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Defensive Edge - "Sheep Hunter" in 280 Ack Imp

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Unread 05-21-2008, 08:16 PM
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NZ trip

Sounds awesome Sean, let us know if we can be of any help with your trip, ranges access etc. Are you going to go with outfitters or hunt with the locals?

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    If I can put it all together I would just go with some of the guys from the site that would be more fun.
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    Sounds good
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    Keep in touch with the kiwi's on this site and you will be well looked after Shawn.

    There's plenty of Red Stag and Sika hunting for the keen...
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    Re: Defensive Edge - "Sheep Hunter" in 280 Ack Imp

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    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.
    I'm not familar with that combo...how is a long action, #4 fluted only weighing 6.7 lbs? Ti action?

    I need some details... Thanks
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    Re: Defensive Edge - "Sheep Hunter" in 280 Ack Imp

    As a lifelong left hander I must say that's a niiiiice rifle. If you keep the weight ddown it ought to be a greatr sheep rifle.
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    Re: Defensive Edge - "Sheep Hunter" in 280 Ack Imp

    It is a standard SS rifle, a few oz could be saved by going to a short action and a 7 WSM and a few more by going to a ti action it is a question fojust how deep you want to get into it. The stock is quite light 18 oz. There are quite a few light weight items on it as well.
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