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    @Ranger888 - that whale marker looks like it would cause some hefty recoil!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnwolf View Post
    @Ranger888 - that whale marker looks like it would cause some hefty recoil!
    Yep, at both ends, Finnwolf! They're found in 12 gauge and .410. Made for (and so marked) the British Museum of Natural History, for studying the migration patterns of whales and used up till the 1970s.

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    Staying on the thread of whales and cartridges..the bigger of these 2 cartridges has a 14.5 mm projectile, and is the current one DoC uses for whale euthanasia; the smaller one (6.5 x 55) was used many times by my mate who was the NZ Forest Service ranger at Woodhill Forest for the same purpose, and was just as successful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 888 View Post
    Staying on the thread of whales and cartridges..the bigger of these 2 cartridges has a 14.5 mm projectile, and is the current one DoC uses for whale euthanasia; the smaller one (6.5 x 55) was used many times by my mate who was the NZ Forest Service ranger at Woodhill Forest for the same purpose, and was just as successful!
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    Probably..it's all about shot placement, I've learnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 888 View Post
    Some more from my collection: none of the first lot are "shotshells" in that they don't contain shot. They are Special Purpose shotgun cartridges: blanks/flares/mortar primary/grenade launching/barrel cleaning/seismic exploration/kiln cleaning/harpoon gun/whale marking rounds. The second lot includes every gauge of shotshell from 6mm to 4 gauge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 888 View Post
    Staying on the thread of whales and cartridges..the bigger of these 2 cartridges has a 14.5 mm projectile, and is the current one DoC uses for whale euthanasia; the smaller one (6.5 x 55) was used many times by my mate who was the NZ Forest Service ranger at Woodhill Forest for the same purpose, and was just as successful!
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    6.5x55 and 7x57 were both used for elephants at one point (by some absolute mad lads), shot placement being key and the 6.5x55 having the highest SD and therefore hopefully penetration of any cartridge at one point in history.
    I find it really funny that Doc use and anti-tank round for whales, I wonder what platform the rifle is? I want to believe they have a PTRS-41 or something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommygun View Post
    6.5x55 and 7x57 were both used for elephants at one point (by some absolute mad lads), shot placement being key and the 6.5x55 having the highest SD and therefore hopefully penetration of any cartridge at one point in history.
    I find it really funny that Doc use and anti-tank round for whales, I wonder what platform the rifle is? I want to believe they have a PTRS-41 or something!
    Id like to see the poor sod that needed to pull the trigger should not be to hard to spot hes the one with his shoulder on backwards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 888 View Post
    Staying on the thread of whales and cartridges..the bigger of these 2 cartridges has a 14.5 mm projectile, and is the current one DoC uses for whale euthanasia; the smaller one (6.5 x 55) was used many times by my mate who was the NZ Forest Service ranger at Woodhill Forest for the same purpose, and was just as successful!
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    Are DoC using the Texas heart shot on whales now???. Jeeeze, a 14.5

 

 

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