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Thread: Police shooting skills displayed. 4 escaped bulls from abattoir. 20 shots involved.

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    Police shooting skills displayed. 4 escaped bulls from abattoir. 20 shots involved.

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    And the current Government has concerns about our attitude to shooting in public.

    Can we expect the SPCA to be concerned and subsequently involved with possible animal cruelty?
    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    How many shots would you expect it to take to put down a moving cattle beast with a .223?
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    Those animals must have watched The Great Escape and got a few ideas up their hooves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako851 View Post
    How many shots would you expect it to take to put down a moving cattle beast with a .223?
    That is what I was thinking. I use my 45-70 for this job. Probably not that terrible shooting, just a terrible way to do it.

    Never quite understand why they don't just have a farmer to call to do this. Shooting at moving cattle or shooting them till they drop rather than one neat shot behind their ear is an ugly business. A couple of bikes on a trailer and just run them back to the abattoir. Pretty common occurrence at the freezing works I worked at. Happened all the time.
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    Anyone know what ammo the cops use in general? FMJ or soft point?

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    12 gauge with 3s or 4 shot if you can get within 30m between the eyes puts them down best of all. have watched one of the petfood guys come to the farm and he used a 22 magnum from about 60m , he was a good shot and waited for the right time to fire . cops probably not trained where to shoot a beast and probably aimed between the eyes rather than above them.

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    They use FMJ @NZ32.

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    Actually for the 9mm it’s HP but FMJ for the .223

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako851 View Post
    Actually for the 9mm itís HP but FMJ for the .223
    Cheers, thought that might be the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako851 View Post
    How many shots would you expect it to take to put down a moving cattle beast with a .223?
    News on ZB at lunchtime said "neighbors reported 20 or more shots" .... so a bit of lead in the air, wonder what the firing range was like ? pretty built up area ...... no dead courier van drivers reported ..... so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako851 View Post
    How many shots would you expect it to take to put down a moving cattle beast with a .223?
    ONE! But A Hi cap magazine? MEANS FUNTIME? for dickheads with semi autos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    That is what I was thinking. I use my 45-70 for this job. Probably not that terrible shooting, just a terrible way to do it.

    Never quite understand why they don't just have a farmer to call to do this. Shooting at moving cattle or shooting them till they drop rather than one neat shot behind their ear is an ugly business. A couple of bikes on a trailer and just run them back to the abattoir. Pretty common occurrence at the freezing works I worked at. Happened all the time.
    My father used to shoot escaped animals on the killing floor ot Borthwicks through the roof of the chiller room with his single shot Remington .22,
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    Police don't use FMJ operationally, they used to use Remington varmint type ammo and now use Federal Fusion 62gr.
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    Quite a few moons ago I used to help my old man shoot the escaped cattle at the wharf when they were shipping from Nelson to the NI freezing works. He was a home kill butcher. Used a .22 in the early days then stepped up to a .22 magnum. He was in his late 50s when he upgraded to the magnum. One bull we had to put down had run riot in the shipping container holding area and we retrieved nine projectiles from it when we butchered it. It was very rare that it took him more than the one shot. But as mentioned above, wait for the right shot.

    I 'love' the inaccuracies in the news article, One paragraph they are steers, next paragraph they are bulls???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    ONE! But A Hi cap magazine? MEANS FUNTIME? for dickheads with semi autos?
    surely you can't be refering to NZ's finest most trust worthy gang
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