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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbhike View Post
    I think in that case it was a lot more of the Indian than the arrow.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._D._M._Bell
    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple View Post
    You weren't kidding.
    Again, understand your quarry, put the bullets where they need to go, use the proper bullet construction, and, like Bell, you don't need a British Double in some Cordite cartridge to humanely take your quarry.

    Bell used good rifle skills and above-average stalking and quarry knowledge to humanely take Elephants which today, is very questionable.

    It is a bit like native Eskimo groups using everything from 22LR to shotguns to hunt seals and various land animals. Today, many people consider it unethical but, it is consistent with their culture and they definitely have the skills to do it. After all, natural selection and mother nature took care of the ones that couldn't.

    In my case, and that of a friend who was near distinguished marksman status before life intervened, have trouble cleanly killing feral hogs with a 5.56 MSR. I'm not nearly the marksman my friend is but, I don't have trouble with a 6.8SPC AR-15 cleanly taking feral hogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoni View Post
    I know of at least one person that has taken elk out in AZ, with his 6.5 Grendel.
    In KY, no 6.5 is elk legal(.27 minimum) which is almost bizarre considering the number of moose that have been taken with 6.5×55 through the years.

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    I like the Grendel, but can we really consider it equal to the x55?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid Post View Post
    Again, understand your quarry, put the bullets where they need to go, use the proper bullet construction, and, like Bell, you don't need a British Double in some Cordite cartridge to humanely take your quarry.

    Bell used good rifle skills and above-average stalking and quarry knowledge to humanely take Elephants which today, is very questionable.

    It is a bit like native Eskimo groups using everything from 22LR to shotguns to hunt seals and various land animals. Today, many people consider it unethical but, it is consistent with their culture and they definitely have the skills to do it. After all, natural selection and mother nature took care of the ones that couldn't.

    In my case, and that of a friend who was near distinguished marksman status before life intervened, have trouble cleanly killing feral hogs with a 5.56 MSR. I'm not nearly the marksman my friend is but, I don't have trouble with a 6.8SPC AR-15 cleanly taking feral hogs.
    I totally forgot about Eskimos and that caused me to remember Heimo Korth living up in ANWR. Not sure where I stuck the book about him, but he uses .22-250 (or .220 Swift) on everything up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    I like the Grendel, but can we really consider it equal to the x55?
    No, quite a bit weaker. Looks like fairly significant power jumps(less to more) between Grendel, Creedmoor, 6.5x55, and PRC. Even PRC isn't elk legal here.

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