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Reply #105 - May 13th, 2022 at 2:02pm
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You are to be commended, but the discussion started around the use of a particular cartridge. I have a friend who has taken at least two Cape Buffalo, Water Buffalo, and Elephant with a bow, but would hesitate to recommend it's use, unless one is willing to spend a lifetime perfecting the skill and patience to succeed, and I might add survive!!!
  

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Reply #106 - May 14th, 2022 at 6:56pm
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I take my hat off to a man who can truthfully  state that he has never missed or wounded a game animal with a cap and ball revolver.

Before WWII an Alaskan guide stated that many of the natives up there hunted Brown Bear with OM 70's in 22 Hornet.  Hosea Farber, iirc.  He did not state whether the mortality rate was greater for bears or hunters.

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Reply #107 - May 15th, 2022 at 1:37am
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ISS wrote on May 14th, 2022 at 6:56pm:
I take my hat off to a man who can truthfully† state that he has never missed or wounded a game animal with a cap and ball revolver.


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Iíve never shot a deer with a any of my cap and ball revolvers, but in the peopleís non- democratic republic of Australia, itís illegal to hunt with a handgun, unless you are a police officer, then you appear to be able to do what you want. I have shot one with a 32-35 with BP on a martini ( peep sights) and one with my 25-35 ( smokeless and also a martini) 
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Reply #108 - yesterday at 1:46pm
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yamoon wrote on Feb 12th, 2022 at 1:28pm:
8.15x46r is legal in Germany for Roe deer, average weight 75 lbs (much smaller than white tail) muzzle energy requirements, 1000 joules at 100 meters, all other deer require a firearm producing a minimum of 2000 joules at 100 meters. The 8.15x46r falls far short of 2000 joules. The round is fine with good shot placement at moderate range, like others have said, lot of deer have been killed with 22 rim fire.
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Yes, Germany has many deer types and the Roe are the smallest, actually categorized as "Small Game"
  

If you fire one shot you know where your zero is, if you fire two shots you are uncertain, if you fire three shots you know how difficult it is to know where your zero is...
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Reply #109 - yesterday at 10:30pm
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True I am sure, many deer have been killed with a 22LR, but no mention of how many were never recovered, and ran off to die a possibly slow and painful death. I believe we owe an animal more than that. If there is a better way, use it, simple as that.
  

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Reply #110 - Today at 9:08am
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Rich, years ago I happened across an old black-and-white documentary on the people who live "on the top of the world." And in it there is film of an Eskimo hunting a polar bear with a small-caliber rifle -- might be a Hornet. The tactic is to let your dog worry the bear and while the latter is pre-occupied, you just put the pill in the earhole. Worked great for that Eskimo.
  
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