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#180765 - 05/09/17 07:33 AM Franken-Ruger on a diet
Ernie
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Going to be doing some load development with the 158 Swift on Thursday, then loading up some 158 Nosler's for pd'ing as well.
Looks quite a bit different that it did with a 15" barrel and the shorty brake. Getting ready for big game season already.
Plan to do more killing with it, than even last year.
Big game and prairie dogs. PD shooting is mainly for practice off of Bog-Gear and other field rests.
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#180766 - 05/09/17 10:26 AM Re: Franken-Ruger on a diet [Re: Ernie]
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Looks good. What's the barrel length now?
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#180769 - 05/09/17 10:31 AM Re: Franken-Ruger on a diet [Re: Chance Weldon]
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 Originally Posted By: TN Lone Wolf
Looks good. What's the barrel length now?

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10"
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#180773 - 05/09/17 02:57 PM Re: Franken-Ruger on a diet [Re: Ernie]
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That is one nice looking piece Ernie....I'm interested in your big game harvest with it....Rock on
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#180782 - 05/10/17 09:51 AM Re: Franken-Ruger on a diet [Re: AK hgunner1]
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 Originally Posted By: AK hgunner1
That is one nice looking piece Ernie....I'm interested in your big game harvest with it....Rock on

I like the looks of it better this way.
Sometimes when something shoots so awesome, you hate to change things, but I am pretty sure it will shoot great.
Much more practical now.
Prairie Dogs are up first though, if nothing blows my schedule out of the water tomorrow
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#180787 - 05/10/17 03:19 PM Re: Franken-Ruger on a diet [Re: Ernie]
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Looking good.

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#180791 - 05/10/17 06:11 PM Re: Franken-Ruger on a diet [Re: thadf]
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Now go get 'em Ernie....
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#180803 - 05/11/17 02:33 AM Re: Franken-Ruger on a diet [Re: AK hgunner1]
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 Originally Posted By: AK hgunner1
Now go get 'em Ernie....
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#180805 - 05/11/17 04:29 AM Re: Franken-Ruger on a diet [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I sure like those FR's. Do you have a handgun scope or rifle scope on that?

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#180809 - 05/11/17 07:10 AM Re: Franken-Ruger on a diet [Re: ruger4570]
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It is a Leupold 2.5-8 handgun scope.
Two things that cause me to be hesitant with a rifle scope on a revolver.
One is the difference in recoil I will no have with the lighter overall weight and no muzzle brake. I don't think the brake does a lot in low pressure/small powder charges (compared to bottleneck cases I typically use).
Two is the nature of a revolver with the cylinder gap.
Putting my face that much closer to that gap is not inviting to me.
For hunting I am going to stay with the Leupold LER scope.
I have a lot of MOA available to me with this scope and the Burris Signature Zee Rings.
When I go and play at distance to shoot steel at 750 yards, I may got to a rifle scope just for some higher magnification/better reticle that would have 30 MOA in the reticle (FFP) as well, plus a a good amount of internal adjustment too. I would use Burris XTR Signature Rings in this case with a 30mm tube. I do have a Leupold VX3i (smaller/lighter weight scope) that has a good reticle and is smaller, but it does not have as much internal MOA as I will probably need.
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