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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spring is coming and with it the first days where it is comfortable to shoot on a range or pursue varmints. It's snowing here tonight again but spring is not far off.
I saw a nice big fox on my drive home tonight, he looked in excellent condition. Got me thinking about some long range shooting.
I've been thinking about spending a bit of time at my loading bench and working up a few rounds for deer hunting next fall plus some lighter faster ones to harass the woodchucks and foxes with.
For deer I think I'll go with my 7x57 Mauser (275 Rigby to you Brits) loaded with 175 grain spirepoints over a load of IMR 4350 for a muzzle velocity of between 2500 and 2600 fps. If I sight those in to be four inches high at 150 yards they will be dead on at 250 yards and only 4.5 inches low at 300 yards. Plus or minus four inches on a deer's chest is no problem.
For the small game, crows , wood chucks etc. I think I'll load up some 120 grain lightly constructed bullets to 3000 fps and sight the Ruger in for 200 yards which will keep flight path withing two inches plus or minus out to about 225 yards and only be eight inches low at 300 yards which is less then the height of a wood chuck sitting up on his mound.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time for a revisit to this thread. I'm waiting for the snow to start here from that storm moving up the coast so have time to go over the hunting season. I've already got Santa to put a new Leopold scope under the tree for my slug gun. Not that the red dot sight I had on it didn't work well for shooting but without any magnification it was no help sorting does from spike horned bucks. In Maryland they want you to shoot the does and let the spike horns walk until they mature into "shooter" bucks.
So what is next?

I'm thinking of buying a bolt action rifled barrel shotgun for my Maryland daughter to have as her shooter to end her being handed unfamiliar guns one day before the season with no time to practice with it.
The model I'm thinking of is the Savage 220 which has a 20 gauge fully rifled barrel and shoots sabot rounds holding a 58 caliber bullet weighing 260 grains(Remington's version, others vary).
See what you think.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now then: you might be just the man for this.

Do you know if there are left-handed handguns (pistols that discharge the shell(?) to the left, revolvers whose chamber(?) comes out on the other side so southpaws can reload swiftly)?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
Now then: you might be just the man for this.

Do you know if there are left-handed handguns (pistols that discharge the shell(?) to the left, revolvers whose chamber(?) comes out on the other side so southpaws can reload swiftly)?

https://charterfirearms.com/collections/southpaw

http://cabotgun.com/left-hand-1911s/
Other then these there are not many true left hand handguns.
Many semi auto pistols also have ambidextrous safeties and magazine releases which is enough for most lefties. The Glock pistols are a lefties favorite.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, cheers!
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