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I took my 25-06, .338 Win Mag and .375 H & H Magnum to the range for a sight in check yesterday. They were all dead on! I had not fire the .375 since sn African hunt and vaguely recall clicking back the elevation of the scope to 100 yards from the 5

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  • fordman155
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    The rifle-to-rifle accuracy days happen. I think it has a lot to do with how focused you are on what you are doing as well as your shooting technique.
    A few weeks ago I dropped a White tail doe with no noticeable level of excitement. I was glad to have the chance to fill the ticket and get meat in the freezer. If the doe would have been a 14-point buck I'm sure I would have been excited. The state of mind matters.

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  • Kody
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    Originally posted by Pup49 View Post
    One of my favorite cartridges is the 9.3x62. If I do my part, it will cut holes at 100yds. Even the cheap Previ ammo will hole in hole. Also varying bullet weight from 250 grns to 286 grns seems to have the same point of impact. Ruger 77 African.
    I am curious to know what sparked your interest in that round in the first place?

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  • Kody
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    Originally posted by Pup49 View Post
    One of my favorite cartridges is the 9.3x62. If I do my part, it will cut holes at 100yds. Even the cheap Previ ammo will hole in hole. Also varying bullet weight from 250 grns to 286 grns seems to have the same point of impact. Ruger 77 African.
    For those who suggest getting the 45-50 in one of those short barrelled Guide rifles I say that I would rather shoot a 470 Nitro Express than one of those guns. Sure it has stopping power but I like to enjoy shooting my rifles and that is one rifle I found to unpleasant to shoot. I have sighted in two of them at the range for guys who were flitching so badly they could not fire them accurately. I got it done but unless it is a 45-70 rifle with a nice long barrel and some weight I will not be attempting it for a third time. Sharps would be fun but to much rifle to pack on a horse.

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  • Kody
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    Originally posted by Pup49 View Post
    One of my favorite cartridges is the 9.3x62. If I do my part, it will cut holes at 100yds. Even the cheap Previ ammo will hole in hole. Also varying bullet weight from 250 grns to 286 grns seems to have the same point of impact. Ruger 77 African.
    That seems to be a cartridge favoured by many hunters out of Europe who manage to hunt Africa. It certainly is chambered in some outstanding rifles, I will do some reading on it after this post. I have commented on my use of a lever action 30-30 because it fits so well into the rifle scabbord off my saddle. I recalled that 9.3-62 is sometimes in a double barrel express rifle and it got me thinking. A shortbarrelled 375 H & H Magnum Express rifle would slide into that scabbord perfectly. No hammer or bolt to poke into the horse or me and better yet, it would have the stopping power the 30-30 is lacking. Hopefully, the Merkel comes with short barrels in the .375. Yes, I have been looking for an excuse to buy an Express rifle for years. I may have to sell my motorcycle to get the thing but the thought is planted. Thanks PUp49, if I get any flak from my wife I will of course be blaming it on you

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  • Pup49
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    One of my favorite cartridges is the 9.3x62. If I do my part, it will cut holes at 100yds. Even the cheap Previ ammo will hole in hole. Also varying bullet weight from 250 grns to 286 grns seems to have the same point of impact. Ruger 77 African.

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  • Kody
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    Originally posted by Kody View Post
    Sorry about the errors guys, without reading glasses I am pretty bad. Where are those damn things anyway?
    Thank you JM a few aches and pains that come of getting older don't bug me much but the loss of vision for close work really irritates me.

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  • Kody
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    Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
    I don't know - most of my guns aren't that reliable. Lol Some of my rifles are extremely accurate, but the POI of my scopes often seems to drift over the offseason. I don't know why; cheaper optics perhaps? Honestly, target shooting isn't tremendously relaxing for me, because I tend to obsess over anything that goes wrong. Just my personality. And when I do shoot particularly well, I often get overexcited and that leads to flyers because my concentration wanes. I don't think I'd make a very good competitive shooter, even though I like to think I'm a good shot under most circumstances. Oddly enough I don't have that problem with archery. Once I get on a roll I can really rack up the bullseyes.

    Do you have any special hunts planned for this fall, Kody?
    As you mentioned the iron sights may not change over the years but my eyes certainly have! That front bead sure covers a lot of target out there at 100 yards and there seems to be some kind of cloud blurring the view. I shot my 30-30 that same day and at short range it proved itself to be pretty accurate At the 100 yard mark I could hit a saucer size object but I won't be shooting any clover leaves. It may be up to the task but I am not!

