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#16 Chuckbuster

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:21 AM

Ammoe, Ditto on the CZ hornet. My best group @ 100.
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I find the hornet on the light side for my area but then again i'm not hunting, I am a pest eliminator therefore I want to eliminate them in as small of pieces as possible, that way it's painless and humane for the pest. Plus it makes better pics. LOL

If I have to carry it I use a Win 70 in .243
If I don't have to carry it far I use a Rem 700 in 22-250 ack
If I don't have to carry it, I use a Sav LRPV in .244 ack
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:32 AM

This should probably be moved to guns, loads and optics?
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:42 AM

Its gotta be my 243. Tikka t3 lite that I spray paint camo to match the seasons. At the range or woods when people see it they laugh and laugh... until they see what a 90gr ballistic tip infront of 48 grs. of H4831sc can do. She'll hit a golfball at 300. Its as accurate as my BR 6mm dasher to 300 and I HATE to say that!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:52 AM

Rem 788 222 its my lucky rifle, Very few critters has escaped its bark,, 40-50grn V-max,s Nikon 3X9 A plain Jane with a deadly bite,, I know I have 22-250,s too, This ones just feels right,


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 05:12 PM

Either my dads weatherby Vangard .223 or My savage 16 fss in 204. Both are accurate both make good truck guns. I like the more sturdy feel of the vangaurd more though

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:50 PM

My motto is;

Call softly and carry a LASERSTICK!


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Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:46 PM

Red was the that a headshot? And what caliber rifle did you take him with? You should show the entry and exit holes, thats the best part of the picts!

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 06:04 PM

So hard to choose....so many to choose from......I'd have to go with my Winchester Stealth in 223 WSSM, fire formed cases w/55 grain moly v-max @ 3825 fps really thumps hard at any distance....shoots in the same hole time after time............
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE (RemingtonMan @ May 21 2009, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Red was the that a headshot? And what caliber rifle did you take him with? You should show the entry and exit holes, thats the best part of the picts!


Just so happens I remember that kill, it was a really good day. It was a broadside, almost quartering shot. This is a picture of the entrance wound. CZ 204 Ruger with a 40 grain V-Max, I think, at around 100 yards...maybe.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:28 PM

Wow thats a big hole! Did you drop him in his tracks or did he run?

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:20 PM

My favorite is a CZ 204 also

Red how is that finish holding up its been about two years since you had that done right.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 09:55 PM

My CZ 527 in .223. It's quite accurate with the 55gr Vmax ammo, easy to carry in the field and cheap to shoot... as centerfires go. I also like my CZ 452 Varmint in .17HMR when wind, size of the game and distance aren't an issue.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE (Csbishop @ Jul 25 2009, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My favorite is a CZ 204 also

Red how is that finish holding up its been about two years since you had that done right.


It looks just like it did when the finish was new. It gets no special lovin either...a wipe down with WD-40 once or twice a year is the full extent of the exterior maintenance program. Actually I think I had that done in '05. I wouldn't hesitate to have it done on another gun, tho CZ now offers a full camo model. My son had a CZ 720 (shotgun) that was a factory camo model. I don't know if it was representative of CZ's other camo rifles, but that stuff was not very durable. A combination of sweat and mosquito repelant began eating away at the finish right away.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 04:39 PM

.22-250 with Remington 40XBBR action massaged by Darrell Holland. McMillan stock and Hart .920 Barrel. Single-shot, shooting 55-grain Noslers or Accubonds. The rifle never misses, even though I tend to blame it on the rifle. Can't blame it on my own reloads, though. When it gets too windy, I go to my Remington Mountain Rifle in .270, loaded with Nosler 130-grain Accubonds. They both nail the animals, and although the Mtn Rifle is light to carry, I usually use the heavy bench-rest .22-250 (14 pounds, including scope). Each rifle is set up for zero at 200 yards; trigger pull: 1 1/2 pounds.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:55 PM

Have a list:

 

Cooper 21 17Rem Nikon 5x20x44 SF 25gr Hornday HP 3700fps

RRA Predator Pursuit Nikon 4x16x40 SF  16" barrel gun isn't suppose to shoot the same hole 50gr Nosler BT

T/C Contender MGM barrel 17WSM 25gr 4x14x40 AO Leupold NEWest vote is still out

Kimber 84M Varmit 22-250 6.5x20 30mm SF  just shoot to GOOD, to pretty to take out.  Shoot under 1/4"  55gr Nosler BT

 

Need a BIG GUN: Pre64 Model 70 300WM with a Hart Match Grade barrel 4x16x42 SF Nikon 168gr Berger new Class Hunting bullet 3175fps.  under 3/4"