Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:51 PM
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Congrats on the "New" place and that you scored 1st time
I've said it before that the HMR performs all out of proportion to its size--sometimes amazes me with the carnage it will cause
Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:57 PM
Welcome to the Varminter HMR-Check!!
I carried my HMR with the XTP's loaded in case a coyote came around within 100yds. I had no doubt the V-Max would dump a furry fox. But it's good to hear another glowing report on the HMR. Thanks!!
I know you'll never leave ol Maggie & thats OK too.
Do you think the Mag woulda been too hard on that particular shot if you were saving hides Mark??
Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:30 PM
I shot a full grown female red last winter at about 100 yds with the Hornet and 35g V-Max. Tiny entrance and no exit. I guess it depends on shot placement?
Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:35 PM
Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:41 PM
Red-- I think you are right. I was wondering if the new 22Mag rd would tear it up too bad but probably on a more solid bone shot it would. I'll still carry my HMR with the XTP's unless I am targeting fox in an area where I don't think a coyote is an option.
Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:53 PM
Posted 27 July 2007 - 04:24 AM
Not sure why some are surprised a HMR would drop a Fox or other critter that size quickly at 100 yards with placement to the boiler room,etc.? The avid Fox hunters in Great Brit. luv them and have been using them for years now along with 22 Mags & Hornets. Wish I still had the Fox around here that they appear too have still. This area used to be great for Fox but the numbers have been down.
"tear them up" personally I don't see any rim mag or even 22 Hornets tearing up critters the size of Fox, Chucks,Coons,etc. I have shot several Fox with 22 mags and hp's and not one was ever torn up. I always thought rim mags were about ideal for Fox, sporting,effective,ethical and did not "tear them up". To pretty to tear appart IMO. From what I have seen on Chucks with the Hornets ditto and likely why my Gradfather used it. Don't see tear'in them up with any bullet from either rim mag and not likely from 40 grain and up Hornet bullets regardless of style either. The 35 V's and TN'T's from Hornets may give a bit more carnage than ideal on certain shots now and then though.
Anybody like the magazine FUR, FISH & GAME ? Look at this months issues cover. Nice Red Fox and apprently a story on calling Fox. I am going to pick it up ...........maybe today. I don't buy many mags these days,subsrcibe to none in fact. But, Fur,Fish, & Game was a favorite when I was a kid. Mostly because I traped.
Great little old time magazine Not sure if it circulates the whole USA or just the North East, Mid Atlantic though? Anyways, if you get it in your area. Check out the nice Red Fox painting on the cover (another thing I liked about F.F. & G. was the covers.......paintings rather than photos) and maybe pick up the ol timers with the Fox calling this issue.
Neat old magazine.
BTW- Anyone know much about the no longer manufactured Marlin Semi Auto 22 Mag with the walnut stock and sturdy,beefy looking receiver? A local gun shop happened to get a used one in............looks pretty cool. Asking about $350.00 as I remember. I remember Marlin made it up to so many years ago but never seen one around here,even back then.
Speaking of Marlin rimfires........Some have come through with the new,shorter clips and black synthetic stock with a differant pattern to them. I am not big on the stock looks..........but I swear, it seems the ol Marlin bolt action is getting is getting smoother, tighter ,nicer,etc. Same with the clip,clip feed, barrel play,etc. Kind of impressed with these latest Marlins I seen . Seems like they may have tightened things up and tweaked things a little better.
Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:04 AM