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First season with the 6.5 Sherman

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Unread 02-06-2012, 11:23 PM
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Roy, This thing is so easy to "drive" I think all it would take is a learner's permit.
Rich we may have need of your reamer again when my youngest finishes college.
The first test specimen I let come in to 610 yds, dialed up and dropped it. David's '06 isn't equipped to shoot that far so I passed the 6.5 to him, a few clicks lower and he fills his tag,making a better hit than mine-straight through the pump! He looks at me and says" I think maybe we need another one.Longest shots ever for us both.Rhian wouldn't shoot one because he had to have HIS rifle, which he had forgot at home.
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This is the first buck and the closest shot of the year @ 250. Rhian and I walked around 7-8 miles for him, the only horns of the day, and after that far there was no way I was going home empy handed
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Finally the first elk
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Just got the call that the Vortex I ordered in September has arrived.
Only 243 shooting days till the season opens.
Cliff
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    Unread 02-06-2012, 11:31 PM
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    Cliff....you are more than welcome to use the reamer any time you want. I also have a "max" version now that holds another grain of powder. A friend of mine just got his .280 Sherman back and we are excited to see what it will do. It is based on the exact case as your 6.5.......Rich

    Roy.....you need to get that .270 Sherman going
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    Roy, This thing is so easy to "drive" I think all it would take is a learner's permit. Rich we may have need of your reamer again when my youngest finishes college. The first test specimen I let come in to 610 yds, dialed up and dropped it. David's '06 isn't equipped to shoot that far so I passed the 6.5 to him, a few clicks lower and he fills his tag,making a better hit than mine-straight through the pump! He looks at me and says" I think maybe we need another one.Longest shots ever for us both.Rhian wouldn't shoot one because he had to have HIS rifle, which he had forgot at home.
    First season with the 6.5 Sherman-img_2212.jpg
    This is the first buck and the closest shot of the year @ 250. Rhian and I walked around 7-8 miles for him, the only horns of the day, and after that far there was no way I was going home empty handed
    First season with the 6.5 Sherman-img_2242.jpg
    Finally the first elk
    First season with the 6.5 Sherman-img_2406.jpg
    Just got the call that the Vortex I ordered in September has arrived. Only 243 shooting days till the season opens. Cliff
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    Unread 02-06-2012, 11:48 PM
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    Just got off the phone with tech support (bigngreen) trying to find out what I did to those pictures
    problem solved (for now)
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    [QUOTE=CliffM;610411]Rhian wouldn't shoot one because he had to have HIS rifle, which he had forgot at home.
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    Can't fight genetics, you guys are lucky I did that or you would have had to drag that buck from 1100 yards out
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    Unread 02-07-2012, 12:22 AM
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    Fair enough, we'll drag 'em, you cut 'em
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    Love it! The elk tag made me grin. Gonna have to remember that.
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