My new coyote hunting buddy

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by squirrelhunter, May 16, 2013.

  1. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Is name is Savage,he's a model 11 .223 :D.
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    I hope we a several wonderful years together :machinegun:.
     
  2. redhawk4life

    redhawk4life New Member

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    Nice...:cool: can't go wrong with a savage!
     

  3. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    congrats, can't beat a Savage for out of box accuracy any where near the price range.
     
  4. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Congrats, looks very nice !!
     
  5. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice ,

    Is it theTrophy Hunter, accu-trigger, Nikon scope/


    Congrats,
    I love Savage rifles.


    Jim
     
  6. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yeah it's the Trophy Hunter.
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    They are really nice,
    Same one I got ,still havent sighted it in yet.

    Let us know how she shoots.



    Jim
     
  8. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Oh I will.I'll have to try the factory ammo first.I have to tear apart some reloads before I can work up loads for this one (no extra brass ;)) so it might be awhile before I get to that.
     
  9. bhale187

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    Its a 1/9 twist so it will like the slightly heavier bullets, but its good for 55 to 68 grains

    The 1/9 ARs I have owned liked the 62gr the best if I recall correctly
     
  10. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    All I have at the moment is 50g Vmax,would they be too light to shoot right???
     
  11. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey SH,
    You should be good,
    I have shot 50 grn, 52 grn and 53 grn out of 1:9 twist, with good results.

    My best accuracy has been with 55 grn,
    Bhale is right about the 55-62 grn beingthe best with 1:9 twist.

    But 50 gr up to 68 grn will do fine.

    Im thinking of getting a .223 rifle with 1:7 twist to shoot 70 to 80 grn.


    Jim
     
  12. spikedriver

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    50 gr. is generally fine for the 1:9, my AR just LOVES 50 gr. Blitzkings...

    Side note, heavier might be a little better though. The 60 gr. Hornady hollowpoint hits a little harder. Around here the coyotes seem to absorb hits from the .223 and keep going until they get into cover before they die. I actually prefer the 25/06 for dropping them on the spot, but the dogs are so skittish that running shots are the norm so ARs and Mini-14s get the nod over bolt guns.
     
  13. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I hope so,I just bought 200 of the 50g because they shoot great in the Contender.I'll try them and if for some reason I'm not happy,I know where I can get some 55g Vmax.
     
  14. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just got sighting it in most of the way,with the factory 55g FMJ practice loads.The 2 lower right were the first 2.I moved it up and left a couple times and it's still a little right,but it's good enough for a start.After I get the loads worked up I'll finish sighting it in.Hopefully the reloads group better,they did in my G2 Contender a lot better than the factory ones.
    Also I was just leaning it up against a tree,not using my rest ;).
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  15. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Not bad, a little more tweekin,
    it will be there,

    unless the tree is swaying in the wind.:cheesy::cryinglaugh:


    Jim
     
  16. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Working up the loads,had to do a little scope adjusting but I'm happy with it.I may someday try a little heavier bullet and see what happens.If I can find some that is :eek:.This was 30 shots.
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  17. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Good shootin,

    Looks like every shot would be a kill.


    Jim
     
  18. LT2108

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    Very nice shooting !

    Looks like that will do the trick :D
     
  19. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice rifle squirrel hunter. Love the camo.