Re: first line of defense

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 13:44:53 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> Nowthen, if I am ready to go down to the local sporting
> goods store to look at hunting rifles specifically to help this
> young man meet his houris, what would you recommend?
> Thirty aught six semiauto?

You want to look at ammunition which has relatively flat trajectory at
distance. 30-06 is okay, but on the small end. .300 Winchester Magnum,
.270 Remington, and upward to .416 Rigby, .375 H&H, .458 and .45-70 or
.45-100 have a flatter trajectory at greater range than the 30-06. Any
magnum/belted magnum big game round suitable for safari will generally
be acceptable.

Better yet, get yourself a Barrett Bear .50 semi-automatic rifle and
mount on a 4 or 5 foot tripod (or else rest the factory bipod on the
roof of your truck). The Barrett comes with a scope that has a range
reticle that is accurate out to 3500 yards.

No shot at a crop duster with a chem/bio weapon on board will occur much
less than 300-500 yards (if it does, you can kiss your behind goodbye)

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