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#1 Pinkcookiecrusher

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 09:32 PM

I just have a 3' small bore and have no issues with cotton tails that ravish my garden in San Diego

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:10 AM

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#3 Pinkcookiecrusher

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:13 AM

I have a 3' .40 for the rabbits that are eating my garden. Would I be better suited it get a longer larger caliber? 
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BTW way by the time I put my shoes on and walked out the rabbit was already dead. I am using factory broad heads from about 20 feet.



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:35 AM

A .62 caliber 5 foot with broad head darts would be more suitable . The set up your describing is  inadequate  and will not allow a humane dispatch .


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#5 Teach

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:37 AM

I totally agree with Treefork, .40 cal is way too small to be taking game with reliably and humanely. Personally I would not use anything less than .50 cal and always prefer .625 over everything. 

 

A friend of mine down in Mexico and I were shooting at a piece of 3/8 inch plywood for lack of something better to use. He had just got his brand new Target Zone .50 cal blow gun and wanted me to come over and do a little shooting with him. 

 

When he shot those .50 cal target darts they hit the plywood with a little "tick" sound and he could pull them out of the ply wood with his fingers. When I shot the .625 of mine they hit the plywood with a "THACK" sound and I needed pliers to pull them out of the plywood as the darts were pushing out the other side of the plywood with target tips. The broadheads hit harder and do more damage going into the animal.

 

When it comes to hunting calibers.........go big or stay home. grin


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#6 JTslinger

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:32 PM

I agree, the larger the bore, the better for humainly dispatching game.

#7 Jonesysoutdoors22

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 02:13 AM

Can't beat power of cs big bore!
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#8 Primitivehunter

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 12:01 PM

With the CS the squirrels will be dead before they hit the ground

#9 JTslinger

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 08:57 PM

You can never go wrong wrong with a Cold Steel big bore.




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