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Old 08-22-2018, 02:10 AM
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I pulled up my ballistics program and pulled up the .17 wsm but it did not auto load the fps. it used my last velocity which was for a 450 bushmaster at 2200 feet per second and not 3000 fps.

Good catch and thanks. Yea I plugged in 3000 fps and sure enough its 41.8 at 400.

So huge goof there, was probably tired and posted too fast.

Ok so now I take back all I said about that great shot
No worries, I figured it was something as simple as a slip of the finger/s.
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:33 AM
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My first kill was a red squirrel @ 15'. My furthest at present was a crow @ a lasered 44yds with a 20grn..
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:04 AM
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We've got allot of rootin tootin shootin going on around here. Any shot on a pop can size target past a hundred is good in my book. Sadly around these ND parts the gophers are coming out less and less. Only nabbed 3 on Saturday and saw absolutely nothing today. I plan on cleaning up all the guns I used this summer and putting them away. I'll keep the wsm handy though in case a nice 80+ sunny day comes around. The smoke has made it terribly hazy for some time now and not expected to clear soon. Those gophers like direct sun light.
You give up too soon. One of the best days I ever had was the last day of November 2 years ago when I stumbled into a pdog town that thought all the hunters had gone into hibernation. Fun day for sure in shirtsleeve weather. Two days later we had the first of 3 consecutive blizzards. THEN I put away the BMag.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:43 PM
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Mostly skill with a little luck, nice shot!

Did you do it off a bipod?
Nope. I was sittin' in a caldwell dead shot chair pod.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:33 AM
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Nope. I was sittin' in a caldwell dead shot chair pod.
Oh the one that comes with a chair and drink hold? How do you like it? Is it close to a bench in steadiness?

Walking about I like using a hasty sling, I tried a mono pod shooting stick but I could not seem to steady it very well.
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Old 08-23-2018, 11:33 PM
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The chair works pretty well. Not as steady as a bench/table, but you can get yourself wedged into it and hold very steady. I usually pivot the gun in the rest into my shoulder, stick my free arm under the gun, stick my hand in my arm pit and I'm locked in. The beauty part is you can scootch your feet around and shoot in a complete circle. Its not something I'd like to do a lot of walking around with even with the shoulder straps it comes with but, if you're only humpin' a couple hundred yards its fine. I also take a 5 gallon bucket with a lid on it to carry extra stuff that works nicely as an end table.
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Shot a coyote at 148 yards with the 20 gr bullet. It trotted 112 yards and was dead.
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My son bagged a decent Western Coyote at 240ish with my Bmag. 25 gr. I have a few stakes with caution tape scattered around a couple of PDog fields, and his shot was 20-30 yards to the side of a 250 stake.

Dropped into a little depression and we didn’t find it until we returned later that day and spotted it from above on a hill.

There is a picture of him and “her” (it was a female coyote) in the hunting section of RFC.

2 weeks later in the same area, I took a shot at a standing still coyote at about 125 yds, with my .204, square in the chest, and we never did find it. 3850 FPS, 39 gr Sierra BlitzKing. It jumped 3-4 feet high, and took off over a ridge. We searched for about an hour.

Interesting... 350 ft/lbs .17 WSM (muzzle) vs 1300 ft/lbs .204.

I think the SBK bullets have zero penetration at those speeds, whereas the .17 was a pass through.

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Yeah, the 35gr Berger is the gold standard bullet in the .204
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:52 PM
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411 yards on a Prairie Dog (on video, not walked in) - Ruger 77/17WSM.

405 yards on a Prairie Dog (not on video, not walked in) - Franklin Armory F-17L.

389 yards on a Prairie Dog (on video, not walked in) - Savage B.MAG HBSS.

154 yards on a Coyote (not on video, one-shot kill) - Thompson Contender Carbine.

4 yards on a attacking Ground Squirrel (not on video, I threw a box of ammo at him) - One box Winchester 17WSM 20 grain.

One of these is not real, the other four are.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:48 PM
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Yeah, the 35gr Berger is the gold standard bullet in the .204
Sorry to get off track.... Our main pursuit is prairie dog hunting, and the 39 SBKs are amazing... and the most accurate out of my AR .204 and my R700 bench gun. I have a about a half box of 35 Berger’s left, but didn’t find a load as accurate as the Sierras, and the Berger’s, for some unknown reason, coppered up my sons LRPV .204 something fierce.
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411 yards on a Prairie Dog (on video, not walked in) - Ruger 77/17WSM.

405 yards on a Prairie Dog (not on video, not walked in) - Franklin Armory F-17L.

389 yards on a Prairie Dog (on video, not walked in) - Savage B.MAG HBSS.

154 yards on a Coyote (not on video, one-shot kill) - Thompson Contender Carbine.

4 yards on a attacking Ground Squirrel (not on video, I threw a box of ammo at him) - One box Winchester 17WSM 20 grain.

One of these is not real, the other four are. <img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" />
When they get out past 300 yds, the old trusty 15 lb 22-250 LRPV comes out and there is no question when a 4100 FPS (muzzle) 50 SBK connects. Anything past 500 yds I switch to a 69 gr SMK and dial it up (which is as heavy a bullet that it will shoot accurately).

The longest 17wsm PDog kill (for me) was around 250ish. No gymnastics though.

My son has hit em much further than I with the same gun, but always walking them in.

Funny, my lifelong friend and another fellow and I went on a hunt this past fall. They both wanted to try the bmag out. My friend shot up a quarter box of 20 grainers at a way distant single PDog. His buddy was spotting for him with binocs. He was spotting a different dog maybe 75 yards to the right to the targeted one. I saw what was happening and just watched.

They argued after almost every shot:
Bang.
“Low”.
“No f’n way was I low!”

Bang.
“5 feet right”.
“Dude?”
“What n the heck you shooting at?”
That dog sitting on that mound by the fence.

This went on til I couldn’t stand it:

Ka-f’n BOOM.

I ended it with the 22-250.
I shot the one being spotted.
My friend on the bmag said “Ha, ya missed”.
His friend said “No he didn’t!”

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Old 01-10-2019, 05:11 AM
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You ended that argument, mt!
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Funny, my lifelong friend and another fellow and I went on a hunt this past fall. They both wanted to try the bmag out. My friend shot up a quarter box of 20 grainers at a way distant single PDog. His buddy was spotting for him with binocs. He was spotting a different dog maybe 75 yards to the right to the targeted one. I saw what was happening and just watched.

They argued after almost every shot:
Bang.
Low.
No fn way was I low!

Bang.
5 feet right.
Dude?
What n the heck you shooting at?
That dog sitting on that mound by the fence.

This went on til I couldnt stand it:

Ka-fn BOOM.

I ended it with the 22-250.
I shot the one being spotted.
My friend on the bmag said Ha, ya missed.
His friend said No he didnt!
LOL! I had a couple friends like that.
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What does "walked in" mean? We don't have any prairie dogs roun these parts....
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