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Unread 04-26-2013, 07:48 PM
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First Blood

Well, finally got my first kill on my new to me rifle. Its a Sav. LRPV 22-250 using 53grn V-max with an avg of 3772fps. The kill was at 276yds. I was a little disappointed in the lack of carnage. The bullet I believe traveled through the body cavity from the back and exploded inside. It was definitely dead, but we could not find a exit hole or an entrance. Oh well... dead is dead, and a first kill for me this year on groundhogs.
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    Success on day two. 417yds
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    "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

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    Unread 04-28-2013, 07:58 AM
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    Re: First Blood

    Congrats on the first kill. I'm going to have to find a new honey hole myself. The farmer sprayed it off already and I imagine he's going to be putting corn in this year :( . Hey good luck this year.
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    Unread 04-28-2013, 09:55 AM
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    I push the 53grain v-max's at 3400 fps and have found that shots in the head and chest cavity rarely exit or have much carnage. As soon as you get into the soft belly there is pretty graphic disemboweling. If its carnage you want load a 308 win with 125 grain TNT's. Thats what I'm using this year.
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    Unread 04-29-2013, 06:36 PM
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    Hey, I had 125grn tnts loaded in my 308 and I never had a complaint lol. ;) wicked bullet by the way.
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    Unread 04-29-2013, 08:41 PM
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    Nice! Good shootin!

    I shoot 50gr Sierra Blitzkings in my 22-250 with good result.
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    Unread 04-30-2013, 04:25 PM
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    That's pretty sweet! Hope to get one like that this summer.
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    "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

    Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

    arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
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