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Unread 08-03-2013, 08:28 AM
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longest shot on a prairie dog

I would like to get an honest answer here,ok. What's the longest shot you, or someone you know, has made on a prairie dog with an AR15 in 223 cal.? Only the 223 or 223 A.I. version,please. What cartridge, what bullet, the distance and importantly, how verified. Be honest !
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    Unread 08-04-2013, 10:12 PM
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    Re: longest shot on a prairie dog

    Roughly 360 yard, ranged w/Leica 900. LC 09, IMR 8208, 53gr vmax. Rifle below.

    Jon

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    I would like to get an honest answer here,ok. What's the longest shot you, or someone you know, has made on a prairie dog with an AR15 in 223 cal.? Only the 223 or 223 A.I. version,please. What cartridge, what bullet, the distance and importantly, how verified. Be honest !
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    Re: longest shot on a prairie dog

    Thanks, Jon, and that's a fine looking rig you got ! I especially love the can on the end Is yours a 1:8 twist? What scope? Looks like a set uo for coy dogs,right?
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    Re: longest shot on a prairie dog

    Woodnut, you are correct on all accounts.. main purpose is yotes for this rig. 1:8 Wilson combat ss cut to 14.5" and IOR 1.5 - 8 scope. It' a heavy beast for a AR, but accurate.

    Jon
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    Re: longest shot on a prairie dog

    Jon, my first requirement is accuracy! If it takes weight, so be it. Most of mine are heavy, but I don't "tote" em around a lot . My newest deer rifle ain't light, but I can "tote' it to my stand! It's a 6.5 Grendel by the way.
    I'd like to tell ya that a 223 WILL reach out further than you did; but your shot is still a long way out there! Well done.
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    Re: longest shot on a prairie dog

    Woodnut, I shoot 6" steel out to 800 yards with it, but it is not my go to PD rifle. I have custom bolts for that, but for an AR it is darn accurate. The problem I have with AR's is laying off the trigger. Waiting on my stamp so I can pick up my LMT 10.5 defender, should be here in the next 30 days. I see a 300 BLKOUT in my future with a can

    Jon
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    Unread 08-06-2013, 08:07 AM
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    Jon, I'm guessing that "laying off" the trigger of an AR means a bad pull? Have you tried the Gesselle SSA-E trigger? It says it's a two stage; but it's just a tad of take up and then you're at the second stage and it's sweet! MY ARs have em and if I do my part, they will shoot in the 3s all day at 100. Sometimes a lot better.
    keep in touch about the 300AAC. I have one CMMG (I shoot it with a can) and I'm really not sure I want to keep it. Got lots of ammo too. It is a sweet set up, but I only use it at the range for fun shooting. I'm questioning why I bought it.
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