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Thread: Why do people frown at using military rifles for hunting?

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    Why do people frown at using military rifles for hunting?

    I do alot of bush hunting and people have always said get a tikka t3 with 3-9 leupold blah blah blah so i went out and got a SKS and use it with open sights much to everyones disgust. I see it as the perfect short range rifle and cant understand why people insist on scopes and a bolt action. I love the semi for follow up shots because lets face it, everyone makes some bad shots sometimes. It probably only shoots 2MOA but who can shoot better than that from the shoulder standing? Thinking of upgrading to an m14 for the roar, as i'm not a pussy and the weight doesn't worry me
    I'm gonna look a tool to some of the poncy hunters out there but i bet i won't miss a deer because of my choice in rifle. Beats carrying my bolt action .308 around. I thought military rifles would make perfect medium range hunting rifles.

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    Biggest reason I could think of would be they are noisier to chamber a round. Everything else pretty much relates to the nut behind the butt rather than the type of rifle.

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    For me personally i just dont like semis in a hunting situation, seen to many near misses for my liking.
    THAT SAID I have nothing against semis in well trained hands,its just every time iv seen them in use its by someone incompetent.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Seen plenty of incompetent people with bolt actions too. Police like semis to use so they can near miss their 4 legged targets. Deerstalkers like bolt actions but tend to hit anything that looks like a deer in the bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compound View Post
    Seen plenty of incompetent people with bolt actions too. Police like semis to use so they can near miss their 4 legged targets. Deerstalkers like bolt actions but tend to hit anything that looks like a deer in the bush.
    Some good points you make.

    Im not about to debate any of it.BUT you remined me of the police shooting AT a DOG with a full mag of there side arm(10-15 shots some one will tell me) In a built up resedential area and compleatly failing to hit the dog at all!
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    I dont frown about hunting with Military Rifles, I smile

    My goal this year is to shoot Tahr with both my 303 and M1 Garand.
    Of course I'll be using tracer so I can see the misses

    I have a wee chub for taking a Mosin and rebarreling into a LR gun for gong banging, but keeping it std looking

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    A fuckload of Tahr have been shot with a 3O

    A mate of the old man's that I have a lot of respect for as a hunter uses a sks, see through mounts for the scope and loves it. My thought's on scopes in the bush is your fucking mad if you have one, but my eye's are going and I can't use iron sight's no more. I have found the red dot is faster than them anyway Bush slut rifle with red dot (might upgrade to one of them ghost ring thing's) and no one can beat you for speed, which is all that matters scrub bashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    For me personally i just dont like semis in a hunting situation, seen to many near misses for my liking.
    THAT SAID I have nothing against semis in well trained hands,its just every time iv seen them in use its by someone incompetent.
    I think you just hit the nail on the head there! Couldn't agree more, excluding myself of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    I have a wee chub for taking a Mosin and rebarreling into a LR gun for gong banging, but keeping it std looking
    DO IT. Then see how it goes and Ill do it too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post

    I have a wee chub for taking a Mosin and rebarreling into a LR gun for gong banging, but keeping it std looking

    Just for you Spanners

    Doesn't even seem like you would need to rebarrel it

    1000 yard Mosin - Sniper's Hide Forums

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    apart from havin to carry loaded, the sks are super bush shooters, cheap, robust, and ugly, so it dont matter if u ding them, and regardless they still kill shit,
    mucko likes this.

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    I'm looking for one with nice wood an a good barrel..

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    I'm all for it.


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    i just brought a mini 14 and intend to red dot the sucker for a bush hack. plus i really wanted one!!!
    Addicted to gun powder

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    Nothing wrong with a decent semi for hunting. Look at Philipo and his beloved Browning.
    Follow decent safe hunting practises and apart from every deer in the valley hearing you chamber a round and you are set.
    Not so good if you reload, chances if you actually saw where your brass went, it was in the biggest patch of Onga onga/gorse/bush lawyer/thistle/blackberry on the entire hillside.

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