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Bernie revering column: Small caliber cartridges for big game?

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"Use enough gun!" That was the recommendation of old time gun-writer Captain Charles Askins. "The .270 Winchester is the minimum-and ideal-cartridge for whitetail deer," was the advice from Outdoor Life gun editor Jack O'Connor. Now there is a proposed modification of Minnesota's interpretation of what is a suitable cartridge for deer hunting. Years ago, the law specifically banned the U.S. Army's 30 caliber M1 round.

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