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Agree to disagree on the ethics threads?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Weedy, Feb 17, 2012.

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Should we keep debating on hunting ethics threads?

Poll closed Mar 18, 2012.
  1. No, let's agree to disagree, because we all follow the law anyway.

    25 vote(s)
    53.2%
  2. No, keep debating to the point of nausea.

    22 vote(s)
    46.8%
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  1. Weedy

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    I'm pretty sure we are all going to stick with our opinions. Let's "agree to disagree" here...it's kind of a touchy subject for most of us and we would be better off arguing about 9mm vs. 45acp.

    Possibly to the delight of some, I am making a vow not to post any more comments under ethics threads! :D So what's better, .270 or .308? Don't answer that.

    Oops, that second answer should start with "yes." Sorry!
     
  2. RevGeo

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    Hey, how about this? If you want to argue ethics click on those threads that deal with ethics. If not, don't.

    George
     
  3. CoRoMo

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    Funny guy!! That's not even a debate, .270 wipes the floor with the 308. :evil:
     
  4. Loosedhorse

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    Hunting ethics is a broad subject. But there are instances of black-and-white. If someone says it is ethical to poach (as long as the hunter feels like it), ethical to be unconcerned about wounding and losing animals--or just says that ethics doesn't apply to hunting?

    Hunting has enemies, and I am happy to defend it against them--but I can't defend the type of hunting (or hunter) that doesn't care about the laws or the animal. To the extent that someone insists that "that's what hunting is," I will insist that it is NOT at all what I call hunting.
     
  5. MCgunner

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    .308 is better because it will never shrink. :D
     
  6. wrs840

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    I vote No #2...
     
  7. Flintknapper

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    MCgunner wrote:

    Plus it didn’t need someone like Jack O'Connor to pump it up. ;)

    The 270 is a decent round….but it didn’t hang the moon and stars IMO.
     
  8. Art Eatman

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    All I really care about is that folks don't get all emotional in their posts--regardless of how strong their feelings are. :)
     
  9. Cob

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    .270 of course.
     
  10. DM~

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    Do you mean subjects, like those "snipers" that are too lazy to stalk up to an ethical range to shoot at big game??? lol

    DM
     
  11. The Termite

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    You forgot to include "magical brownies" as an option......:D
     
  12. Gunnerboy

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    C. all the above
     
  13. hogshead

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    The 308. After all the 270 is just an adequate coyote gun.
     
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    I'm on the fence. You have to know when to quit is the thing. I've actually changed or modified my opinions from discussions here, there are a lot of good points of view brought up during discussion. However, sometimes it's obvious nobody is gonna budge and at that point "agree to disagree" is the best you're gonna do.

    As far as 270 vs 308... I guess I gotta go with the 270. It'll do anything the 308 will do but is flatter shooting. I mean, why go 308 over 30-06?

    I don't shoot either, but they'll both get the job done.
     
  16. RevGeo

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    I'll take either one. To tell you the truth, at the ranges the .270's slightly flatter trajectory comes into play I doubt I'd take the shot unless I had a good rest. My ethics wouldn't allow it;).

    George
     
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    .270 vs. .308? Nothing short of a belted magnum can be trusted to make ethical kills on game squirrel size and up.

    There, now I've successfully meshed ethics with a caliber war. My work here is done.
     
  18. Art Eatman

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    Is it ethical to use the dreaded Sharp Stick?
     
  19. RustHunter87

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    if this vote passes can we outlaw 22lr carry threads!!!! lol
     
  20. Mike1234567

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    I say: :fire: :fire: :fire:

    I mean: :D :D :D

    What I really mean is: :eek: :uhoh: :eek:

    Oh, what the heck: :evil: :p :)
     
  21. H&Hhunter

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    What caliber for what caliber, best rifle,.223 for_______big game and ethics threads?
     
  22. thecarfarmer

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    You guys are ALL missing the real point here: real men carry .45 ACP; 9mm is for granola crunchers.

    There's an xkcd cartoon about this... oh, my 'google-fu' is strong this morning: xkcd.com/386

    [​IMG]

    mods: don't need to sweat this one...
     
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  23. allaroundhunter

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    According to the poll at the time of this posting, half of us want to disagree about agreeing to disagree. That means that we will argue more to the point that no one agrees with each other, even those who want to agree on the one aspect of disagreeing....
     
  24. Mike1234567

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    ^^^ I agree that we disagree but I disagree that we can't agree.
     
  25. Bobson

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    9mm is obviously superior to 45ACP. I voted to agree to disagree. I was shocked to find the poll results to be nearly 50/50.

    Good find, carfarmer. XKCD is awesome.
     
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