The MOA Strikes Again

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Ernie, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Last Saturday was the first time I have taken a big game animal with my MOA. My two children have taken cow & bull elk, buck and doe whitetail and doe antelope with the MOA but I have let them use it and I used other handguns.
    This past Saturday while spending time with TCKev (soon to be XPKev :D?) and Steve H. (sscoyote) I was able to make a stalk and shooot a yearling uncommon doe under 200 yards.
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    This morning I went outside of Gillette, and set up for a buck I had been initially trying to get with a bow, but he was no match for the MOA. Again, the shot was under 200 yards.
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    My son will be using this same MOA for deer and antelope as well.
    18" SS McGowen 1-7 twist barrel, Muzzle brake is one of Rich's new designs, Rich's picatinny base, Rich's aluminum insert forend, and a 30mm tube, side focus Leupold Vari-XIII LR/T 8.5-25.
    Cartridge is the 6mm-6.5x47 Lapua, H-4350, Fed. match primers,and Berger's 105 grain VLD.
    Dropped the buck this morning like a sack of potatoes.
    I am very pleased with the Bergers.
    Hope to get Erik out this weekend on a buck Antelope.
     
  2. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    Ernie, great hunting/shooting !! Thanks for the pictures. Nice MOA setup! The caliber is one I have in a rifle and it shoots very well. I am thinking of having an XP-100R customized to this caliber. I am having a hard time deciding on the caliber. One day it is the 6x6.5x47 and the next it is 6.5x47 and once in a while it is 284Win. If I win the lottery it will be all 3!!
     

  3. Ernie

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    Can't go wrong with a switch barrel XP!
     
  4. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    Switch barrel may do the trick. I have a couple of switch barrel rifles, but they rarely ever get switched. I guess once I get them sighted in and shooting well, I hate to change them.
     
  5. Slopeshunter

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    Congrats, that's a really nice buck!