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Old 08-13-2012, 10:55 PM
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Re: Round 2 with Factory 338 Rum

Sounds like it's a shooter.
But just to throw a wrench in the works
Missing milk jugs doesn't make it a deer gun.
I know I'm gonna get flamed for that last statement but this is exactly what folks use as fodder to discredit long range hunting.
Don't go stringing me up just yet, I love long range shooting as much as the next guy.
I have made some pretty good shots and I have made some that I shouldn't have taken.
If I've created too much of a stink over this, Moderators feel free to delete my post.
I just think hitting your target at 800 yds is more important than missing at 1140.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:19 AM
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Re: Round 2 with Factory 338 Rum

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Sounds like it's a shooter.
But just to throw a wrench in the works
Missing milk jugs doesn't make it a deer gun.
I know I'm gonna get flamed for that last statement but this is exactly what folks use as fodder to discredit long range hunting.
Don't go stringing me up just yet, I love long range shooting as much as the next guy.
I have made some pretty good shots and I have made some that I shouldn't have taken.
If I've created too much of a stink over this, Moderators feel free to delete my post.
I just think hitting your target at 800 yds is more important than missing at 1140.
Your point is well taken but the truth is, a deer has a much larger kill zone than a milk jug.

You've got about 36" from mid neck to the third rib and about 12-16" vertical depending on the size/species of deer.

If a shot is slightly left or right of the milk jug it would still produce a very dead deer with a clean one shot kill in most cases.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:17 AM
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Re: Round 2 with Factory 338 Rum

I didnt take offence to your opinion but maybe you didnt understand my whole point. I have had this gun out twice and for a reason and that was to figure out my velocity. My chrono isnt working and it didnt give me the correct vel. when i first got my edge 2 years ago . I had to figure my own by shooting than going to exbal for my drop charts. This is what i was doing and my elevation was right there so i was succesful these 2 times out shooting at 3 different distances tofigure vel. to make my drop chart. The second time last sat. i had some tough wind conditions and i only shoot it 3 times since it was 84 degree and let barrel cool down. My misses was with in 2-3" to left or right elevation was great thats not bad from a taget being a clorax bottle or milk jug. Yes, i would of loved to smacked dead center but i didnt. Now since i did my testing as my thread is about testing i am ready to bear down to be more proficient than trying to figure out my gun. OPen up your frig. and look at your milk jug put your finger 2" to the left or right it would of been 90% deer kill but i did this project for a back up elk rifle.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:38 AM
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Re: Round 2 with Factory 338 Rum

I know what you meant, it just sounded a little screwy at first.
I understand a kill zone is larger than a milk jug.
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