Possible Overkill

justin10mmjustin10mm Senior MemberPosts: 688 Senior Member
You decide.


.270win. 130gr. Power Point VS Gopher at 15 yards

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,837 Senior Member
    No such thing as overkill...Gopher is dead...
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    I'm surprised you had that much gopher left.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Looks like you didn't get good expansion there because the gopher is still in one piece. At least the back strap still looks good, :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,670 Senior Member
    THIS...
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,702 Senior Member
    I was expecting under kill with that calibre I am however pleasantly surprised at how much damage was caused, esp as it was at extreme range............


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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Well now isn't that amazing? And all this time I've been calling them deer.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    True!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,945 Senior Member
    All together now:

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    Why ya got to give me a fight
    Why don't ya just let me be


    In the future, please remember that you're supposed to use C4.:jester:
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,652 Senior Member
    Damn, that 270 may work on ground hog's also.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,267 Senior Member
    Bill Murray would probably approve of your choice of gopher medicine!

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    Jerry
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Now that's one hell of a gopher!!!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • dlkdlk Member Posts: 419 Member
    How did you catch a pocket gopher outside of it's hole? They don't go out very often.
    STEALTH COMPETENT

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  • justin10mmjustin10mm Senior Member Posts: 688 Senior Member
    He shouldn't have popped his head out of his hole right in front of my tripod. :devil:
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Yeah Right! :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

    I shot a cotton tail with my .270 at about 50 yards one day and about put it in orbit. I had wanted to try and shoot its head off so I could cook it, but it hit it so hard it flipped it up in the air about 20 yards and when it came down there was no meat left inside its fur.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,052 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I'm surprised you had that much gopher left.

    Further proof the .270 is never "overkill" for any animal. It might only be barely adequate.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    :win:Nice kill, even for a 270:jester:
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,945 Senior Member
    YUBYUBYUBYUBYUBYUBYUBYUB I'm - -

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    I'M ALL RIGHT!


    I kid you not - I've had that song stuck in my head ALL FREAKIN' DAY thanks to this thread!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,837 Senior Member
    "Yub?"
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    boom boom boom
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,466 Senior Member
    justin10mm wrote: »

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    Lookin at those front claws, I'm glad they don't get as big as a bear....
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Well hell, with a rifle like that who needs lead? Maybe the .270 is legal in California. It needs no lead to kill.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    and yet with a 204, farther away, and with a bigger animal.....

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    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,553 Senior Member
    Looks like you might have hit him a little too far back. How far did you have to track him?

    I think I'd have went for a head shot with a .270.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,484 Senior Member
    The first smart a$$ just doesn't stand a chance.
    Jerry

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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    More A$$ Than smart I think.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Dr. dbDr. db Senior Member Posts: 1,541 Senior Member
    We can do that. We don't even need a license.
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