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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2013, 08:47:04 PM »
Besides 63gr soft point sierra's for small pigs they are all I use.

Anything up to 70 grain just explode and cause massive damage within the animal and over has the penetration for thicker hide animals with the same effect.

I have shot a wild dog at 90 yards with the 35grain V-max and it was a mess....

My average hunting load in the 527 American cuts a clover leaf at 90 yards... the .22 hornet just leaves 1 hole after 3 shots



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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2013, 08:44:54 PM »
Flat or round bolt handle JD ?

I have dads .22 hornet Bruno Fox Mod 2 ... its a laser to 200 yards with a 35gr V-max... Maybe 1/4 inch drop if that.

The projectiles construction makes up for the lighter weight as they don't leave much to the imagination on impact
Round bold handle Steve, I had it chambered out to K Hornet and used only 45grain Hornady's. Best fox rifle I ever saw.
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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2013, 07:48:15 AM »
I used to use a .17 Ackley Hornet Improved as a Rabbit/Fox rifle.  10 power Leupold, Harris Bi-pod.  It was built on a Brno double trigger action with a #7 Hart barrel.  It was capable of 1/2 MOA groups out to 200 yards.  It had a beautiful 26 lpi checkered Walnut stock.  This was before the .17 Rem was widely available and the .17 rimfire hadn't been heard of.  Much over 200 yards and the .220 Swift Ruger 77 was used.

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2013, 08:49:21 PM »
I used to use a .17 Ackley Hornet Improved as a Rabbit/Fox rifle.  10 power Leupold, Harris Bi-pod.  It was built on a Brno double trigger action with a #7 Hart barrel.  It was capable of 1/2 MOA groups out to 200 yards.  It had a beautiful 26 lpi checkered Walnut stock.  This was before the .17 Rem was widely available and the .17 rimfire hadn't been heard of.  Much over 200 yards and the .220 Swift Ruger 77 was used.

1/2"MOA @200yards??? Thats some serious shootin! lol

.17AH were pretty good. had one based on a mint Martini falling block action. nice n fancy but not my cup o tea.

i liked my workin guns sako , tikka , remington 700s etc.
and my Sharps...lol

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2013, 11:05:14 PM »
Ok, 243 it is,

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2013, 07:20:32 PM »
Barney I saw a dogger over in West Aus a while back and he had one of those Sharps rifles. He used it on camels. He reckoned you don't want to carry it too far but it slowed the camels pretty well.

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2013, 02:56:21 PM »
yes that would be right JD l reckon mine weighed about 20lbs it was a long barrel version. l kept the metal butt plate on it  , recoil wasnt so bad.

l can imagine camels not being fond of it...lol , a few times l saw mid-sized porkers lifted off their feet lol

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