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i don't know, my trg-s sako likes good old 165 grn BTSP factory loads from hornady -

 

i will find and scan in a target from 100 yrds that you can cover 3 shots w/ a dime.

and that is off of sandbags.

 

and i have shot 2 boxes from different batches with almost the same accuracy.

 

i can't load them any better than that.  and it seems a perfect match for my gun.

 

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Crud. . .where's the recepie for turtle sauce picante?
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A 7400 is not a BOSS BAR anymore than a Remington 710 is equal to your SAKO. My Benelli R1 shoots about 1/2 as good as the BOSS BAR and twice as good as average Remington. I think BOSS is the answer BUT Browning et al blew that by bringing it out as vented so the noise & blast got all the coverage rather than the accuracy abilities. Get some Hornady TAP ammo for your 7400. Take it out of that vise and shoot it off bags with a firm consistant foreend grip. Hold on to the gun don't just set it on the bags. However well it shoots with TAP is probably as good as it will shoot. Remember a 5" group is only a max of 2.5" off the point of aim...that will kill any big game within 200 yards easily.A normal M-1 garand is a 5" rifle at 100 but there are a lot of dead germans and japaneese that found out 5" at 100 will kill you at 500.
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you make some good points, root.

 

an inch or two off on a 180lb whitetail can be the difference of not tracking it at all (dead deer falling) and tracking him 400 yards through a swamp.

 

i have experienced both, and i prefer the 'dead before it hits the ground' - but this is a mute point, as the first shot on both of the guns

is not a problem. and like i said, hopefully, a second shot is never needed.

 

thanks for the good info, root.

 

J

 

 

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ive got a target somewhere here from my old man .243 m70xtr with a varmint barrel on it and i loaded up some 4895 with an 85 grain sierra spitzer and at 100 he put five shots under a dime, i was very proud of that i just gotta find the target, might have to call him and have him mail it to me, you are very lucky if you have a rifle that likes factory ammo better than handloads. i guess stick with what works for you!
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All the whitetail I ever shot had at least a 12" vital area (heart & lungs) and any arrow or deerslug I put in there ended up with a dead deer. (always with a track because both kill by blood loss rather than shock) but 2 holes let out a lot of blood. Even a liver shot deer, if left for a few hours will usually bed and die. If you want "dead on the spot" then a premium controlled expansion bullet thru both front shoulders will do the trick with little meat loss. I have done that a few times with Brenneke Gold 12 bore slugs in areas where "who shot it" might be an issue and they go no where.
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Jsimoneaud:

 

Pachmayr was a separate company, but now may be owned by Lyman.  (See their web site, lymanproducts.com.)

 

You might want to try their pre-fit pad, if it is available for your rifle (or a slip-on pad).  This way, you won't be permanently altering the rifle until you are sure you like it. 

 

I use their one-inch skeet model on all my rifles and shotguns.  It has a flat vertically-ribbed surface, soaks up the recoil, and is designed to be easy to mount and dismount.  After I've made sure I like the rifle or shotgun, I have the stock cut to fit.  In my case, I usually take off 1/4" in overall length.  This makes for a better fit when wearing insulated winter clothing during hunting season, but still works in the summer, when I'm shooting in a short-sleeved shirt.  Fit is an individual thing, of course, but important.

 

 

   

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best prices for Pachmayr are at brownell's
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ok, heres the recipe, sorry it took so long and I know this is not the place in the forum for recipes, but I see several are wanting it. also you can PM me and I have many other cajun recipes I will share.

 

3 pounds Turtle Meat

1 large onion chopped

1 large bell pepper chopped

1 celery chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

¼ cup chopped parsley

½ cup chopped onion tops

1 can roitel tomatoes

1 small can tomatoe paste

1 small can mushrooms

4 oz olive oil

2 tablespoons roux

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 pints chicken broth

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

 

Season turtle meat. Heat oil in large dutch oven. Brown meat until sticks. Add onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except for the roux, onion tops and parsley, Add 1 pint of chicken broth. Bring to a boil – lower fire – cover and simmer for 3 to 4 hours until meat is tender, adding broth as needed. Add roux to thicken, salt and pepper to taste, with onion tops and parsley.

 

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what time's dinner, J ?

 

you can't beat bayou cookin.

 

J

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Don't have any turtle meat. 

 

But I got some pheasant and rabbit. 

 

Looks like it'll work for either of those!!!

 

And if I run across some turtle, I'll know what to do.  Many Thanks!!!

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Hey Jon, if you live near Lafayette LA, you could come over for some beer and good food.....

 

here are a few more:

 

crawfish ettoufee

2-4 LBS peeled crawfish

1 chopped LG onion

1 chopped bell pepper

1 can diced rotel tomatoes

1 stick butter

1 large heaping tablespoon of dark roux (savoie)

2 cans crm of shrimp soup

2 cans golden crm of mushroom soup

 

saute onion & bell pepper in stick of butter, half way thru sauteing the veggies, add the rotel and continue to saute, until caramelized

then add roux, stir until all is melted, add some water as needed to prevent burning, next add soups and heat until hot and mixed, then add crawfish untill they shrink, about 10-15 min. season with konrico ( or Tonys) cajun seasoning. serve over white rice.

 

Crawfish Hashbrown casserole

this is easy to get ready, but bakes for 1.5 hours

1 or 2 lbs crawfish tails  (or Shrimp)

1 - 2 lbs bag of frozen hashbrowns ( the little squares)

1- 8 oz sourcream

1 - large jar cheeze Whiz

1- can crm of chicken soup

1- jar real bacon peices

1- cut challots (green onions)

konrico seasoning ( or tony's ) to taste. also Old Bay seasoning goes good in this.

pour all of this in a bowl, mix WELL with a large spoon. pour into baking dish

bake at 300 covered for 45 min, un-cover, put pads of butter on top and bake un-covered 45 more min or until golden brown.

 

 

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NC - Rabbit and pheasant will work fine, so will chicken or frog legs, quail etc... for the crawfish you can use shrimp or a tough meat fish like red fish (red drum).
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did you decide on a scope yet?
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yes, I did, I was waiting to post a pic of it mounted on the gun. I bought a Sightron 3-9x42 Silver finish. the model number is SIIB39x42ST. since I have purchased 2 nikon monarchs in the last month, I needed to go a little cheaper on this one. I paid 199.95, according to the JB book smaller and lighter are best for heavy recoil guns. this gun will be used a little for whitetail, but hopefully in the future it will be for mule deer or elk. I think that will be the last scope I buy for a while, I need a good pair of binos next, I am looking at the nikon action extreme and pentax PCF WP II  both in 10x50.

 

ya'll have a good day. -js

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