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Unread 05-08-2014, 09:06 AM
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More LR 'Chucks

We had a group of hunters here for sagerats and spent one day on rockchucks. All but one went over 500 yards. One was taken at 899. They were rockin' some pretty nice hardware. The guns ran the gamut from a .20BR shooting 55 grain Bergers to a .300 RUM Imp launching a 210 grain VLD. Most of the rifles were 'smithed by Cody Farr of Cody's Custom Guns who was also one of the shooters. I had a nice day spotting for the group. No Off Season.



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    Good looking hardware. In that 500-900 yard range, are you seeing glass, or calibers that seem to standout from the pack?
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    Very very nice. One of my favorites pastimes. As my significant other says, "I can't believe grown man can do this kind of thing."


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    Good looking hardware. In that 500-900 yard range, are you seeing glass, or calibers that seem to standout from the pack?
    There were a wide variety of cartridges represented but at 500 to 600 yards, all of the rifles worked well. There was a significant difference in the amount of damage to the 'chucks. Part of that was due to the size of the animal. The little .20 BR with the 55 grainers has a nice BC of around .500 but without a doubt it will run out of steam at the longer ranges. But, solid hits killed 'chucks just like when hunting anything else.

    Randy: I know what you mean. It's hard to understand until you've had the satisfaction (and heartache) of trying LR 'chucks. It jacks me up to see a hit at LR whether it's mine or someone else's.
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    Awesome!
    Definitely one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend in eastern Oregon

    Here's one I got the last time out at 635 yards. All he would offer was from the shoulders up. That's all I needed. We got another one at 785 yards the same day with my XP-100 chambered in 6.5 X .284 slinging 142 smk's.
    Great shooting guys!


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    Awesome!
    Definitely one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend in eastern Oregon

    Here's one I got the last time out at 635 yards. All he would offer was from the shoulders up. That's all I needed. We got another one at 785 yards the same day with my XP-100 chambered in 6.5 X .284 slinging 142 smk's.
    Great shooting guys!


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    Mike, that is one damn good looking pistol. And a great marmot blaster to boot.

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    Yeah, fantastic looking hand cannon!

    Here is a friend with my current favorite chuck getter...

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