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Offline Madgomer

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Re: rifle project
« Reply #90 on: May 06, 2018, 08:48:47 PM »
Not - that's pretty impressive to hit the target at a mile, even if the slug didn't have enough steam left to penetrate plywood.  Congratulations - you've done a lot with that one box of ammo!
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Re: rifle project
« Reply #91 on: May 07, 2018, 07:45:29 PM »
    Mad   I bought 100 rounds of factory Hornady match ammo last year. I have only bought about 12 boxes of rifle ammo in my life. The brass was really hard to get for the 6mm Creedmoor so I bought factory ammo for less then I could of bought the components to reload it. The Hornady match ammo is extremely accurate, I don't know if my handloads will be as good.

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Re: rifle project
« Reply #92 on: May 13, 2018, 07:16:20 PM »
    My handloads seem to be good. The Hornady ELD match 108 gr bullets shot a little better then the 107 gr Nosler Custom competition bullet. I fired 2 rounds of each at 600 yards and measured center to center. Hornadys were 3.25 inches and the Noslers were 3.75 inches apart. That's as good as I can shoot and next time the Noslers might shoot better. I have about 70 of the Hornadys left and then I have 240 of the Noslers to shoot.    I think I will stick with the Reloader 17 for a while too.

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Re: rifle project
« Reply #93 on: May 13, 2018, 09:29:51 PM »
Notsams - good you are letting your range results determine you loads, good for you....I do the same things.....the paper results say a lot of things to you....I like RL17 as well....I like all the RL powders.....

 
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Re: rifle project
« Reply #94 on: May 15, 2018, 07:21:54 PM »
BO  is RL 17 high priced in your area?  They want $39 a pound here in the local hardware store.  I'm going to check prices in the area before buying any more.

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Re: rifle project
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2019, 04:49:42 PM »
   I have been carrying the 6mm CM as my long range coyote gun this winter. I had a Custom Dial made for it by Leupold. The VX3I is a 8.5-25x50 with a 30 mm tube. It is a awesome scope. 3 spins on the custom dial is 1350 yards. Last weekend I walked in about 1/2 a mile to try call in some Coyotes I had seen that morning. I brought the 6 CM so if a long range shot presented itself I would be ready. When I got setup there was 3 coyotes in the field about 600 yards away. I played a Coyote Yodel and all 3 stood up but didn't come my way. I noticed a 4th Coyote in some CRP about 500 yards away but he wasn't interested either. I switched to a rabbit distress and he starting running my way. When he was 100 yards away I howled, he kept coming. at 75 yards and 50 yards I howled again but he didn't stop. He was locked in on my decoy. I touched off the 6mm CM at about 50 yards and the 108 gr ELDM blew a 6 inch hole in him  behind the shoulder. "it didn't exit". The other Coyotes started to slowly move away so I tried several different calls but nothing worked.  1 Coyote was out by the woods that ranged 897 yards. I dialed my scope 1 click under 900 yards and fired 3 shots. I missed all 3 times but by inches each time. I was laying in the snow bank shooting off my back pack. I dragged the Coyote back to my vehicle 1/2 a mile away, It was -3 degrees and almost dark when I got there but I was having a great afternoon.

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Re: rifle project
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2019, 05:12:25 PM »
that's a good night. what do you do with them? are the hides worth anything these days?

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Re: rifle project
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2019, 06:28:11 PM »
Nice work with the 6mm CM , that bullet acts like my 40gr vmax out of my encore 223 it going 3700 muzzle volatility , comes apart on inpact .   @--0--0118
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Re: rifle project
« Reply #98 on: February 10, 2019, 07:49:48 PM »
Yari    the fur buyer is coming to my area this weekend. I've been told they are worth $30 to $50 in the round. Up to $70 if they are a real pale color. 2 of mine are shot up bad but I will bring them and see what I can get.

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Re: rifle project
« Reply #99 on: February 10, 2019, 07:54:27 PM »
Sundowner     This is suppose to be my long range gun. 500 yards and up. Under 500 yards I use a .243 with 55gr Ballistic tips at 4150 fps. Its a pretty good round.

 

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