Re: 640 yard chuck pic WITH THE 22HORNET (the BOAG) baby of all guns
The B.O.A.G. at640 yards. We were sitting around the camp fire and I told G.G. that we should call my 22Hornet the B.O.A.G. for baby of all guns as a joke and it kind of stuck . We had just killed a 11.5 lb female chuck at 640 yards with a 22 hornet and it got us talking about how it all came about. In 1996 my cousin and I bought two Ruger 77/22 Hornets to prove a bunch of [GUN WRITTERS ]wrong about the accuracy of this round.We did all the usual tricks to the stock ,trigger,brass and worked up some loads .This turned into an ordeal of no small order but we finaly found a good load that shot around .5 inches at 2960 fps. We shot that load for years taking numerous P dogs at 300 plus yards asome beyond 400. This is where I met G.G. and old Bear at Sportsmens Warehouse,the kept calling bull on shooting long with the Hornet. Even Brian B.Wasnt buying the story. So one winter day they invited me to a 1000 yard GONG session they were having .I showed up with the Hornet and told them I was going to shoot the 500 yard Gong after they were through at 1000.They didnt laugh but they did look at me a little strange. It was late and cold when they were done at 1000 but they wouldnt let me off the hook Brian insisted that Igoing to prove my claim. So in near perfect conditions we ,set up on top of G.G.s truck shell dialed up the scope and started to shoot .Because of the cold it took two shots to get on the Gong but then it ran eight in a row with a 2 inch by 7 inch group. Then I let everyone have a go and I think only a few shots out of 28 missed the mark .Now no one was thinking I was nuts anymore. Now back to my atempt to make the V.H.A. 500 yard club with the B.O.A.G. .G.G.was calling shots but the chucks wouldnt hold still for two shots so I could get dialed in.As they moved and further and further away I ran out of ups .Just then G.G. spotted a large chuck at 640y .I told him I was going to have to use old fashioned hold over and he told me to stop thinking and start shooting . After four shots I had the wind [7.5moa] and elevation [one chuck high] the fifth shot found the mark. The chuck was facing us and with the rainbow trajectory the 40gr NBT hit and shattered her left top tooth,cut along the left jaw and entered between her neck and collar bone ,hitting the left ribs, deflected right and lenghtwise ending up poking through the skin right obove the right hip.That little pill passed through over 13 inches of chuck. terminal velocity was around 1400 fps with 180lbs of energy .11000 ft really helps ..My current load is 13.9gr lil gun 205m primmer 40gr nbt at 3060fps and is very consistent. As fun as this day was the next day with the M.O.A.G. was incredible .this gun amazes me every time I see it shoot.Ive been lucky to be there for all these shots and thank G.G. and Brian B. for including me in this process. I congratulate them on their 2051 2144 and slams . Also congrats to Old bear on making the 1000yard club .As for the B.O.A.G. maybe it will be a K Hornet next year and well try for 750 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] thanks for your kind remarks to my little shot. 7mmR.H.B.