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.308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby Brute 23 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:24 pm

Was trying to find a big boy but ended up doing a little house cleaning instead. The more I shoot this gun the more I like it.

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Postby Brute 23 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:30 pm

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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:33 pm

Pretty hogs I like em dead.
Just finished baiting the traps they hit my pastures last night.
The Houston lease hunter feeders are running out along with the acorns.
That Houston bunch hunts opening day through thanksgiving.
Haven’t heard a shot since.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:34 pm

Pretty hogs I like em dead.
Just finished baiting the traps they hit my pastures last night.
The Houston lease hunter feeders are running out along with the acorns.
That Houston bunch hunts opening day through thanksgiving.
Haven’t heard a shot since.
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby J&D Cattle » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:39 pm

What is the make and model of the gun Brute?
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:59 pm

Nice pictures brute.
I am after hogs right now got some needy folks at church need to fill freezers. Beats the heck out of just throwing them away. I like the brine curing and smoking anyway.
You get two birds with one stone get rid of some pigs and help someone out.
This is the size I like best bout 80 pounds.
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby Brute 23 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:02 pm

J&D Cattle wrote:What is the make and model of the gun Brute?


It's a Remington 700 SPS

I think this is one of the best bang for the buck rifles out there. We paid like $550 at Cabela's a couple years ago. 3 of us bought them. I drag this thing around on the Mule or in my Truck and abuse it. It's covered in red dirt right now. The short size makes it really easy to maneuver in tight spots and it has little to no recoil with the heavy barrel.
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Postby greybeard » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:39 pm

How many times you been able to say you went hog hunting in the snow Brute23?
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:05 am

greybeard wrote:How many times you been able to say you went hog hunting in the snow Brute23?


One for sure. :D it's only the 4th time in my life I have been around snow in general.
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby J&D Cattle » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:56 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
J&D Cattle wrote:What is the make and model of the gun Brute?


It's a Remington 700 SPS

I think this is one of the best bang for the buck rifles out there. We paid like $550 at Cabela's a couple years ago. 3 of us bought them. I drag this thing around on the Mule or in my Truck and abuse it. It's covered in red dirt right now. The short size makes it really easy to maneuver in tight spots and it has little to no recoil with the heavy barrel.


I used to really like Remington's but have gotten to buying Ruger and Savage's as of late. Buddy and I are looking at factory heavy barrel 308's right now and the Remington is definitely at or near the top of the list. The price is great!
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:03 pm

J&D Cattle wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
J&D Cattle wrote:What is the make and model of the gun Brute?


It's a Remington 700 SPS

I think this is one of the best bang for the buck rifles out there. We paid like $550 at Cabela's a couple years ago. 3 of us bought them. I drag this thing around on the Mule or in my Truck and abuse it. It's covered in red dirt right now. The short size makes it really easy to maneuver in tight spots and it has little to no recoil with the heavy barrel.


I used to really like Remington's but have gotten to buying Ruger and Savage's as of late. Buddy and I are looking at factory heavy barrel 308's right now and the Remington is definitely at or near the top of the list. The price is great!

Why a heavy barrel? There's a bunch of folks building rifle with thin tubes that shoot lights out.
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby J&D Cattle » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:21 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
J&D Cattle wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
It's a Remington 700 SPS

I think this is one of the best bang for the buck rifles out there. We paid like $550 at Cabela's a couple years ago. 3 of us bought them. I drag this thing around on the Mule or in my Truck and abuse it. It's covered in red dirt right now. The short size makes it really easy to maneuver in tight spots and it has little to no recoil with the heavy barrel.


I used to really like Remington's but have gotten to buying Ruger and Savage's as of late. Buddy and I are looking at factory heavy barrel 308's right now and the Remington is definitely at or near the top of the list. The price is great!

Why a heavy barrel? There's a bunch of folks building rifle with thin tubes that shoot lights out.


My limited reading lead me to looking at heavy barrels. I can certainly be convinced otherwise. Looking for out of the box accuracy in a 308 without busting the wallet.
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:31 pm

J&D Cattle wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
J&D Cattle wrote:
I used to really like Remington's but have gotten to buying Ruger and Savage's as of late. Buddy and I are looking at factory heavy barrel 308's right now and the Remington is definitely at or near the top of the list. The price is great!

Why a heavy barrel? There's a bunch of folks building rifle with thin tubes that shoot lights out.


My limited reading lead me to looking at heavy barrels. I can certainly be convinced otherwise. Looking for out of the box accuracy in a 308 without busting the wallet.


You can look these up and see the out of the box performance.

I would much rather spend $500-600 on a gun and $1000 on the scope... like I did with this one... than $1000 on the gun with a $500 scope.

Me personally, I like the weight of the heavy barrel plus I want a little meat on it so I can get it threaded for a suppressor.
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby J&D Cattle » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:45 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
J&D Cattle wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Why a heavy barrel? There's a bunch of folks building rifle with thin tubes that shoot lights out.


My limited reading lead me to looking at heavy barrels. I can certainly be convinced otherwise. Looking for out of the box accuracy in a 308 without busting the wallet.


You can look these up and see the out of the box performance.

I would much rather spend $500-600 on a gun and $1000 on the scope... like I did with this one... than $1000 on the gun with a $500 scope.

Me personally, I like the weight of the heavy barrel plus I want a little meat on it so I can get it threaded for a suppressor.


Suppressor is on my want list as well. I'd like one for my Hornet for neighborhood pests as well.
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Re: .308 Did some work the past couple of days

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:46 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
J&D Cattle wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Why a heavy barrel? There's a bunch of folks building rifle with thin tubes that shoot lights out.


My limited reading lead me to looking at heavy barrels. I can certainly be convinced otherwise. Looking for out of the box accuracy in a 308 without busting the wallet.


You can look these up and see the out of the box performance.

I would much rather spend $500-600 on a gun and $1000 on the scope... like I did with this one... than $1000 on the gun with a $500 scope.

Me personally, I like the weight of the heavy barrel plus I want a little meat on it so I can get it threaded for a suppressor.


Been looking at the Ruger American Ranch just for that reason it comes threaded.
While 223 is definitely not my favorite round for deer at these short 100 yard or less shots it works on hogs and deer well.
If I were shooting over 125 yards I would want a little more meat.
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