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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by Mojo Mojo wrote:

P.S.  Shotguns work better for woodcock than rifles unless you can shoot like pyro.
touche!! i do not own a scatter gun


I thought you had an M77Devil
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by Mojo Mojo wrote:

P.S.  Shotguns work better for woodcock than rifles unless you can shoot like pyro.
touche!! i do not own a scatter gun


I thought you had an M77Devil
ouch doug! my m77 is an anomally though she shoots very well in the .280rem
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I do not believe that I could come up with what Doug just came up with, on my best day!  Talk about a lightning bolt from the blue! 

 And if pyro would start using those 160 grain Nosler Partitions in his .280, instead of those Jim Carmichael .140's, he might have something good.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2008 at 16:49
I was joking only to an extent. I have a bunch of Rugers, but only have one 77 left.  A standard 30.06 and Ultra Light in .270 were pretty bad no matter what I stoked them with. I only keep my 77 in .22WMR because it gets pretty good accuracy and is a coyote gun for after dark when centerfire is illegal in Michigan. Sorry to deviate from our friend from South Africa's O.P.
Regarding the Partitions, I just picked up a box of 7mm 160's and will report on them later in the summer. I figured I would give them a try knowing of other bad experiences besides 8shots.
If they don't shoot for me maybe Pyro can send them down his .280 M77 with good results. Rifledude and others here have commented on their accuracy issues for some time, also. If they do shoot good, they are a bargain considering the terminal performance they are noted for.

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I will not argue accuracy as far as partitions vs ballistic tips, but then again I am using a heavy load of IMR 7828,  to up my velocities.  Groups are within 1 1/2" for me.  I am using the Combined Technology bullets (Winchester and Nosler) "moly free" variety, that is engineered slightly differently than Noslers alone.  Appears to be an improvement on the weight retention end from what I know.  I have no knowledge that they may have improved accuracy.  Ted or Dale would probably have more insiders knowledge than me.
 
At just under 2900 fps, I would have no problems using this for elk, as long as I took broadside shots.  That Partition will do its job.  When I'm after those rather large Canadian Whitetails this fall, that average 250+, I'll be glad to have them.
 
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why do i need to shoot anything other than a sierra 140gr pro hunter again?? 1.5" group?? out of a ruger m77 mkII no less?? wtf???
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Jack O'Connor used 130 grain bullets on elk, and look and see what you think of that, but 140's out of a .280 are okay?  Not much difference between those two.  I'll take the heavier bullet weights for larger animals.  Just my humble opinion
 
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i shot elk with 150gr out of a 30-06 i wouldnt be affraid to shoot them with the 140 out of the .280 either. 130gr bullet was what the .270 was designed to shoot and if i were a .270 type of person i would fear using it on elk either. my bro in law killed a wyoming bull moose at 150yds with a single 130gr .270 bullet. placement trumps weight in my book, bad shot with a heavier bullet is still a bad shot.
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150 grain Nosler Partition out of that .270, just like the 30:06 pyro.  Jack O'Connor, whom I was reading before you were born (your father too) proving that I am an old fart like Ed, preached bullet placement was the key, and made a damn good living out of it. 
 
That is it for me tonight, pyro....the brown trout are looking to jump into my creel early tomorrow morning, and I need my beauty sleep
 
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actually my dad is only 3yrs younger than you are, so your not that old yet!!! walleye and northern opens here at 00:01 in the morning no thanks!
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Just a tad chilly for tomorrow morning according to the weather channel.  Don't blame you.
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i havent bought a license in 2yrs to busy shooting and working i didnt even play a round of golf last year either. and unlike most minnesotans i dont own a boat.
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Originally posted by Mojo Mojo wrote:

....the brown trout are looking to jump into my creel early tomorrow morning
 
Be sure and post some pics!
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Sorry Ted...nothing worth posting pix.  I caught six but 4 went back in...too small.  Our streams have been too high and dirty for optimum results.   Got a good walk in though.  Saw Canadian Honkers, turkeys, heard rooster pheasants cackle, saw wood duck, saw mallards, saw lots of deer sign, and a treat to see goldfinches and a Baltimore oriole to top the day. 
 
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Originally posted by Mojo Mojo wrote:

Sorry Ted...nothing worth posting pix.  I caught six but 4 went back in...too small.  Our streams have been too high and dirty for optimum results.   Got a good walk in though.  Saw Canadian Honkers, turkeys, heard rooster pheasants cackle, saw wood duck, saw mallards, saw lots of deer sign, and a treat to see goldfinches and a Baltimore oriole to top the day. 
 
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there is only a couple of things i can think of thats better than reeling in a german brown, the first is reeling in a rainbow trout, and certainly even better still is reeling in the brook trout what a fighter they are.
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 I think wild brookies are about the prettiest fish that swims.
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Especially in their fall spawning colors, and can be found for RONK in his backyard (almost)!
 
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The%20brook%20trout.there you go fellas, i caught a lot of them in wyoming

growing up there had its advantages.
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Now I've got a strong urge to take a few days off and go trout fishing!
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im so burned out on trout, i couldnt ever eat them they tasted so muddy like the water they swim in i cant stand eating fish never have been able to.i like to catch and release, maybe snap a picture or too, mostly its a nice break from life.
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Best target for a Partition is..............
 
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Is that a 14 pointer,  or more?  One hell of a nice Saskatschewan buck.  What was the weight of that brute?
 
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It is a 14 and on a meat scale it was just over 240. 
 
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