English long-range bunnies!!!

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by ray toy, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. ray toy

    ray toy Active Member

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    I have recently had a custom rifle built by a UK based gunsmith called UKgunworks!!
    It's based on a Tikka T3 action , it has a McMillan Sako varmint stock / UK gunworks action screws and tactical bolt handle and knob / Krieger 24 inch fluted tube chambered for 6•5-55 improved and a 290 neck.
    I am using a Ase ultra S5 sound moderator too!!
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    The load I am using is ..
    Norma brass
    Federal 210 M
    Viht N160
    123 A-max
    This load is shooting very well and going along at 3000fps.

    My quest with this rifle is to get a 1000yd shot on a bunnie!!
    I have had some near hits between 830- 1078yds ,on the last 3 outings i have been missing by inches not feet!!
    The other night after setting up at one of my favourite vantage points I spotted a bunnie!!
    It was a good safe shot and ranged at 697yds!!
    So I dialed in the elevation and windage settings and squeezed of the shot!!
    The beauty with the moderator is that after the shot the rifle came back on target and I seen the vapour trail going in and the bunnie roll over
    , I then heard the sound of ( thump!! ) of the report!!
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    It's early days but I am sure impressed with the rifle / caliber and load choice!!
    All the best from over the pond ,
    Ray.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  2. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome looking rifle and nice shot!
     

  3. ray toy

    ray toy Active Member

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    Thanks for that!!
    It's early days but so far I am really pleased with the rifles performance!!
    All the best ,
    Ray