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Cougar caliber
« on: November 23, 2016, 03:58:48 PM »
I have heard a few discussions on this.What would be a good caliber for cougar,That would do min. damage to meat and pelt but still provide a clean kill?
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 04:00:30 PM »
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 04:01:10 PM »
223

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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 04:04:31 PM »
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 04:05:12 PM »
.357 Magnum lever gun? :dunno:
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 04:12:55 PM »
100 grain RAD Ti Con broadhead

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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 04:38:41 PM »
.218 bee
Really?  :yeah: I take it with the replies so far the cougar is a pretty thin skinned animal to take.So with these replies i will use the .556 and will be fine. Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2016, 04:54:01 PM »
223/556 is a great cal. If your useing softpoints that's what in during for coyote,couger,ect.I even think it should be able to use it on deer,other states it is a proven deer cal.
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 04:57:05 PM »
kills the heck out of humans, seems logical
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 05:05:29 PM »
I reload with Sierra Game Kings use them on coyotes so it should be fine.Thanks
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 05:17:41 PM »
I have had good luck with hornady softpoints ,55 gr. Go in 22 size come out about the size of a quarter.
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2016, 05:45:59 PM »
.218 bee
Really?  :yeah: I take it with the replies so far the cougar is a pretty thin skinned animal to take.So with these replies i will use the .556 and will be fine. Thanks for the replies.

I thought I'd throw an odd one out there.

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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 05:48:45 PM »
.218 bee
Really?  :yeah: I take it with the replies so far the cougar is a pretty thin skinned animal to take.So with these replies i will use the .556 and will be fine. Thanks for the replies.

I thought I'd throw an odd one out there.
Fireball lol Ill leave it open to interpretation
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2016, 05:49:25 PM »
 lol. Yep odd is understatement.If you wanted to say anything from the weakest on up you have done it. lmao.
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Re: Cougar caliber
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2016, 09:24:52 PM »
 :dunno: Shot my cat at 80Yards broadside, .280 with factory 140g. PSP, bullseye front shoulder, dropped in tracks, found bullet on exit side between meat and n hide. Kittys can be tough critters. Same combo/distance will blow a hole right through a mulie buck. 

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