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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 09:05 AM
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I've seen a shot make animals curious, but the sound of working the action on a gun would scare them.
Immediately after a sound-barrier-breaking rifle report, jacking the rifle's action isn't that unbearable - except in the near-field. Would an animal in earshot flee following working the action? Perhaps, if they were not already shot, curious, dumbfounded, or had not already departed due to the rifle report.
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The Papoose I had was pretty accurate. Forget the details because it was probably 20 years ago that I owned it.

T/C Contender's with factory 10" and 14" barrels should fit the bill. The 10" barrel I've got that easily keeps groups under an inch with a couple different loads at 25 yards.

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When I hunt deer, I carry my 308 mod 788 for the deer, I also carry my mod 70 in 6.5x55 in case I see an elk, my 243 in case I see a coyote, my 410 in case I see a squirrel in a tree, a grouse, ect. On my belt a have my 32 long for squirrels on the ground, my 454 in case I run into a bear to close and my AR15 in case I run into an unreasonable pot farmer. It was a bit unhandy in the begining but you learn to live with it! Be prepared! :-)

LOL! Why not just get the 101st Airborne to tag along.? One would think the 6.5x55 would do it all with the proper ammo!

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The Cricket is the best alternative for the purpose asked by the OP. But, not just as it comes from the factory, but modified as follows:
http://www.rutalocura.com/PRK.html
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Exactly what I was going to recommend. https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/u-s-survival-ar-7/ http://www.gunblast.com/Henry-AR7.htm


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I think I'd go with the Chipmunk/Cricket idea, synthetic camo stock, peep rear fiber front, and replace the take down screw with a knurled head. I'd probably carry it put together so I didn't have to fuss with it. My thoughts on it are that you could feed it CBs and subsonics ... something semi-autos don't enjoy as much ... to keep it quieter. And it would be lighter even than a T/C Contender with 10" barrel.

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Just work up a cast bullet load for your deer rifle that gives you a velocity of about 1,000fps. And shoot to the same place your crosshairs point. Use nickel cases to load them in so you can tell the different load from your hunting deer load.

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I used to use my 257 weatherly mag deer rifle in Alaska to shoot the heads off phtarmican and grouse. I used the full power loads though.

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I have a Henry survival rifle. I enjoy shooting it, but a tack driver it isn't. I wouldn't hesitate to hunt with it, but I wouldn't expect to shoot the heads off a squirel or anything else.
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