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Discussion in '4x4 / Truck Forum' started by mpkowal, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. riverrat47

    riverrat47 Elite Refuge Member

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    That's the method of choice, only our geese are so big, we use a minimum of a 30-06, 180 grain.
     
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  2. TheDuckSlayer

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    Holy crap. That’s a pterodactyl load!
     
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    Huh, 'round here we call that a turkey load.
     
  4. callinfowl

    callinfowl MEGA.

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    Maybe you should bump those up to the 220gr .06 bullets just to be safe.:l:l:l
     
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    We often use the 220 gr. for the Giant Canadas, because the local Walmart doesn't carry to much of the .375 H&H 250 gr. ammo.
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator

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    the 5.0 litre is pretty bullet proof. I had bought the eco-boost to give me extra power for pulling a 28 foot travel trailer. Gobs of power and torque, but the reliability is just plain poor. I find the ride on the F-150 is excellent when compared to comparable GM or Dodge products. I need a comfy ride, as I regularly drive to WPG, which is 6.5 hours away from here, and if the seat is stiff or uncomfortable, you can roll me out of the truck when I get there.
     
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    If you think the f150 is nice. Go ride in a Ram. As an owner of both I can say it’s not even close. The f150 does handle better. Prolly due to its light weight.

    The newer ecoboosts are much more reliable. You have an early model.
     
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    I’ll reserve judgement on Dodge until they prove they can build a transmission that doesn’t fall apart within a few years. Maybe they have turned a corner; hired better engineers, retooled the factories. But I’m not gonna overlook decades of Dodge’s documented low quality products because @buck_master_2001 from the Refuge (as much as I value your opinion) says Dodge’s are good now.

    Besides, weren’t you pimping Fords a couple years ago, saying they are the best thing since sliced bread? And now you are pimping Dodges? Seems suspect to me.
     
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    Same (with minor updates) tranny in the 2013-2019 models. 8 speed German outfit.
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator

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    It's all about the ride. I find my F-150 is very comfy. My BIL's Dodge seats are stiff, and I find the ride harsh, but I think he has an air-ride system installed for his fifth wheel, but I can only state what I felt anecdotally. I still might just grab a Hilux import and run it into the ground. An older one, maybe a 2003-2005 with mechanical linkages rather than electronic. My favorite episode of top gear was the one where they try to kill the Toyota Hilux. (part 2 and 3 are links)
     
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