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Unread 11-06-2008, 03:04 PM
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Re: First Long Range Deer

Until I get the picture of the gun up, I thought you guys might enjoy this video that I took this summer. I had just gotten a new video camera and wanted to try it out. The quality is crappy because I had to shrink it so much to get it hosted. This was the first time I had shot at 700 yards. I was still fine tuning the scope. After the 3 shots at the target, I dialed it down and to the left, then shot at the steel. The steel plate is 12"x12".

Hopefully this works.

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    Unread 11-06-2008, 03:30 PM
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    Colby, in the mountians of penna. where the longrange deer hunting is done, when you come accross a group of experienced hunters or old timers they will have different cailbers but most will always have a 7/300wby.
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    Unread 11-06-2008, 03:45 PM
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    way to go colby, but its a done deal, your hooked, tell us about the next build? its a sickness I tell ya! congrats on a job well done, now, get dad hooked on it.
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    Unread 11-06-2008, 06:23 PM
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    Re: First Long Range Deer

    Drags,
    At least I'm in good company.

    Here are a couple more pics of the gun. Overall length is about 53", weight is 9.8 lbs.






    Ridge Runner,
    I hope to get him comfortable with shooting long range. My Mom had this 300 Win Mag custom built for him a few years ago by Howard Wolfe, and our friend in PA did all the stock work. He has yet to kill an animal with it, but I put the VXL on it for him this summer and got it all dialed in, so hopefully he will get a chance soon. It shoots sweet.



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    Unread 11-06-2008, 06:34 PM
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    Re: First Long Range Deer

    Both great looking guns. I especially have a soft spot for .300 WIn Mag's.
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    Unread 11-07-2008, 01:02 AM
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    Re: First Long Range Deer

    That is a beautiful buck. You are in good company here.

    My brother's primary LRH rifle is built on an old Rem Model 30. It has a 26" Douglas chambered in 7mm STW AI. The rifle is a lights out shooter.

    Not sure what it is about those old actions, perhaps it has to do with the integral recoil lug that is part of the action. But I have noticed more than just few guys are getting great results with those "old" actions.

    His rifle is nearly a twin to yours, blued action, stainless barrel.

    Once again congrats and good work.
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    Unread 11-07-2008, 06:31 AM
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    Re: First Long Range Deer

    Nice shot and that is a very nice deer!
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