.44 mag at a minimum.
In the real world a .380 is about as effective as other calibers.
The military is still using .50 cal. ammo from WWII.
It's nothing new, even the old Ruger #1s were hit or miss as far as accuracy, as were the Mini-14s when they came out. If some on this thread got...
FWIW, here is Chuck Hawks review: https://www.chuckhawks.com/ruger_american_predator.html This isn't just Chuck's opinion, even Ruger said the...
A Pronghorn can run 60 mph.
FWIW, some of the low cost beater MR73s available were used by cops in Africa.
What a zoo. Happy to be living and hunting in New Mexico, where for $2K you can get a private landowner cow elk tag, guide, and several days food...
Great, how do they taste? Albert squirrels?
I was going to say, none of the above, get an older S&W or Colt, preferably pre-war. Now THAT will be a family heirloom. Here's my 1932 Colt...
Much like elk now need a .338 mag. to die. :)
The military is still using .50 cal ammo from WWII.
Someone here was complaining about a Ruger bolt .22 getting 8 inch groups at 25 yards
I say more, the Norinco is considered one of the best SKS.
Wonder what it would cost to build a Norinco-quality SKS today.
No doubt the SKS is much more accurate than the AK, last Saturday at the range I was hitting the steel plate at 220 yards 2-3 time out of five...
1968 Sako Finnbear in .30-'06, just had the stock refinished and a new factory recoil pad put on. Have taken hogs, oryx and cow elk with it....
The Norinco SKS is better made that the AK, but of course the AK draw is the 30 round mag.
I asked because I've heard .22s rarely need cleaning. My local gunsmith's son shoots .22 competitively, and rarely runs a patch through it.
IMHO most hunters have no business shooting at game over 300 yards.
I've taken game with both the 6.5x55 and .30-'06, and the 6.5x55 is no .30-'06.
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