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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Farming dust?
    there are 2 parts to the farm . . . the parts that have water ( green ) . . and the parts that don't ( not green )

    we had a good solid day & night of rain here so it will be interesting to see if the grass will come back a little . . . its back to frkn hot so maybe not much

    the other thing is the rabbits are very hard to see, unless they're on contrasting ground . . or running

    on a side note . . . i did some rangefinding on a basin across a gully which is just perfect for longrange work, its never shot on because its across a deep shitty gully 500 yards across.
    going back one more ridge gave a reading of 750 yards . . . and enough magnification in the scope to see the rabbits clearly.
    one more ridge back is 1200 yards . . thats as far as my RF will read .. need a bigger scope/rifle for that one
    now i am thinking maybe i need to look at 6mm bullets with a better BC etc . . . its all good

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    there are 2 parts to the farm . . . the parts that have water . . and the parts that don't

    we had a good solid day & night of rain here so it will be interesting to see if the grass will come back a little . . . its back to frkn hot so maybe not much

    the other thing is the rabbits are very hard to see, unless they're on contrasting ground . . or running

    on a side note . . . i did some rangefinding on a basin across a gully which is just perfect for longrange work, its never shot on because its across a deep shitty gully 500 yards across.
    going back one more ridge gave a reading of 750 yards . . . and enough magnification in the scope to see the rabbits clearly.
    one more ridge back is 1200 yards . . thats as far as my RF will read

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    1200y+, sounds like you need some more bulges in that safe. 17hmr might be running out of oomph at that range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    1200y+, sounds like you need some more bulges in that safe. 17hmr might be running out of oomph at that range
    750yrds is a big enough challenge . . . its well above my pay grade at the moment but its certainly giving me something to think about . . and aim for . . . pun intended
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    Tried the 95gr Targex pills yet Rossi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimySquirrel View Post
    Tried the 95gr Targex pills yet Rossi?
    not yet . . but near the top on the list
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    750yrds is a big enough challenge . . . its well above my pay grade at the moment but its certainly giving me something to think about . . and aim for . . . pun intended
    What rifle/cal you using at that range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    What rifle/cal you using at that range?
    .243 Tikka Varmint - i will have a crack with the 87grn. VMax next time I'm on the hill if the conditions are favourable.

    i had planned on going back to the 75grn. VMax to get the recoil down but i think heavier bullets would be better for this. The problem i have found with the 87s is the recoil is just that little bit more over the 75s that i loose part of the sight picture sometimes . . . thinkin i will add another baffle and see if that helps, a heavier laminated stock would be nice.

    i am in no hurry, the rabbits arent going anywhere . . . kinda fun to have something to plan and think about.
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    Could try a bell and Carlson if you can get one.... heavy and accurate so far on the Tikkas I've used them on.
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    That's what I call a "target rich environment",

    I once had a go on the margins of Bendigo Station and I know what they can be like.

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    longest hit of the morning . . .

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    had a few cracks at +900yrds . . . came very close a few times but just couldnt connect

    added 1 more stainless baffle which made a small difference to reduce recoil, now have 12.
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    Maybe try the spikes too. Bloody good for locking in.
    I'll be putting the b&c stock on the new super varmint and see what the total weight is.... it will be bloody heavy with everything on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimySquirrel View Post
    Maybe try the spikes too. Bloody good for locking in.
    I'll be putting the b&c stock on the new super varmint and see what the total weight is.... it will be bloody heavy with everything on it!
    have spikes on 2 bipods @SlimySquirrel . . . wouldnt be without them, i find also a small bag under the butt helpful for longer shots.

    pictures of your finnished rifle would be good . . . what cartridge is it chambered in, if youve said before i have forgotten ?

    heavy varmint rifles i like . . . carrying isnt fun but when its time to pull the trigger its well worth it, light guns are to twitchy for my liking.
    my opinion here . . . you can shoot small groups with both types at the range but in the field the heavy gun recoils back better for the best accuracy.
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    Yeah, I agree.

    The whole reason for getting the new Super Varmint is to have a dedicated varmint rig.
    It will go and see Greg and be turned into a .22 Terminator so I can keep up my reloading fetish too.

    The other .223 will stay as my sons rig since I just sold his out from under his nose!!

    I have to make some decisions on a scope for him now... I'm thinking the Midas Tac will be a good bet when it comes out.

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    New to me Tikka Super Varmint .223 1-8
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