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    Posted: 17 June 2003 at 14:40

I can't remember the last time I saw the hills so green where we hunt our chucks.  Rain's done wonders.  These little suckers are just swathing down the wheat fields the direction I'm looking.  Huterites (sp) let us hunting them whenever we like.  They want us to clean off their antelope problem, as well.  Not much we can do with that one, but the chucks we can ablige    .

Anyway, here's the first outing with the new 7mm RUM.  This'll be the pic sent to the Varmint Hunters Asso. with the data needed to satisfy their 500 yd. club requirements.  Now on to 1000.  Later.  >>  klallen

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2003 at 15:18

That 7mm Rum must kill you everytime you shoot it. Can we see a pic of your shoulder after you shoot that beast?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2003 at 15:47

Not at all, NH.  The Holland on the end works wonders.  Only marginally more recoil than my Ruger VT .243 Win.  No kidding.

Folks hate muzzle brakes for various reasons, but on a varmint rig shooting large capacity cartridges means to reach out a long ways, it's silly not to use one.  My opinion, of course.  Later.  >>  klallen 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2003 at 16:33

korey -

congrats on the 500-yrd (actually over 600-yrd) milestone!

be looking forward to a pic of the thousand-yrd!

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2003 at 14:10

Klallen;

Congrats on a fine shot.  Wish I was there.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2003 at 14:47

Those ranges are downright insane. I only know of one place in the entire state of NH where I could take a shot at that distance. I definitley wouldnt hit my target. That is just flat out amazing.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2003 at 15:20
Congrats Klallen,
I have only shot one chuck (not too many around where I live) and he was no where near 600 yards. I have however shot prairie dogs that far, even got a couple at 800, one of these days I'm going to try those at 1000 too. Good luck when you go for your 1000 yard chuck!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2003 at 16:39

Thank you guys.  I was pretty happy with it's first run.  We went out the next day and a fello shooter was able to get a 902 yd. confirmed kill with his .50 BMG.  That is one amazing cartridge.

We went out this last weekend and were set up on two sites, at the same location as above, at ranged distances of 1040 yds. and 1025 yds.  Being zeroed at 575, I topped out on my elevation so I was of little use but the BMG had several extremely close encounters.  But no hits.  I gave myself more elevation with the Burris rings and will now have to reworking an 850 yd. zero this week or next and give it another go.  Tinkering around with the idea of trying a higher BC custom bullet, as well.  From some fella out of California.  I guess they're supposed to be the best kept secret of LR bullets.  I'm looking further into them. 

Very impressive with the prairie dogs, HUNTIN1.  What rifle and scope set-up you using?

NHHUNTER, thought I read somewhere the prospect of you moving to MT.  well, there's another reason for ya to do so.  1000+ yd. varmint hunting    .

Chat with ya'll later.  >>  klallen

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2003 at 16:54
Thanks Klallen, actually I've done it with two different rifles, a Win M70 300 WM with a Burris Signature 3x9, it has factory target turrets. The other is a Savage 10FP 308 in a McMillan A2 tactical stock with a Leupold VXII tactical. It is stretching the 308 a bit at 800, I don't know if I'll try 1000 with it, I'll leave that to the 300WM.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2003 at 21:09

 Hi Klallen,I have boken into the long distance results in a big way on the weekend.My local gunsmith has built a custom 300 RUM with 36 inch barrel topped with a nightforce 8 x 42 x 56mm scope.He invited me to help break it in.This is one sweet rifle I had nine one shot kills from 600 to 981 yards on feral pigs.We had perfectly still conditions with minimal mirage.He made this rifle for 1000 yard comp matches but now he thinks he'll keep it for hunting.After seeing your results in bad conditions I wish you could have been there to shoot.I still haven't been able to nail anything small at these ranges yet though.Best of luck for the 1000 yards.Have a good one macca.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2003 at 18:20

Hey MACCA  >>  You're pig hunting sounded like a ball.  Awsome ranges.  Good weather.  Accurate rig.  Couldn't ask for more.  That custom RUM sounds like a wonderful rifle.  What bullet were you fellas using?  And a Nightforce.  Ahhhhhhh!!!  Just teas'in me now.  The dream scope of all LR varminters    .  Unfortunately, I can get three rifles (almost) for the price of the Nightforce I'd like to have.  Where's my priorities, huh    ?  Chat with ya later, MACCA.  >>  klallen

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2003 at 12:08

Hi klallen,We had three days shooting and we tried several loads.All my pigs were taken with Berger 210gr VLD Moly with a BC of .640.Robert(my mate) took his with the Bergers and Sierra 200gr spitzer boat tails at a BC of .597.I forgot to ask the twist rate he put in the barrel.We also did some target work with Lost River match J40 projectiles in 190gr with a BC of .774.(this was his comp load).He had a few 6" groups and with some more work the Aussie record may be in trouble.

You are so right about the cost of nightforce.$2000 + Aussie for the top end.CryI keep asking santa but he/she hasn't come through yet.Have a good one macca.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2003 at 14:32

Klallen;

Were you aware that Leupold makes bases to accomodate the 1000 yard shooters?  They are the single piece bridge type with a front to rear ramping to enable the stock scope elevation adjustments to work.  The slope is supposed to be 15 min of elevation.  Made for Rem & Wins only.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 June 2003 at 01:47

Morning CB  >>  I just installed the little elevation inserts my Burris rings came with.  Why I left them out in the first place, I have no idea.  Anyway, this "should" give me all the elevation that I will need for my purpose.  A fello shooter uses these on his 6mm/284 and was able click in an 850 yd. zero and work the mil dots out to well over a 1000 yds.  We'll see if it works the same for the RUM.

I'll certainly keep your Leupold suggestion in mind, if I run into further problems.  Thanks.  >>  klallen  

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