- Oct 30, 2004
That makes sense!
DrMike":2d8eag80 said:Realistically, Scotty, the VX3 is good glass. Except for extremes of light, it works very well. I sometimes fear I'm becoming a scope snob, when there is good to excellent glass at what is comparably bargain prices.
pre6422hornet":egwj71lp said:Or he could ditch the REm, buy a nice donor M70, rebore to 35 Whelen, then father can run the Newton, and the son can run the Whelen...
Their problem solved.
muleman":1h22rpr6 said:pre6422hornet":1h22rpr6 said:Or he could ditch the REm, buy a nice donor M70, rebore to 35 Whelen, then father can run the Newton, and the son can run the Whelen...
Their problem solved.
Funny you mention that idea...... I've got a M70 Supergrade in 30-06 tat I'm considering having it bored out and a set of NEGC open sights added. HMMMM.......Thinking!
FOTIS":l9r63sk9 said:Of course you realize that you will have a hell of a time when it comes to picking a rifle for elk!
muleman":3q9msg93 said:Funny you mention that idea...... I've got a M70 Supergrade in 30-06 tat I'm considering having it bored out and a set of NEGC open sights added. HMMMM.......Thinking!
Oldtrader3":2pzchp3x said:Actually Scotty, with the 280 grain Swift at 2500+, you are approaching the 270 grain, .375 Ouch & Ouch for velocity and energy. With my 9.3x74R I am getting about 2400 fps with the 286 grain bullet. The 9.3x74R was also invented in 1905. Amazing how these old cartridges in new strong actions can carry the mail for elk hunting or and medium rifle duty, world wide.
As you know, I have the Leupold 1.5-5x20 VX3 on my 9.3x74R rifle and it does fairly with the heavy #4 reticle out to 100 yards. I am shooting starting loads (62 grs of IMR 4350) and am getting groups in the 1-1/4 inch range at 100 yards. However with that heavy reticle of the Leupold, I don't think that I can shoot much better than 1-1/4 groups @ 100 yards. I honestly think that I want to continue load development by using the grain AccuBond at 2550 fps with higher ballistic coefficient and put the 2.5-8x32 Conquest back on that No. 1 Ruger rifle. This would give me the capacity of being able to shoot MOA groups with that Ruger as the rifle is capable of doing.
jmad_81":2pzchp3x said:Scotty, This is the first I have read about this! That is freaking awesome! Talk about putting the smack down on some critters with something that not a lot of people have even heard of!
That is going to be one fine rifle.
BK":155bp09v said:You and Brian are heading out this way for elk season, are you not? Let me look through my pile of unmounted scopes and see what I can find, I may have something you can borrow until you can make a decision as to what you want on there more permanently. If so, maybe I could drive over to deliver it and buy you guys some grub.
I know for sure I have a B&C 4.5-14 VX3 Leupy!