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Old 06-15-2010, 10:22 PM
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Re: Let's see your Varmit rifles !

Thanks guys... I have a 20 Practical and a 204 Ruger with Boyds TH stocks also.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:20 PM
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Re: Let's see your Varmit rifles !

I use a CZ 527 American in .204 Ruger for close work, out to 300 yards. I also have a CZ 527 Varmint for out to 500-600 yards. My mid-range rifle (500-600 yards) is a Remington VSF with a Krieger tube chambered in 6mm BR sporting a NFX 5.5-22 scope. Here are a couple of pics from yesterday:



For the 1000 yard and beyond mark I use a 7mm Rem. Mag with 168 Bergers.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:44 PM
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Re: Let's see your Varmit rifles !

Nice looking rig and some fine shooting. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:05 PM
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Re: Let's see your Varmit rifles !

thats some crazzy shooting man. I'm going out on july 3rd. should be nuts. I hope i get to blast some out real far. What do you use for a range finder? all i have is a elcheapo bushnell and it only ranges well out to 250 or so.

i want a new one but cant afford it now. need a new scope before a new ranger.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:31 AM
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Re: Let's see your Varmit rifles !

I use a Leica Geovid and my partner uses a Leica 1200. Ranging mounds can be tough, but you can get in the ball park. A spotter helps. When we bust one at a range worth putting in the photo album, one of us will walk to the p-dog corpse and range back to the automobile. We use those little family 2-way radios to guide the guy on foot to the location of the p-dog. Ranging past about 950 to confirm "kills" in the bright sun usually requires setting up a reflective object about half way out and ranging in two hops. Shooting long yardage at p-dogs is a great way to learn a ton about wind and mirage. The 834 yard shot took 3.75 mills of correction for the wind and five shots (elevation was already close from previous hit). The 826 yard hit took a dozen rounds. So much for one shot one hit.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:36 PM
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Re: Let's see your Varmit rifles !

Ron, what is meant by ranging in two hops?
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:36 PM
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Re: Let's see your Varmit rifles !

By two hops I mean placing something reflective (I use a white bench top) half way to the dead dog, then range from the dead p-dog to the object, then from the object to the place I shot from. Add them together and unless it is not very flat the yardage will be pretty close. Some folks just read the come-ups on their scope and figure yardage from there, but I prefer to laser the distance.
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