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Unread 06-20-2009, 05:29 PM
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Re: best woodchuck setup

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Tom,
how much money do you have into that encore that was pictured
thanks-charby

I did things a little differently than most. First I ordered an action only from a gunsmith. And I had him do the trigger job before he sent the action to me-So that saved me some money. Bellm did that particular trigger job, and he did a fantastic job. I had about $400 in the action(including trigger job).

I then odered the stock from EABCO. I got the stock and forend for about $160.

The barrel is a full bull, MGM 28" barrel. I think I paid about $325 for the barrel. + another $100(??) to have it ported by MGM.

The bases and rings are Warne. I think I have about $40 or $50 in them.

The scope is a Zeiss Conquest 6.5X20 with the Mil Dot. I think I have about $800 in the scope.

This is a little more than the author said he wanted to spend. However I have seen several Encores in a factory configuration for $500 to $600. I think the Pro Hunter is over priced. I have a drastically superior rifle over the Pro Hunter for about the same price. Tom.

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    Re: best woodchuck setup

    Savage LH varmint model (whichever suits your taste), in .22-250 Rem. I have a RB/LP one, and it groups about 3.5" @ 450 yd. The vertical spread is less than 1" tho, the wind is what spreads the group out. Plan on getting at least a 16 power scope tho, for consistent hits at that range.

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    Unread 07-23-2009, 10:29 AM
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    Re: best woodchuck setup

    Here is a savage I built it's a target action RBLP with a pac-nor 30 inch 3 groove 6mm ackley with bench rest stock and 8-32x40 bushnell elite 4200. But buy a savage it's the best bang for the buck in 22-250 or a 243 you won't be sorry

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    Re: best woodchuck setup

    Here's Fireball's pic

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    Re: best woodchuck setup

    BTW...that's a sweet lookin' rig.
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    Re: best woodchuck setup

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    BTW...that's a sweet lookin' rig.
    Thanks it shoots as good as it looks! I shot one chuck over 800 yards this year with it using hornady 87 grn vmax.I also use a 243 a 204 AND A 221 FIREBALL AND A 22 HORNET.They are all fun but the ackley is the one for shots over 400 yards.
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    Re: best woodchuck setup

    yup, it takes a slightly heavier caliber then the .22's to shoot long range. I tagged a chuck at 809 this year with my 308.

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