First Blood

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by liltank, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Well, finally got my first kill on my new to me rifle. Its a Sav. LRPV 22-250 using 53grn V-max with an avg of 3772fps. The kill was at 276yds. I was a little disappointed in the lack of carnage. The bullet I believe traveled through the body cavity from the back and exploded inside. It was definitely dead, but we could not find a exit hole or an entrance. Oh well... dead is dead, and a first kill for me this year on groundhogs.
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Success on day two. 417yds
     

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  3. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the first kill. I'm going to have to find a new honey hole myself. The farmer sprayed it off already and I imagine he's going to be putting corn in this year :( . Hey good luck this year.
     
  4. 112Savage

    112Savage Well-Known Member

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    I push the 53grain v-max's at 3400 fps and have found that shots in the head and chest cavity rarely exit or have much carnage. As soon as you get into the soft belly there is pretty graphic disemboweling. If its carnage you want load a 308 win with 125 grain TNT's. Thats what I'm using this year.
     
  5. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I had 125grn tnts loaded in my 308 and I never had a complaint lol. ;) wicked bullet by the way.
     
  6. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Good shootin!

    I shoot 50gr Sierra Blitzkings in my 22-250 with good result.
     

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  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty sweet! Hope to get one like that this summer.