Gun trivia

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FredC
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Gun trivia

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Gun trivia in the news:
Wall Street Journal (I assume http://247wallst.com/ is the WSJ) researched versatile game cartridges to determine the 15 best all round big to small game cartridges, seems one of their constraints was using factory loads. #15 was the .450 Bushmaster, odd choice to me. My first guess on the most versatile was a toss-up between 270 and 30-06 (2 peas in the same pod). Their #2 was 270 and #1 was 30-06.

Since no one has commented yet, I will addition, in the middle of the recommendations was 45/70. I was carrying my 45/70 around hunting pigs and would not think of shooting armadillos or other small critters with it. 50 or 60 grains of powder and a 300 grain slug makes my arm hurt thinking about it. When I see a pig the thought of recoil does not even cross my mind. Squirrels and other small critters, yeah, I will think about it and flinch. My dad's plinker load in' 06 was a hundred grain bullet with 20 grains of Unique, like shooting a 22 rimfire.

I think I heard Mr. Biden say this morning that he wants Congress to ban all semi auto sales. Not just those evil assault weapons but all semi autos? I will probably see it on the news again and figure out exactly what he said. Then Beto O can come get my 10/22 Ruger, I guess. That will make the world a safer place. If that does not fix things next it will be kitchen knives (think Moscow, Idaho). In Boy Scouts they told us that a dull knife was a dangerous one, some of these guys definitely are not the sharpest knives in the drawer. Quote "The idea that we can buy semi-automatic weapons is sick"

Funny that when mentioning weapons of war these people never mention Krags, Springfields, and Enfields which really are/were weapons of war. I had a friend over helping me with a phone situation and he was up on a ladder next to the electronics and asked about that rifle. I told him it was a Krag a real "military weapon". The very best the USA had in the late 1890s.

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Well.....back in the day, some thought the Krag rifle even if used by the military was barbaric. Let alone in civilian hands. Here is an article re-published in a Hardware magazine in 1895, which was originally from the "Chicago Record". Yes, from Chicago, a liberal bastion for many years.
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When America fought for it's independence the flintlock rifle and smoothbore musket were the arms of choice. These aren't even considered to be firearms by the Federal Government any longer. I imagine that when a laser gun that will travel outside of the earth's atmosphere is developed and in civilian hands that the sem-auto rifle will no longer be considered a firearm. That might be a little too far fetched.

Cain could have killed Abel with a rock. We use rocks to border flower plots at my house.

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Steel capped? I knew about the cupri-nickel (copper nickel alloy), it caused major problems at 30-06 velocities. Gun Digest magazine did an extensive article on the fouling when bullets velocity was increased. That lead to our gilding metal alloys used today. Sensationalism sells, I guess.

What do you think about 45/70s and 375 magnums on small game?

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Rudyard Kipling often featured firearm details in his stories and poems.
Wounds, death, and the aftermath were not pretty.
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