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G'day All,

I thought that we have a few members who havent posted much and thats all fine, but still be nice for everyone to introduce themselves. Find out how we got into shooting and alike and what our plans are for our rifles. Just some friendly chat.

First, Im Shaun, An youngun from Western Australia. Ive been shooting since I was 10 yrs old. Im currently a Service Rifle, Target Rifle and Service Pistol shooter at two different ranges here in WA. I use a single shot .308 Omark PALMA rifle for Target Rifle, a 1944 FTR SMLE No 1 Mk III* for Service Rifle, and various 9mm, 38Spl for Service Pistol. I dont have a pistol yet but will be getting a 9mm.

Im currently building up a R700 SPS Tactical for shooting F-Class and maybe Service Rifle aswell.

Do any of you blokes shoot any disciplines at the ranges you goto or do you just plink shoot for groups??
 

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Howdy ya'll,

I am 62 years old this year and have been shooting in some form or another since I was 6 years old (56 years). I have shot trap, skeet, bench rest, bullseye pistol, combat pistol (semi-auto and revolver), black powder cartridge rifle silhouette, buffalo gong matches out to 1000 yards, creedmore black powder matches (800, 900, 1000 yards black powder), lever action silhouette .22lr, pistol cartridge and rifle cartridge. Lots of plinking and target practice. If it goes boom or pop, I shoot it. Right now, I have gotten into long range precision rifle shooting and am shooting a Remington 700 VSF .308 with a Leupold 4.5x14 AO scope. A very accurate rifle for out of the box. My collection is in excess of 43 weapons. It has been a life long hobby, buying-selling and trading to get the ones I have now.

It has all been enjoyable.

Sincerely,
Dave (Bubba) Thornblom
 

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Hi All,

I am 26 years old and I have been shooting and tinkering with firearms since I was a just a kid! It's in my blood now! :D

Over the last couple of years I've been getting more serious about target shooting, and I have a Remington 700 SPS Tactical that I enjoy very much and it shoots better than I can! My latest toy is setting up a good shooting accurate load for my .223 AR platform.

I have a few rifles and a couple of handguns. I reload ammo for all of the guns I have. I also sell processed brass to help pay for my shooting habit!

It has been enjoyable and rewarding!
 

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How do. My name is Kurt, and I live in a suburb of Portland, OR, but don't see home much, as I am doing some land surveying work in SoCal. I am mainly a plinker and hunter, upland birds and waterfowl, elk and deer, and I put in for my antelope tag every year, but never draw it. I want to start hunting coyotes more, but don't know when I will have time to. I used to be an avid handloader, but my current residence doesn't have room for it, but I am never home anyway, so no great loss.

Next up on the purchase list is probably a .260 or another AR, haven't decided which. I may just buy a cheapo R700SPS .243 and try to shoot the barrel out as fast as I can, and rebarrel with a 23" stainless PacNor.
 

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I'm a full time college student in my early twenties majoring in business. My username refers to what are by far my two favorite gun makers: CZ and Remington (CZ for their pistols, Remington for their rifles and shotguns). Target shooting is my favorite hobby. I currently own only a CZ 75B in .40 S&W, but I've had trigger time on at least a dozen different guns of various types. I plan on picking up a Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .308 as a base for a target build in the next month or two. You may see me post on other gun forums under the names "DeeDubya" or "Plebius15." Some of my other hobbies include video games and model railroading.
 

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I'm Jerry, from Superior, WI. I'm retired Navy and did a bit of shooting on rifle and pistol teams while in the service. My real passion now is Prairie dog shooting. Getting ready for a trip out west right now. Just finished sighting in my rifles and making come up cards for them. Got the Ammo loaded, packing lists made, menues sorted out and GPS loaded with the proper way points. Now I just have to keep from going crazy for the next two weeks.

I'll be taking a Rem 700 VLS in 22-250, an old 700 V in .223 and a Rem 78 in 6 BR along with a Savage 93 in 17 HMR and a CZ452V in .22LR. There will be 4 of us all together. Here is a photo from last year.

 

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Jerry that is a nice setup. I hope to be retired like that.

I am 42, live in the D/FW area of Texas.
I started shooting about 20 yrs ago with a T/C 14" pistol in .223
I have mainly shot pistols and reloaded to keep it affordable.
I bought a used 30-30 at a gun show and reloaded it for a couple of years.
Then I got a 10/22 and put a 17hm2 barrel on it and got bored and wanted to shoot much longer distances.
So I am now trying to learn all I can about shooting 300+ distances.
 

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Targetshoot308 said:
Jerry that is a nice setup. I hope to be retired like that.
SNIP
So I am now trying to learn all I can about shooting 300+ distances.
One of the best ways to learn Long Distance Shooting is to get involved with Prairie Dog shooting. My longest shot last year was 836 yards and my buddy's longest was 725 yards. We are both looking for the 1000 yard shot but haven't made it yet. Maybe this year. You'll learn to read the wind, estimate distance and work your come up card. Besides, it's just a lot of fun.

