. I know you have visions of leading an angry mob with torches and pitch forks but stop it and stop with the angry venom filled PM's
Exactly the reason that I have not responded to this thread
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:34 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

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Montana doesn't have caliber restrictions. Maybe someone from there can chime in on it.
Most Montanans I know hate to be told on how to live their lives in Big Sky Country. The same is true with caliber restrictions, the "choice" was left to the individuals -- we the hunters. We have the choice and the ultimate responsibility of our action(s) along with the associated consequences. Having said that, we should be all thankful that we have choices, but let's not impose our individual ethics on others ... remember, it used to be unethical to take long range shot (there are still plenty of naysayers out there). "We have varying capabilities and ethical standards but we can co-exist and enjoy the hunting tradition with utmost respect to fellow hunters."

My go to caliber for most of my hunting, including antelope is my .300 Win Mag!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a 22 cal?

How would you guys compare an Antelope to a Southern White tail?

Just wondering..
Ive never seen an antelope up close for myself.


Ive been whitetail hunting for a couple years now with a .223 and it works great with 75gr PPU match and 77gr SMK bullets that i reload.
I use those on Hogs also with really good luck.

So if those critters are the same size, yea id use a .223 or 22-250
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