What Caliber for Cow?

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    The farmer should have a loading ramp. I suggest that you load the cow in a truck and haul it off to a slaughterhouse for proper slaughter and disposal of the remains,(parts you dont want to feed the cats). The slaughterhouse will most likely do the job for free if you give them the hide/guts/head/tail,etc. They make baloney out of it.

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    So, the eye to the ear cris cross works to find the brain?
    Yes that works well . The important consideration is to " square up " on the cow , and then wait for her to lower her head , You want as close to 90 degrees on the forhead as possible . Properly done she will literally drop in her tracks and its all over without her being aware of anything so have her where you need her before you pop the cap lol .
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    Bullets move around too much when they hit bone, and the bang scares other animals. If a local herder can't lend you a bolt gun, a heavy hammer to the skull works just fine, and without the drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaed View Post
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    Ya' may have something there if it would both kill it and cook the steaks medium rare simultaneously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    Yes that works well . The important consideration is to " square up " on the cow , and then wait for her to lower her head , You want as close to 90 degrees on the forhead as possible . Properly done she will literally drop in her tracks and its all over without her being aware of anything so have her where you need her before you pop the cap lol .
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    The farmer should have a loading ramp. I suggest that you load the cow in a truck and haul it off to a slaughterhouse for proper slaughter and disposal of the remains,(parts you dont want to feed the cats). The slaughterhouse will most likely do the job for free if you give them the hide/guts/head/tail,etc. They make baloney out of it.
    The hide and stuff is good for the cats. The butchering will be easy because I don't have to do it like you would for people.

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    Bullets move around too much when they hit bone, and the bang scares other animals. If a local herder can't lend you a bolt gun, a heavy hammer to the skull works just fine, and without the drama.
    I don't think other animals are an issue. I'd much rather use a pistol than beating it to death. Not that it wouldn't work, but I'm just more comfortable than the former.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    I don't think other animals are an issue. I'd much rather use a pistol than beating it to death. Not that it wouldn't work, but I'm just more comfortable than the former.
    Ha, no, I don't mean that. I mean for you to use a bolt-gun (or a heavy hammer) to effectively knock out the animal, and then you would want to bleed it out. Please do not try Ultimate Fighting on cattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    The butchering will be easy because I don't have to do it like you would for people.
    I know what you are saying, but this just is worded funny.

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    it will work fine.

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    A .22 long rifle should do it. A friend always uses his .410 shotgun with a slug to the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by What the? View Post
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    The butchering will be easy because I don't have to do it like you would for people.

    I know what you are saying, but this just is worded funny.

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    The last downer heifer I shot was with a .45 right between the eyes. While she couldn't drop because she was already on the ground she did die instantly without thrashing. My father shot several downer cows with his Ruger 22 Magnum with shots between the eyes with good results also. I think you need at least the energy of a 22 magnum for effectiveness but anything above that will work fine.
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    as a kid we slaughtered cows and pigs on the farm. we used a 22lr pistol to drop the cows/pigs. if the pistol was not around a 22 rifle would work. dad could/would also use a hammer to drop them. one hit and they were down for the count.
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