Went out this morning

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by northernchris, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. northernchris

    northernchris Active Member

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    Went out this morning with the new Swarovski on the Styer

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    Swarovski 2 / Mrs & Mrs Charlie 0

    217yrds and 237yrds acording to the Leica CRF 1200.

    These 2 have been giving me the run around for weeks,i have been leaving rabbits out for them but never managed to be there at the same time as them,put the lamp across there last night and not a peep,so went over there this morning about 7 and set up in wait.At about 8.15 they both came into view ,the dog carrying a small red leg and the vixen looking for mice.Shot the dog 1st as he was further away,he dropped to the shot ,the vixen during this was head first in a rabbit burrow so at the 1st shot she didnt quiet know what was happening,she soon did when the A-max raced over to her /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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  2. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Chris, Top shooting, was it the 22-250?
    I look forward to maybe seeing some of them myself /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Ian.
     

  3. northernchris

    northernchris Active Member

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    Well there is plenty about /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    Very nice pictures. Interesting country and story. Even if your shots are not far if you have some nice pictures you should post them up.

    Sometimes, you dont't have to kill something if you have a nice picture.
     
  5. northernchris

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    The ground i was out on this morning is hard to get shots out past 300 yrds ,with all the hedges,tree,s and hills.The 1st fox was shot walking left-rightand the second was a head shot of which i could only see partly so not that far but still far enough to miss. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif How and who decides what is long range? Over here in the UK we just dont have the space as you lot do over the pond /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  6. AJ Peacock

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    Nice shootin. 200yards is long enough on an animal the size of a fox.

    Nice job and a double at that!

    Don
     
  7. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Chris,
    Thank you for some wonderful photos, and a fine story. What a contrast from our countryside, our landscape is snowcovered and the temps are in the minus thirty's with the windchill. Just no fun, but your area looks beautiful.

    Intrested to know what caliber your rifle is, and which Swaro scope you used. NIce shooting, not much vital area on a fox. Can you utilize the pelts? We have a fairly strong fur industry that buys fox and coyote pelts in winter.
     
  8. northernchris

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    The rifle is a Styer SGG Police in .22-250 with a Swaro 6-18 x 50 AV.

    Load is 39.2 grains of H380,under 52 grn A-Max in a Norma case with CCI 200 primers.

    Pelts over here are worthless,the foxes are culled to keep the numbers down.
     
  9. Chawlston

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    What pitch suppressor threads?

    James
     
  10. northernchris

    northernchris Active Member

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    1/2" UNF ,they had to be that because the Wildcat mod comes with only that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  11. ven

    ven Well-Known Member

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    nice foxes where abouts in the country are you.
     
  12. northernchris

    northernchris Active Member

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    Northampton,and you Roe?????????
     
  13. ven

    ven Well-Known Member

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    far north of scotland in wick.you got lots of foxes in your part of the country. its thick with them up here.
     
  14. northernchris

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    Not that many down here mate,i forgot i had spoke to you before Roe /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif