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Old 02-07-2006, 12:54 AM
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Re: Pistol?

beezaur, In my earlier competition days, I shot thousands of rounds thru pistols. I would recommend a mid grip XP set up with a decent trigger. I like the balance much better than a rear grip stock. Also, it is shootable in an off hand position if the need arises. Caliber is open. I've shot a bunch of 7mm IHMSA which is a 300 Savage slightly shortened. Very efficient in a 15" barrel. You can push a 100 gr varmint bullet in excess of 2,800 fps. I've shot coyotes up to 400 yds with this load. I would recommend at least a IER scope, but I use a LER scope. I like the Burris scopes with the ballistic plex reticle and high power. A bipod could help, but with a little practice the "creedmore" position (laying on your back with the pistol against your leg and your head held up by your offside arm). You need to go to a LR silhouette match to see the position used correctly. It works great in the field if the cover is not too high. Good luck. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:34 AM
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Re: Pistol?

In rifle scopes I use th BUrris 6-24 Black Diamond w/Ballistic Mil-Dot (love that scope on my 6-284 XP).
I also use a Leupold mark 4 8.5-25 w/TMR and a 1inch 6.5-20 Leupold.
I don't get a full field of view when I shoot.
If you do get a full field of view, you will get smacked when you pull the trigger, especially with the bigger cartridges.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:24 AM
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Re: Pistol?

Muzzle blast and recoil is pretty substantial with my 338-300WSM but even with the rifle scope I have yet to get hit by the scope even while shooting through a full circle. I will admit, it was scary to get that close to the scope for the first time. Depeding upon how your gun is set up and which position you are shooting from you may or may not be able to get a full circle with a rifle scope.

For shooting yotes as you mentioned the 6br would be a fine cartrige and recoil would be very moderate. Something like the 25WSSM may be a good option also.
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:24 AM
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Re: Pistol?

You can hit a 1/2 man-sized silhouette with this pretty regularly. Home-made AR15 pistol w/red-dot sight. In .223
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:38 PM
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Re: Pistol?

Oops I did leave one rig out of Steve's a Savage Striker in 243 WSSM.
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Old 02-07-2006, 01:28 PM
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Re: Pistol?

So, you can use a rifle action to build a pistol?

What are the rules regarding weight, length, etc., before you start getting into Class III weapons?

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Old 02-07-2006, 05:09 PM
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Re: Pistol?

I wouldn't do it.
I may be wrong, but to my understanding that is against the law
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