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Arvo with 222
      #333827 - 25/10/19 10:16 AM

Walked a creek for a arvo hunt, with the 222. Found a boar bedded, as I lined him up he stood up two quick shots had him on the ground.
Chris dropped a couple with the 12g and solids.
We then moved on to some culling, and dropped 15 with SG's and the 222.
heres a few pics cheers Mick
Boar with 222 sako

Chris with first load

Miroku 12g SG's 2 with one shot


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Re: Arvo with 222 [Re: 264]
      #333828 - 25/10/19 10:36 AM

Sako looks slick.
What is the bullet and load?

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Re: Arvo with 222 [Re: tinker]
      #333829 - 25/10/19 10:44 AM

Quote:

Sako looks slick.
What is the bullet and load?




24gr bench mak 2 , 50gr nosler shots, rem 7 1/2

Very accurate and works well on game.


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Re: Arvo with 222 [Re: 264]
      #333834 - 25/10/19 02:40 PM

222 is not an official boar cartridge here but the stutzen looks very good!

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Re: Arvo with 222 [Re: lancaster]
      #333840 - 25/10/19 05:47 PM

Yes, very nice stutzen indeed.
Louis

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Re: Arvo with 222 [Re: lancaster]
      #333841 - 25/10/19 05:47 PM



Louis was asking - do we eat donkeys? I am guessing these pigs are loaded up for butchering? Human and or animal meat?

Now Mick is becoming the small calibre NT shooter! A .222 in the Territory, that must be more rare?

I like the Sako Stutzen. What model and age is it?

I was only thinking of .222 Stutzen's last week. A friend used to have a synthetic Steyr Stutzen in .222.

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Re: Arvo with 222 [Re: NitroX]
      #333842 - 25/10/19 06:30 PM

Its a Sako L461 222, unsure of what year. Leupold vx 2 2x7 sits on top. Could go larger but small scope suits it.
Not the most suitable cal for up here but gets an occasional run. We were shooting a mango block so small cal preferred. Pigs being removed as pickers picking the next day. Concerns about hitting irrigation lines requires some thought before letting a shot go.
Some butchered for dog meat.
Also run a Brno 17 ackley hornet. Hasn't been used of a while..................


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Re: Arvo with 222 [Re: 264]
      #333848 - 26/10/19 04:10 AM

Cool rifle - in .222 yet. I have a Sako A1 in .222
and also a BRNO (CZ) in .17AH. I've not thought of
the .222 as a hog rifle.

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Re: Arvo with 222 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #333851 - 26/10/19 07:24 AM

Good shooting mate!
Yeah the Nosler's are tougher than you think, my son shot a Rusa hind with his .223, used the 55gn lot.


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