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Old 08-04-2008, 10:14 PM
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practice calibers

For all the big cal long range shooters out there, just kind of interested in knowing what rifle and caliber you take out to practice with? Does anyone have any friendly competition they shoot with their buddies to recommend? We get to see pictures of the pride and joy in the gun safe, now lets see the pictures of those practice rigs.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:22 AM
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Practice rigs!

First is a HOWA 223 Varminter Supreme. This gunis way more accurate than it should be. Bedded it and replace trigger with Timney. Scope is a 8X32 BSA.
300 yrd rock chuck!

Next is a PSS 308 with Luppy 6X20X40 with M1 knobs. Use it for F-class 600 and 1000 yrds. 175 SMK. Great round to practice reading conditions.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:04 AM
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Looks like you have some fun rigs there Willys. When you are shooting the howa, do you dial in wind and elevation, and if so how is that bsa treating you? What load are you using with that pss? I also load 175 grn for my buddies custom 308 remy, but we haven't shot out to 1000 yards yet, still working up a load for him.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:20 AM
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Loads

Straightshooter,
Suprisingly the BSA has treated me pretty well. I only shoot it out to 300 yards so I am not cranking the thing two much, but it has tracked really well. The glass is not the best but I would buy another for a cheap practice gun.

The load for 175 smk.
Black Hills Brass
44.2 grains of Varget,
Primers 210M
Seated 2.820 (mag lenght)

I was running them with 44 grains but was having the ocasional one drop into trasonic. the extra .2 seemed to help.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:59 PM
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Hello,

6mmbr in both a pistol and rifle.

James
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:03 PM
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I'm building a 308 and 6mm BR for practice rifles. Cheap to load and cheap to shoot, plus they have great barrel life.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:23 PM
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Some people seem to feel that you need to practice w/a gun the has similar deminsions to the gun you will hunt with ,i think doing a lot of shooting w/any rifle is fine.

My practice rifles are included a gamo fixed barrel pellet rifle and a cz 221 fireball.
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