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Old 05-08-2009, 10:08 AM
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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.





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Old 05-08-2009, 10:48 AM
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Re: New Groundhog shooter

sho is purdy!
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:13 PM
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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!
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:14 AM
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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.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:41 PM
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Re: New Groundhog shooter

Thats a sweet rig !!!I swear my next build is gonna be on a savage!
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:30 AM
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Re: New Groundhog shooter

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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.
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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.
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