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#492228 - 11/13/07 07:00 PM Checking Zeros
Plateau Hunter
8 Point

Registered: 05/19/00
Posts: 1962
Loc: Cannon County, TN

Got a few rifles out of the back of the safe readyrack today to check zeros for the opener and upcoming seasons.

The .260 needed some minor tweaking as did the .280. However the winner of today's shootoff was my .358. It is a woodstock Rem M78 that I rednecked painted several years ago and it put two 220g Speers within .6 just .2 out of the 10x crosshair at 105 yds. Now those big ole black stovepipe holes in the center of the target sure looked good after the rifle set in the safe for a year. So it will get the nod on opening morning-besides the .358 punches a big hole thru and thru that results in a short msssive blood trail if there is one. And they don't run down to the deepest most rugged holler to expire and be drug out.

I will check the .35 Rem 760 and .223:) Friday.

Good luck to you all. I am beginning to feel the fever. The woods were beautiful today and I am starting to see some small bucks traveling. I haven't seen any scrapes or rubs however. Plateau Hunter
We were soldiers once, and young.

#492278 - 11/13/07 07:34 PM Re: Checking Zeros [Re: Plateau Hunter]
16 Point

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16954
Loc: Allardt, TN

Im dialed in and ready myself. I actually dont have Army training and will get to hunt!
-QDM=Better Deer, Better Deer Hunting
-Let Him Go, So He Can Grow

#492662 - 11/13/07 10:00 PM Re: Checking Zeros [Re: smstone22]
12 Point

Registered: 09/03/00
Posts: 5918
Loc: Drummonds, Tn

My parents spanked me as a child... I now suffer from a psychological condition known as "respect for others"

#492925 - 11/14/07 07:47 AM Re: Checking Zeros [Re: Southpaw]
Whelen Man
TnDeer Old Timer
8 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 2327
Loc: Athens, TN, USA

Sounds like my kind of hunter. I've used the 358 Winchester and 35 Whelen both on deer and usually they're not DRT but there's a short trail that a blind man can follow to the deer. I'll take that anyday with the ability to shoot with less regard to body position. Last year I shot an 8 pointer that was at a quartering away angle downhill quite a bit and that big bullet went all the way through and took out the top of the heart. The deer ran maybe 25 yards and dropped. I've not used the 220 on a deer yet but would like to give it a try sometime. I've mostly used the 200 Hornady SP, the Nosler 225 Ballistic tip and the Nosler 225 Partition. I tried a Hornady 200 RN and didn't like the explosiveness at 35 Whelen velocities.
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#493199 - 11/14/07 11:28 AM Re: Checking Zeros [Re: Whelen Man]
10 Point

Registered: 11/10/06
Posts: 2543
Loc: Bellevue Tn

I checked my two rifles last weekend, tweaked a little.
Like you PH I will be toting my 444XLR to my 20 ft. ladder stand sitting on an oak ridge top, and it will hopefully be raining both H20 & blood splatters in Hickman County.
I will top off the afternoon with my 270 wsm in a 15 ft ladder stand over looking a new (last winter) clear cut, with my food plots in the back round at to about 250 yds. in Humphreys County.
Bring it on!
Manipulation is the KEY!
Use it willfully & be aware of it from others!

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