from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bottle, holding about two fifths of a gallon (1.5 liters), for wine or liquor.
- n. The amount of liquid that this bottle can hold.
- n. A magnum cartridge or firearm.
- adj. Of or relating to a cartridge containing a larger explosive charge than other cartridges of the same size.
- adj. Designed to shoot magnum cartridges.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.
- n. A gun calibre larger than, or derived from, a smaller similar cartridge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large wine bottle.
- n. A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone.
- n. A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses.
- adj. Having a larger charge than usual for a cartridge of the same caliber; -- of cartridges for handgun.
- adj. Designed to use a cartridge with a larger charge than usual for handguns of the same caliber; -- of handguns.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large wine-bottle, usually twice the size of the ordinary bottle used for the same kind of wine.
- n. The quantity of wine contained in such a bottle: as, a magnum of port.
- n. Pl. magna (-nä). In anatomy, the largest bone of the human carpus, in the distal row, between the trapezoid and the unciform, in special relation with the head of the middle metacarpal bone: more fully called os magnum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large wine bottle for liquor or wine
Dave, a question: For most hunting situations in North America, do you believe a magnum is advantageous?
Horton Foote wrote more than 60 plays, won a Pulitzer Prize, two Academy Awards, but what he called his magnum opus is only now getting its world premiere, six months after his death at the age of 92.
Yes | No | Report from elmer f. wrote 3 weeks 1 day ago well, from this it apears that trophy hunters do not want to chase their deer after they shoot ti. i can not imagine that the 30-06 places 4th, while the 300 magnum is first (and i own & deer hunt w/a 300 mag)!
Severely reduced charges in magnum cases can cause the problems you mention.
I too shy away from rifle calibers ending in magnum, and I see no real need for super hot calibers for whitetail sized game at whitetail hunting typical ranges.
I quickly picked up my magnum from the ground and started running.
Guranteed kill. #2 buckshot in 20 gauge 3 magnum is good also
Port the barrels in your O/U and a 3 inch magnum is quite doable.
Oh yeah ... 8mm magnum is pretty rare but is probably tough to beat as an elk round.
The 7mm magnum is no more of a meat mangler than a .300 Win Mag at a comparable range with similar weight bullet.