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Unread 04-16-2009, 09:46 PM
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The Ground Hog Gang

Tonight JUDD, John, and my son Kaleb were out on a ground hog mission. I had just finished up JUDD's new 6mm - .284 this morning and he was excited to put some rounds down the barrel. We decided we could break the barrel in while doing some hunting. We never even fired this gun at 100 yards, just laser bore sighted. The first shot was at 555 yards at a rock and also through the chronograph. We cleaned the barrel and fired another round. Now we had a velocity and were dialed in for 555 yards. I input all the information into ex-bal for the known yardage and velocity and decided we would try the next shot on a live target. First up was a hog at 743 yards. I input the target engagement and a 4 mph wind into ex-bal and one shot, BANG - FLOP. 3rd round out of the rifle with no load development and a 743 yard kill on camera. We cleaned the gun and the next hog was 712 yards. Same thing , BANG - FLOP. Ex-bal is dead on!! I'll have the video up later on when my disc is full but for now here is our ground hog gang, JUDD's new toy and its first 2 victims.

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    That is really great.
    I hope you left a few for the rest of us.

    What bullet and powder are you shooting in the 6-284?
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    We haven't even hunted the farm we will have the ground hog hunt at yet this year. There should be plenty to shoot at as long as we don't get bumped from our normal spot again this year. The load was 50g of Retumbo, CCI BR2 primer, Lapua Brass, topped with a 115g Berger seated at the lands. The velocity wasn't what we wanted 2750 out of a 31" barrel so I'm sure we will be working on that.
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    Very impressive! Looking forward to the video.
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    Wow, that is amazing!

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    I literally just bought exbal due to reading this post! Now I just have to wait for it to get here. First time I ever bought software too.
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    i gotta say the pic does this rifle no justice at all compared to actually seeing it...kevin ur work is second to none and joel your stocks are also top notch..thanks for everything fellas! see u at the festival i got some load work to do...lol
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