.38-55 H. P. FOR GRIZZLIES,MOOSE
.38-55 H. P. FOR GRIZZLIES,MOOSE, ETC.—I expect to go to British Columbia, to the Lillooet River; would a .38-55 H. P. rifle, Marlin or Winchester, be all right for the game found there—grizzlies, moose, caribou, mountain lions, etc.? If not, what caliber would?
Many hunters would use a rifle of such caliber for years and find no fault with it, but you are likely to do some long range shooting there, and I would choose in preference, some rifle having greater range, higher velocity, and flatter trajectory. I would suggest that you choose one of these calibers, if you like the rifles that handle them: Winchester .33, .30-40, or U. S. You can get the first in the Model 1886, half magazine, and it weighs one seven and a half pounds, and all things considered, I think it is the best general big game rifle ever made by this firm. I strongly recommend the half magazine style, fitted with a sling strap. Lyman Wind Gauge Receiver Sight and medium sized gold or ivory bead front sight. The rear barrel sight must be replaced with a blank or a folding sight with no upstanding part. If I were getting a Model 1595 for that use. I would choose the carbine, but it weighs a half-pound more than the .33. Either the .30-40 or the .30 U. S. Rimless may be chosen, but the latter is most powerful and I would prefer it. The same sights should be used. If you prefer the Winchester Model ‘94 or the Marlin Model ‘93, I believe you will find the .32 Special better than the .38-55.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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