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Thread: Which lever / semi / pump rifle, and why?

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    i dont think you would twitch much after being hit by a freight train either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    not any more lol-I have a 416 Remington that ive shot one deer with years ago and that's what I tell people when they say that. You can certainly see why the old school boys rated bullet diameter. Dropped like a stone, no kicking and it wasn't like it smashed both shoulders and the spine at the same time either-it definitely didn't use up all its energy in there
    Thats why a few uys like hunting with the 45/70 or the 450 marlin. You dont spend hours tracking a deer that bolted before dropping. Its right where you left it.....Same with the 303 and the 215gr Woodleigh round nose. BOOOM , FLOP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    quite happy to watch @timattalon double off a 450 nitro express , will even give you a hand to stand up afterwards.
    @berg Apparently I have a recoil fetish (according to my hunting buddies) but I will admit to not quite being used to the 375 H&H magnum yet.....but if someone is supplying the stick and the ammo, I am up for a go.....
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    when I first got the 416 there were 4 rounds with it, round nose so prob 400 grain. mate and I shot one each-recoil very stout would be a good description.
    To his surprise he got a tiny bruise on the shoulder-only gun to ever do that on one shot. The deer was shot with a barnes 350 x bullet doing somewhere in 2100fps mark. not to bad really, and grouped under 3/4 inch at a hundy.
    Did some other handloads with 340 Woodleigh's-put them over a chronograph and in the high 2500's. They were a snappy load but didn't sight them in and never shot anything. ballistic testing on mates pine blocks showed very dynamic expansion but then wood would do that lol
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    So fellas its pretty much decided. Thanks for all your ideas and input, have enjoyed the banter. No “right” answer for this, will have to see how it pans put, its a totally different rifle to anything I’ve ever owned before... but I reload and I am a big fan of the 0.473” bolt face... so the answer is... .358 Win Browning SLR. Very close second was the Marlin 1895 in .45-70 Govt. Not far behind that was the Ruger Predator in .450 Bushmaster. But the Browning won out, now just got to find one...
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    So now the caliber is selected what projectiles and powder?
    Have you worked out what you will use
    I'm thinking of Sierra GK 225 and varget/ar2208
    And a solt pistol jacketed bullet 125-160 gr over trail boss and a min varget load. pest control up to goats.
    ZQ

 

 

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