this dog will HUNT!!

Discussion in 'Sturm, Ruger & Company' started by timbertoes, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. timbertoes

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    check it out home boys!

    today I got a new Ruger 77 MKII in 25-06.

    went home, cleaned the barrel, and made up some reloads.
    totally box-stock gun.

    check out this 4 shot group, using IMR4350 and a 100gr Sierra "pro hunter" bullet, data direct form Lyman manual.
    it is listed as a max load.

    I did NOT let the barrel cool, 4 rounds one after the other.

    needless to say, I am very happy! Now I just need to spot a few coyotes at oh, say 300 yards. :eek:

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    Factory ammo did a 1-1/2" approx group, and thats fine too.
    at $25 and up a box, i hardly care about factory stuff anyway!!
     
  2. luv2safari

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    T Toes,

    Pretty good for a 50 yard group. :roll: :roll: :wink: :wink:

    That is a tack driver. I wish I owned it, and you had a better one... 8) :D
     

  3. timbertoes

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    :shock: :D :D Imagine what it would do at 25 yards :p

    but just to set the record straight..its 100 :lol:


    A 20x setting on the scope REALLY helps too! as well as waiting till the guy at the next bench position has fired his gun. The gun range's benches can vibrate your scope from adjacent recoil of the magnums they all shoot.....

    those Simmons WTC18's - 100 bucks for 6-20power x50mm - they work pretty good.

    it was the ammo that really did it though.

    One Grain less, and the group was your standard 1+".

    thats really something to go from one inch to holes touching.
    The real proof will be if I can duplicat it.

    In the meantime, I have 85gr Noslers, 120gr Speers, and 75gr Sierras to mess with. Lot of work....hands hurt from working brass, trimming, chamfering and such. ugh. but helps make a good reload.

    Also have Varget Powder to try, and some SR4759 for reduced velocity /recoil to try, what the heck they list it. I used the SR4759 in my 45-70 and it made the 45-70 start shooting good, some touching holes, a bit stringy though, at 50yards.
    good enough for that gun, the 45-70 is a nef.
     
  4. luv2safari

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    That Simmons 6x20 should make the 25 bore a nice varmit rifle, since it will put'em on a dime.

    I have not used either powder but hear good things about Varget. I am also about to try a can of 4759 for reduced loads in my 9,3x74r Valmet 12/9,3x74r o/u. There are times I am close to a small antelope like a Steenbok or Duiker and would like a reduced round in a hard and heavy bullet to keep from blowing the little critter up. They taste too good roasted whole over hot coals...don't like to waste any of their 15-30 pounds of prime eating. :p We use solids on these for the most part...softs don't leave much. :shock:
     
  5. markIVbigblock

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    thats the exact rifle im lookin at buyin for coyotes it doesnt look like its shootin too well i may take it off ur hands for the right price i mean im doin u a favor w/ the groups thats shootin u should b payin me :wink: :lol: :lol:

    Aaron
     
  6. timbertoes

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    Re: re: this dog will HUNT!!

    too late, I got so mad at it, I just chucked in in the garbage. :D
     
  7. j870sm

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    Man, that is awesome groups. I have never had a Ruger that would shoot like that. Almost renews my faith in Ruger and nearly makes me want to buy one.
    I worked up a load for my sons 270 and I am still amazed at how a grain or 2 either way can blow the grouping. You definitely have a gun and a load to hang on to.
     
  8. timbertoes

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    The reloads had a lot to do with it.

    it was done with Lee die and press, FWIW :p

    Now I want an improved trigger. this one take a lot of concentration to pull smoothly. I may order a Timney. need one that will not require a GunSmith. All the GunSmiths around here are booked way up.