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Location: Colorado
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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

Maybe his Dad is afraid the kid will miss the shot. He probably just wants to make sure that if the kid hits within 10 feet of the deer, the concussion will drop him anyway! Only bad thing is, all of the meat will be blood-shot; Including the kid's shoulder and chest.

I certainly hope that someone is pulling our leg on this one. I agree, if it is for real, it borders on child abuse. Sad thing is, if it is real, he'll probably make it so the kid never wants to shoot another rifle the rest of his life. Good way to create another anti-hunter.

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

Ahhh common boys no need for the insults about child abuse. If the boy wants to shoot it let him and there is no reason a big rifle should scare anyone its not the rifle in control its the shooter or has LlindeX forgot that. When I was about 11 years old my papa brought every gun we owned to the firing range just so me and my brother could shoot all of them they didnt scare us and we all got a good laugh and kick outta it. I find after the first time you get used to them big boys and you start to love them. Now almost everytime I target practice I have to bring a bigger calibre gun with me because nothing is as exillerating as firing 12 to 15 shoots inside the 5 by 5 inch target with a 303 or 30 odd. Just remember to all the starting shooters Breath And Hold, Aim and smoothly release and please dont be scared of the gun you are shooting trust me if your scared itll hurt more and take your time when aiming it isnt a contest.

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

Go back & re-read the thread guys - gohip2000 really was pulling our legs! Laugh

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Location: Deer Woods
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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

A 458 for a deer. Come on. A 458 is used for up close and personnal with a raging hippo. It is possible but not logical. Please stop pullin my leg it hurts. sad

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

You guys are gonna love this: Afriend of mine DOES hunt deer with a .458W. He gets two or three almost every year. He uses open sights, and slightly reduced loads.

You could almost eat right up to the hole. Big smile The reason he uses this cannon is that we have small tres where we hunt (2-6"). No place to really put up a tree stand. He just shoots through the trees. Keep in mind, the deer are close to the tree in question. There isn't a deflection problem.
Dan

And yes, I saw the "leg pull".

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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

"You could almost eat right up to the hole" -- something about that just doesn't sound right, Dan. Not right at all... Think

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LMAO Laugh

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Location: Alpharetta
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My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

Well personally i prefer not to use armor piercing rounds for deer, try a 243. , it is plenty if you hit the vitals, just make sure you get the 100 grain one, because it comes in a smaller grain for varments.

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Location: new brunswick
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Re: My fisrt deer hunt, is this gun ok?

I think this is a leg puller ...first why would you ask about a recoil ?if I were going hunting with a rifle i hadn't used before i would certainly take a trip to the local pit before season I would maybe like to see if i could hit anything with it caliber is not as important as placement !!! first you must hit what your aimming at ness pas ?

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Oui Cest Correct.

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