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#357082 - 08/21/07 06:02 PM Ready for New Mexico
TiminTN
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Registered: 06/18/00
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Loc: Memphis,Tennessee U.S.A.

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I shot again today, with new loads for the 7/338, with my old load backed down.

I have been killin the brass to get the speed, although it shot fabulous there, I wanted to see if a tad slower would shoot as well.

I only had to go from a 3668/3700 fps average to a 3625 fps average to see no extrusion on the brass.

It may take a couple loadings to see how the primer pockets hold up.

My last shot cut both verticle and horizontal line at the 3" mark. DEAD NUTZ.....

The fun rifle today was shooting a new bullet in the 223, the 60 grain Hornady HP.

I used 25.5 grains of N135 and had 3 seating depths to try. The 3rd seemed to work little better than the others.

The 60`s will haul azz at 3351 fps average.
I had a strange thought come to mind while looking at the chronograph with the 60`s and ran a ballistics chart.

I am taking the 223 as my extra rifle on the hunt. I am in love with the little guy.

I could almost see the bullet hit paper, just enough recoil to keep me from it.

I`m 3.1" high at 100 this is about a 300 yd zero. I`m gonna take a look at the energy tables tonight.

All in all a great day to be there, saw some old very nice aquaintences, and was gone by 11:30 for an appointment with spoon. That boy made my day and then some.

OK, the ballistics chart says a 96 pound animal at 325. It says a 102 pound animal at 300. Thats a fir piece.

It is dead on right now at 315.

Might be an item to have in the truck opening day.

I jus happen to have 2 bi-pods. ;\)
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#357177 - 08/21/07 06:56 PM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: TiminTN]
paincave_2000
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Awesome,Good luck.
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#357213 - 08/21/07 07:14 PM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: paincave_2000]
Cull Buck Hunter
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1931
Loc: Cleveland,TN

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Lucky dog!
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#357219 - 08/21/07 07:16 PM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: paincave_2000]
BucknBass
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Registered: 09/27/99
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Loc: Bartlett, TN USA

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Let's rock!

Can't wait to hit the road.
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#357239 - 08/21/07 07:30 PM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: TiminTN]
Fence Post
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Registered: 11/19/99
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DA, you going this trip?
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#357291 - 08/21/07 07:55 PM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: Fence Post]
megalomaniac
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Registered: 10/28/05
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Good luck!

I'm heading out tomorrow afternoon for a week and a half bow hunting for elk in Colorado.

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#357409 - 08/21/07 08:43 PM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: megalomaniac]
.444 Marlin
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This .223....it wouldnt by any chance be the one I sold to Da then he traded to PMC would it?
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#357455 - 08/21/07 08:58 PM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: .444 Marlin]
Tiny
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Sounds good,You and BucknBass have a safe,fun and blasting great trip.
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#357697 - 08/21/07 10:43 PM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: ]
TiminTN
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Loc: Memphis,Tennessee U.S.A.

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444, this is not your 223. This is a semi custom Krieger barreled doey. Its fun as heck to shoot.
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#357699 - 08/21/07 10:46 PM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: TiminTN]
PMC, certified
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SOunds like you got it ready. Have a great trip. I can't wait to hear the story next week.

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#357786 - 08/22/07 03:11 AM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: PMC, certified]
mr.big
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sure wish me and Jessica were going,,I been trying to tell yall them Hornady bullets are the real deal,cheap and kill as good as they shoot,,there BTHP Match bullets shoot right with and better than the SMK in all my guns,and the IL line is a Premium bullet bar none through mule deer,,until you reach elk or big bear your wastin money.
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#357834 - 08/22/07 06:14 AM Re: Ready for New Mexico [Re: mr.big]
TiminTN
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You guys would fit right in.

I`m gonna keep after you to come out.

You have a whole year to plan for next time.

I will make sure to show you around and help as much as possible.

Those Hornadys have been an eye opener.

I guess to be honest the cannelure on the IL line is why I never warmed up to them.

My old Remington Classic 06 was throated so long, the cannelure just looked out of place.

I was not judging the performance, just the odd look of that dang cannelure.

I shot 1 deer with an IL in 139 grain out of a 7 Mag in Alabama.

I can say without doubt it was the first deer ever the wound channel was plain as day.

No atomic blast.
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