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Old October 19, 2013, 10:41 PM   #26
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this could be true, but this one was a package with a kronus 3-9x40 scope, bought at dicks sporting goods. I am going to try one, will let you know how it goes.
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Old October 19, 2013, 10:44 PM   #27
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Yea be sure and do a review on it for us with a range report. If they all shoot good and hold up I'd consider one of the compact models for a truck gun.
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Old October 20, 2013, 01:34 PM   #28
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ok, will be getting on payday, friday of next week. does anyone have a good idea where to start on hand loads. should I start with smaller bullets or go for the 90-100 grainers.
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Old October 20, 2013, 07:57 PM   #29
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I've always limited myself to neck shots or cross-body heart/lung shots on Bambi with the Sierra 85-grain HPBT. So far, so good; a couple of dozen and none went anywhere after I shot. Good coyote load, also. Ruinacious.

I load 37.5 grains of 3031 and mostly with Winchester primers. Probably oughta start at maybe 35 or 36 grains and work up.

55-grain for prairie dogs, although many use those on coyotes as well.
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Old October 20, 2013, 09:13 PM   #30
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thanks. I found my old manual in my reloaing stuff from yers ago. going to build benches to hod all my stuff, I have collected a lot over the past 20 years. more stuff than room I am afraid.
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Old October 20, 2013, 09:25 PM   #31
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An 85 gr Nosler Partition over 38 grains of W760 and a Fed 210 is a sub-MOA load in my wife's Rem model 7 .243. Very soft on the shoulder too.

The 85 gr Sierra HPBT Art mentioned is a very accurate bullet as well, I've used it some in a 6mm. Just don't plan on hitting the deer square in the shoulder. I consider that bullet to be better suited as a "coyote load" as well but with proper placement and waiting for the perfect shot, it does very well on deer.
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Old October 21, 2013, 04:35 PM   #32
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I have owned several differnt calibers, I mainly hunted with the 30-06, but due to recoil I can no longer shoot it. I used a custom built 6mm284 and a custom 22-250 for target shooting. a 17remington and 22 hornet for varmint, and a 300 win. mag for moose, elk and bear. I hand loaded for each and I know there are a lot of 6mm bullets, and that is the smallest caliber you can use here in va. regretably in my 2.5 long years of fighting for my disability I sold all my guns but my 22 hornet. I am going back to the 243 (6mm) because I know it so well. I reloaded 243 for several of my friends target rifles, I am also well aware of it's capabilities. I have a friend that deer, bear, elk, and moose hunts with his, and has for years, and still does. I am now also seeing the 7mm-08, and have come to realize that it is a very efective round also, I just decided to stick with what I know.
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Old November 5, 2013, 09:43 PM   #33
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I did not purchase the cva hunter rifle, I am up here in pa visiting family, dicks sporting goods would not sell it to me beacuse I did not have a pa, or ny drivers license.
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