Long range mule deer rifle

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  1. John 264

    John 264 Well-Known Member

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  2. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I've heard plenty of bow hunters brag about 80-100 yard shots so is that unethical?
     
  3. Lee Goodwin

    Lee Goodwin Well-Known Member

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    I got in with a group of older gentlemen who are well versed in the sport and spirit of long distance shooting. First day was 300, going out 200 yards a month. 1000 yards is more attainable than ever at present. The equipment and ammo is exponentially getting better as time goes. The time to learn how to shoot well up to your ability is now. Ain't but one way to get it done. Then that 600 yard shot on an antelope becomes more doable.
    Throw some rocks.
     
  4. James L Holzhauer

    James L Holzhauer Well-Known Member

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    I shot my last one with a 7mm mag. I do have a one hole rifle in 6.6x284 Norma that I am dying to try.
     
  5. nickj

    nickj Member

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    Lots of good info here
     
  6. 257 Blackjack

    257 Blackjack Well-Known Member

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    25x284 or 25-06 at 3140-3225 fps, 25 SAUM at 3380 fps, 257 WBY at 3420+.

    With the 131 ACE that's going to be flat, hit hard to 1000+, and you won't pay for it in excess recoil. Wind certainty and hit probabilities of these fast 25's are truly impressive.
     
  7. Heavyiron

    Heavyiron Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I'm going with the 270 winchester. With 150 grain bullets and reloader 26 you get 3000 fps. That is 7nn rem mag territory.. the old 270 can deliver. I have a 270, 280ai, and 7 mm rem mag. There is some difference all shooting the 150 grain bullet, but not as much as you think.
    You can get ammo at any hardware store that sells ammo, for the 270. The 150 grain ballistic tip is my choice for extended range hunting. Long live the 270...!!!
     
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  8. nicholasjohn

    nicholasjohn Well-Known Member

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    I'll second that, Sir. These newer powders are giving us about a 100-150 fps turbo-boost in the old favorite cartridges, and it does make a difference. That, and using a high-BC bullet kinda puts the 30-06 class of cartridges into the next performance level.

    I've noticed that a lot more guys are using "full-length" barrels these days, which is how you maximize that performance boost. That helps a lot with the older powders, too - but the new slow-burners benefit more from using a longer barrel. I've never understood the thinking behind putting a 22" barrel on a 270 or 7mm magnum, but that practice is being pushed aside. I think this is mostly due to the increase in popularity of long range shooting, both for target work and hunting. We can also thank that trend for all the advances in handloading and in optics. It's all GOOD STUFF.
     
  9. Lee Goodwin

    Lee Goodwin Well-Known Member

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    150 grain Nosler partition going 2900.!
     
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