Rifle decisions

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  1. Country Bumpkin

    Country Bumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, what they said!!!

    Report Troop!!!
     
  2. JMack

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    Sorry for the delayed reply things got nuts after I returned home from Alaska then I was in Wyoming last week hunting mule deer.....

    Anyway,

    My fierce is a CT Edge Barr rifle is just at 6lbs maybe an ounce over but not much. 26” barrel. Was running a vx6hd at the time of the hunt mounted with Talley rail and nf ultralight rings, comes in right at or maybe ounce or two over 8# with a sling.

    I took the fierce.
     
  3. JMack

    JMack Well-Known Member

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    Tikka is nice but the confidence wasn’t there at much past 400 yards.
     
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    I never noticed the weight of the fierce. And I’ve since switched out the scope to an X5i Swaro....so now it’s even a little heavier. I was suspicious of the vx6hd.

    I shot a nice bull caribou close to the landing strip on hunt day one then the weather turned to absolute crap, wet snow, fog, fog, rain and more fog for pretty much the remaining 9 days except for one break of about another day, maybe. Never found a sheep in the fog. That’s how things go sometimes. No grizzly either.
     
  5. JMack

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    I’ll get some pics posted. From Alaska and Wyoming.
     
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    The fierce is by far my favorite rifle I’ve ever owned and now topped off with the X5i you couldn’t pry this rifle from my hands. 500 yards is now a chip shot and that’s saying a lot for me as I’m nowhere near a good shot.
     
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  7. JMack

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    Fly day no hunt. Sheep country few miles in the distance
     

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  8. JMack

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    Next morning I couldn’t pass this guy up less than a mile from landing strip
     

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    Then this.....
     

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  10. JMack

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    Oops
     
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    By no means is this a record book muley, we spent a few days working with two youth hunters to get them a deer and it came down to the last day for me. A solid 5x5 very symmetrical. 200 yard shot looked like he was hit with a lightning bolt. Zero meat loss center punched ribs. 200gr accubond at 3200fps.
     

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  12. H82MISS

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    Fantastic !!! Thanks for sharing. What incredible country !!!!
     
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  13. Frog4aday

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    Great pics and nice follow-up to let us know how things went for you.
     
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