Ruler .222

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Ruler .222

Post by duncan61 » 09 Jan 2019, 6:58 pm

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I went south for the opening of marron season and a property I shoot is in the same area so next day I went out there I was not sure which rifle to take and decided on the .222 Ruger as I had not zeroed since fitting a Bushnell6-24 AOE.it only took 6 clicks to the right and was all good.Fox time!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Ruler .222

Post by duncan61 » 09 Jan 2019, 7:03 pm

I am in love with this rifle again.I am becoming recoil sensitive and with hearing protection on this calibre is so sweet.I thought it might be shot out as I used it for more than 5000 Roos over 8 years in the Gascoyne but it still groups.the second group was me not trying as hard to get them together
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Post by duncan61 » 09 Jan 2019, 7:05 pm

Sposed to be Ruger not ruler.the circles are a travel mug base about 65 mm
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Post by Oldbloke » 09 Jan 2019, 7:07 pm

I'd be very happy with that.
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Post by duncan61 » 09 Jan 2019, 7:28 pm

Thank you.the crosshairs are quite thick on this scope but green light on day shooting and red at night seems to work.also the fine pen circles were hard to see so I had red electrical tap crossed on the circles.when shooting foxes I should be able to place the shot O.K.
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Post by TassieTiger » 09 Jan 2019, 8:26 pm

Wfat distance was groups shot at? One group looks kick arse - more than acceptable for hunting.
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Post by duncan61 » 09 Jan 2019, 8:47 pm

About 70 metres I pinned the cardboard to a roll of hay which later made me wonder if it's a good idea to leave lead in the roll.the second group I placed the target so the rounds did not go in the roll
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 09 Jan 2019, 9:14 pm

Man i cant wait to get my 222 back. Feels like a eternity
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Re: Ruler .222

Post by bigrich » 10 Jan 2019, 4:48 am

Yeah, 222’s rule :D how’d ya go with the marron ? Put up some pics. With something in the pic to give a perspective of size. There’s some good sized red claw in south east Queensland :D

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Post by bigfellascott » 10 Jan 2019, 5:07 am

Nice one mate, the 222's are a great cal really, as you point out nice and mild to shoot and get the job done very well indeed, It's the cal that I have used the most over the years to kill all manner of things from big to small.

The Rugers a shooter too by the looks of it, which makes the job that much easier to get done. :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Post by duncan61 » 10 Jan 2019, 11:32 am

We marroned Waroona dam and there was a heap around but the minimum size is 90 mm and I snared an 80 and 89 and returned them.I tried a headlamp but it was crap and I had no vis will go again before the season is out.I have had redclaw very similar the marron are just larger overall.We trolled up a heap of little perch
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Post by duncan61 » 11 Jan 2019, 4:01 pm

Everything is cleaned and put away till next time feels good to be legally secure probably for the first time ever
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