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    Long range deer rifle

    I was low on a deer rifle in the last two weeks and I put together an old 270 remmy ADL with a 2.5-8x36 Leupold just to have something.
    On Wednesday eve I was out on an open bog trying to get closer to a forest but the sika hinds were out already and would have
    given my game away if I would have gotten any closer. Two stags came out as the light was fading, distance was not easy to judge
    and I had no rangefinder along. I left them off saying to myself I need to get my other rifle together.
    On thursday I finished the project where I needed measurements from my old sako, cleaned the barrel, put her back in her stock and
    scope on. Friday, zero and I was ready for Saturday outing on Sika with much more faith in my long range deer rifle. 20 mag scope,
    Lothar Walther match barrel, carbon stock, AICS mag system and drop chart to 500m...
    This morning out at first light, rangefinder along, took a while to find a stag but then finally my first for the season. Precise neck shot.
    Range.....5yds
    edi

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    Congratulations on blooding the new rifle Eddie hope the drop chart came in handy at that distance , what caliber did you settle for in the end ?
    www.anglocustomrifle.co.uk
    Anglo deer management and training
    Yet another 7mm 08 user ..................... if Carlsberg made calibers.........................

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    Piered, it is actually my old standard deer rifle that I have used for target competitions and stalking. Have great faith in it. Also took me
    many months to put together. She was just out of action for the start of the season because I needed the old 1960's sako action
    as a template for a project. She is a 308.
    edi

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejg View Post
    Piered, it is actually my old standard deer rifle that I have used for target competitions and stalking. Have great faith in it. Also took me
    many months to put together. She was just out of action for the start of the season because I needed the old 1960's sako action
    as a template for a project. She is a 308.
    edi
    Nice action I think you need to go a long way to beat a sako action, only mistake you made was not building it in 7mm08 .
    Did you put it in one of your own stocks ?
    www.anglocustomrifle.co.uk
    Anglo deer management and training
    Yet another 7mm 08 user ..................... if Carlsberg made calibers.........................

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    Pierred, I fitted it into one our howa stocks, but it was a lot of work. Also fitting the aics howa mag system was awkward as the action needed to be milled too.
    Always wanted a 7-08 but we have very bad ammo supplies in Ireland especially in the very south. Have a 30-30 sitting in the safe...no ammo.
    So I'm putting myself another two 308's together. One short range one long range.
    edi

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    No Steyr, walked head on into the whistling stag, heavy cover and a misty drizzly morning.
    Just typical when one is set up for longer shots no deer were out possibly because of the weather. So I went into
    the cover with the 6.5mag min setting on the scope. Shot quite a few before at 20-50 yds with this scope
    but never that close. Not much time to find the right spot on the unfocussed grey blob visible in the scope.
    Bullet went down the spine and stopped before the shoulder area. Lost the neck.
    edi

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