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  • #31
    Originally posted by CD2 View Post
    Im a used to be varmint hunter and if i want to pop a critter out yonder am fine w buying a .25-06 or if needing heavier....a 7 mm rem mag.
    I've used a 25-06 for varmints for over 50 years. It is great for foxes and coyotes. I use it to shoot p-dogs out to 750 yards with 75g-90g bullets too. It is very accurate at 1000 yards with the Berger 115 but I must admit, it bruises my shoulder after only 20 or 30 rounds with that bullet because the recoil becomes noticeable. I shoot 300-600 rounds a day of 6mm Creedmoor and never feel recoil of any kind. The 6.5 CM has a little more recoil than that but I can still shoot it all day at 1000 yards. There is no way I would use a 7mm Mag for varmints. Way too much recoil for me. I can't imagine shooting 1000 rounds a day of 7mm Mag without having a chiropractor on retainer and a Certified Financial Planner helping me reload. If you expect to hit prairie dogs at 1000 yards, you can't develop a flinch.
    Last edited by DakotaMan; 09-28-2019, 11:28 PM.

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    • #32
      I'm not interested in high volume shooting, or even 1000 yards.
      Maybe pop a chuck or yote past 500, that'd be good enough.
      Problem is, only have one spot that could offer such a shot, and it's a pretty good drive to get to.
      Have always wanted a .257 Mark V, just to pop a yote.
      85's over 4K sounds too cool.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by DakotaMan View Post
        As a long range cartridge, the 6.5 CM and simlar cartridges depend completely on a premium high precision shooting platform including precision long range optics. Don't expect to buy a $400 Ruger American chambered in 6.5 CM and shoot five inch groups at 1000 yards. It is a great cartridge for close range deer hunting too but you won't see its long range virtues until you drop it in a precision rifle.
        But less than 1MOA groups are easily achieved with an unmodified $400 Ruger American.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by PigHunter View Post

          But less than 1MOA groups are easily achieved with an unmodified $400 Ruger American.
          Even if I could SEE a deer at 1000 yards, I wouldn't shoot that far.
          Even if I could.

          Punching paper at a thousand yards? That's one thing.
          Poking at deer that range ain't hunting, unless you're starving.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post

            Even if I could SEE a deer at 1000 yards, I wouldn't shoot that far.
            Even if I could.

            Punching paper at a thousand yards? That's one thing.
            Poking at deer that range ain't hunting, unless you're starving.
            Show me where I said I'm interested in long range hunting.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by PigHunter View Post

              Show me where I said I'm interested in long range hunting.
              Take a chill pill baby!
              I wasn't "poking the pig", okay?
              It was more a simple statement.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post

                Take a chill pill baby!
                I wasn't "poking the pig", okay?
                It was more a simple statement.
                Lol, will do! Was in a grouchy mood on the way home from the beach. Rented a Sea-doo on Saturday and my legs are still in recovery. But it was a fun, full-throttle time in the Gulf ๐Ÿ‘ ... Now I'm walking around stiff-legged.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by PigHunter View Post

                  Lol, will do! Was in a grouchy mood on the way home from the beach. Rented a Sea-doo on Saturday and my legs are still in recovery. But it was a fun, full-throttle time in the Gulf ๐Ÿ‘ ... Now I'm walking around stiff-legged.
                  Sound like fun, PH! One comment on Barnes and other copper bullets... I switched to them in my fast-movers a long time ago for the performance, not the anti-lead hype. I still use Partitions and such in some cartridges. Cheers, Roll Tide and War Eagle!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by WA Mtnhunter View Post

                    Sound like fun, PH! One comment on Barnes and other copper bullets... I switched to them in my fast-movers a long time ago for the performance, not the anti-lead hype. I still use Partitions and such in some cartridges. Cheers, Roll Tide and War Eagle!
                    I bought into the hype when the Barnes X-bullet was released and loaded both gen 1 and then gen 2 designs back in the 90's. I even tried the moly coated versions. Like I said, the bullets performed as advertised and I've never lost an animal I've shot with one. I think there's still a couple boxes of loaded .308 still in my basement. My only gripe was how fast the old style fouled barrels. Best wishes, War Eagle and Roll Tide!

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