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Old 02-12-2008, 08:21 AM
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i'll give him a call this weekend
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:15 PM
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Nobody mentioned ND for a good spot. We have a few great places down in the Solen Area. And plenty of spots down in the Far SW area of the state. I shoot regularly at farmers and can burn up quite a few rounds. THose dogs get hunted quite a bit so we get to stretch our shooting out past 300yds most of the time.

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Old 03-14-2008, 02:05 PM
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I have been told Wyoming is an awesome place to shoot PDogs. So, I have planned a Pdog trip for my friend and I for June 2008 at the Trophy Ridge Outfitters Ranch located in Carlile, Wyoming.

I have heard, and been told, it is a great place to shoot Pdogs and the area is absolutely beautiful. The ranch is also 15 minutes away from the Devils' Tower National Monument.

Amount of Ammo bringing for each rifle;

1. 1000 rounds for 223
2. 500 rounds for 22-250
3. 500 rounds for 308
4. 500 rounds for 300 WSM
5. 150 rounds for 30-338 Lupa Improved

That should be enough ammo, I hope?

That's a good area. I'm headed out there myself in June, as my usual haunts in MT have been hit by the plague.

I'm taking .223, .220 Swift and a 6mmBR myself, but with way more ammo.

I'm figuring 2000 rounds for the 223s (two shooters, four rifles), and close to 1000 rounds for the Swift (you know which one that is, Jake). I haven't started loading for the 6BR, but I may only load 500 for it.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:58 PM
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Guns & Labs, how is that 223 and 220 Swift working for you. I miss them.

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Old 03-14-2008, 10:02 PM
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Guns & Labs, how is that 223 and 220 Swift working for you. I miss them.

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The prairie dogs were trembling all winter long, wondering if I was coming back with those two rifles.

I had to tweak the loads a little, but they're both still laser beams.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:05 PM
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Lazy,

I am glad there working well for you. What powder, primer, brass and bullet are you using for the 220 Swift? Also, what velocities are you getting with the 220 Swift.

What powder, primer, brass and bullet are you using for the 223 and what velocities are you getting with the 223. I used the 50grn V-Max at a velocity of 3350fps when I had her. I made many of shots on squirrels and rabbits out to 500+ yards with that rig. My longest kill, with that rifle, was 598 yards on a cotton tail.

I am slowly replacing my rifle collection. My 300 Varminter will be my first new custom rifle since I sold all of my other custom rigs. I am looking forward to getting it. I wont be receiving it until late April, so I had to cancel my trip to Wyoming, in May. I am going to try and go in June if everything works out, however, I am thinking the Pdog trips wont happen until 2008. It looks like it will be all California shooting this year. I am kind of glad, because I am still working on putting together a fast twist rig for shots past 800 yards.

I have not decided on what caliber I am going to use. I know I am going to use the Lapua 338 Cartridge, I just need to decide on caliber. My friend has a 30-338 Lapua Improved with a 1-11 twist 32" Krieger barrel. He is shooting the 208grn A-Max and it's awesome. I was was thinking about building the 30-338 Lapua Improved. However, I am being talked into a 7mm-338 Lapua Improved with a 34" 1-9 twist Krieger barrel throated for the 180grn Berger. With a 34" barrel, I will push the 180grn Berger at a velocity of between 3500 to 3600fps. One of the guys at my range, who owns a 7mm-338 Lapua Improved, said it's the most accurate rifle he has ever owned. He is pushing the 180grn Berger at 3575fps. I guess the question is, how fast will the 7mm-338 Lapua Improved shoot the 180grn Berger? I would like to get 3600+fps for maximum performance.

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Old 07-24-2008, 01:23 PM
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NXS...MLR reticle

I am planning to buy a Nightforce scope 12-42x56 for long range prairie dog shooting,I am wondering if there have been any negative issues with the MLR reticle being used in low light conditions or any trouble finding the "cross-hairs" against a brushy back ground.
Thank you,
H.D.
Optics that will be used;

1. Leupold-4.5x15x50mm LRT-(223)
2. Leupold-6.5x20x50mm LRT-(22-250)
3. Leupold-6.5X20X50 LRT-(308 Win)
4. Nightforce NXS-8x32x56mm MLR reticle-(300 Varminter)
5. Nightforce NXS-12x42x56mm MLR reticle-(30-338 Lupa Improved)
6. Swaro Range Finder-still need to buy (oooch!)
7. Swaro Bi-nocs-still need to buy (oooch!)


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