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#200692 - 07/15/19 12:01 PM Re: Practice with "HUNTING LOADS" [Re: karl]
cherokeetracker
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I have almost worn out a good set of snap caps. This helps tremendously with Trigger control, and holding a gun in the Freehand position. Getting used to the weight and feel and trying to be consistent in your grip is important, and the cheapest way to go.
ZEE & SIXSHOT,,,,Layne Simpson did the same with his wife Phyllis, when she decided to go from a 243 to the 270. Started with light loads and worked up then used a full load to harvest an animal with no noticeable recoil.
I did a little similar with my 454, by using my 45 cylinder at first and increasing the loads till I got the Bear loads, of 350gr lead. It helped some, but was not what I was looking for.
I had to succumb to buying 454 ammo, the cheapest I could find and then continue working till now,,, The 454 does not bother me at all shooting it. NO flinching. I now enjoy shooting it a LOT.
KRAL,,, Yes I hate to see the money disappear with my Premium ammo. About like spending money on Fireworks,,, with the exception it brought a lot of joy to my children.
I do have to look at this with the eyes of joy in that I now have killed a few hogs, an Aoudad, and a Corsican EWE. I look forward to successfully taking several to many more animals with it.
I want to publicly Thank ALL of those involved in this. You know who you are, if you read this.

Charles

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#200693 - 07/15/19 01:51 PM Re: Practice with "HUNTING LOADS" [Re: cherokeetracker]
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I have to admit, I couldn't fool my daughter for very long. After about her third deer with that 308 she ask me about the "different" bullets & I said, well I did tell you they were lighter, 170 gr cast vs 150 gr Hornady but I didn't say they kicked less.
She said I noticed that they kicked more but it didn't matter, by then she was a very good shot & her confidence in that gun & load was very high. From the sitting position with a sling she was & is deadly.

Dick

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#200737 - 07/22/19 09:02 AM Re: Practice with "HUNTING LOADS" [Re: sixshot]
bluecow
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I reload my 44 with 240swc @ 1100-1200 fps. then all i'm hunting are white tails, tin cans, dirt clods, fence posts,...... someday hogs maybe.
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