Will this work for elk?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Tikkamike, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    My had this half inch gun built. Do you think it will take an elk down? he is 6'3" if that helps you to estimate the size of this 40# rifle.

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  2. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a rifle for giants!
     

  3. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Good grief! what the heck is it? Heck even if its a non fireing ''replica'' (on steroids) the weight alone would kill an elk if you were strong enough to swing it like a bat. That would probably kill the poor guy packing it LONG before he ever got to shoot anything with it.......does it come with tracks and a motor underneath it?
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    It is a .50 BMG Mcmillian action and stock, Krieger Barrel, and a horace vision scope. Not sure what the muzzle brake is, looks like a coke can with holes in it and painted black.
     
  5. winmag

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    Your dad reminds me of one of the Oakridge Boys:D. Actually he kinda looks like he should have that hurkin' rifle in the scabbord alongside a big ol' Harley. Somebody you dont wanna make mad, but he has something in his eyes that says he's probably a gental giant at the same time.
    Thats a fitting rifle for a big man with a ''Harley- stash''. Awesome. Just plain ol' awesome. I love it.
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    HAHA Winmag he will be thrilled when I tell him about the Harley-stach. He is a big Harley guy, he has 2 of them and a chopper!
     
  7. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    You won't need to pull the trigger, any critter looks at that gun and it'll lay down right then.
     
  8. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    In reality what does your Dad shoot at? I can't imagine dragging it around the woods or field hunting. Although I suppose you could hunt from your backdoor or pickup...but, to carry, forget it.
     
  9. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Chas,

    Actually he has had it for almost a year and has not shot it much yet. mostly its going to be an antelope gun since we have some wide open spaces here in wyoming. also we have some land in the mountains where we hunt elk and there may be a few spots to shoot elk from that are right on the road. Definatley wont be packing it far, maybe a mile I wouldnt want to pack it more than that. His primary elk rifle is an accumard 338-378 though.
     
  10. winmag

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    Chas,
    To my knowledge, the big 50's are only legal for ''non-game'' animals in most if not all the states. Varmints and other fuzzy little vermin are fair game, as are rocks, and paper etc.
    But it would be interesting to know what folks do with such a big (or REAL BIG in this case) gun.
    Im almost as impressed by the bitchen' stasch as I am the rifle,....almost. I wish my wife would let me grow one like that.:D
     
  11. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Winmag, the .50 is legal here in wyoming if you use an expanding point bullet. But you are right most places it is not legal.
     
  12. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Well if you do shoot an elk or antelope with that beast we'd love to hear the story, oh and pics of the wound cavity would be nice.:)
     
  13. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Does that thing serve them extra crispy or original :D
     
  14. shorty

    shorty Well-Known Member

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    Tell me he doesn't have the kick starter on his effing chopper on the wrong side too!!

    Lefty's, you gotta love em. Sweet Rifle tho, got some striped gophers under the bird feeder

    starting to give me some sass, guessing I'd get some respect from them with that.