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50 BMG FOR DEER!
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:48:31 AM »
50 BMG For deer,any comments,didn't look bad to me. :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 08:58:48 AM »
Comes down to an opinion.  Opinions stated publicly is what divides us as a group.

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 09:38:58 AM »
Comes down to an opinion.  Opinions stated publicly is what divides us as a group.
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Kinda like when somebody starts a "more blood and guts" thread on an online forum.  Comes down to publicly stated opinion, a true tool of division. 

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 09:48:58 AM »
No one could argue the shot was inhumane. That deer was dead before the exit wound. If there was no unnecessarily wasted meat, as the guy claims, I really don't see a problem with any of this.

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 10:20:14 AM »
This doesn't bother me in TX where it's a whole lot different hunting and management practices than we have in WA, there the deer are closer to a commodity like Angus.


If someone were packing a 50 BMG in a typical WA pumpkin patch, I'd be heading to a new area, a long ways away. Knowing your target (and whats behind it) takes on more meaning with a 50BMG.
 

and my little ethics rant:
It's also glorifying the idea of gore and red mist which I don't support for a food species of big game, save that for non-food species and vermin. 
I have to think that someone packing a 50 BMG maybe has some desire to see huge holes in flesh, which to me is just as bad as killing a deer and peeling off the back straps and leaving the rest to rot..wastage, but then any super magnum is capable of making big holes in flesh, depending on bullet choices could make even bigger holes than a typical 50BMG load,  so it comes to ethics.

A person can be ethical (or not) with any gun large or small, this video is an example of how a person can be ethical with a 50 BMG while managing does on a TX whitetail property.


 

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 10:33:32 AM »
Neck shot through soft tissue (probably a sturdy, aerodynamic bullet), of course little damage.  When he hits a shoulder or ham, I think it will be a different story.

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 11:00:28 AM »
Comes down to an opinion.  Opinions stated publicly is what divides us as a group.
:yeah:
Kinda like when somebody starts a "more blood and guts" thread on an online forum.  Comes down to publicly stated opinion, a true tool of division.
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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 11:04:25 AM »
Too small of a bullet for deer, but with the right shot placement I guess it would be okay.  I would not use a 50 on anything larger than a grouse.   :IBCOOL:

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 11:28:16 AM »
seen a video once a doe was shot in head with one, looked like a watermelon popping. Zero waste...
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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 11:37:47 AM »
Big difference between hunting and shooting probably not practical for hunting deer but no doubt will do the job if your just talking shooting deer

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 12:15:46 PM »
I think there is more to this story... I think he later said there was no bullet hole ANYWHERE on deer, thinks the bullet traveling past head sucked the eyeballs out of the head?
http://americangg.net/hunter-claims-50-bmg-shockwave/

Lot of clickbait in that link eh?

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2018, 01:21:51 PM »
skip to 3:00 mark



The guy is full of BS, he won't show you the other side of the does head.  It's not going to vacuum it's eye's out and kill it instantly.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 01:29:03 PM by KFhunter »

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2018, 01:30:33 PM »
Now that's how you save the meat!
Vacuum kill em!!!
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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 01:36:49 PM »
The guy is full of BS, he won't show you the other side of the does head.  It's not going to vacuum it's eye's out and kill it instantly.

I don't know the math on this, but I would suspect that a shockwave strong enough to suck out a deer's eyeball would be enough to break the poor thing's brain. I also doubt that if the bullet did go into the deer's head, there would be much left of it.

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2018, 01:42:12 PM »
I shot a whitetail doe between the eyes once with my 300 win mag.  There was a lot more damage than the deer he shot (or didn't shoot?).  The eyeballs both popped out and the brain was liquified into white goo that ran out.  It was a mess. 

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2018, 04:28:32 PM »
The guy is full of BS, he won't show you the other side of the does head.  It's not going to vacuum it's eye's out and kill it instantly.

I don't know the math on this, but I would suspect that a shockwave strong enough to suck out a deer's eyeball would be enough to break the poor thing's brain. I also doubt that if the bullet did go into the deer's head, there would be much left of it.

There's no shock wave, he could literally shave the hair off the deer's skull and it wouldn't do anything much less suck the eye balls out  :chuckle:

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2018, 04:30:01 PM »
I shot a whitetail doe between the eyes once with my 300 win mag.  There was a lot more damage than the deer he shot (or didn't shoot?).  The eyeballs both popped out and the brain was liquified into white goo that ran out.  It was a mess.

You got a solid penetrating hit then,  the guy in the video was off to one side and just tagged the skull knocking off a chunk on the side that he won't show you in the video. 



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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2018, 04:31:58 PM »
I shot a whitetail doe between the eyes once with my 300 win mag.  There was a lot more damage than the deer he shot (or didn't shoot?).  The eyeballs both popped out and the brain was liquified into white goo that ran out.  It was a mess.

You got a solid penetrating hit then,  the guy in the video was off to one side and just tagged the skull knocking off a chunk on the side that he won't show you in the video.

Was definitely a solid hit.  She was looking right at me and I hit her directly between the eyes.

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2018, 04:49:43 PM »
It grosses me out a little on a purely aesthetic level. But fine, whatever he wants to do. I don't see it as inhumane or an unfair advantage over other hunters. In general, we should avoid legislating aesthetics.

If people are hunting with that powerful a weapon though I hope they'll go the extra mile to avoid meat damage and bullets travelling past the target.

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2018, 05:04:52 PM »
Less meat wastage than an animal that is lost due to insufficient caliber/energy/placement.

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2018, 05:19:17 PM »
I shot a whitetail doe between the eyes once with my 300 win mag.  There was a lot more damage than the deer he shot (or didn't shoot?).  The eyeballs both popped out and the brain was liquified into white goo that ran out.  It was a mess.

You got a solid penetrating hit then,  the guy in the video was off to one side and just tagged the skull knocking off a chunk on the side that he won't show you in the video.

Was definitely a solid hit.  She was looking right at me and I hit her directly between the eyes.

I also have head shot a spike right between the eyes with a 243,when brain goo comes out there ears,and eye balls pop ,you know you got a good hit ,I do have a pic , but between the nasty,and internet police I will never post it here.
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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2018, 11:39:19 AM »

I also have head shot a spike right between the eyes with a 243,when brain goo comes out there ears,and eye balls pop ,you know you got a good hit ,I do have a pic , but between the nasty,and internet police I will never post it here.
 
I think you just did. 
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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2018, 01:49:54 PM »
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The guy is full of BS, he won't show you the other side of the does head.  It's not going to vacuum it's eye's out and kill it instantly.

Left eye entrance, right eye exit.  I think you're right... he's a BS expert.  Probably sells a lot more clicks that way.

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2018, 09:43:32 PM »
I don't have a problem with using the 50BMG for deer, but I wouldn't call shooting deer from a shooting bench at the range "hunting".

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Re: 50 BMG FOR DEER!
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2018, 11:33:07 AM »
 :yeah:  He's not "hunting" and its not "sport" what he is doing, ITS harvesting and culling out his private herd with a BIG gun.   No different then when the meat cutter comes out to the ranch and plugs a 2000 lb cow between the eyes with a 22lr.

I would have been more "impressed" had he set up at least 1000yds for the culling out!
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