CRAIG BODDINGTON ON 6.5 SST

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  1. elkaholic

    elkaholic Official LRH Sponsor

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    Sherman Wildcats and Axial Precision Rifles get a little love from Craig Boddington, field editor for Petersens Hunting magazine. Keep it coming Craig:D IMG_20191122_121623243.jpg IMG_20191122_121714954.jpg IMG_20191122_121845594.jpg
     
  2. HARPERC

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    I knew I should've got your autograph.
     
  3. elkaholic

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    lol
     
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  4. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Take a bow! Amazing how much work went into that one little line!
     
  5. PBR driver

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    There are *Rule 1 Violation*AL ranges that a cartridge will cleanly take game. It seems this is lost on some trying to go long when they should be going short. The 6.5CM is a fine cartridge when used with in it's *Rule 1 Violation*al range. The 6.5 CM will clearly kill Elk and other Big Game when used responsibly.
    For me I will not shoot an Elk further than 350-400 yards if there is no way for me to get closer.
    I will not *Rule 4 Violation* those that feel they must shoot a long distance, but to me if the Elk is 400 yards can I get to with in 200 yards?
    The closer I am the better my shot should be allowing me to possibly recover my Elk with less chance of it get away wounded.
    Yes the 6.5 CM will cleanly take Elk, Just how far away? That is for you to decide.
     
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  6. Don A Parsons

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    No wild claims to what works since most shooters on this forum and others like to say it's OK for Wives and young begining hunters to choose a 243,,, 260 Remmy,,, 6.5 Creed,,, 25/06 or 7mm-08 if they are going hunting since those low recoil rifles are great cartridges for begining shooters...

    But when a man post the same question those cartridges arent big enough for a grown man...

    Two sets of standards since its ok for one gender and not the other...

    Dosen't the crowd all say that it's wiser choosing a cartridge and gun you shoot well instead of one that is to much to handle...

    The Gal that shot a Elk a few years ago with a 243 at 600 + yards should of known better... Ha

    Funny that 1 shot dropped it in its tracks on the video...

    Did I mention the young fellow that just shot a Elk with a 6.5 Creedmoor at 700 + yards also took it with 1 pull of the tigger...

    Maybe others are right for suggesting that """only""" young kids and gals should use light firearms for big game hunting...

    The 4th or now 5th largest world record Bull Moose was taken with a worn out British Lee Enfield 303 a few years ago...

    Who-da Thunk...

    Cheers from the North
     
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    The intent of the post I think was to point out the Sherman's gaining some mainstream press. Not the article about what was good enough for what.

    Lord knows we have too many of those already.
     
  8. waspocrew

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    Very cool, Rich! Your cartridges keep picking up steam. I have a friend in Wyoming who just had a 7SS chambered up. His son killed a nice muley with it last week. They also guide cow elk hunts and I’m sure plenty of cows with be taken with it!
     
  9. wbm

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    In the past the Colonel has had some "issues" with other 6.5 caliber renderings. 6.5x55 in particular.
     
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    Whatever you do don't sell him short on rank.
     
  11. wbm

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    Yeah. Colonel Boddington got Frocked Up once in the Gulf War and it ended up being a real Marine Corps debacle. Had the rep of being a good leader and a troop man.

    Huh?
     
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  12. PBR driver

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    Well played!
     
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    Congrats Rich! Sometimes a little "air time" can go a long way no matter how we feel about the source (right or wrong). All the best.
     
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  14. elkaholic

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    If you read the entire article, it doesnt sound nearly as negative. There was about 3 pages.