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#6080637 - 12/12/15 09:04 PM New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test
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Registered: 05/08/10
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Loc: Dallas / Nolan County
I could not be more pleased with my new long range rig - a 280 Ackley Improved spec'd by JGFireman and smithed by ZG Customs:

Tikka Action
Bartlein 3b 5R 1:9 twist finished at 25" spiral fluted by Horizon Firearms
McMillan Game Scout in Desert Spectre
Cerakoted in Black Graphite
Tangent Theta 5-25x56 Professional Marksman 34mm Rifle Scope

We got a chance to air them out at our place in West Tex -- smoked two does at 240 yds and 330 yds -- bang-flop x2. Then tonight snake dumped a hog at 350 with his. Folded up and didn't take a single step. Berger 168s hit like a freaking sledgehammer.







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#6080645 - 12/12/15 09:10 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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Heck yeah!

You went all all,in on that scope

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#6080685 - 12/12/15 09:25 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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Nice up

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#6080698 - 12/12/15 09:30 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Heck yeah!

You went all all,in on that scope


Yessir. The glass is insane good. Never seen anything like it.
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#6080704 - 12/12/15 09:31 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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Sweet
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#6080732 - 12/12/15 09:56 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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#6080783 - 12/12/15 10:29 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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Loc: Nevada, TX
How do you like the scope. I've heard great things about them. I always did like the premier.

Rifle looks great and that's some good shooting.

Walter


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#6080829 - 12/12/15 11:23 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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Registered: 10/12/07
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Loc: Houston
Sweet rig
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#6080841 - 12/12/15 11:43 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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That's a nice set up you got there. Fun to shoot I'm sure...

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#6081119 - 12/13/15 09:45 AM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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I do like!

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#6081250 - 12/13/15 11:23 AM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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Outstanding Setup Red!
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#6081251 - 12/13/15 11:23 AM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Originally Posted By: Ronnie Oneal
That's a nice set up you got there. Fun to shoot I'm sure...

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#6081677 - 12/13/15 03:44 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
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Very Nice rifle!

Bought a new 280 Ackley myself this year and I love it so far!!
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#6081764 - 12/13/15 04:32 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: dlrz71]
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Originally Posted By: dlrz71
Nice up
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#6081793 - 12/13/15 04:50 PM Re: New Custom 280 Ackley Put to the Test [Re: RedSnake]
Scotty22 Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 162
Loc: Katy, Texas
Very nice rig dude. Premiers are the tits. I really hate that I sold mine. I am shooting the 280 ackley improved bigger brother 7 Saum Ackley improved 23in barrel with 168 hunting classics at 3010. The bullet is devastating.

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