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#76 dbcfr

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:26 PM

My Bedella custom's rem700's in 221FB 40gr v-max at 3400fps and 243AI 65gr v-max



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 12:28 AM

My Ruger #1s in 6mm Remington.   At 400 yards the 87 gr. Hornady and at 1000 yards the 105 gr Hornady.  Both do around half to three quarters m.o.a. at those distances.   

I believe that, mongo. The majority of our population cannot comprehend such shooting. If you tell most average people of such things, you would be talking above what they comprehend as average shooting at normal distances.

 

I will be the first to say what you do is far beyond my personal shooting! 


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 05:47 AM

  Thank you O.H.    It really is a testimony to a good Ruger #1 gunsmith ---  Mark Penrod of Penrod Precision in North Manchester Indiana.

My Ruger #1s in 6mm Remington.   At 400 yards the 87 gr. Hornady and at 1000 yards the 105 gr Hornady.  Both do around half to three quarters m.o.a. at those distances.   

I believe that, mongo. The majority of our population cannot comprehend such shooting. If you tell most average people of such things, you would be talking above what they comprehend as average shooting at normal distances.

 

I will be the first to say what you do is far beyond my personal shooting! 

 


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 01:30 AM

I have one varmint rifle, my BMAG. Last Christmas my daughter gave me a nice 8mm military Mauser that should knock something over. She also gave me two boxes of Federal 170gr ammo. It is the second Mauser I have owned. I don't intend on sporterizing this rifle. 



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:34 PM

My milspec M1 carbine converted to 221 fireball! It just flat out shoots and the cool factor is very high!


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:30 AM

I have a .17WSM, small taters for many of you gentlemen but it has done it's job just fine. I also have an old straight military 8mm Mauser but I don't consider it for varmints unless some of the places where I hunt has more feral dogs that need removed. One owner where I hunt has cattle and has shot six big feral wolf/dog mixes from a nearby property where they escaped from. They are very aggressive and I do watch for them during my small game hunts.

 

I have shot one coyote and one feral cat on that property with my .17 WSM.



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:23 AM

Yeah right... Pick one? Ha!
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

It's the one I'm shooting at the time and I've got a lot to choose from.

 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:52 PM

Just added a Savage 93 17 hmr to the arsenal and I wish I had jumped on the band wagon long ago! This super accurate and just fun as hell to shoot,took two crows with it first time out and it a number on them!


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:22 AM

As far as calibers are concerned .223 and for longer shots and/or when the wind is blowing .243. I live in the south central mountains of Pennsylvania. And particularly on my property the .204 and 22-250 are kinda pointless for my situation...



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:25 AM

I hadn't posted on this thread because I couldn't decide.

I finally decided its my Anschutz 1727 17hmr.

I've used it to shoot more prairie dogs than all my other rifles combined. It's quiet, very accurate, and lots of fun.



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:17 PM

Remingtom R25 .243

 

Hmm, I didn't post in this thread because it died in "May", but since 2019 it's been resurrected I'll throw in my my opinion.

 

I hunt Coyote, Fox and Bobcat.

 

Years ago I decided .204 Ruger would be a perfect round for Coyote and purchased a 22" barreled AR15 upper and worked up a bullet that was very accurate from my upper.

 

This was my problem over and over with the .204 Ruger Sierra 39gr bullet was splash. It would wound em but never kill em no matter where they were hit.

 

I had this experience over 5 times and gave up on the round

https://www.youtube....h?v=1oQSZLB6wuo

 

Then I stepped up to a 243 just for calling Coyote. I went with a 55gr Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet and I haven't had a runner in years. Yes, I have had a spinner here and there because of poor shot placement, but not one coyote that I hit has escaped this flat shooting 243, 55gr NBT going 4000 fps. It only drops 3.5" at 300 yards.

https://www.youtube....h?v=H3iaSneEuMc

 

A spinners rear leg blown clean off. I luv this rifle and round.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:55 AM

Nice work. 4000 fps is smokin'!



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:34 PM

My pellet gun. I can kill all kinds of pest in my the comfort of my backyard. Rats, raccoons, pigeon, squirrels, starlings, neighbors cat.....jk.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 05:30 PM

No doubt my Savage model 40 .22 Hornet. AKA .. Little killer. She's never let me down. Not all Savage rifles are uglyIMG_20181216_234922_608-704x528.jpg