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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 03:32:20 PM »
Sorry I'm not versed in weaponery , and am not sure what BMG is . I am aware of your special interest so am I safe to assume it's Bigfoot's Mighty Gun? :dunno:
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2016, 03:33:51 PM »
No, just no.  Not unless it's a 50BMG IMP

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2016, 03:43:44 PM »
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2016, 03:45:08 PM »
So I just googled it and the answer is yes.
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2016, 03:48:10 PM »
Oh my goodness, stop, just stop.  :chuckle:

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2016, 03:49:41 PM »
These threads are getting old..I can't wait for hunting season to get here again.

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2016, 03:53:04 PM »
50 BMG is my go to gun when I'm still hunting in the thick brush

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2016, 04:08:20 PM »
 We should probably establish a 600yd minimum as well, just to keep it sporting.

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2016, 04:13:32 PM »
We should probably establish a 600yd minimum as well, just to keep it sporting.

Whoa dude, you keep talking like that and you're gonna find yourself in a cold bore showdown!
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2016, 04:40:35 PM »
No, just no.  Not unless it's a 50BMG IMP

The 50 BMGAI..........   the training wheels it will take to make the leap to 25mm (which coincidentally might be a good minimum chambering for elk).    :tup:
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2016, 04:41:13 PM »
Cannon or STFU >:(
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2016, 04:45:34 PM »
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2016, 04:48:02 PM »
No, just no.  Not unless it's a 50BMG IMP

The 50 BMGAI..........   the training wheels it will take to make the leap to 25mm (which coincidentally might be a good minimum chambering for elk).    :tup:
50BMG is just a big 30-06 and 30-06 sucks! 25MM should be the minimum!
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2016, 05:12:33 PM »
Did you know that there is a man-carried, shoulder-fired bolt action rifle chambered in 25mm AA?

Seriously.   Manufactured by Barrett.   But I think still only available to military.   

Sad, because it would make a great Blacktail brush gun.   
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2016, 05:48:47 PM »
 No, nothing less than WMDs will suffice!

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2016, 06:13:49 PM »
Did you know that there is a man-carried, shoulder-fired bolt action rifle chambered in 25mm AA?

Seriously.   Manufactured by Barrett.   But I think still only available to military.   

Sad, because it would make a great Blacktail brush gun.   
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2016, 06:59:58 PM »
No on the BMG.

Max caliber should be .338.  They have a min so might as well have a maximum too. No sense in killing something too dead.










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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2016, 07:02:43 PM »
Only if you are under 5'6"

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2016, 07:08:51 PM »
Finally. I think we should start a pole here. Nour joking around on this one  :chuckle:

My vote is yes but it must be an AP round

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2016, 07:10:21 PM »
700 Nitro at least, deer is tough animal

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2016, 07:15:06 PM »
50 BMG is my go to gun when I'm still hunting in the thick brush

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2016, 07:18:54 PM »
Anything smaller and they just don't blow up right.
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2016, 07:29:03 PM »
50 bmg with hornady vmax, that might do the job, :dunno:
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2016, 07:41:41 PM »
50. BMG should be the minimum for prairie dogs.   :twocents:

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2016, 07:47:19 PM »
ah hell,I be honest,the red ryder 200 round capacity is the way of the future..Safety glasses should be used in my humble opinion

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2016, 07:50:10 PM »
50. BMG should be the minimum for prairie dogs.   :twocents:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g6BO6d1oMgg


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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2016, 09:55:41 PM »
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2017, 07:08:01 PM »
Why not?  You could kill a building with a .50BMG
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2017, 07:23:00 PM »
I am really opposed to the big boomers. There would be a possibility of a round going through the target animal and "accidentallly" hitting a poor wolf!

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2017, 07:48:49 PM »
Ya I need a 50 now ,deer doesn't have any blood left by the time it hits the ground.
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2017, 01:32:46 PM »
Good grief, what's the point? You can shoot 2 feet in front or behind and still get a kill.

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2017, 01:57:37 PM »
Good golly, how did that thing run after the hit?
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2017, 04:21:47 PM »
I checked a guy east of Casper once who had shot a whitetail doe with a Barrett .50BMG - didn't get to see the kill, but his deer looked just like that one.  I did advise him that the rules require a lead or expanding point bullet to hunt big game in Wyoming - the look on his face was priceless, then he said "Can you imagine?".
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2017, 05:26:50 PM »
Good golly, how did that thing run after the hit?

 :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

If hadn't seen it I could not believe that, how does animal of that size go that far with that much damage?   :yike:really really unbelievable.  :chuckle:

And it's a whimpy whitetail, not a robust MTN muley.  :DOH:

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2017, 01:40:39 AM »
Good golly, how did that thing run after the hit?

 :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

If hadn't seen it I could not believe that, how does animal of that size go that far with that much damage?   :yike:really really unbelievable.  :chuckle:

And it's a whimpy whitetail, not a robust MTN muley.  :DOH:


i bet .22-250 would kill a deer just as quickly
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2017, 06:53:08 AM »
Good golly, how did that thing run after the hit?

 :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

If hadn't seen it I could not believe that, how does animal of that size go that far with that much damage?   :yike:really really unbelievable.  :chuckle:

And it's a whimpy whitetail, not a robust MTN muley.  :DOH:


i bet .22-250 would kill a deer just as quickly

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2017, 10:22:09 AM »
Good golly, how did that thing run after the hit?

 :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

If hadn't seen it I could not believe that, how does animal of that size go that far with that much damage?   :yike:really really unbelievable.  :chuckle:

And it's a whimpy whitetail, not a robust MTN muley.  :DOH:


i bet .22-250 would kill a deer just as quickly

Or .556 if you are willing to spray and prey.......
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2017, 04:51:37 PM »
Family friend killed an elk in Idaho with a 50 BMG @800yards. He said he aimed a little further back on a broadside shot. Dropped in its tracks and mostly gutted. On another note, I don't see anothing wrong with using any of the .400-.600 doubles if you have on and want time in the field with it. Use fmj's and think about  shot placement. It's what people in Africa have been doing for the last 50+ years when hunting dangerous game and an antelope between 25-200 lbs steps out and the hunter wants the cape for a mount. Just food for thought.

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2017, 07:02:29 PM »
Shot a rockchuck with one of mine once. Tore it up about the same as hitting one with a fast 5.56..
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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2017, 09:32:20 PM »
That video clearly shows why it's entirely unethical to hunt deer with a 50 cal.  Just not enough knock down power.  That deer ran at least a mile. 

 

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