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#16 Red

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 03:22 PM

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DittoHead, I can't remember. It was in 2005 I think. Unless I'd run across some paperwork like a receipt I don't think it's going to come to me.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:34 AM

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:05 PM

Need the temps to drop back into the cooler 70's for some decent calling. Supposed to be 90 degrees tomorrow here!


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 05:23 PM

Dittohead, I think it may have been this place. I'm considering getting my squirrel rifle done and ran across this. Looks familiar

 

http://www.colorandcamo.com/


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 10:15 AM

Got it bookmarked, thanks.

 

Several years ago I bought a Winchester M70 223 WSSM at Walmart, $400 including a cheap scope. It's been sitting in the safe, not fired, and I've been feeling guilty. Looks like I could get it dipped and still not have too much invested. I just have to get it to the range and see how it shoots first.



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 01:32 PM

yeah it's really not too expensive for the basics. Mine added up with a bunch of add on's. Scope, rings, trigger guard, magazine. But I justified it because prior to that I was planning a more expensive custom wildcat build and I chose this route instead. 

 

Now today after looking at my .22 Anschutz, I think I'll live with it as is. I actually kind of like the character scars. Tho I may do a Cerakote finish on just the steel on it and/or perhaps another rifle for the matte finish it provides.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:29 PM

Red how do you feel the .204 performs with windage? just in general with no load considered.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:13 PM

The 39 and 40 grain bullets aren't affected by wind too much. We used them a lot shooting prairie dogs years ago and I don't recall having to pay any special attention to those over any other caliber. The lighter 32 grain bullets are affected more but even those, at typical coyote calling ranges wouldn't be a problem IMO. Consider that a 39 grain .20 caliber Blitz King has a higher Ballistic Coefficient than a 55 grain .22 caliber Blitz King.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:18 PM

makes sense. My friend swears by his .204 but he will not let me take it out.  :yawncamo:  Cause I am good at scratching stuff up!


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:42 PM

I like it. Light recoil, flat shooting. I bought that rifle in 2004. No complaints on my end.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:09 AM

I had almost the identical scenario happen again this morning. In almost the same spot as last week, in partial light walking to the 1st set,  a coyote pops out at 250-300 yards and spots me walking. Quick I dropped down with the sticks and could make him out in the scope. I definitely tagged him and I continued to the first set. After calling and seeing none I looked around a little but did not find him. Didn't look too long or too hard. I must not have made a solid hit in the dim lighting?


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

Who knows I have been standing right on top of them looking for 10-20 mins. Then I feel dumb when I look at my feet and right there it is.


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