First hunting round from my new LR Hunting rifle

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by badaboom, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    Put the rifle together back like in Mid June 2013.
    Dialed in round testing, shot two matches, Fired about 300 rounds prior to hunting, then to the mountains for elk November 2013.

    Results single round fired - 7MMRM 180 Berger VLD hunting.
    Confirmed kill 524 yards hit in bread basket, animal went 40-70 yards to fall to ground - DOA.
    This is hiking in the field shot off pack.

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  2. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    Nice, good shooting. Like the rifle!
     

  3. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    Nice!
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot, and nice rifle!
     
  5. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Nice. What is your load with the 180?
     
  6. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    great job. nice looking rifle.
     
  7. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

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    Great work! I get my first opportunity this weekend on some deer. I'm shooting a 7RM also, but with the 168 Berger's. I hope to have a positive report like you! Thanks for posting.
     
  8. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    63 grains RL-22 or 66 grains H-1000, thus far are my favorite loads

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  9. farout

    farout Well-Known Member

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    That is a great shot under field conditions with a pack for a rest! very nice rifle. Bet you were feeling no pressure at all with that shot. :)
     
  10. Scrubbit

    Scrubbit Well-Known Member

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    Great pics. Love the detail on the rifle stock. Who says a rifle can't be businesslike and look good at the same time? Very well kitted out with field equipment. Like the gators and boots combo. What pack is that?
     
  11. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    The backpack is a badlands I believe 2200, This model is a good 5 years old and has a fold over upper pack center compartment storm flap that creates a rifle rest in the top center section of the pack. - Functioned well.
     
  12. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! Tough to beat success. I like the look of that rig as well. Tell me about he barrel? 26? What taper? Looks a bit lighter than a sendero taper maybe a light varmint taper?
     
  13. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    Its all the good stuff...

    Barrel - Kreiger 26 1/2", 5.5 sporter contour fluted
    with/plus Holland brake 1x9 twist.
    Cerakote - Tarjac green
    Stiller predator action
    Farrell single piece mounts 20 moa
    NF Ultralite rings
    NF 5.5x22x50 MOAR reticle scope
    Jewell trigger
    McMillan A3-5 adjustable stock
    12.5 ish weight
     
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  14. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    Well here is some of the end game......
    Jalapeno Cheddar beer brats 25# for starters

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    OH SO GOOOOOOOOOOOD !!