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Old 08-11-2010, 10:03 AM
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Well went out to my favorite wash earlier today and got set up to shoot. 50 yd target with new NECG peep installed on rifle. i usually i shoot 250 gr barnes tez 95 gr 777 out of this rifle and they are tack drivers. i bought the 250 gr gold dots to practice with and to use in the wifes wolverine. so i loaded 95 gr 777, crushed rib sabot and the 250 gr GD down the pipe. 3 shot group 2 touched one a lil low, which i feel was me and not the load, just for the hell of it i loaded in a 250 gr TEZ with the same charge and it touched the first 2 in the GD group. pictures to come, i need wife to show me how to Dl pics lol.i must say it was strange shooting with both eyes open with yhe peep sight. left eye had a hard time adjusting to it.but the more i shot the better it felt. to be honest i shot just as well with the original sights.but i think the peep will shine out at 100 yds plus.i also had to hold low on target, i need to order a shorter front sight since i have the peep adjusted all the way down and its hitting really high. just thought i would share the morning..
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:02 AM
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What you need is a taller front sight.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by ronlaughlin View Post
What you need is a taller front sight.
Pay attention he is right as usual.
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:45 PM
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You are absolutely right, what was i thinking when i typed lower lol. i called williams and thier adjustable front sight is backordered 1 month the sight is $21.95 which would work perfect. he wanted to sell me a shorty ramp and dove tailed beaded $ 40.00. anyone know where i could find the williams adjustable front ramp site # 70882?
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:41 PM
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I really like the 250gr GoldDots/DeepCurls too. They shoot really well in most guns ive had even with mild loads.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Gm54-120 View Post
I really like the 250gr GoldDots/DeepCurls too. They shoot really well in most guns ive had even with mild loads.
thats good to know since i originally bought them for my wife to shoot in her youth model wolverine. she couldnt make it out today to shoot.
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thats good to know since i originally bought them for my wife to shoot in her youth model wolverine. she couldnt make it out today to shoot.
Its about my favorite 45cal bullet for a reduced recoil load. The one we settled on for my friend's son was 80grs of BH209 but its in a bit larger rifle.

The load shoots great and the bullet mushroomed extremely well. In wet phone books it left one of the largest holes of any we tried.

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Old 08-12-2010, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Gm54-120 View Post
Its about my favorite 45cal bullet for a reduced recoil load. The one we settled on for my friend's son was 80grs of BH209 but its in a bit larger rifle.

The load shoots great and the bullet mushroomed extremely well. In wet phone books it left one of the largest holes of any we tried.

I saw a few threads where the GD was put thru the torture tests thats one reason i bought them.impressive bullet for a fraction of the cost of the barnes i have been shooting.presently the wife is shooting 75 gr 777 260 gr knight bullets that cam with the rifle. i already talked to her about using 80 - 85 gr 777 with the GD bullets. shes new to the sport and i have tried very hard to make her feel comfortable with what shes shooting. actually at the 50 yd range she is shooting excellent.thanks for the info........
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Start as low as you can and let HER work upto what she is comfortable shooting.

IMO for out to roughly 100yards, 80grs of either powder is plenty with that bullet and expansion is very reliable. Very cost effective option IMO.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Gm54-120 View Post
Start as low as you can and let HER work upto what she is comfortable shooting.

IMO for out to roughly 100yards, 80grs of either powder is plenty with that bullet and expansion is very reliable. Very cost effective option IMO.
she's been shooting 75 gr 777, i was going to do exactly what you suggested, try 80 and maybe 85 depending on how she feels about it. and i seriously doubt if she will ever shoot beyond a 100 yds.we have a utah muzzy hunt coming up end of september and i can get her on a smalller buck within a 100 yds with no problem.i am going to experiment with the gold dots somemore in my triumph and may just use them exclusively.
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