close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Varmint Hunting

Varmint Hunting Techniques For Prairie Dogs, Woodchucks, etc.

Reply

New Groundhog shooter

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 05-08-2009, 10:08 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chatham, VA
Posts: 436
New Groundhog shooter

Just finished this one and have been breaking the barrel in and getting brass ready for real load workup.

With a book load groups have been running in the .5s out to 400,,,should be a shooter once I put some effort into load development!

Specs:
Savage action (to be trued and timed next month)
Boyds Laminate stock
Shilen Select Match Barrel .204 Ruger
NSS recoil Lug
Warne Base
Burris XTR rings
Bushnell 3200T stolen from my muzzleloader, it sits too high but I will have a different scope for this rifle soon.
I bedded the action with Devcon and Pillar Bedded it with pillars from Richards Custom Rifles.

It should get it's first opportunity on some VA groundhogs this weekend.





Bedding Pillar Eschution

__________________
"My greatest fear is that after my demise my wife will sell my guns for the price I told her I paid for them"
-don't know where it came from...but true

Last edited by Forester; 05-08-2009 at 10:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 05-08-2009, 10:48 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Wampum, PA
    Posts: 1,530
    Re: New Groundhog shooter

    sho is purdy!
    __________________
    "I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." - Terry Bradshaw
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 05-08-2009, 10:13 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Posts: 37
    Re: New Groundhog shooter

    Gorgeous Rifle man! But i dont know what the groundhogs are going to think looking down the wrong end. 204 FTW!
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 05-10-2009, 08:14 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Wampum, PA
    Posts: 1,530
    Re: New Groundhog shooter

    Does your scope have a 1" tube? Are those Medium height rings? I gotta order some rings, trying to figure out which height.
    __________________
    "I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." - Terry Bradshaw
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 05-10-2009, 12:41 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Eaton, Colorado
    Posts: 346
    Re: New Groundhog shooter

    Thats a sweet rig !!!I swear my next build is gonna be on a savage!
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 05-11-2009, 07:30 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2008
    Location: Chatham, VA
    Posts: 436
    Re: New Groundhog shooter

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jmason View Post
    Does your scope have a 1" tube? Are those Medium height rings? I gotta order some rings, trying to figure out which height.
    It is a 1" tube on medium rings, 0MOA Warne base. As I said the scope sits too high because I stole it off of my muzzleloader so I can shoot and start some load development before I get a better suited scope on this rifle.

    The rifle got it's first blood this weekend on a fat groundhog at 200 yards. Not much damage really but I was shooting 40gr Bergers which are somewhat known for not being as explosive as the V-Maxes.
    __________________
    "My greatest fear is that after my demise my wife will sell my guns for the price I told her I paid for them"
    -don't know where it came from...but true
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 06-08-2009, 02:03 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Republic of NJ
    Posts: 974
    Re: New Groundhog shooter

    Nice rifle!!! Did you try the lighter bullets yet? I've heard a lot of people say their gun shoots the 32-grainers better.
    __________________
    Red mist. It's an addiction!
    http://varmintxt.webs.com/
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: New Groundhog shooter
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    175 SMK VS Groundhog sniperjwt Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 08-19-2010 09:20 PM
    Va. Groundhog johnnyk Varmint Hunting 3 05-07-2009 09:25 PM
    GROUNDHOG MATCH #8 ... 8/13/05 Frank in the Laurel Mts General Discussion 2 08-16-2005 08:24 PM
    GROUNDHOG MATCH .. #7 .. 7/16/05 Frank in the Laurel Mts General Discussion 1 07-12-2005 04:50 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC