long range ground hog in pa.

Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by maddysdad, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. fredo

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    Let's see, rimfire/shotguns aside, have shots chucks with:
    .17Predator
    .20Tac
    .204
    .223
    .223AI
    .223WSSM
    .22-243
    .22-243AI
    6x45
    6x45AI
    6x47Lapua
    .243
    .25DTI
    .25WSSM
    .25-06
    6.5SAUM
    .270
    7WSM
    .308
    .300SAUM
    300 Norma Improved

    ...and my .220 REDLINE smokes ALL OF 'EM, for as far as I care to shoot...
     
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  2. mikeinct

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    What's this list Fredo...No 30 30 ?? mike
     
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  3. dragman

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    I have played with a "FEW"
    short list of go too calibers I will build or buy again to play with:
    .284 & shehane version
    7X300WSM
    300WSM
    300RUM
    300ATLAS
    338NORMA
    338Lapua
    338Lapua improved
     
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  4. Bc'z

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    As a kid when we lived in southern Pa. On a big farm, we set traps at den openings then pop em point blank with a .22.
    But that was 47 years ago
     
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  5. Bobbyboy6br

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    Did you ever shoot the 2506 with a 100 gr smk in a 1-10 t it’s sweet
     
  6. snert

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    17HMR, 22 k hornet, 222, 17FB, 22-250, 22PPC, 220 Swift, 243, 308 and ...25 caliber Marauder.

    Like em all but the 243, 308 and 17HMR. The others rotate into my favorite list. Last it was 22PPC. Before that my Swift. Next the 17FB

    Oh, and a 357 Herrett Contender puts the smush to them...
     
  7. mikeinct

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    Oh, bobbyboy...."Did you ever shoot the 2506 with a 100 gr smk in a 1-10 t it’s sweet" ??? ... ah No [never owned one] but a couple of my old long ago GH hunting buddies & I came to an understanding about that 25 caliber number...I used to hear holy hell from one grump I could easily outshoot w my 257 Roberts...I'd tell him that overbored wonder of his was too heavy for light work & too light for heavy work...Seriously tho, that combo rocks...I still have a few old Hornady 100gr spire points...Mike in Ct
     
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  8. joed49

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    Heck, just about every cartridge/rifle combination has been used hunting groundhogs in OH, WV and PA.

    My first centerfire rifle was a Rem 700 VS in .25-06 purchased in 1977, I still have it. I miss those days and the friends I hunted with back then.
     
  9. maddysdad

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    what are your thoughts for a 6 mm case and bullets for 600 to say 1000 yard hog hunting.these 6 mms do well for the 1000 yard shoots.
    gary
     
  10. mikeinct

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    I'll chime in...The trouble is you want to do both sports..LR hunting & LR targets. Taller order. The cases that give you the most important "Whomp Factor" Are all barrel burners.[Note: two types & weights of bullets, say 87 to 105, sometimes 115Gr.] ..I tried to compete w a standard 243Win. use any # you want..800 to 1100 shots. Minimum bullet weight 100 grains. [ I used the 87gr V-max bullet on Varmints, Carefully Sorted] Barrel life & keeping it in tune..I think those all blow up your accuracy ability..Struggling to keep them in tune..Chasing the lands..Whatever you call it, that is problematic..Do yourself a favor read about that gun " Matt's screaming yellow 243Win AI" ...I don't know much about AI type cartridges..I only own one...more later, mike in ct...link is here...scroll down that page... http://www.accurateshooter.com/cartridge-guides/243win/
     
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  11. Rem06

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    17HMR, 223 then 6.5x47Lapua. with out rolling hills most shots are under 600yds. There are some places in a few counties to go pretty far. I never had to get the 300NM out, yet.
     
  12. joed49

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    Well stated. There is a difference between LR varmint hunting and LR targets in regards to bullets used. I would never want to use heavy target bullets on some of the farms I hunt where there is live stock and houses. Light weight frangible bullets are best for the application. I've seen a few friends pay for live stock due to mishaps.
     
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  13. Bojo

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    Winchester model 43 in 22 hornet , 40 grain sierra for anything out to 150/175.
    Savage model 12fv in 22-250, 40 grain Barnes for out farther
     
  14. PAshooter20BR

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    20x47 Lapua
     

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  15. Bobbyboy6br

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    I’ve been shooting this quarter bore for over 25 years ,rem 700 Schneider match barrel Leupold vx-6 7-42 scope it’s wicked .im gonna try out the 90 gr SBK bullets with the same load as the 100 gr smk should be interesting lol.sierra tech said start at 52and workup to 57 gr
     
  16. CT10ring

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    Funny, I bought a 243 AI / used after reading this - "Matt's screaming 243. " Took it out 5 (?) years ago on a PD shoot and shot PD at 100 yds. Literally not anything remained. Really a fine shooting rifle. 87g V max. 8 twist. obviously good out further-
     

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  17. Bobbyboy6br

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    Any thoughts on the 6br it’s a great cal
     
  18. snert

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    Does it all without fanfare...70 grains to 107s
     

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