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Old 01-18-2014, 12:12 PM
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I've read that article. Fantastic stuff. Does anyone know a place to get a heavy target stock made of hardwood that won't break the bank? (Under $800)

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Joel Russo. He is a vendor on here.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:56 PM
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Re: high power 6mm

OK thanks. I'll give them a holler. I'd build one myself but I need it fairly soon and I don't want to rush it. I'm using a savage action so I may talk to sharpshooter supply as well.

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Old 01-18-2014, 01:01 PM
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If you're willing to send enough down range you can kill a Prairie Dog at 1500 with about anything. Adobe Wells? There comes a point that you are just burning powder and barrels. A.243AI or a .243SLR will do the trick with a high BC bullet.
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:56 PM
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There is skill involved in that as well. I'm not using a sharps rifle with iron sights. I have quite a bit of scope time under my belt. It's all about matching a reload to a rifle and making the proper calculations.

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Old 01-18-2014, 02:24 PM
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I've cold bore killed prairie dogs at 1024 yrds with a 223. Didn't know if some serious reload testing could help with that range?

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Would love to hear more about that... rifle specs? load details? wind?
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:50 PM
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Savage 12 .223, 26" factory varmint barrel. Blue printed the action myself and did some trigger work to it. Also cut 1/2 in off the breach and cleaned up the chamber the re crowned it. Load was a 60gr CEB Raptor bullet, 25.6g of R15 and Lapua brass. Chrono was about 3150 fps. Not really any wind to speak of. Also I was shooting about 15 degrees downward.

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Old 01-18-2014, 05:03 PM
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Savage 12 .223, 26" factory varmint barrel. Blue printed the action myself and did some trigger work to it. Also cut 1/2 in off the breach and cleaned up the chamber the re crowned it. Load was a 60gr CEB Raptor bullet, 25.6g of R15 and Lapua brass. Chrono was about 3150 fps. Not really any wind to speak of. Also I was shooting about 15 degrees downward.

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A 22 cal, 60 grain bullet at 3150 fps & 1024 yds?.....and it stays subsonic past 800 yds? ehhhhhhh
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