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Defensive Edge - "Sheep Hunter" in 280 Ack Imp

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:11 AM
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Defensive Edge - "Sheep Hunter" in 280 Ack Imp

Here is my LH sheep hunter in 280 Ackley Imp. with a 400 yard target I shot a few days ago.


It is:

Rem 700 SS LA
Hart # 4 fluted barrel 24"
Borden camo impregnated stock in Mossyoak Breakup
Alloy bolt shroud
Ti firing pin assy
Leupold DDT rings and bases
Nightforce 2.5-10 NXS NPR2 with Zero Stops
Tuned factory trigger set at 2.5 lbs

It has been a real joy to shoot and hunt with very light, (6.7 lbs without scope) quick handling ( the scope has the ability to be mounted very low and lets the rifle be mounted like a shotgun ) and decent shooting (see target). I have over the years been infected with long range shooting so anything I build still has to have some legs. Shooting my 10" steel disks at 600-800 yards is not a big challange. I have been shooting RL-22 under some 160 gr Accubonds with really good success. I hope to use it some this fall on a pack hunt or two.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:17 AM
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Sweet, nice rig!
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:31 PM
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Nice looking rifle which, would be perfect for sheep hunting.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:18 PM
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I was hopeing you were going to tell us you had drawn a sheep tag and built a rifle for the task. You have the rifle, I hope you get a tag, I love sheep stories. That is a very nice rifle by the way. That may be the perfect sheep caliber, it is very close for sure. I have considered building one similar to it. Very nice !!
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:40 AM
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280 Ai

I have been a fan of Ackley for some time. He did come up with some great cartridge modifications. Great to read also (I have both volumes of his work). Wish you great success in your hunting.

bob chronister
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:24 AM
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I would go sheep hunting if given a good opportunity, but I really built it for going on a mountain goat hunt sometime. I would really like to do that.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:04 AM
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I love Mnt. Goat hunting. Haven't drawn a sheep permit yet.
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