My newest Deer Hunting Rifle Robinson Arms XCR-L in 6.8SPC

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Moki, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Moki

    Moki Well-Known Member

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    I purchased my first ever military style rifle for hunting predators/deer/black bear this spring after a lot of research I went with a OD green 18.6" Robinson Arms XCR-L in 6.8SPC that I am loading with the new Barnes 95gr TTSX bullets @ 2825fps.

    In actual field conditions I am getting an average of 3" 3 shot groups @ 300 yards and 6" 3 shot groups @ 400 yards.

    The new 95gr TTSX are designed to expand down to 1600fps which makes this a 450 yard deer cartridge/bullet combo but I will not be shooting deer beyond 330 yards which is my personal limit for hunting with this rifle/cartridge combo.

    Here is a pic of the rifle I have a Leupold VX111 4.5-14X40mm Varmint reticle 30mm tube side focus scope installed.

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    Was out black bear hunting with my 3 year old son and 9 month old Chessy a few weeks ago we all had a great time but no bears came home with us.

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    Here is how I carry it on my quad the other rifle is a shortened to 21" Rem 700 LSS in 375RUM loaded with 260gr Accubonds/RL 17 @ 3020fps.

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  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Thats pretty cool. I need to take a look at those rifles. Looks fun. Great pics and your huntin buddy looks like he's havin a good time too. Good post thanks for sharing.
     

  3. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Great pics especially the one of your son. Always good to build the memories. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Moki

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    Thanks for the comments here are a couple more pics from the trip... :D

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    and oops found this freak mud hole had to get a tow truck first time in 25 years I needed help to get out.

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  5. ROBSTER

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    Nice pic`s thanks for sharing always great to see some one new to the sport.
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  6. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    The one with your boy and the rainbow....Priceless. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Moki

    Moki Well-Known Member

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    Hope your meaning the little guy because I have been at it for about 45 of my 50 years... :D
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    Wow looks like a good time. Let the little guy drive I see:D. Lets see that short RUM?
     
  9. Moki

    Moki Well-Known Member

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    Actually that is where he sits when we ride I do everything else he trusts me to keep him in place even when he falls asleep.

    You asked so here you go... :)

    I started with stock NIB Rem 700 LSS in 375RUM

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    Had gunsmith shorten barrel to 21" glass bead it and install NECG Masterpiece front banded sight I installed NECG red fiber optic front sight blade (have spares in case one ever breaks).

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    I glass bed the stock & ground/installed Kick-Eez recoil pad

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    I installed Leupold QWR bases and mount scope with low QRW rings then bought a VX3 2.5-8X36mm B&C reticle scope but when I started loading with RL17 powder and saw the velocities/accuracy I was getting I switched over to the VX3 4.5-15X40mm B&C reticle scope.

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  10. Moki

    Moki Well-Known Member

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    Whoa could not put this last pic in to the above post something about to many images.

    I was sighting in the ghost ring sight with my 350gr Barnes TSX @ 2450fps loads (first ones imported into Canada) I pushed them to 2520fps but decided I didn't need/want that kind of recoil slowed me down to much for a second shot.

    Here is a 50 yard target the lower hole/shot was a test shotafter seeing where it hit I adjusted the ghost ring sight up and shot this 3 shot group.

    I have repeated this group many times now.

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    I looked but I can't find a pic of my groups with the scope installed shooting the 260gr Accubonds guess I'll have to fix that some day.

    I'm heading to the range for a bit today but won't be taking this rifle I am sighting in my Rem 700 LSS in 30-06 that I had shortened to 20" and mounted the VX3 2.5-8X36mm scope on.

    I am also taking the XCR-L I switched back to the 223 conversion kit on the weekend and need to sight it in with a Leupold Vari X 4-12X40mm scope that I had a LR reticle installed in.



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  11. ROBSTER

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    MOKI,
    Of course the little guy
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  12. Chas1

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    Nice looking rig and outstanding group.