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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 6.5 Bandit, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. 6.5 Bandit

    6.5 Bandit Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to say hi to everyone... Im new to the site but by no means am i new to this great sport.. I have been LR hunting since i was just a little guy with my Dad and relatives.. Currently im shooting a 6.5/300 WWH... Got a Hart 30" bbl with a 8 twist shoot 139gr. Normas with 85 gr of H870..
     

  2. Boyd Heaton

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    Hi,6.5.....Glad you could make it......Enjoy your stay...
     

  3. Darryl Cassel

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    Wecome aboard 6.5

    Now your talking. A died in the wool 6.5/300 Weatherby shooter.
    Have been using that one for many years too, along with others.

    I have a bunch of the 139 gr bullets left but mainly shoot the 142 Sierra MK with 85 to 87 grs of WC872 (like H870) in my 30" Hart barreled (8 Twist a must), Sako actioned, laminated heavy stock, LR rifle.

    I have found over the years there are better cartridges but the 6.5/300 is a dandy.

    We had a Bowling ball hanging on a chain at 1450 yards at a shoot out we have every year.

    I hit that ball with my 6.5 and the 142 gr Sierra MK and it blew a chunk out of that ball bigger then the size of a grapefruit and it was thrown in the air about 15 feet.

    A great LR rifle and 3350 FPS is about the velocity they all seem to get with the powder and bullets mentioned.


    Good hunting to you [​IMG]

    Later
    DC

    By the way----who's your Dad? I may know him.

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  4. Guest

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    Welcome aboard--Always nice to hear someone new has joined us... Good luck with the 6.5..............CJ [​IMG]
     
  5. Boyd Heaton

    Boyd Heaton Well-Known Member

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    Darryl,I met 6.5 down at the sportsmans show......Nice guy....He's a young buck,like me....You "OLD" guys better watch out.The young "STUDS" are coming... [​IMG]
     
  6. 6.5 Bandit

    6.5 Bandit Well-Known Member

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    Hey i may be young... but ill give ya a run for your money [​IMG].. Not sayin you couldnt teach me a lesson but every buck learns new tricks... Its not to often you run into guys that started shooting LR early.. I started LR shooting when i was 10 and hunted chucks LR since i was 12.. Most of my friends say im crazy or there is no way that you can pick off a chuck @ over 1000yds.. I get a chuckle out of that everytime i hear it...

    Thanks for the welcome everyone...


    Darryl i havent tried those 142 Sierra MK's yet.. Its to hard to switch when we have thousands of those 139's layin around..
     
  7. Darryl Cassel

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    6.5

    My wife and I and a friend from Williamsport got 3 chucks with our 25/06s and a 25 Gibbs at 1100 yards. All three chucks were 1100 yards. Not bad for a little 25 cal.

    Got two one day at 1450 yds with a 30/378.

    Was told I got one at 2100 with my 338/416 Rig IMP.---Didn't go out and check. Five witnessed said it was a hit as they saw it fly backwards.

    Woodchuck hunting is fun even for this "Old Timer."

    Come to Williamsport and teach this "old timer" and others something. [​IMG]

    Later
    Darryl Cassel

    Who is your Dad? I may know him.
     
  8. 6.5 Bandit

    6.5 Bandit Well-Known Member

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    Darryl,

    My dad is Gerald Kreiser you may know him as Spike.. He and my Uncle Lester Cooper used to shoot at williamsport 20+ years ago if not longer... I will have to come up there one of these days to play around... Chuck seasons is allmost here i need to get out and find me some feilds that are not all shot out [​IMG]

    6.5 Bandit
     
  9. Darryl Cassel

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    6.5

    Did your Dad hunt in Cameron County in North Central PA???

    I ran into some fellows in a mountain valley called "Lick Island" run.
    I think that was their name.

    If you find a good chuck field, you will be lucky the way they are getting shot out in some places. My old haunts are getting a bit low on numbers.

    Take care and good luck.

    Later
    DC [​IMG]

    PS---What county do you LR hunt for deer?

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  10. 6.5 Bandit

    6.5 Bandit Well-Known Member

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    Darryl,

    Not sure if they hunted Cameron i would need to ask him... But its a good possiblility..

    As for LR deer i never hunted for deer LR.. But if i was to i would prolly go up to potter/tioga counties...


    6.5 Bandit
     
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    Darryl, You sound alot like a gentleman i met at the sportman's show several years ago. This guy talked of shooting shooting a deer so far away it was actually in Canada. He also had several thousand 6mm 105 gr Bergers for sale.The guys with me didn't believe him and kept walking, but i knew he was serious. I also have moved up from the 6mm,with 1125 yd deer from my 300wby light gun last year.And i just bought a heavy gun, thanks to Nate. Darryl if that wasn't you, do you who was?
     
  12. ricciardelli

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    Hummmm...gues you haven't heard the story about the old bull and the young bull.....
     
  13. Darryl Cassel

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    Ric

    I keep telling these young bucks that. They don't listen for some reason.

    The "Old" bucks will prevail. Too much experiance over the years. It will take these young "wippers" a long time to learn the ropes, don't you think? [​IMG]

    I guess we can "help them" along the way though. Maybe it won't take so long for them to get their $hi$ together. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Later
    DC [​IMG]