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Old 02-24-2018, 09:45 PM
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Cool thread! That long range in the desert would have me hooked if I was near it. Glad to see you guys indulging!
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:54 PM
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I enjoy target shooting, but I'm not into it like you guys. We have no long distance ranges anywhere around here.
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Cool thread! That long range in the desert would have me hooked if I was near it. Glad to see you guys indulging!
You have at least three 1000yd ranges close to you. Two in MI (Grayling &, &, ........ forgotten the other one, but its there) and at least one in WI.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:49 PM
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Nice!! Looks like your .223 rig would also work well for F-T/R. I really like the 'no recoil' of a .223. I recently built a single-shot R700 (40-X) in .223 with a Bartlein 5R barrel for F-T/R https://www.audioaficionado.org/show...?t=4683&page=5. However, BPCR & BPTR (200yd to 1000yd) are my first loves (along with sporting clays in the winter), so not sure how many times I'll get out to the F-Class matches. We have a 600yd range at my home range (~20min from the house) and Bridgeville, DE has 1000yd. Have another three 600yd ranges within 2hr, so plenty of places to shoot. The upside is the barrel will last a long time if I don't shoot it. I'm just getting started on a ladder-test for the rifle and have both the tipped and traditional 77gr SMK, 80gr A-Max & SMK, 80gr, 80.5gr, 82gr & 90gr Berger to test. Berger's generally fly best for me, but one never knows until they do the test. Had the chamber cut for 80gr & 90gr bullets for 800yd+, but the 77s may do what's needed at 600yd. Wanted to get out in our record 73F temps today but it was so windy it would have been a waste of ammo.
Nice .223!

I don't reload so I miss out on all of your bullet choices, but I have been incredibly satisfied with my results shooting Prime 77gr Match Plus. My gun really prefers it when compared to Hornady or Blacks Hills 75gr Match.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:55 PM
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I was into long range varmint hunting back in the 80,s & early nineties with my father in FT. Hunter Ligget where you could easily have a 1500 yard shot if you and your weapon was capable of it which mine where. The weapons of choice were a switch 25-06 Ackley Improved & 30-06 Ackley Improved built on Old Winchester action with Shilen Heavy barrels, unscrew one barrel and screw in the other depending upon what your target and distances where with all handholds of course with 90 gr ballistic tip for the 25 and 165 gr Barnes for the 30 man was that riffle accurate. The other everyday rifle was a custom 220 swift Hart heavy barrel on a Remington action using 52 grain Ballistic tips both were fiberglass stocks.

Ft Hunter Liggett at that time anyways was open to hunters on the sections that were open I believe their was 15 sections open with all kinds of squirrels, Bobcats, Lynx, Coyotes, Pigs a varmint hunters paradise which varmint hunting was illegal at the time. Not even sure Hunter Liggett is still open for hunting.

We would camp out on the coast at Naciemento camp grounds then get up early and drive over the hill onto Liggett and let the fun begin.

Miss those times long ago.Thanks for the memories.
Those 25-06 AI and 30-06 AI must have had some kick. What round counts would you shoot in an afternoon with those?

I had a Weatherby 25-06 and still own a Weatherby 30-06 from the mid 1980's. I still remember the day I sighted the 30-06. I was done after 10 rounds due to flinching, although I shot it recently and it didn't seem as bad as I remembered.

I have two 6.5 Creedmoors. One weighs in at 17lbs and the other is around 15 lbs so I really don't experience much recoil at all.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:28 PM
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Terry, very few of us that have hunted varmints for a long time would ever consider the 30-06 to be a 'varmint cartridge', for the obvious reasons. Today's modern VLD 6mm offerings in shorter bottle neck cartridges are the rage, great BC's , flat shooting and with exceptional range.

While 1000 + yards shots are common west of the Mississippi back here in the East most groundhogs are taken under 500 yards. I was blessed with an alfalfa field that allowed 1000 yard shots when I bagged mine @ 749 yards.
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The 25-05 wasn't bad at all and alot of fun with maybe 25 or less a day but the 30 -06 sure let you know you squeezed a couple off with maybe 10 to 12 a day. The swift got the majority of work done out to the 500 yard mark and beyond is when you decided which 06 you would choose.

For fun we had a couple of 223 Thompson Contenders/ 2x power scopes with Pachmeyer grips using ballistic tips as well.
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Problem with 25cal is the same as the .270cal.......... lack of bullet choices. They both suffer from same as the .223, 6mm, 6.5mm & 7mm have become so popular. Dozens of choices in the later calibers and new cases, as well.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:38 PM
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I have two .308's and two 6.5 CM's. I can accurately shoot the targets we have currently, but if the state approves our request to place targets out to 2400 yards I'll be picking up an Accuracy International AXMC chambered in .338 lapua with an additional barrel or two. At least one of those will be chambered in 6mm CM as I would like to try that out at 1000 yds on in.
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