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Old 02-19-2017, 07:49 PM
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Remington Model 600, 222 with a Leupold VX-III 1.5x5x20 Dangerous Game Scope with a Illuminated German #4 Dot Reticle. Almost 51 years old. It is the best, except for maybe my Browning A Bolt Micro Hunter in 17 Ackley Hornet and maybe my Browning 22 Hornet A Bolt, no wait there is also my Browning A Bolt 222, awe never mind. Show me your's.



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Old 02-19-2017, 08:45 PM
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My Browning A Bolt Triple Deuce. It's an older model like me.


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Old 02-19-2017, 08:50 PM
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Then there is the Browning A Bolt 17 Ackley Hornet customed by Bob Green of York Pa. This is groundhog number 153 for the year, those beans had just been cut. I just warmed it up on groundhogs that summer getting it ready for predator calling season. Show me your's.

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This is what I have been using......top is a Weatherby 223 topped with a Hawke 4-16X50 Endurance 30...limited use though. The middle was my staple go to rifle the past 5 seasons or so....Savage M25 walking varminter 17 Hornet w/Boyds stock, Hornady bolt ball, and topped with the Hawke 3-12X56 Endurance 30 w/LR Dot (BEST night scope ever!). The 17 Hornet was excellent once I found the right bullet......25HP was the ticket. Deadly on fox.....but felt too undergunned for yotes with it. 12 Gauge taken when needed.....rarely used..

Same as Sonny......both the 223 and the 17 accounted for a lot of dead bean munching ground grizzlies in the Spring and Summer months....as you can see them both in numerous pics of when Archer and I waged war on them over the past years.....; )

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Old 02-20-2017, 08:17 AM
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BUT........just put this rig together and will take to range at some point today and finally get it zeroed. Did some testing with Archer and his 204 and developed a 40gr load that will zap fox with no damage and put down called in yotes. So this will be the new go to predator rifle for me.....the 17 Hornet has been retired.....unless my Son decides to use it for fox and under next season.

Ruger American Predator in 204R, topped with another Hawke 3-12X56 Endurance 30 with LR/Dot, tactical bolt handle (factory is too tiny for my mitts) and Bog Pod adapter. Really expecting good things from this rifle in the future....

I'm sure it will be credited with a ton of ground grizz kills along with its bigger brother 204 (Savage FV12 with 6-14X50 Vortex Viper).....

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Old 02-20-2017, 08:48 AM
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Nice covey of firearms there Navy. I think you will like that last one. I know another guy up there that just got one in 204 and it is shooting ragged little cloverleaf's. Good luck with yours.
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Nice covey of firearms there Navy. I think you will like that last one. I know another guy up there that just got one in 204 and it is shooting ragged little cloverleaf's. Good luck with yours.
Thanks Sonny.....that 223 is deadly on the ground grizz. Put it in a Hogue full pillar stock, threw in a Timney trigger, and the 223/308 Marksman reticle on that Hawke are dead on with factory 55gr vmax.....I have never been one for BDC reticles but Hawke got it right.

We will know later today how that 204 Ruger groups....; )
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Nice to see the triple deuce getting some love.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:44 AM
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Nice to see the triple deuce getting some love.
Always from me! I still own a couple and they shoot with precision. Very versatile round. But most of all, just plain fun.
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:14 PM
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I bought two boxes of .222 Rem at WM and the older gentleman (my age) said that was the first boxes he had sold since he went to sporting goods. Love it in my Savage O/U .222/20G.
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