McGowan barrel, MOA Maximum SP & Bergers=Great Combo

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Ernie, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Today I went to check some drops to be ready for a group handgun antelope hunt outside of Casper.
    I shot my son's MOA Maximum specialty pistol for the first time beyond 200 yards.
    I shot @ 500 yards today with the MOA chambered for the 6mm-6.5x47 Lapua off of a bi-pod (no sighters, just dialed and made these three shots), 3-shots 1.25 inches.
    I am a happy camper.
    Barrel is a SS McGowen 1-7 twist with one of Rich Mertz's new muzzle brake designs.
    MV is 2790 with 105 Berger VLD's, powder is H-4350, Federal small rifle match primers. Scope is the Leupy VX-III 8.5-25 LR/T!
    I think I am ready for the antelope hunt [​IMG]

    There was a thread earlier on how accurate McGowen barrels are--I would say pretty good!

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    I was by myself today and in a hurry, but here is a pic of my MOA (falling block action) with a different barrel & optic
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  2. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice Ernie. I really like those MOA's. Hopefully we get there early enough I can show you my Savage Target Action SP in all Its glory...
     

  3. yotefever

    yotefever Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooter you have there Ernie. Looking forward to seeing it in action on Saturday. Is Erik hunting this year with the group?

    Mike
     
  4. Ernie

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    Erik won't be with us in Casper, but he will hunt for his buck with me outside of Gillette. Our season here starts the 1st of Oct.

    Here is a pic of the MOA in its current set-up, as when I shot earlier this week at 500 yards:

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  5. sams57

    sams57 Well-Known Member

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    very nice ernie, best wishes on the hunt.
     
  6. Ernie

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    Matt,
    I am looking forward to seeing and shooting it!
     
  7. Ernie

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    Thanks, I appreciate it.
    I just have a doe tag for the area I will be hunting this week.
    I am going to be spending time with a group of 20+ specialty handgun hunters, so I know it will be a success. I am going more for the socialization and helping others than I am for myself.
    I can easily pop a doe or a buck here locally when I want.
    But I do have a bachelor buck scoped out locally:D