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    Default How much is enough??

    So what is your take? Do you opt for the biggest you can get or at least the biggest you can fire comfortably? Do you practice with your primary weapon? How many rounds do you put through your deer rifle each year? Do you rely on the caliber to replace your ability to put the round where it should be? Do you use your round choice as a safety net? Do you know beyond a doubt where the round is going when you pull the trigger?


    1. Do you opt for the biggest you can get or at least the biggest you can fire comfortably? I opt for the biggest that I can shoot accurately and have practiced with for the game intended. Example: I can handle a 416Wby but I choose the 358Win or 30-06 for White Tail Deer.

    2. Do you practice with your primary weapon? I shoot all of my rifles a couple of times a year and those I intend to hunt with I practice a minimum of once a month and some months three to four times a month. I start the end of January and go into September or October when I go off for my first hunt.

    3. How many rounds do you put through your deer rifle each year? I put though my primary rifles (358Win, 30-06, 300Wby) combined anywhere from 250 - 450 rounds a year depending on time at the range, money available for loading supplies and results of practice sessions.

    4. Do you rely on the caliber to replace your ability to put the round where it should be? NEVER!!!

    5. Do you use your round choice as a safety net? ALWAYS!!! It does not matter whether it is dangerous game or non dangerous game. For safety as well as humane, quick and effective kills, I always use more than the minimum cartridge and load to handle the task, terrain and circumstances that I might happen upon or likely face.

    6. Do you know beyond a doubt where the round is going when you pull the trigger?" ABSOLUTELY!!!! At all times this is a fact with me and for so many reason that common sense dictates.
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    I use the same rifle for all my big game hunting and like you I can shoot bigger but the round I use will handle anything in SE.
    I carry it off and on all year and around this time of year I but a box of ammo through it offhand and sitting at different ranges and speed.
    I only carry ammo I feel I can take bear safely with.Its more than I need for deer but works fine on them.
    I always know where the bullet is supposed to go and so far it has.

    I shoot my handgun alot more at pratice than my rifle as I feel is easier to get sloppy with it.

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