 

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SemperFi said:
What gun did you take that long shot with? The 6BR?
Nope, did it with the 22-250 VLS. I haven't taken the 6 BR out there yet. Just bought it in January. The 6 BR is an old 6 BR Remington with a 14 twist barrel so it isn't really a long range gun either. I'm restricted to 65 grain bullets. 75 and 85 grain bullets wouldn't shoot worth a hoot.

22-250 with Leupold VXlll 6.5-20X40 and Rem 40X stock.




6MM BR Remington with Leupold VXlll 6.5-20X40 and Rem 40X stock.

 

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That 22-250 and 6BR are darn nice rifles mate. I really like the stocks.
 

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Wow that's awesome! I wasn't sure if a 22-250 could reach out that far accurately, but I guess they can!

It took two shots. The first one was way low and a bit right. I adjusted the elevation and gave a minute of wind and surprised myself and all the guys standing around me when he fell over. That 50 VMAX is only going about 1150 FPS at that range so it's more like a 22LR. I'd be much better off with a better BC bullet but that gun is about ready for a new barrel and I haven't had time to do a lot of load testing.

Another help is that all my rifles have 20 MOA Leupold bases. They cost the same ($20) as the standard bases and I've never had one fail. I also have levels on all my scopes.

This is my come up card for that rifle and as you can see it's really pushing it when you get out that far

 

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Quick said:
That 22-250 and 6BR are darn nice rifles mate. I really like the stocks.
Shaun aka 'Quick'
Two Rocks, Perth, Western Australia
Fullbore/PALMA and (soon to be) F-Class Standard Shooter
Omark Sportco 44 7.62mm (TR) & Remington 700 .308 Win (F-STD)
Thanks Quick. The stocks are just surplus Remington 40X stocks.
 

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I have a question that just popped into my mind. What's the difference between the A-Max and V-Max bullets?

I'm currently in load development for my AR-15 using 55 grain V-Max. So far they have been the best, but I haven't tried the A-Max I guess.

Are they A-Max more for "target" shooting?
 

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SemperFi said:
I have a question that just popped into my mind. What's the difference between the A-Max and V-Max bullets?

I'm currently in load development for my AR-15 using 55 grain V-Max. So far they have been the best, but I haven't tried the A-Max I guess.

Are they A-Max more for "target" shooting?
Besides 20 letters of the alphabet.
Hornady's site doesn't make it easy to find the info but from what I see is the V-Max are a flat base and the A-Max are boat tails.
The V-Max is listed as having boat tails but the A-Max looks to have a longer taper.

The site only seems to have info on the V-Max.
 

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Targetshoot308 said:
Besides 20 letters of the alphabet.
Hornady's site doesn't make it easy to find the info but from what I see is the V-Max are a flat base and the A-Max are boat tails.
The V-Max is listed as having boat tails but the A-Max looks to have a longer taper.
The site only seems to have info on the V-Max.
Randy

700P .308 / Millett LRS "Bam Bam"
700P .223 / Millett LRS "Peebles"
Many of the Vmax bullets are boat tail. The 50 VMAX that I use in my .223 and .22-250 are boat tail, the 6MM 65 grain is a boat tail and the 95 VMAX that I use in the 6.5 MM is a boat tail. Many of the VMAX designs are flat base but not all. I'm not sure what the difference is but I think that the AMAX was designed as a target bullet and the VMAX as a Varmint bullet. I've been wrong before so don't take my word for it.
http://www.hornady.com/media/Match_Bullets.pdf
 

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G'day All,

I thought that we have a few members who havent posted much and thats all fine, but still be nice for everyone to introduce themselves. Find out how we got into shooting and alike and what our plans are for our rifles. Just some friendly chat.

First, Im Shaun, An youngun from Western Australia. Ive been shooting since I was 10 yrs old. Im currently a Service Rifle, Target Rifle and Service Pistol shooter at two different ranges here in WA. I use a single shot .308 Omark PALMA rifle for Target Rifle, a 1944 FTR SMLE No 1 Mk III* for Service Rifle, and various 9mm, 38Spl for Service Pistol. I dont have a pistol yet but will be getting a 9mm.

Im currently building up a R700 SPS Tactical for shooting F-Class and maybe Service Rifle aswell.

Do any of you blokes shoot any disciplines at the ranges you goto or do you just plink shoot for groups??

Hello, Names Ryan 23
Im very new to the site and know very little about long distance shooting but want to learn all I can.
I have several rifles and pistols i love to customize them and to shoot them
I bought a 700 ADL .270 Win. 26" barrel with a leupold rifleman 3x9x40 for $500.00 off a good friend of mine.

I want to get a nice stock for it and maybe a muzzle break to bad i dont have a lot of money to sink in to it but its a workin progress
Im sure ill be asking for a lot of tips from everyone so i will appreciate the input


[img=Remington 700 .270 Win.]http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6118/remington700270cal.jpg[/img]
 

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SemperFi said:
What's the difference between the A-Max and V-Max bullets?
As I know Amax has a bit more strong jacket then Vmax. I didn't find any differense in accuracy of BST, Amax and Vmax (223R). Rerhaps just marketing... :)

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