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The A-Bolt Is Done

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Old 06-18-2006, 07:28 AM
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Re: The A-Bolt Is Done

Well Jon, ya done good, real good.....

I really like those bug hole groups. Five shots too [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

Will be waiting for the "After I walked for 2 hours to get to the animal I just shot" stories. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Old 06-18-2006, 05:51 PM
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Re: The A-Bolt Is Done

Thanks guys. Yeah Roy, there's a good chance I'll have some of those stories this Thanksgiving. I'll be after a whitetail with a big rack. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] It's funny though, over the last few years as I've been going nuts improving my LR capabilities, every season I'll have a buck in my sights at LR but something will make me pass on the shot--usually the horns are too small, he's standing accross the fence on the neighbor's land, there's too much wind, etc. When I finally drop the hammer on something it usually ends up being at less than 100 yds. That's the thing with hunting for big whitetails--gotta be ready for anything! I did put in for a doe tag this year though, so maybe I'll pop one from at least a medium range, if nothing else for testing the bullet. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

I haven't had the time to shoot it nearly as much as I'd like, but I did sneak out yesterday with enough time to shoot two groups at 300. The first was about 2", the second was pretty good:

There was some nasty mirage, I think the worst I've seen at this range or at any time at 300 for that matter. It seemed like I was trying to hit a moving target! I was actually surprised I did as well as I did. But not bad for a first 300 test for that load considering the conditions. The rifle was sure as heck shooting better than I was.

On another note, even with the mirage it sure was nice to be able to spot my shots through the scope! That IOR has some glass, that's for sure. I always had to use the spotting scope with my Leupold (same power) before. I did take one peak through one of the range's spotters (20X60 Leupold I think) just to see if I could get a better look, but I could make out the holes better through my 14X scope. Nice....
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:47 PM
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Re: The A-Bolt Is Done

Good groups well earned but you couldn't have been using Remington brass?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:57 AM
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Re: The A-Bolt Is Done

Unfortunately yes. Just wait 'till I get some good brass.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:00 PM
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Re: The A-Bolt Is Done

I never have been too exited about Brownings A-Bolt but you should pat yourself on the back. That is one SWEET rifle!!!
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:18 AM
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Re: The A-Bolt Is Done

This gives me hope! I love Browning pistols and shotguns, but I was always sort of hesitant about the rifles just based on what I've heard. I've never shot one, out of the box or custom, however.
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Old 07-08-2006, 07:21 AM
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Re: The A-Bolt Is Done

What kinda scope ya got on that thar weapon?
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