I had my rifle built exclusively in pursuit of our own brand of Varmint. Folks out west and up north have prarie dogs, and ground hogs, and chucks of various sorts. Well we have "prairie hogs", and they require just a bit more downrange energy than the smaller dogs and such. So here is a breakdown of my heavy varminter, and my first custom built firearm ever from APS,
Lilja 1-8 30" # 7 contour
HP Precision stock
Jewell trigger set almost at 1#
Nightforce 5.5x22x50 NP-R2 reticle - (not in the pic but installed on the rifle now)
Burris Signature ringe and base with +20 inserts.
Harris BR bi-pod
Holland Recoil Lug
Some sweet work on the bolt and everything else buy Kirby,
Here is a shot of the 500yd plate with a couple of the 150gr Nosler SB fire form loads grouped in tight, the white spot is 2 1/2" in diameter.
Here are a couple of 169'5s
Here is a 500yd group from the 195gr Wildcats as I walked it in from a 200yd zero. The shots at the top are tw 150's I shot to see the difference in the two. They are running a little faster at 3460 vs the 3150 of the 195's.
Here is a pic of a decent hog I got with it not long after receiving it. The shot was just a tad low but I was learning.
Only thing about these critters and those Wildcat bullets, they are pretty rough on the hogs from close range as you can see, and it only gets better the closer they are. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
You can however drop one in their ear as well and not manage to tear them up as bad, but every now and again, I get a little excited, and forget that I might want to eat whats left. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]