Zarpa wrote:In my opinion the whole "Permitted species system" should be reworked. It was designed for a short list of weapons and it was a good concept. But it's not working anymore and with every gun it adds more inconsistecies.
Edit: Amazing work with the new gun. A bit disapointed with the sound but it's ok.
I think it's easily fixed actually, but I still agree with you.
Here's what they should do to add sense to it all:
Cross Bison OR
Coyote from the list regarding the .300, the 7mm, the 8x57IS and the 9.3x62. (IMO - Take away Bison from the 7mm, and take away Coyote from the rest).
Add Bison OR
Coyote to the list regarding the .30R. (IMO - Add Bison and also
The rest can stay as is and suddenly there's a clear sense to it all. Other than that the 9.3x74R has a bit more advantage to the permitted species list compared to the rest.
If we look at the 30 blaser rimmed IRL, it's more of a plains game cartridge than a "big game" cartridge, i'd remove it for bison, stick it onto coyote, and keep the 9.3x74R for the big game - and keep it's current bottom end the same - it's actualy almost the same power as the 9.3x62, and the 9.3x62 is a permitted elephant cartridge in many places, even though it's below the minimum of 375 H&H or .375 caliber in those same places
As for the 7mm Rem mag, i'd be fine with it being removed from bison, actualy just bought the 7mm break action and used it on bison, and it works decently well, it just feels like using a .284 bullet on bison is being a little under gunned
i'd leave 9.3x62 on the list for bison, and infact expand it upward to water buffalo and banteneg, it's within spitting distance of the power of 9.3x74R - those two should have the same species list IMO
8mm Mauser / 8x57IS i can definately see being dropped from bison/banteneg, it's substantialy below the power of all the other cartridges permited for them
.300 win mag could stay for bison/banteneg, it's a very versitile round IRL, and i dont have a problem with it's very generous species list - it can be loaded from 30-06 levels to take anything you'd take a 30-06 with, and loaded up to chucking 220-250 gr pills into big game at close range, or loaded up to send 180-220 gr pills further, and flatter than a 30-06