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Ruger Charger/Kidd barrel

 
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:12 AM
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Ruger Charger/Kidd barrel

Got a Kidd barrel on this Ruger and it shoots great with most KWal-mart bulk stuff. This was at 150 using Fed. Auto Mtch 40 gr. @ 1230 chronoed, and Fed Bulk Value Pack (36 @ 1330--top vertical 3 shots). This is 5-10 from 4:00. I'm loving the combination of this rig with the PFI Rapid Reticle scope for longer range hunting. I'm avging. about 1 MOA with everything @ 100, and 2 MOA at 150 and about 3 MOA @ 200 in above windage conditions. Bet with mtch. ammo and better conditions this rig will 3/4ths that or so. Absolutely could not believe how close the reticle was at 150 and 200 yds.---DEAD NUTS FOR BOTH LOADS--





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Old 06-17-2011, 03:24 PM
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Re: Ruger Charger/Kidd barrel

Steve, You have all the cool toys. When I grow up I wanna be like you! Why don't you show the three magazine in one gadget?
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:01 PM
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Hey thks. Mark--i'd love to but i left it at Ernie's. Was supposed to pick it up when i got there for the MOA shoot, but that ain't happening this year. Right now i'm watching the wife 2nd day out of surgery for shoulder repair. Next year i guess.
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Wishing your wife the best for a speedy recovery.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:05 PM
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Thank you sir!
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:38 PM
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Re: Ruger Charger/Kidd barrel

Having some fun on a thread over at Sniper's Hide under rimfies. Some guy asked if it was possible to hit a coke can at 250 yards. Here's my reply--

2nd shot at 250 (coke can, bullet hole is at 3:00 on edge of lower silver circle). Fed. Auto Match zeroed for 200 (10x11" steel-1.5 MOA low). Ballistics program called for 30 MOA (9.5 more than the 20.6 MOA Rapid Reticle 200-yd. line). 1st shot was about 3/4 MOA high so brought it down 3 clicks and nailed the sucker. It was filled with sand and it knocked it over and ripped the back of the can.

I figure maybe 40-50% success at that range, maybe less. Brought the rig back to "zero" and shot the 2 shots seen on the 200-yd. steel--maybe 3/4 MOA low.--


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Old 06-21-2011, 10:21 PM
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Here's my writeup on rimfire central for prairie dogs today--

Screw it--i'm headed straight over to the Velocitors (assuming they shoot well). Went prairie dog shooting today for a couple hours and killed maybe 20-30 (Auto-Match), but many crawlers even less than 100 yds. Some of these dogs were taken out to 220 yds. Had a 7:00 wind at 5-15 from a sniping position i took up for awhile, and could easily make hits on the 2nd or 3rd shot at the 200-yd. mark. One spot was concentrated with active dogs at ~180 avg. and even in that wind had maybe 40% 1st shots. The big key is the Rapid Reticle (IMO) on this rig--fast reticle placement is a huge help and follow-up shots are quick to apply using this reticle. Couple of hits were made at 220 using 200-yd. mark and 4 MOA addtl. comeups via turret. 1 dog was particularly fun to shoot. 1st shot was at 180 and he slumped over on the mound and started moving so i thought to shoot again and hit him 2 more times consecutively. I was elated to get that kind of accuracy at that range.

Watching the mirage was a big help too. It was hard to determine what the wind was doing out there since there was a treeline behind me. The boil effect told me very little wind and when the mirage was going completely sideways i figured maybe 10 mph avg. for a 12:00 shot with 15 mph coming from 7-8:00. One 1st shot was dead on the nose at 180 using the 10 mph wind stadia when the mirage was sideways. It was GREAT! Love a good wind call (probably cause i get so few of them).

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