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Old 03-31-2008, 07:04 PM
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thanks again guys, its nice to be able to comunicate with ppl who've done this alot and have the experience, knowledge and willingness to help others! anyone knoe anything about the 162 gr A-Max in 284. bergers are awsome just curious really thanks again. Migz
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:32 PM
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one more question i'm looking for a synthetic stock but my local gunsmith said they dont make a synthetic for A bolt short action (7mm08) what would be a descent stock for 500 yard shots thanks migz
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if you like laminated wood, call Joel Russo. he can make you just about anything. it'll be inletted and you can finish it. save a couple hundred bucks. 717-805-0940
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:32 PM
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Miguel

HS precision makes one and bell&carlson also makes one.

If you can find a remingtion take off they made a laminate
and a composit (Not the Tupperware one).

Or as dave suggested go with a custom stock.

Accurate Innovations makes a real nice laminate Varminter
with the full length bedding system.(I have two in a short
action rem and mod7 that realy shoot) .053 100yrd 5 shot
group and .177 100yrd 5 shot group.

Just a few more options
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:19 PM
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I killed one this season at 944yds with a 260
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:19 PM
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Miguel

HS precision makes one and bell&carlson also makes one.

If you can find a remingtion take off they made a laminate
and a composit (Not the Tupperware one).

Or as dave suggested go with a custom stock.

Accurate Innovations makes a real nice laminate Varminter
with the full length bedding system.(I have two in a short
action rem and mod7 that realy shoot) .053 100yrd 5 shot
group and .177 100yrd 5 shot group.

Just a few more options
J E CUSTOM
Not to hijack but did you skim bed these or just bolt on?
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:35 PM
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Miguel.......

You have to really have your stuff together to nail a deer at 500 yards. I don't know where you live, but they can run a long way after being hit.

It is a good idea for you to have a range finder and a wind indicator for longer shots. Let me give you an example. I hunt power lines, my rifles are finely tuned machines, with trajectories marked on the scope. I presonally don't shoot a 7/08 past 325 yds due to wind drift. Two years ago, I was sitting on the power line in my ladder stand. I have been hunting this one buck all year. I usually carry my 7 mag, but put up another stand that day and wanted a lighter rifle, so I picked up the 7/08. I had intended to hunt a stand down on the creek bottom, but changed my mind at the last minute. I had been sitting on the power line for perhaps 30 minutes and the large buck that I had been hunting all year walked out at 320 yards. I had a quartering breeze blowing at about 10-12 mph. I held off a little, and at the shot, the deer took off. It's thick as a jungle off both sides of the power line. I looked and looked...could not even find a drop of blood. Two days later I rattled in the deer and killed him, and noticed that he had a hole through both ears where my bullet had hit him.

The bullet had blown quite a ways over that 320 yards; I was shooting a 140g Ballistic tip at 2900 fps.

500 yards is a very long ways, especially for a 10x scope. The deer will probably look like a fly looking through your scope and the size of your cross hair is a critical consideration.

Practice, practice, practice!

Good luck and best wishes!
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