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Old 08-25-2009, 11:40 AM
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your opinion of these rifles for long range?

I have a few wildcats and i was wondering what ya'll opinion is of them for long range hunting/shooting. One of them is a 25 Gibbs on a savage action, custom stock, shooting Barnes triple shocks. Second is a 270 Gibbs. Havent shot it in years and cant even remember what load im shooting out of it. Third is a 7mm-300 wheatherby. I use this one the most. Mauser action, custom hand made stock, shooting 160 gr. nosler partisions at about 3400fps. 300 Wheatherby case necked down to 7mm. Just wondering what your opinion is of these rifles since i dont really have a rifle made specifically for long range.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:50 PM
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Re: your opinion of these rifles for long range?

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I have a few wildcats and i was wondering what ya'll opinion is of them for long range hunting/shooting. One of them is a 25 Gibbs on a savage action, custom stock, shooting Barnes triple shocks. Second is a 270 Gibbs. Havent shot it in years and cant even remember what load im shooting out of it. Third is a 7mm-300 wheatherby. I use this one the most. Mauser action, custom hand made stock, shooting 160 gr. nosler partisions at about 3400fps. 300 Wheatherby case necked down to 7mm. Just wondering what your opinion is of these rifles since i dont really have a rifle made specifically for long range.
Thinking elk sized animals which includes terminal energy as consideration.

Medium range: 0 - 800 yards - 25 Gibbs
Medium range: 0 - 900+ - 270 Gibbs
Long range: beyond 1K 700-300 Weatherby.

Just cause it doesn't have a McMillan A5, Jewel trigger and a Nightforce scope it doesn't mean you don't really have a rifle made specifically for long range. Using it for LRH makes it "made" for LRH.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:45 PM
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Re: your opinion of these rifles for long range?

7mm-300weatherby...that's just bada$$
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:47 PM
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Re: your opinion of these rifles for long range?

thanks! i love the gun. just super heavy to carry around the mountains. It shoots 160 gr partitions really well but i cant get them to retain their weight. I shot one bull a few years ago and it looked like i shot him in the shoulder with a hollow point. Just blew up when it hit. Maybe only hit one lung. Found him layin in a coulee looking around. he jumped up and i shot him in the neck dropping him right there. But ive also shot deer with it with the same result.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:06 AM
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Re: your opinion of these rifles for long range?

here is a pic of the 25 Gibbs and the 7mm-300 Weatherby.
Top one is the 25 and the bottom is the 7mm

Pic of the 7mm by alone

Pic of 25 alone

25 Gibbs again
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:47 PM
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I,ve shoot the big 7. That what I call it for years great rifle mine Loves the 160 but now I'm thinking of shooting some of those 200 wildcat.9bc just blows my mind.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:02 AM
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9? Wow!
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