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Old 01-03-2009, 04:36 PM
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Re: bullet selection help

Thanks grit and yobuck your opinions has envoked alot of pondering. I'm going to stick with the rem for now because I want to make sure I'm able to put the shots where it counts when it counts before I spend alot more money on it. I have never shot that far. Thats why I joined this site figured it best to talk to the ones who actually do shoot that far to help me out. I'm getting anxious for spring and gophers My friend and I usually go on a 4 day gopher shoot in Apr-May they don't test bullets toughness but do present a very small target, the adult are only the size of a beer can, the young ones smaller than that.So far my best is 400 yds with an of the shelf 25/06 and a 3 x 9 burris.It will show me pretty fast how tough its going to be to get the consistancey needed to go after game.Its a great humbling experience and also builds confidence after hitting a gopher at 400 I had no misgivings with shooting a mule deer the same distance one shot to the spine and he never moved agian. thanks agian

adam
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:01 PM
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Re: bullet selection help

adam,
good luck to you, it sounds like you are headed in the right direction.
go slowly, and gain confidence as you go.
when you reach the point of needing more gun, or ability, you will know.
to your ownself be true, and you'll have no problems.
get yourself good binnoculars that can be tripod mounted.
by far your most valuable tool.
also a reliable companion to assist in calling shots.
you will amaze yourself with what you can do.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:44 AM
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Re: bullet selection help

No, we won't agree. If you feel obligated to use "too much" go right ahead. I don't.

Better have another look at my sorry 3000fps .8bc Dakota. It's got less drift, more energy, better accuracy, and twice the barrel life. But hey, yours makes more noise.

I'm done clutterin' up this fellows thread. If you still want to argue feel free to send a pm.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:56 PM
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Re: bullet selection help

your right grit, and you win.
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