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My new 200+ yard night gun #7300909 09/29/18 06:29 PM
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Bought this Ruger American Predator in 308 specifically for hunting with a buddy in West Texas. Most the feeders are 175-225 with some longer shots available. Stalking is tough as many feeders are opposite side of big washouts or draws so we usually shoot from the stand locations rather than stalk in close. I have killed a lot of hogs with my 6.8s but wanted something with more energy past 200 yards so went with the 308 and Iíll be shooting 155 amax.


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I shoot the same rifle and it love the Hornady American Whitetail 150 grain ammo. Nice rig.

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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
I shoot the same rifle and it love the Hornady American Whitetail 150 grain ammo. Nice rig.


All my 30 cal ammo has 150 grain Nosler Partition...works well.

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I like watching them get rolled with your shotgun. Iím still gonna build one. Hope it serves you well, Iíll be patiently waiting for the next shotgun kills......

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Originally Posted By: Midwaytmm
I like watching them get rolled with your shotgun. Iím still gonna build one. Hope it serves you well, Iíll be patiently waiting for the next shotgun kills......
almost all of Ft Hood has been closed for a major training exercise for like a month in a half itís crazy. I canít wait for my area to open up so I can go kill some hogs out there.

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Nice I picked up one earlier this year target shot at 225 and it worked well. plan on taking a deer with it.

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Nice I picked up one earlier this year target shot at 225 and it worked well. plan on taking a deer with it.
I most likely will at some point.

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Sapper I thought you were a military guy? no desire for the M1A scout? I figured that would be all you

still a nice looking rig. In my opinion every gun should be ODGreen.

definitely getting cool enough to go smack some hogs now. hopefully your hunting grounds open up soon. I know I am gewtting ready to go in about a week or two. just need to make a quick trip to the range to make sure the 6.8 can still kill a fly at 100 yards.

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Sapper I thought you were a military guy? no desire for the M1A scout? I figured that would be all you

still a nice looking rig. In my opinion every gun should be ODGreen.

definitely getting cool enough to go smack some hogs now. hopefully your hunting grounds open up soon. I know I am gewtting ready to go in about a week or two. just need to make a quick trip to the range to make sure the 6.8 can still kill a fly at 100 yards.
Iíve actually never shot the MIA Scout but wouldnít be against it. This Ruger American Predator is perfect for what I want though. Itís light, accurate, and compact

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I keep thinking about mounting my Thermal on my M1A, it's just too long and heavy to get in and out of the truck very fast.


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Got first blood with the rifle last night, killed 3 hogs on took pics of one as it was starting to sleet and rain and I was tired.


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Guess you have someplace other than My Hood to hunt. Congrats on the pig.

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Guess you have someplace other than My Hood to hunt. Congrats on the pig.
got a few places

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Always good to have options


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So have we seen the last thermal shotgun kill video? Just love hearing the 870 pump!


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So have we seen the last thermal shotgun kill video? Just love hearing the 870 pump!
Nope but the areas I hunt on Ft Hood with the shotgun have all been closed so haven't gotten to use it for a while. Hoping to soon though.

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