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    For the 30-06 what was wrong with the old 220 grain load. Sure the new bonded bullets should be very good, but for self defense what was wrong with the old 220 grain round nose at close range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw76 View Post
    And now with the new factory premium bullet loads even the largest bears aren't safe. I would feel comfortable going to the Alaskan interior with. M70 and 200 gr bonded bullets at 2600 fps.

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    when you consider that the .303 is responsible for a good number of elephant kills by British hunters I think itís safe to say itís capable of taking on any threat...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter76 View Post
    when you consider that the .303 is responsible for a good number of elephant kills by British hunters I think it’s safe to say it’s capable of taking on any threat...
    I lurk in an old fart's forum. Someone there made the statement that the .303 has killed more game animals, world-wide, than any other cartridge. Yeah, if you start to think about it, that's probably right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunstore Commando View Post
    I lurk in an old fart's forum. Someone there made the statement that the .303 has killed more game animals, world-wide, than any other cartridge. Yeah, if you start to think about it, that's probably right...
    Probably yes since belgium only had the congo their police and military groups would have likely not used british guns. The french had a lot of africa, but a lot of it is close to the Sahara between north africa and Mediterranean and not so much game. The brits has a lot of prime hunting areas for sure. Then the brits also had India and canada for a while and the french indochina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnetmill View Post
    For the 30-06 what was wrong with the old 220 grain load. Sure the new bonded bullets should be very good, but for self defense what was wrong with the old 220 grain round nose at close range.
    Nothing at all wrong with that load, and I would not hesitate to use it myself against the largest bears. There are people still using it for deer and the like, and some that use a similar cast lead slug from a Lyman mold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw76 View Post
    And now with the new factory premium bullet loads even the largest bears aren't safe. I would feel comfortable going to the Alaskan interior with. M70 and 200 gr bonded bullets at 2600 fps.
    IDK if I'd ever feel "safe" in the Alaskan Interior, but bears and moose would certainly be *less* of a concern.

    The weather OTOH...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunstore Commando View Post
    I lurk in an old fart's forum. Someone there made the statement that the .303 has killed more game animals, world-wide, than any other cartridge. Yeah, if you start to think about it, that's probably right...
    Quote Originally Posted by barnetmill View Post
    Probably yes since belgium only had the congo their police and military groups would have likely not used british guns. The french had a lot of africa, but a lot of it is close to the Sahara between north africa and Mediterranean and not so much game. The brits has a lot of prime hunting areas for sure. Then the brits also had India and canada for a while and the french indochina.
    By the same token, a lot of elephants and rhinos have been killed/mutilated/destroyed by ne'er do wells/poachers with the Ak-74.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Zen View Post
    By the same token, a lot of elephants and rhinos have been killed/mutilated/destroyed by ne'er do wells/poachers with the Ak-74.
    Big difference between a skilled hunter taking an elephant with a bolt action rifle and someone emptying a 30rd magazine into one...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter76 View Post
    Big difference between a skilled hunter taking an elephant with a bolt action rifle and someone emptying a 30rd magazine into one...
    Absolutely. In our world there's extra points for style. Not true in some parts of the world.
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