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Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

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Unread 08-29-2008, 02:30 AM
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Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

I'll start....

Varminting long range, I use a 6mmDasher (Lawton 7500 action) shooting 105Amax and 87Vmax....

I sold recently a Stiller TAC30 308W, but I am replacing it..

Currently being built (waiting on actions)

Surgeon 308W
Stiller TAC300 300WSM

Just ordered a Surgeon for 338LM also...

All these rifles are focused towards LR hunting...

My background, I shoot LR benchrest, but wanted ot take the accuracy of a BR rifle out into the field, so went for a tactical style....

I am very much addicted...

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    Unread 08-29-2008, 03:22 AM
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    Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

    i shoot 300wm from my tikka t3 tactical with my march4 LR/T leup optics mounted on top. 300 gives me all the range i need on what even game i shoot and the tikka puts it where i need it to be
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    Unread 08-29-2008, 03:57 AM
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    Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

    Hi There 300whinny,

    Well, lets see...

    I'm sort of new to this long range hunting, and decided to start with a common caliber so I could get my hand-loading skills up - so I decided to go for the ol 308 Winchester.

    You can see my rig here.


    cheers.

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    I'll start....

    Varminting long range, I use a 6mmDasher (Lawton 7500 action) shooting 105Amax and 87Vmax....

    I sold recently a Stiller TAC30 308W, but I am replacing it..

    Currently being built (waiting on actions)

    Surgeon 308W
    Stiller TAC300 300WSM

    Just ordered a Surgeon for 338LM also...

    All these rifles are focused towards LR hunting...

    My background, I shoot LR benchrest, but wanted ot take the accuracy of a BR rifle out into the field, so went for a tactical style....

    I am very much addicted...

    Cheers
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    Unread 09-03-2008, 03:16 AM
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    Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

    300whinny,
    I am using a Remington 700 SenderoII in 300WinMag, blueprinted, lugs lapped and Jewel trigger with a Bushnell 4200 8-32x50 mil dot.
    The barrel has been lightly lapped, and it shoots into .25-.50MOA with 200gr Nosler Accubonds @ 3000fps.
    I mainly use it for long range shooting of Fallow deer, and the odd Sambar thrown in when I can get onto them with enough light to be able to hit them.
    I also have a Kimber 8400 Classic Select Grade in 300WinMag with a Leupold 3.5-10x40 that I use a bit for long range shooting of goats and pigs with the 150gr Nosler Ballistic Tip @ 3380fps. This rifle shoots into .50-.75MOA with this load.
    I also use my newly acquired Leica Geovid LRF 10x42 range finding binos. These things are awesome!!!!!!!!!
    Cheers.
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    Unread 09-03-2008, 06:11 AM
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    Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

    My current LR rifle is a Ruger custom 240 wby .
    It has a 26 inch schillen barrel and holds .25 @ 100m using 100r hornady sp @ 3350fps. I also put a NF3.5-15x50 npr1 scope on it as well as a bell & Carlson stock. It outproforms rigs that are worth 4x as much, just love it.

    I am also building a 338 edge on a Weatherby Mkv action with a 28 inch lilija barrel and when i order it a small pain killer break.


    JAWZ
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    Unread 09-03-2008, 07:36 AM
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    Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

    Great guys.....

    I like to see whats getting used here in Oz.

    So, what you guys hunt?

    With my new gear I am also looking at a 4 wheeler to carry it around! Also a rangefinder upgrade! Currently using a Leica 1200 but not 100% with the consistancy of ranging. Maybe a Newcon 3000PRO?

    Cheers
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    Unread 09-03-2008, 02:53 PM
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    Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

    300,

    G'day mate !

    Recently went to the 338 edge for long range specialist sambar rig . Extremely impressed. The rifle shoots tennis ball sized groups on steel at 1030 yards. Makes a 20 inch circle on moose look like childs play !

    Going bush next week and looking for the 1000 yard stag .

    Cheers

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