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Unread 11-08-2006, 05:29 PM
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Re: What are you shooting?

I thought you guys would like to see my 6.5JDJ SSK barreled Contender with a Burris 2x7 scope.
I'm happy with the accuracy considering I'm a rifle guy! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Unread 11-09-2006, 08:56 PM
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Re: What are you shooting?

WEll from medium to big,

Ruger 100's - barrel under lug gets the heavier 140 - 180gr bullets, the standard barreled one uses the 125 - 146gr.

Ruger Redhawk in 41 mag. open sighted. Mostly uses the 200 and 210gr sjp and jhp's. From the bench it will hold around 2 - 3" at 100yds and has taken several hogs out to 75yds or so. However I do have an awesome load which uses the Speer 180gr Uni Core which was deisgned for the 41 AE.

Redhawk in 44 topped with a Leupold 4x, uses 180 gr Sierra JHC for deer and the 240gr Rem JHP for everything.

Ragin Bull uses the 250gr Gold Dot and a 260gr JHP.

Thompson Contenders - 7x30 I shoot the 140gr Nosler BT and the 223 AI I shoot the standard 223 Winchester 45gr Varmint PAck stuff. IT groups so well it's hard to argue with it. I also have a decent load worked up using the Wildcat bullets as well but haven't had a chance to do anything other than the work up.
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Unread 11-09-2006, 10:30 PM
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Re: What are you shooting?

Well here she is. A tad vintage, not as pretty as she once was with lots of battle scars. But she has killed her fair share of deer over the last 20 years and still doing the job, one shot at a time. A MK40 in 25 br.
Thomas Manners, Manners Composite Stocks - The true choice of champions -
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Unread 11-10-2006, 04:50 AM
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Re: What are you shooting?

Hhmmm. For T/C Contenders I have a little of everything from .22LR's to the mighty 45-70...around 23 barrels at last count. The most used over the last few years is the .338JDJ#2 w/ 180gr NBT's at nearly 2500fps from a 14" barrel. It's hammered a fair number of varmints and deer out to 300yds. It wears a 3-12x32 Burris. The 225gr Hornady's also shoot very well and do a number on elk (by a friends report when he borrowed my barrel). JD338...this would be a good one to try...the trajectory of a .309JDJ but nearly all the horsepower of the .375JDJ (which I also have!).

Over the last few years the Striker's and XP's are multiply in my safe. Strikers are in .270 OTTR, .338 OTTR (both OTTR's are based on the WSSM case), 22-250 and 7mm-08. For some reason I want to do another Striker in another WSSM...maybe a .257" or 6.5mm for LR deer hunting. XP's are in .222 Rem, .222 Rem Mag Imp (45 degree) and 7mm-270WSM built by our own APS.
Dan B.
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Unread 11-10-2006, 07:20 AM
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Re: What are you shooting?

Welcome to the forum and it is good to know you are a SP shooter/hunter [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 11-14-2006, 06:58 PM
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Re: What are you shooting?

I have 11 encore and 9 contender barrels, whatever strikes my fancy that day, right now the favorite is .257 Roberts AI. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Unread 11-21-2006, 08:50 PM
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Re: What are you shooting?


I have had the 375JDJ bug for a while now. I had the chance to shoot one last year and it set the hook. I shot the 270 gr Hornadys at 50 yds and the 3 shot group went well under 1 inch.
I would bet that the 338JDJ#2 would also be fun. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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