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Old 09-21-2012, 12:07 PM
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Re: anyone else planning there first antelope hunt

7mm-08 AI!!!!
Sounds like a great choice. What to you get for a velocity increase with it? I love the idea, short action light rifle.....
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: anyone else planning there first antelope hunt

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7mm-08 AI!!!!
Sounds like a great choice. What to you get for a velocity increase with it? I love the idea, short action light rifle.....
The rifle began life as a Remington Model 600 "Mohawk" in 6mm Remington. The idea was to build the 'perfect' all around deer hunting rifle. I dad the action trued, bolt fluted, trigger tuned, put on a 22" #4 fluted Hart barrel chambered in 7-08 AI (tight neck), and dropped it into an HS Precision sporter stock. I currently have a Zeiss 5-15x42 scope on it.



This is definitely not a "long range" rifle. Hard to say how much of a velocity improvement I get from the improved cartridge, but I am able to achieve book velocities out of the 22" barrel. (Most book #'s are 26" barrels). So, in my case, the "Improved" case gave me back the velocity I lost with the shorter barrel. I tend to load 140g bullets targeting 2800 fps. I've loaded as hot as 2950 fps but brass life suffered significantly (loose primer pockets) so I stick with 2800. It is a shooter, though.



Mike
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:01 AM
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Re: anyone else planning there first antelope hunt

Very nice...and the cartridges look cool too! I know a guy that has 3 model 600's in his safe, I've been trying to pry one away from him forever. I'll be out there with a .25-06 AI in a week.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:44 AM
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Re: anyone else planning there first antelope hunt

Iam taking my customized Weatherby Accumark with dessert camo stock, cerekoted metal, sweet triggr job and accurizing by Hill Co rifle, put a zeiss 4.5-14 on it with a Kenton industries turret, zeroed for 300 yards, 1.8 high @ 100, 2.5 @ 200, zero 300, and then turret dials out to 1000. Iam shooting the 80 grain ttsx. 2010 it put to sleep my bedded goat at 287 yards, I feel comfortable to 600 yards with this little TTSX and love the damage it does. Will be using it on with a WY and CO tag............Is it Oct yet

Love the 7mm08 AI, nice rifle, that would be awesome for a deer rifle in a blind and treestand and with hold over hash marks or a turret its as long range as a rifle needs to be, nice rig!
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: anyone else planning there first antelope hunt

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I am heading out in 3 weeks for Rifle antelope on the Moore Ranch and Rifle Mule deer..first time to WY, cant wait.
Is that the one near Douglas with Lee?
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:58 PM
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Yes, with Lee at the Moore Ranch, never been there before, have you??
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:18 PM
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Re: anyone else planning there first antelope hunt

Just got back from Wyoming. 300WM @ 450 yards. First time hunting out West.

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