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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?
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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?".
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: should the 50 BMG be the smallest legal round for deer in Washington?
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2017, 05:26:20 PM »
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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

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 #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.......
as long as it doesn't come from an AR
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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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