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    Default The allure of the Big bore rifle..

    So looking at the various big bore pages on Facebook, I realised the average South African owner does not use his big bore for DG hunting, but more for his regular biltong hunts. Seeing as a 308/30-06 could have worked just fine for his hunts, what exactly do people enjoy about big bores, considering they not the cheapest to shoot.

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    Default Re: The allure of the Big bore rifle..

    Well, they are great fun to shoot and hunt with, so....why not? I've shot my biggest elk with a .30-06 and the smallest with a .458 Winchester Magnum. People drive fast cars even if the speed limits prohibit them from utilizing their full potential. Why? Because driving them is also fun.

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    I hunt everything with my 404, so the times I go DG hunting I know I have tested it all and know my gun.

    And its fun to see how people stare at those supposedly huge rounds :)

    It also puts animals down with more authority.

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    Default Re: The allure of the Big bore rifle..

    Same as the allure of a good 'ol American muscle car has to a petrol head.

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    Not just the cartridge but the history. The rifles are usually built on more classic lines. Usually better wood etc. Plus as a kid which one of us didn't play on old cannons/guns.Not quite the same but a big bore is as close as most of us will get.

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    Default Re: The allure of the Big bore rifle..

    Makes sense thanks. So my thought of the "romantic" side is correct, reading old hunting stories, stalking game with a charge stopping rifle, there just seems something more to it.

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    Default Re: The allure of the Big bore rifle..

    Romantic? Guilty as charged...

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    Default Re: The allure of the Big bore rifle..

    Big bore rifles makes things dead ...dead ..dead..with a big, big , bang...

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    Default Re: The allure of the Big bore rifle..

    Quote Originally Posted by Gert Odendaal View Post
    Big bore rifles makes things dead ...dead ..dead..with a big, big , bang...
    If possible I would have hunted with this Big Bore ...I like heavy for caliber bullets ...

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    Default Re: The allure of the Big bore rifle..

    I'm in the opposite camp...much prefer my small bores. Maybe like my woman I prefer them a little skinnier....;)

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