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74honker

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Not out of the MBR but scored on this Fat Mamma at 400 with the 6.5L. Not bad for an East Coast Long Range hunter in training! Couldn’t have made the shot without the LRH braintrust helping me hone my reloading skills. 143 ELD-X on 36 grains of Varget. Dialed up 6 minutes. Life is good!

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I don't know what looks better in that pic. The dead chuck or that fine looking game getter lol. Great shot YZ-80 and keep up the good work!
 

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Thanks! You know my other go-to powder for this gun is RL-15 with the 123 grain SST. I’ve also been told I’ll get better speed with RL-17! I’m getting 2,740 out of the Varget. I’ll look into RL-16 as well. Cheers!
Any more MBR hogs? Had one playing peek a boo with me yesterday, for like an hour, nothing, but smoked a fox at 273, driving into the farm. Had my 7-08, and 120 by at about 3180. Poof!
 

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Any more MBR hogs? Had one playing peek a boo with me yesterday, for like an hour, nothing, but smoked a fox at 273, driving into the farm. Had my 7-08, and 120 by at about 3180. Poof!
Not yet but always looking. Missed one at 250 with the .22 Hornet last night. I will be avenged!!
 

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Any more MBR hogs? Had one playing peek a boo with me yesterday, for like an hour, nothing, but smoked a fox at 273, driving into the farm. Had my 7-08, and 120 by at about 3180. Poof!

I would think that formula would be pretty hard on Ol' Reynard.
 

7stw

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I would think that formula would be pretty hard on Ol' Reynard.
Yeah, they don't like it much, hogs either. I've got some 100 grain sierra varminters I'm working , fine tuning. They are about 100 fps faster, and with the open face, ouch.
The 120 load, is probably gonna become my deer load.
They don't like 123eldm's, out of my 6.5 creed either!
 

7stw

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I would think that formula would be pretty hard on Ol' Reynard.
No, they don't! It's a very accurate load in this rifle, and pretty quick.
I'm working with 100 grain Sierra varminter needs a little fine tuning, about 100 fps faster. The open tip is scary looking.
They also dont like 123eldm's, out of 6.5 creed either!
 

7stw

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No, they don't! It's a very accurate load in this rifle, and pretty quick.
I'm working with 100 grain Sierra varminter needs a little fine tuning, about 100 fps faster. The open tip is scary looking.
They also dont like 123eldm's, out of 6.5 creed either!
I rewrote this, because I thought the first one failed. 🤔
 

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Any more MBR hogs? Had one playing peek a boo with me yesterday, for like an hour, nothing, but smoked a fox at 273, driving into the farm. Had my 7-08, and 120 by at about 3180. Poof!
Got out of the house to shoot from the “Grassy Knoll” tonight. Someone is molesting my feeder and I gotta set things right. As Redleg Terril says in The Outlaw Josey Wales, “Doin’ right ain’t got no end.”
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The shooter on the grassy knoll :) Feeder molester's can come in all types and sizes, always kept a cam on mine and you wouldn't believe the critters it attracts. Good hunting and hope you get the perp, coon's-turkey's-porky's-coyote's-hare's-crow's-chuck's-foxes-skunk's-and squirrel's of all types.
 

7stw

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Cooper Custom Classic in .243 w/24” pipe. Shoots lights out with the 85 grain Sierra!!
Great looking rifle, and I'm sure it's a shooter. Im playing around with 100 Sierra open tip a little. Varget seems to be the clear winner. Cfe223 works, but temp sensitive.
Great rig there bro! Smoke um!
 

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Not yet but always looking. Missed one at 250 with the .22 Hornet last night. I will be avenged!!
Yz I smoked two more tonite! Had the 6.5 creed killing machine with me tonite. One at a little over 150, the other at 277. Those 123 ELDM's do a number, no crawling to the hole! Bang, drt. I actually was going to the farm to shoot a little, which I did, but my uncle and I went hog cruising. Two shots, two kills, good average!
It's your turn now!
Way too much fun!😁o_O
 

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Yz I smoked two more tonite! Had the 6.5 creed killing machine with me tonite. One at a little over 150, the other at 277. Those 123 ELDM's do a number, no crawling to the hole! Bang, drt. I actually was going to the farm to shoot a little, which I did, but my uncle and I went hog cruising. Two shots, two kills, good average!
It's your turn now!
Way too much fun!😁o_O
Awesome! Another one just moved into my food plot from who knows where. If he shows himself tomorrow AM I’m gonna smack him with the Cooper! Will post a pic of the carnage if I can make it happen!
 

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