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Old 07-20-2011, 10:31 AM
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My buddy is getting better every time we go shooting..

Me and my bud have been practicing for our antelope hunt this fall in Wyoming. He is improving every day. This was shot at 400yds prone with believe it or not, a Savage Edge/Axis in 25-06. Two shot group only because after two shots with this short skinny barrel in the heat we have had, the barrel is smoking hot. The load is a 115gr Nosler BT over Retumbo powder. POI was a tad low but we have noted the correction in his data book. Group was 1.5". Absolutely a dead Speed Goat even with the low POI....

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Old 07-20-2011, 10:45 AM
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Re: My buddy is getting better every time we go shooting..

Were is a Pic of the BUD, will we be SURPRISED
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:18 PM
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Re: My buddy is getting better every time we go shooting..

Good shooting for sure, just make sure to ensure consistency Where out here do you plan on hunting?
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:19 PM
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Were is a Pic of the BUD, will we be SURPRISED
At the risk of sounding retarded, I dont get it, lol......

Oh, the rifle is pretty consistent at 400yds. He was shooting factory loaded 100gr corelokt bullets at just over 2" at that range more times than not. We got drawn for 29. Any suggestions for that area? Second week of the season we will be out there...
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There is no substitute for practice and the results show it frequently.
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If I was you I would move that gong back another 200 - 300 yards. Big antelope are not dumber than your average Midwestern first time hunter. They know you can't shoot more than 400 yards and still hit a bull in the butt and will stand out there just beyond your shooting ability.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:25 PM
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Re: My buddy is getting better every time we go shooting..

I was told the savage edge/axis is surprisingly accurate especially for the money. Good shooting. I was going to pick one up for a light weight 243. win for coyote but i decided to purchase a heavy remington 700 sps varmint 243. win instead and im increadibly accurate.

shooting less then 1/2" at 100 yards and just shot a 1 1/2" 2 shot group at 500 yards. then fired another 2 and got a 2" group at 500 yards. My barrel was so hot after 2 shots i couldn't go any higher. Im waiting for a cooler day so i can fire a 3-5 shot group
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