Monthly Shootout: November 2017 - Deer Hunter!

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JaxTeller
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Monthly Shootout: November 2017 - Deer Hunter!

Post by JaxTeller » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:28 pm

Off to November 2017! Time for deer hunting in Minnesota. I am excited. If you do hunt, feel free to share some hunting pics. I'll be out in the woods most of the month.
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FIRST RULE: NO RULES! - yeah, this is totally fun. And let us keep it that way. No prizes. No trophies - not even the participation kind. So there. Let us be clear.

Shoot as many targets as you like, as many shots as you like. 100, 200 yard or more with a .204 Ruger. 25 and 50 yard with any rimfire caliber of your choice.*


Supply your own targets or buy 'em at your local gun shop. As long as it has a well defined center/bullseye. If you are cheap like me, use a paper plate and a red marker. That is good enough. No mailing in. No waiting on targets. You can remain anonymous, and all we'll see is your screen name.


There are some good old standards IF you want to try to be in a match up. 5 shots at 25 & 50 yards and 3 shots at 100 (or more) yds. That is only a suggestion - it is NOT a rule!!

List your guns and ammo - so our members and others know what you were shooting.

Also note front or rear rests when used, bipod, bags, lead sled etc.

It's not a rule - just a fact - a hole in a target is going to count! 6 holes is 6 holes - NO throw a ways!

Similar optics and distances will be compiled as groups - SCORING & ALL shooters will be included in the monthly 'report'.

Post a picture (or scan) of the target you want to submit with the measurement below - use calipers, a ruler or use "On Target"

Download here (a great tool) >>>>http://www.ontargetshooting.com/download1.html<<<<

DEADLINE for shooting is Thursday, November 30th, 2017 @ midnight. Submit your scores by Sunday December 3rd, 2017 @ midnight.

PLEASE post (in text) any information about gun, ammo, optics and score - THIS makes the report a lot smoother. Cut-and-Paste REALLY helps with scoring. (Sample below)

Please include a photo of the gun used (range pics a plus as well!) - We LOVE photos!

On to a final few things:

Scoring:


Score your group in inches. Then measure distance from bulls-eye to your furthest shot. Add these two. That is your score for that target.

List your score like this: ---

Any Brand Rifle .204 Ruger, 22"
Front and rear bags
3 shots
100 yards
Nikon Acculon Glass 3-9 X 40 Scope
32gr Hornady V-max Ammo
Far shot: .370
Group: .293
Total: 0.663"

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53eldorado
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.204 Ruger Guns: Ruger American Predator
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Re: Monthly Shootout: November 2017 - Deer Hunter!

Post by 53eldorado » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Made it out today to use my last six 32 grainers. I also did the ladder test for the 39 grain Blitzkings.
A little improvement but the 39s show a lot of potential for Dec.
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Spread. .547
To center. .719
Total 1.266
Ruger American Predator
Mueller 8.5-25x44
Front rest, rear bag
32 gr Hornady V Max, 27.9 gr of IMR 4064, CCI BR 4 primers

Hyper
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.204 Ruger Guns: savage 12 ,Bell and Carlson stock,McGowen 1n11 twist barrel.
Location: Minnesota

Re: Monthly Shootout: November 2017 - Deer Hunter!

Post by Hyper » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:41 am

I really like that bench......and nice shooting

JaxTeller
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Re: Monthly Shootout: November 2017 - Deer Hunter!

Post by JaxTeller » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:05 pm

Nice shooting, 53Eldorado.

I've been out deer hunting in the woods of MN. Only 2 tags this year - between the wife and I - and I managed to fill one. Nice size doe. Muzzleloader starts on Saturday, and hoping to get a buck (or a doe) and fill my tag.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

53eldorado
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Re: Monthly Shootout: November 2017 - Deer Hunter!

Post by 53eldorado » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 pm

What part of MN? I spent my first 22 years there. Did most of my deer hunting around Cass Lake and a little around Mahtowa.

JaxTeller
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Re: Monthly Shootout: November 2017 - Deer Hunter!

Post by JaxTeller » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:25 pm

53eldorado wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 pm
What part of MN? I spent my first 22 years there. Did most of my deer hunting around Cass Lake and a little around Mahtowa.
Hey! I just logged in and saw your message. I currently live in West Central, MN. Detroit Lakes to be specific. I hunt just north east of here around the Pickerel/Cotton Lake area. Familiar?

I am quite familiar with Cass Lake and Bemidji area. Went to school up there..Nice fishing and hunting there.

53eldorado
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Re: Monthly Shootout: November 2017 - Deer Hunter!

Post by 53eldorado » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:34 pm

Spent 4 years in Bemidji and appropriately graduated with a B.S. degree. :) High School wasn't too far from DL. The metropolis of Browerville.

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Re: Monthly Shootout: November 2017 - Deer Hunter!

Post by JaxTeller » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:28 pm

OK! A new month is here. And the results from NOvember - not many shooters. I suspect with family time and travel, this was to be expected. Thanks to 53Eldorado for at least giving us something! Nice shooting!

100 Yards
Spread. .547
To center. .719
Total 1.266
Ruger American Predator
Mueller 8.5-25x44
Front rest, rear bag
32 gr Hornady V Max, 27.9 gr of IMR 4064, CCI BR 4 primers
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I'll post the December competition shortly!

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