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I shoot a Model 70 .270, stock is a dark walnut with a boss system. My mom worked for browning so I got a killer deal on it. I have taken 6 muleys with it, would be more if I could draw out on the Southern region every year
I use an old Ruger M77 (30.06) that used to be my dad's over 20 years ago. Its got a old redfield scope, that is due for a change. Gonna go to Cabela's in Reno, NV next week and getting a Leupold scope with the bullet drop compensation ($239.00). 22 inch barrel, custom stock. Unfortunetly its not a tack driver, gets 3.5 inch groups at 200 yards, with cheap 150 grain bullets .
you should be able to get a lot better groups outta that gun. i have 2-m77's that are around the same age. and both of them are at 3/4 inch groups at 100 and 1 1/2 at 200. i have 1 in a 6mm and that sucker is a shooter!. 100yrds 3 shot groups and they are usually 1 jagged whole. i'd say shoot some better ammo, and get a sight vise or sand bags and spend some time with it. it should shoot good in my experiance with those gunsRodzilla_v wrote:I use an old Ruger M77 (30.06) that used to be my dad's over 20 years ago. Its got a old redfield scope, that is due for a change. Gonna go to Cabela's in Reno, NV next week and getting a Leupold scope with the bullet drop compensation ($239.00). 22 inch barrel, custom stock. Unfortunetly its not a tack driver, gets 3.5 inch groups at 200 yards, with cheap 150 grain bullets .
Killerbee - I agree with you - I also think I should be able to get better groups out of that gun. I am getting a new scope on it next week, but i will also invest on a good shooting rest and sand bags. What kind of factory ammo do you use? Have you modified the triggers on yours? Here is a group form a couple of weeks ago; @ 200 yards shooting 150 grain Remington corelocks. Hopefully I can improve upon it in the next couple of months before hunting season. Not tags yet, but plenty of Coyotes to go after.
What old Redfield do you have. I have two from the early 70's that I still use. They were a great scope. If it's a 2-7 widefield with a 4 plex reticule, do you want to sell it?
Out west I use a Ruger 7mm Remington magnum with a Leupold VXIII 3.5x10 scope. In Arkansas timber I use a Winchester 94 in 7x30 Waters with a Lyman receiver sight. The 94 was my dad's and between us we have killed 28 deer with it since 1985. He now use a Savage 99 in .308 when he hunts. Dad is 71 and killed his biggest deer last year with the 99.
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Well, I will try not to get too windy here. My gun started out as a Winchester Model 70 7mm magnum sporter LT classic. I felt that the gun would better suit me as a .300 Win Mag. I got it rebarreled with a "Shilling" May have spelled that wrong, mountain rifle barrell. I also installed a muzzle brake and put an aluminum bedded H.S. Precision Stock on there. I topped it off with leupold rings and a Kahles ZF-95 sniper scope and it is all I should ever need now. I shoot Barnes TSX 180 grain bullets with 70 grains of IMR 4350 powder and it shoots 3100 fps and groups 1/2" groups with very minimal recoil. I usually use a crutch of some kind, a harris bipod or stoney point tripod. I also have a snipe pod. I also got it powder coated to prevent it from rusting as I hunt Black Bears in South East Alaska. The salt water is not too good for your blueing. The gun shoots well just by dialing in the scope to the yardage from your range finder. Last year I shot a white tail at 588 yards. The longest shot I have ever taken at a game animal.
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