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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Shit mate, way to make a man feel inadequate
    surely you have become well used to that feeling by now Gibo?
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Thanks for your response

    Awesome info

    I'm planning on showing the missus your need for top quality rifles and scopes as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    surely you have become well used to that feeling by now Gibo?
    The more time I spend with you the better I feel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    The more time I spend with you the better I feel
    Ha ha ha ha, one day you might be as old as me but you ain't got a shit show of being as tall. Ha ha ha ha Ta boom tish
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    You sure have a nice selection of rifles for there various purposes, love the look of the Lapua and the country it's standing guard over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Both Magnum chambering's in the Carbonlite range are everything that you would want in a lightweight, without the disadvantages.

    They are heavy enough to hold steady for the ultra long shots, with enough heft to use without a brake, which rules out the negatives of a brake.

    They are light enough to carry anywhere that you would want to go, a great balance of form/fit/weight.

    My gun of choice now ?

    Well, that depends on where I'm off to

    If hunting around tighter areas, mountain creek gullies etc and under 500yrd stuff with little wind expected then I'm happy to use a light 7mm08, the 140BT@2930fps holds great energy to around 630ish yards and is reliable

    7mm08

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    A 308 with the 150g NBT at 2900fps serves the same purpose in the same areas with the same low wind conditions and holds its energy to around 650yrds

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    I choose the 7mm Rem mag/Saum for bigger flatter country or areas with longer shots being the norm, and say on those days where some breeze is expected and shots range from 200-1000yrds, perhaps 1100yrds if zero breeze -with good energy and velocity at that distance.

    Both these push the 162 amax @3080fps




    This Saum pushes a 162 @3050fps (3080 in 26 inch tube)


    In areas where the longest shots are needed and/or 10mph + wind is expected the 338 Lapua 300g EH @2850fps gets taken.




    It holds excellent energy out to 1875yrds.



    So as you can see it's horses for courses really.
    I try my best to not wound an animal and feel that choosing projectiles with proven terminal performance and using them within the old 1000ft lb of energy level works for me.

    I'm aware of most projectiles velocity/energy performances past that point but voluntarily draw a rough line in the sand at that 1000ftlb mark.

    Most times the hunting at shorter ranges happens very quickly and can be difficult to photograph, so not much of a record of it here, and the longest shots are demanding in other aspects so again not many pics get taken and shown here, which can leave the impression that the Rem mags get all the work, but all the horses get used for all the courses.
    Spoilt for choice. I like it.
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    She's windy tonight boys


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    She's windy tonight boys


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    Yeah. My younger son (still in his 40's though ) was chased down from the other side by the WX today.

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    What part of the Kawekas is he in @Tahr
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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    What part of the Kawekas is he in @Tahr
    Ruahiweka
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    What part of the Kawekas is he in @Tahr
    Yeah, sorry. When I saw Brad's name I assumed it was in the Ruahines. Maybe not. B was up in the Orua.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Yeah, sorry. When I saw Brad's name I assumed it was in the Ruahines. Maybe not. B was up in the Orua.
    up where you were last week??
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    great

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    @7mmsaum hey mate what are the details on the 338 really nice looking set up.

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    Kaweka Sika

    Hi Josh, it's a Sako 85 Long Range with a Leupold VX-6 in 4-24-52

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    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

 

 

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