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Old 03-02-2003, 10:42 AM
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Just wanted to say hi to everyone... Im new to the site but by no means am i new to this great sport.. I have been LR hunting since i was just a little guy with my Dad and relatives.. Currently im shooting a 6.5/300 WWH... Got a Hart 30" bbl with a 8 twist shoot 139gr. Normas with 85 gr of H870..
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Old 03-02-2003, 10:51 AM
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Hi,6.5.....Glad you could make it......Enjoy your stay...
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Old 03-02-2003, 10:52 AM
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Wecome aboard 6.5

Now your talking. A died in the wool 6.5/300 Weatherby shooter.
Have been using that one for many years too, along with others.

I have a bunch of the 139 gr bullets left but mainly shoot the 142 Sierra MK with 85 to 87 grs of WC872 (like H870) in my 30" Hart barreled (8 Twist a must), Sako actioned, laminated heavy stock, LR rifle.

I have found over the years there are better cartridges but the 6.5/300 is a dandy.

We had a Bowling ball hanging on a chain at 1450 yards at a shoot out we have every year.

I hit that ball with my 6.5 and the 142 gr Sierra MK and it blew a chunk out of that ball bigger then the size of a grapefruit and it was thrown in the air about 15 feet.

A great LR rifle and 3350 FPS is about the velocity they all seem to get with the powder and bullets mentioned.


Good hunting to you [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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By the way----who's your Dad? I may know him.

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Old 03-02-2003, 10:57 AM
 
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Welcome aboard--Always nice to hear someone new has joined us... Good luck with the 6.5..............CJ [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-02-2003, 11:42 AM
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Darryl,I met 6.5 down at the sportsmans show......Nice guy....He's a young buck,like me....You "OLD" guys better watch out.The young "STUDS" are coming... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-02-2003, 03:35 PM
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Hey i may be young... but ill give ya a run for your money [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img].. Not sayin you couldnt teach me a lesson but every buck learns new tricks... Its not to often you run into guys that started shooting LR early.. I started LR shooting when i was 10 and hunted chucks LR since i was 12.. Most of my friends say im crazy or there is no way that you can pick off a chuck @ over 1000yds.. I get a chuckle out of that everytime i hear it...

Thanks for the welcome everyone...


Darryl i havent tried those 142 Sierra MK's yet.. Its to hard to switch when we have thousands of those 139's layin around..
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Old 03-02-2003, 04:01 PM
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6.5

My wife and I and a friend from Williamsport got 3 chucks with our 25/06s and a 25 Gibbs at 1100 yards. All three chucks were 1100 yards. Not bad for a little 25 cal.

Got two one day at 1450 yds with a 30/378.

Was told I got one at 2100 with my 338/416 Rig IMP.---Didn't go out and check. Five witnessed said it was a hit as they saw it fly backwards.

Woodchuck hunting is fun even for this "Old Timer."

Come to Williamsport and teach this "old timer" and others something. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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