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HF/LF meet caliber discussion #7435495 02/16/19 03:41 AM
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It was said a while back, that if youíre a in-state elk hunter than you could kill an elk with a 308, but an out-of-state hunter would need a bigger gun.


Soooooooo if I hunt in a HF would 223 be enough? Is it ethical to shoot a deer in a pen with a 22 caliber? If I hunt a low fence property should I use a 308 as minimum? What about public lands, 300Wby as a starting point?

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.17 Fireball for HF, .460 Weatherby for low fence.

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Originally Posted by 2Beez
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Thanks 2Butch


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If you're not hunting public with a 50 cal., you're doing it wrong


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Originally Posted by B Razorback
If you're not hunting public with a 50 cal., you're doing it wrong

Of course. You must go for the eye ball extraction shot as to not ruin meat. You know, the shot where the bullet passes by so fast, the shock waves from the bullet extracts the eyes from the eye sockets, while sending shock waves to the brain for a DRT kill. Only the most tactifool hunters are capable of this feat.


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Many years ago I killed a full grown Elk Cow LF near Kerrville with a 222

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Originally Posted by BigPig


Soooooooo if I hunt in a HF would 223 be enough? Is it ethical to shoot a deer in a pen with a 22 caliber?


Only if you lure them in within petting distance with a bag of Cornnuts.
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Originally Posted by Palehorse
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Soooooooo if I hunt in a HF would 223 be enough? Is it ethical to shoot a deer in a pen with a 22 caliber?


Only if you lure them in within petting distance with a bag of Cornnuts.
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I have killed many HF deer with a sling shot so a 223 is prob overkill. clap

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He edited before I saw it, what did he do use a "C"?


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BP, erbody knows you use a putter or a driver when hunting HF, depends on if you like to hear a thud, or a Pingggggg....DUH


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Does using Indian corn make a difference? bolt


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Does using Indian corn make a difference? bolt


Not as much as apple flavored corn. I myself prefer to use popcorn, during the summer months it gives the deer something different to munch on, and after sitting in a metal drum for a while, it provides a nice treat for the hunter when filling feeders.


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Originally Posted by BigPig
It was said a while back, that if youíre a in-state elk hunter than you could kill an elk with a 308, but an out-of-state hunter would need a bigger gun.


Soooooooo if I hunt in a HF would 223 be enough? Is it ethical to shoot a deer in a pen with a 22 caliber? If I hunt a low fence property should I use a 308 as minimum? What about public lands, 300Wby as a starting point?


You bring up some good questions big pig. It's a good thing you posted as you obviously have your wires crossed.

1. Yes .223 is enough in a high fence but seldom used. (See question 4)
2. No it is not ethical to shoot deer in a pen with a .223. You need a hammer. (Ball peen or claw)
3. Low fence hunters should all use open sighted 30-30 lever guns.
4. Any Wby is far to expensive to use on public land and should only be used inside a high fence.
Those are basics. I think they are taught in hunter education.

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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
Originally Posted by BigPig
It was said a while back, that if youíre a in-state elk hunter than you could kill an elk with a 308, but an out-of-state hunter would need a bigger gun.


Soooooooo if I hunt in a HF would 223 be enough? Is it ethical to shoot a deer in a pen with a 22 caliber? If I hunt a low fence property should I use a 308 as minimum? What about public lands, 300Wby as a starting point?


You bring up some good questions big pig. It's a good thing you posted as you obviously have your wires crossed.

1. Yes .223 is enough in a high fence but seldom used. (See question 4)
2. No it is not ethical to shoot deer in a pen with a .223. You need a hammer. (Ball peen or claw)
3. Low fence hunters should all use open sighted 30-30 lever guns.
4. Any Wby is far to expensive to use on public land and should only be used inside a high fence.
Those are basics. I think they are taught in hunter education.


Damn, Anyone want to buy my 338-378Wby, bought it for a special public land doe draw hunt, I hear they are tough and the only way to drop them where they stand is the 338-378wby


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To save as much of the valuable meat as possible on the HF hunt, you wait until the deer is next to a tree and then bark'em with that .50 caliber.

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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
Originally Posted by BigPig
It was said a while back, that if youíre a in-state elk hunter than you could kill an elk with a 308, but an out-of-state hunter would need a bigger gun.


Soooooooo if I hunt in a HF would 223 be enough? Is it ethical to shoot a deer in a pen with a 22 caliber? If I hunt a low fence property should I use a 308 as minimum? What about public lands, 300Wby as a starting point?


You bring up some good questions big pig. It's a good thing you posted as you obviously have your wires crossed.

1. Yes .223 is enough in a high fence but seldom used. (See question 4)
2. No it is not ethical to shoot deer in a pen with a .223. You need a hammer. (Ball peen or claw)
3. Low fence hunters should all use open sighted 30-30 lever guns.
4. Any Wby is far to expensive to use on public land and should only be used inside a high fence.
Those are basics. I think they are taught in hunter education.


Damn, Anyone want to buy my 338-378Wby, bought it for a special public land doe draw hunt, I hear they are tough and the only way to drop them where they stand is the 338-378wby


I will start the bidding at $5 popcorn


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Originally Posted by 2Beez
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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
Originally Posted by BigPig
It was said a while back, that if youíre a in-state elk hunter than you could kill an elk with a 308, but an out-of-state hunter would need a bigger gun.


Soooooooo if I hunt in a HF would 223 be enough? Is it ethical to shoot a deer in a pen with a 22 caliber? If I hunt a low fence property should I use a 308 as minimum? What about public lands, 300Wby as a starting point?


You bring up some good questions big pig. It's a good thing you posted as you obviously have your wires crossed.

1. Yes .223 is enough in a high fence but seldom used. (See question 4)
2. No it is not ethical to shoot deer in a pen with a .223. You need a hammer. (Ball peen or claw)
3. Low fence hunters should all use open sighted 30-30 lever guns.
4. Any Wby is far to expensive to use on public land and should only be used inside a high fence.
Those are basics. I think they are taught in hunter education.


Damn, Anyone want to buy my 338-378Wby, bought it for a special public land doe draw hunt, I hear they are tough and the only way to drop them where they stand is the 338-378wby


I will start the bidding at $5 popcorn


Iíll be honest, I canít bear for you to bear my burden, I will go on alone in this world as an un-ethical and immoral public land doe hunter.


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Hmmmm, I will be your friend on this. .308 to the grave, All the way. No questions asked.


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