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ten days to go!
« on: September 18, 2019, 10:01:40 AM »
To my fellow smokepole pilgrims,

Good luck, everyone!  I hope your range practice has been good, and you are headed for places with good critter activity.  Let's hope a few of them keep the appointment on opening weekend! 

Cheers, Mark

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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 11:42:36 AM »
Just wanted to get some opinion- here is my last target paper- it is a standard pistol target. I had been hitting slightly right, now slightly left after adjustment. Is this about standard performance from the positions listed? 3 shots from 50 yards prone, one from fifty yards offhand, and one from 125 yards prone.

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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 01:09:25 PM »
Lots of variables so it's hard to say.  What are you shooting and what's your load?

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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 01:28:12 PM »
Should be a good year

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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 04:28:17 PM »
Super excited for the opener!  Hope everyone has a great time whether tags get filled or not!  :tup:
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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 04:38:37 PM »
Best hunting time of the year in Washington state good luck to everyone!

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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 07:26:27 PM »
Lots of variables so it's hard to say.  What are you shooting and what's your load?

Knight Mountaineer (Williams FPS peep, factory issue red fiber optic front bead with six-o'clock hold), 110 grains of Triple-Seven FFG, 300 grain Knight Bloodline .50 cal (bullet caliber .452).  Getting about 1850 feet per second. 


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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 08:18:01 PM »
Canít wait and all dialed in
100 yards on a rest

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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2019, 10:45:00 AM »
Awesome shooting, Jake!  That looks really tight.  What is your set up? 

And 4x4, Kellama, and Bullmoose, I couldn't agree more. It is an awesome time to be out in the woods and mountains.  Out here, our deer herds are doing much better than the last 3-4 years, fortunately.  A couple mild winters and the mild summer here in SE WA have really helped them. 

Getting more excited each day! 

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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 12:20:55 PM »
100 grain triple F with a 295 grain powerbelt out of a CVA accura
Shot my bull last year at 80 yards and rolled him . They worked really well

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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 12:54:49 PM »
Iím cheating using a scope for Utah but hereís my 5 shot group at 200.


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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2019, 03:07:07 PM »
Nice group!!! What are you using?

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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2019, 05:05:52 PM »
Thompson pro hunter with a Brux barrel with a 1:20 twist


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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2019, 05:35:33 PM »
Thompson pro hunter with a Brux barrel with a 1:20 twist


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Is it a .45 cal?
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Re: ten days to go!
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2019, 06:19:48 PM »
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