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Best LR setup for wildgoose hunting?

 
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Old 07-02-2004, 06:29 AM
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Best LR setup for wildgoose hunting?

Hey!
What cal and bullet do you think is the best to hit a small target(wildgoose) at distances up to about 400-500yards with sometimes wind up to about 5-7m/s(ca 40f/s)?

Today I use a Sako varminter in 243win, and have used 70gr sierra mk, and Nosler 80bt, but I still look for a better/more accurate bullet/load.
Someone have a suggestion?

Here are two pic of wildgoose through my scope at about 200yards!



Terje
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:31 AM
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Re: Best LR setup for wildgoose hunting?

For inside 50 yards you are probably doing fine with the 70 and 80 grain bullets with the speed making up for a lower BC. You could switch to a 105 Lapua or 107 Sierra for a test but I don't know how much it'd help. A 15mph cross wind is pretty stiff for something the size of a goose at 500 yards.

Take care and good hunting.
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:40 AM
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Re: Best LR setup for wildgoose hunting?

6PPC! ;-)
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Old 07-02-2004, 08:31 AM
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Re: Best LR setup for wildgoose hunting?

I have a 1-10 twist barrel, so the 105-107 bullet won`t stabilize in my barrel.
But maybe I will change barrel later, and than I may change to an another cal like(22-250,22-250AI,22-243,6mm Norma br or 243AI) or 243with an 1-8twist.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>A 15mph cross wind is pretty stiff for something the size of a goose at 500 yards.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes, but most of my shoots at goose are closer than 300yards, and a cross wind about 2-3m/s.

I have try a lot of bullet in my 243win, and my last I try was 87gr V-max, 90gr Scenar and 90gr scirocco.
The scirocco I got about 1" 3shot group at 100Yards.
90gr Scenar I got from 1/4" to about 2" at 100yards(wery varying group size)
87gr V-max I olso got varying group size form 1/3" to about 1.5" at 100yards.
I think that the scenar bullet will not expand enough to get a quick kill, and maybe the 87gr V-max will destroy to mutch meat.

How about Berger bullet about 80-90grain, have anyone som experience with they?
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