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  • Kody
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    Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
    I agree. There's something very comforting about sighting in a rifle that's already dialed in. Not that you weren't going to check it and fix it anyway, but the sure knowledge that it's held zero this long without drifting off is nothing to sneeze it.
    I guess i should start calling her Old reliable. Darn right is is oddly comforting

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  • JM
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    Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
    I don't know - most of my guns aren't that reliable. Lol Some of my rifles are extremely accurate, but the POI of my scopes often seems to drift over the offseason. I don't know why; cheaper optics perhaps? Honestly, target shooting isn't tremendously relaxing for me, because I tend to obsess over anything that goes wrong. Just my personality. And when I do shoot particularly well, I often get overexcited and that leads to flyers because my concentration wanes. I don't think I'd make a very good competitive shooter, even though I like to think I'm a good shot under most circumstances. Oddly enough I don't have that problem with archery. Once I get on a roll I can really rack up the bullseyes.

    Do you have any special hunts planned for this fall, Kody?
    Harharhar....I bet I can shoot iron sights further than Tioughniogas 12 gauge, haha. Maybe me and him can have a "long distance" competition...you know, at about 50 yards or so. In all honesty I could hit deer sized game at 200 yards with my iron sights, but I wouldn't want to do that anyways. Maybe sling shot technology has improved, but I believe I'm still a bit ahead of it in accuracy.

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  • JM
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    Originally posted by Okwaho View Post
    My only rifle is a single-shot .22, which I hardly ever shoot, but I know what you mean anyway.
    I like that you are sticking to what you (actually) need, Tioughnioga. My problem is that my brain thinks that I need, as HFT put it, one of everything!

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  • jcarlin
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    Originally posted by Okwaho View Post
    My only rifle is a single-shot .22, which I hardly ever shoot, but I know what you mean anyway.
    I completely get where you're coming from there. I have other shotguns, but if I'm going squirrel hunting I have an NE Pardner single shot 20g that is a joy to carry in the woods all day. Bought a Stoeger Condor double 20g.. Still lighter than my pump guns, but for squirrel, not rabbit, how often do you actually miss and get a follow up?

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  • huntfishtrap
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    Originally posted by Okwaho View Post
    My only rifle is a single-shot .22, which I hardly ever shoot, but I know what you mean anyway.
    My advice is to buy one of everything. That usually covers all the bases...

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  • huntfishtrap
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    Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
    I don't know - most of my guns aren't that reliable. Lol Some of my rifles are extremely accurate, but the POI of my scopes often seems to drift over the offseason. I don't know why; cheaper optics perhaps? Honestly, target shooting isn't tremendously relaxing for me, because I tend to obsess over anything that goes wrong. Just my personality. And when I do shoot particularly well, I often get overexcited and that leads to flyers because my concentration wanes. I don't think I'd make a very good competitive shooter, even though I like to think I'm a good shot under most circumstances. Oddly enough I don't have that problem with archery. Once I get on a roll I can really rack up the bullseyes.

    Do you have any special hunts planned for this fall, Kody?
    Yeah, but then I would have other problems, JM. Like not being able to hit anything beyond slingshot range! Lol

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  • JM
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    Originally posted by Kody View Post
    Sorry about the errors guys, without reading glasses I am pretty bad. Where are those damn things anyway?
    Wasn't wearing my contacts, so I couldn't really see any mistakes you make anyways haha.

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  • JM
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    Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
    I don't know - most of my guns aren't that reliable. Lol Some of my rifles are extremely accurate, but the POI of my scopes often seems to drift over the offseason. I don't know why; cheaper optics perhaps? Honestly, target shooting isn't tremendously relaxing for me, because I tend to obsess over anything that goes wrong. Just my personality. And when I do shoot particularly well, I often get overexcited and that leads to flyers because my concentration wanes. I don't think I'd make a very good competitive shooter, even though I like to think I'm a good shot under most circumstances. Oddly enough I don't have that problem with archery. Once I get on a roll I can really rack up the bullseyes.

    Do you have any special hunts planned for this fall, Kody?
    You wouldn't have that problem if you used iron sights, HFT . I haven't had to adjust the sights on my deer rifle one time in my entire life(although I always shoot to make sure nothing moved to be safe).

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