Lets see those hunting rifles

Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by Alex Wheeler, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Alex Wheeler

    Alex Wheeler Gold $$ Contributor

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    Keep em coming! Heres one I no longer own.
    300wsm, long action deviant, hs dbm, Mcmillan hunter (edge fill), #4 rock creek, and a few groups it shot at 1008yds.

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  2. Alex Wheeler

    Alex Wheeler Gold $$ Contributor

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    What kind of load are you running in the 30-338 imp?
     
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  4. SPJ

    SPJ Gold $$ Contributor

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    What do ya suppose killed them two Deer , old age ? Lion ? Poacher
     
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    106gr US869, 215M, Berger 230 and I'd have to look to be sure but if I recall my OAL is right around 3.850 and that's about 10 thou off. With its Lilja #6 10tw finished at 28 less brake, they're leaving at 3250. In testing I've run it as high as 108gr US869 and though they are leaving at warp speed it's a little to hot and the 106 load shoots very well. I have some of the new 230 A-Tip bullets to try but I may not have enough twist to get the full BC of those bullets so only time will tell how well they do.

    What kind of load are you using in yours? You can PM me if you don't want to post it openly.
     
  6. Ledd Slinger

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    Hard to say looking at dead heads. Definitely not age as both bucks antlers appear to be about mid life (healthiest age). And most certainly not poachers because we were a couple miles in from any vehicle accessible road and poachers always take the heads.

    Most likely a combination of hard winter and natural predators. The fact that a whitetail dead head was right next to a mule deer head makes me think a mountain lion may have killed and dragged them to the location. Or they were found dead and a Grizzly bear dragged them there. Cats are crazy good hunters, bears are more scavengers than hunters, but bears and cats will both drag and stash food items for later use.

    Coyotes & wolves dont drag deer around and stash them but that doesnt mean they didnt make the initial kills. So who knows. It's rare to find 2 dead heads that close together, very rare for it to be 2 mature bucks, and crazy rare for it to be two different species of deer! :)

    Getting an elk that morning was exciting and all, but my buddy and I were more blown away by the super rare dead head find. The two of us have put a lot of elk on the ground over the years, but never before in either of our lives have we found two dead heads like that. Been kicking myself for not getting a picture of how they were both lying on the ground close to each other when I found them...
     
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  7. B23

    B23 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I kinda have a bit of a varmint gun fetish. 6-284, 20-250 shooting the Berger 55's, and one of my CZ 527 17 Hornets. I have a few full customs and they're very nice, but I've always had a soft spot for Rem 700's so most of my guns are built off blueprinted Rem 700's and I've always got a couple on hand ready to go when the mood strikes me for a new build.
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    Attrum Andy Murtagh Silver $$ Contributor

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    338 Edge built on a TL action, Douglass 30” Barrel, Harrell’s tactical brake, Hogue over-molded Stock, Rifle Basix Trigger, PTG bottom metal, Wyatt mag box, Barrett Rings with 20/30 bases, Dr Optik red dot and NF SHV.
    This is a relatively new build and I haven’t done much but break it in. but I’m looking to filling a few tags with it this December.
     
  9. Alex Wheeler

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    I assume you mean the 300 Norma Imp? 85 gn H1000 230 hybrids .020 off.
     
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    I'm sorry, forgot you were talking about the 300 Norma Imp earlier and not a 300 Lap Imp. I kinda got gun drunk looking at all these fine looking rifles and wasn't paying attention. lol
     
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  11. SPJ

    SPJ Gold $$ Contributor

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    Humm
    Lion taking down a big buck is very likely then as you say a Bear might have gotten in there for a drag off and stash.
    I’ve come across a huge white tail dead head years ago. Just one only..
    Interesting
    Thx
     
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    Yeah lions will target mature bucks, especially in the winter time as they are often alone and recovering from the rut. But I've seen where lions have taken down full grown elk too. Very powerful and skilled hunters. So my best guess would be a lion.
     
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    8215193D-64C3-46DD-97BB-24CC1402B419.jpeg Mcmillian Hunter Mcwoody
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    My go to deer & antelope rifle a 6.5X47 Lapua, riding in a Brown Precision stock, sporting a Krieger 9 twist barrel,
    Very Nice Andy!
     
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    Ugh, another unicorn. I didn’t think they existed. My wife couldn’t tell the difference between a stick and a rifle. All she knows is that they are icky.
     
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    300_whisper Silver $$ Contributor

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    Some of mine. Go to is the .30-06. Been using ARs lately since they are perfect for the Georgia woods. The one pictured is a custom .223, but I will probably start hunting with my .300BO and 6.5G more.

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  17. SPJ

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    Is that a red fox ?
     
  18. 300_whisper

    300_whisper Silver $$ Contributor

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    No, its a grey fox with a red underside. I was going to get him mounted, since its probably my first and last fox. I am not to big on predator hunting, but the land owner asked me to kill all predators in season. He was hoping I get more coyotes. I took a bobcat off his property too. Also, I apologize for my photo size. I uploaded it from my phone. Looks normal on my iphone.
     
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  19. 300_whisper

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    What scope is that??
     
  20. Raythemanroe

    Raythemanroe Bullet Whisperer Silver $$ Contributor

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    This is one I'm still debating on putting a custom barrel and what caliber for the kids first hunting gun.

    Ruger American, Timney trigger, aluminum shroud and trigger guard, Boyd stock bedded with Devcon.
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    Ray
     

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