Deer Cartridges, Fishin', and Other Grave Topics
Setting aside the wisdom of picking various cartridges based on terrain... let's tackle this head on. Where do ya stand boys? I spect you westerns are gonna favor the big magnums... y'all being out amonst the rocks and grass... deer got nothin' to hide behind. We Southrons have things a might tougher... as we rarely get a chance to take more than 50 yard shot. We find ourselves fighting thick brush everywhere ya look.
Now JAC makes his favorite plain. He's a girly .270 man. Of course... any sensible man of the South knows that a bullet that small is just gonna get deflected off some branch and end up killing some unsuspecting hunter... who probably was hunting with a .30 caliber... like all decent folk do. Ok ok... I know... that .270 wouldn't really kill him... but it would sting like hell.
I favour big bullets. Heavywieghts fly straighter... and hold their momentum longer. They are less likely to be deflected, and less affected by the wind. I prefer things like... 8mm Remington... and if we're talking about magnums... I'll go with 8mm Remington Magnum. Why? 65,000 psi for one. Big bullet... haulin' ass... Means I don't have to chase a damned thing. Whatever gets hit drops right there. Well... actually it probably gets knocked back about 4 feet... and you'll most likely be able to stick a thermos in the exit wound.
I won't be to hard on JAC. What we have and what we prefer are not always the same. I reckon the boy would sooner shoot a deer, or anything else for that matter, with a 375 Ultra Magnum. Why? Because... it's the boom stupid.
That said... I'll stick with my 99. You can name a rifle or two thats more usefull than a lever-action .308... But not many.
I aim to take her boar hunting when JAC and I go... Course he'll be carrying his off-brand .454 Casull. Fag. Damned ugly Ruger... course ya can't blame him.... he don't like the mounts on the Raging Bull... and he's so damned old he can't see without a scope.
Can you tell I'm a little irritated with JAC? Hey... it's not because he just got a great deal on the motorcycle I've been lusting for... Bastard.