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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I also hate dumping a rifle I know doesn't shoot on anyone and not many people will pay much for a gun with that known issue.... so its damned if you do and damned if you don't kinda situation.  Sure setting it back is cheaper but not sure if it shot well before or not.....

Set the barrel back and try it. You don’t have much to lose. If it shoots great afterward, keep it and bask in the knowledge that you solved the problem without much coin involved. If it shoots so-so, sell it with the knowledge that it just requires a little load development and TLC to reach its potential. If it shoots like crap, then you weren’t out much money.
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You are all forgetting... ".458 Lott... guaranteed to knock down anything that walks on the planet".  
That's all it takes...  

Then... there's .458 Express... "with the .458 Express, I could walk up to the gates of Hell, call out Satan, and come home safely..."

Now that I'm handloading again... .458 Express is definitely within my reach.


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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Today, a typical mid-power “deer rifle” cartridge will drop anything in North America in its tracks as long as you steer the right bullet to the right place.

What do you consider a mid power deer rifle cartridge?
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Everything from 6.5 Creed/7-08/.308 class to 7 Mag/.300 Mag class. It’s all about the bullet chosen for the specific job, not the vessel said bullet is launched from. 
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If the bullet is insufficient for the task, then it really does not matter what the MV or ME is... product at the point of impact is going to be too much meat destroyed/lost or wounding that will not have the desired end result... meat on the table ethically taken.  The number one "assumption" is that bullet selection will have been performed such that it is equal to the task at the velocity, range and energy at the point of impact.  (Unfortunately, I am dealing with a situation just like that at work right now... armchair/desktop engineering decisions not based upon real knowledge and experience.  It happens.)  We always hope the "homework" is performed properly prior to execution... unfortunately, often not the case. 
The gun matters... it has to be capable of the the accuracy required for POA/POI delivery... the caliber does matter, based upon the game being hunted... there is a difference in "best calibers" for white-tailed deer or for elk or for "griz"...  certainly one can kill most any game with a .22 given proper bullet placement at the proper distance... but, truthfully, I'd rather shoot a charging Cape Buffalo with a .458 Lott or .460 Weatherby Magnum than with a 30-06 (or even a .375 H&H)... but that's just me.  Hydrostatic shock is real...
Proper research, planning, equipment, and execution all go into successful hunting results.
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Going to check around and see if we have  7mm mag reamer to set the barrel back..... may have to rent it
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Somebody's got one.....  What about our over-achiever from Georgia?
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Carried to my regular smith last night... he measured and text this morning to say he could set back but saw several areas of damaged rifling down the tube as well.... I had not saw those, stopped inspecting when I saw the throat...... He doesn't think setting back will help much but we could try it......
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New tube time.....
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that or just eat the loss and leave it in the back of the safe until I decide better
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You could get an ER shaw barrel for under $200 if u wanna keep it cheap
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A build for the kids.
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Sounds like a wonderful gift for that person you really don't like...... Cool
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Will I have to pay for the shipping too????

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BP.... won't do you any good... it don't shoot acceptable for hunting!  3 shots you can cover with poster of your latest centerfold model..........
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pie plate? 
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when all else fails......  rain lead....
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A rate of fire of several thousand rounds per minute has a positive impact on large dispersion...
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How about a 7MM Dakota? That's something a little different.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

pie plate? 
yeah but that's not sufficient for huntin' IMO
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