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Iowa_303s
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Re: Hunting with the 303, please report [Re: szihn]
      #320572 - 12/10/18 03:38 AM

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Matt, why is there still no "S" on your screen name?



Name change now waiting on admin approval.

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Re: Hunting with the 303, please report [Re: Iowa_303s]
      #320614 - 13/10/18 02:31 PM

Well, the Speed strikes again. Patterson would be proud.
Not the one Matt got from me, but the one I kept. It drew first blood today. Smallish Whitetail Buck. One shot through the chest that exited the off shoulder. He ran about 20 yards and fell. Shot was about 60 yards.
Load was 40 grains of 4064 in WW brass with a WW primer and a 180 grain Remington .308 Core-Lokt. Both of our rifles have 310" groove diameters and the 180 grain .308s seem to shoot very well.

When I was a boy my dad had a Savage M99 in 300 savage and we sometimes used 180s in it. 180 at 2400 FPS, this load is a .308 180 grain at 2375 from my rifle so I knew exactly how it would act, and it did.


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Re: Hunting with the 303, please report [Re: szihn]
      #320626 - 14/10/18 05:43 AM

Congrats Steve!
Can’t wait to get mine into the field in December!

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Re: Hunting with the 303, please report [Re: Iowa_303s]
      #320639 - 15/10/18 03:37 AM

I, once again (stupidly) didn't take the camera. So I can't show the little buck and now it's ready to butcher. I will cut and wrap it tomorrow. If you have a cell phone (I don't) please take a pictures if you kill one and send it to me with the rifle too.
Thanks


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Re: Hunting with the 303, please report [Re: szihn]
      #320651 - 15/10/18 12:18 PM

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I, once again (stupidly) didn't take the camera. So I can't show the little buck and now it's ready to butcher. I will cut and wrap it tomorrow. If you have a cell phone (I don't) please take a pictures if you kill one and send it to me with the rifle too.
Thanks




Sure will Steve. That was the plan anyway.
May not be anything special though. Smaller bucks get a pass to grow. Does for meat, and a trophy buck of one happens to appear.

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Re: Hunting with the 303, please report [Re: Iowa_303s]
      #322221 - 06/12/18 05:23 AM

Well Iowa, I have not heard from you in a while.

How'd it go?


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Re: Hunting with the 303, please report [Re: szihn]
      #322230 - 06/12/18 10:53 AM

Hi Steve,
We leave Friday evening for Tennessee. Going spend a couple of days visiting with friends.
My son and I will start hunting on Monday 12/10.
I'll let you know how it goes when we get back. Not much for internet connection in a cypress swamp.

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Re: Hunting with the 303, please report [Re: Iowa_303s]
      #322255 - 07/12/18 03:21 AM

Good times are coming.
Have fun, be safe, and I hope you both get big deer.


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