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    My third fox with .243

    Shot this vixen at roughly midnight on friday night while out lamping. Shot with a Sako 75 Varmint in .243 w/ Reflex T8 sound mod. (Load used was an 87gr V-Max with 46gr of Viht N160 at roughly 3200fps.) The shot was 270-300 yards and she dropped where she was standing. Sorry for poor image quality as was taken by a camera phone.
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    Last edited by TheWolfMan; 20-01-2012 at 00:21. Reason: Extra pic.

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    In my professional opinion...




    ...that fox is properly dead!

    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy_SP View Post
    In my professional opinion...




    ...that fox is properly dead!

    Well done!
    Thanks! These V-Max's and Ballistic Tips dont half put them down quick. Make a bit of mess but it's okay, I dont fancy eating fox haha

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    At least he wont have a head ache mate . Well done buddy.

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    Well done mate ,how does that load group etc i stopped at 42.8 of n160 and got clover leaf at 100yds is the extra pressure worth it?

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    that is a proper job on him. the 87 vmax is a superb round. expands well and has good bc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hw100sniper View Post
    Well done mate ,how does that load group etc i stopped at 42.8 of n160 and got clover leaf at 100yds is the extra pressure worth it?
    Thanks, they have 3 shot grouped 0.5 moa at 100 yards but conditions weren't the best with wind and we were just having a bit play and not really trying to hold the best group we could. I didn't load them, my dad does all of the numbers etc. and I just do as I'm told haha. I help weigh the powder and seat the bullets, with him keeping an eye on me. As long as I pull the trigger and hear the woosh and the thwack on the fox I don't question his ways haha. The extra pressure shouldn't do any harm with the heavy varmint barrel though and we dont have any problems with case extraction. It does make sense at the moment to use as less powder, his last 1kg bottle of N160 was 47.95 and we recently saw them going for 75 odd at one of our local dealers. I'll ask him the same question and get back to you. Answer will probably be 'if it aint broke dont fix it' haha
    Last edited by TheWolfMan; 20-01-2012 at 00:20.

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    . Answer will probably be 'if it aint broke dont fix it' haha.Lol ,no bother mate .Keep at them charlies and all the best

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    heck that made a mess great shooting
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