Damn fine setup, great pictures. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
Look like fantastic set ups - I particularly like the stool on the right hand one
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Hi baldie i have not tried the G+C custom bullets yet , my friend is hoping to pick me some up!!!! I have tried the FOWLER 66 grain and 80 grainers , these are very accurate and expand good too!!! Have tried BERGER 60 / 68 / 70 and 80 grain MEFS , these are very accurate too with 6PPC . But i must say my rifle loves the 58 v-max - very accurate and really explosive on target!!!!!!!! Let us know how you get on if you try them on varmints baldie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have you fella,s tried those bullets from g+c custom bullets in devon? i,m using their 68 grain fbhp match, at the minute, i like them so much, i bought 500, they print half the group size of anything else, j4 jackets, made on the same dies as the barts ultra [probarbly corbin] a far superior bullet to anything hornady/ sierra have on offer, and not much more brass. Dont know how they will work on critters, pretty well i guess, if not, a meplat trimmer will get used, and open out the hollowpoint a smidgen http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Yep, you fella,s have come to the right place, several of us here are sick lovers of the old "sausage shot" too. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:41 pm
A serious piece of kit Varmartin .....Not much change out of £3000 there :whistle: ..........Is that a ballistic program data or in the field observations and if so is the round doing what it says on the tin so to speak .........It's amazing how much a 10-15mph affects certain calibres over 100 yds never mind 700 yds
Now back to varminting . as for scopes being used , i use a nightforce 5.5 - 22 - 56 NXS on me 6.5-284 and a leupold MK 4 6 - 20 - 50 on my 6PPC . I am not using a compressed load in either rifle and all my rifles are zereoed for 100YDS . At 700YDS the bullet drops 121.4 inches and drifts 34,9 iches in a 10MPH wind , this is with the 6.5-284 running a 140 a-max @ 2800FPS.
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:53 pm
Thanks for the reply varmartin ............Do you find your scope returning to it's original zero after 47 clicks ,I 'm right in saying that both yours and varminters scopes have pretty fine cross airs ......Unlike my smidt good for night shooting but for 1 hole targeting forget it .keep up the long range stuff ...to have the facility to take 700 yd shots on land takes some beating ..the most i can achieve is 200 yds ....heres a photo
Dead ive ..im zerod in at 100yards and with the load im using (58 grn vmax)is not compressed just 44grns of vit 140 powder. 3900fps
At 650yards im holding over -or- dialing up +11.75 MOA ( 47 clicks) just under a hole turn on my leupold 6.5x20x40 scope.( 15 MOA being 1 hole turn up)
The wind was about 5mph left to right from memory and i was allowing about 4 MOA.
Dont get me wrong ..i cannot make one shot kills at that range.. it took me 3 shots to nail my farthest bunny at 642 yards with my mate varminter spotting the shots for me .
We use a leica LRF 900 range finder to get exact distance readings, but note this is not allways possible in bright sunlight, i guess the laser light gets dilluted in bright conditions.
And yes i have spend a fair amount of cash on my setups ,,,but my motto is "WORK HARD AND PLAY HARDER" http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
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