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    Goat cal !

    Hi there, just wondering what's the minimum calibre you can legally use on mountain goat's ! Thank's..

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    I believe the 'Guidelines' recommend .243 and above, so technically as this is only a recommendation there isn't really a minimum calibre.
    A bit like using a .260/6.5 on boar - not against the law, but not advised by the authoritys.

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    I am not aware of any minimum calibre but in my experience goats are pretty tough so I would suggest you err on the large size for humane reasons.

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    .22/250 o'r .243 then ! Thank's lads..

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    22/250 may struggle a bit Just we do a lot of goats , they can take a bit of
    knocking over stick with your 243

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    .375 h&h..... it will poke them a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by just View Post
    .22/250 o'r .243 then ! Thank's lads..
    Amazing! the first reply to your post says the guideline is .243 minimum and the second post says goats are tough... and your first thought is........
    .22-250 !!!
    Last edited by JabaliHunter; 27-03-2011 at 22:02.

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    .22/250 o'r .243 was what i wrote !! And as there is no minimum calibre, i'm sure the 22/250 would be more than capable in the right hands !
    Last edited by just; 28-03-2011 at 12:06.

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    I really wouldnt use a 22 250 on them mate , their tough old things . I use a 30 06 for everything and it tends to knock em over but i dont like runners , true a 250 is a different beast and yes you can hit them in the back of the head , myseif i would rather put a 30cal bullet through the ribs and drop them on the spot but each to their own

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    Quote Originally Posted by just View Post
    .22/250 o'r .243 was what i wrote !! And as there is no minimum calibre, i'm sure the 22/250 would be more than capable in the right hands ! There's no need to take the p...
    I'm sure it would - in the right hands and under the right circumstances. The problem is that if enough people don't follow guidelines, sooner or later someone else will see fit to make sure guidelines become a legal requirement and in the process, stalkers run the risk negative publicity. The same thing will happen with boar if we aren't careful.

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