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Ready for Mr. Wile E. Coyote

#1 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:57 am

Too freaking cold and windy outside this morning to be out for more than a couple pictures but here's the new Varmint Rig.

I bought the Fox Pro at Cabela's on sale yesterday. The Windham VEX-SS is a replacement for an AR that was sold. The Weaver 6-18 was also on sale at Natchess. The stock pouch isn't on quite right yet and probably wouldn't have put it on but this scope has a very long eye relief and it helps get me in the right place quickly.

Anyway, I love how it turned out and can't wait to get to the range. There's a couple indoor ranges that I can use the AR but I'd rather go to the club when it warms up just a little.

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#2 Post by BlaineG » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:55 pm

That's wicked looking... 8) 8)
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#3 Post by GunnyMack » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:50 pm

That rig should do just fine!
I put the same stock on my 450 Bushmaster. FDE grip and the factory free float hand guard.

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#4 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 pm

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That rig should do just fine!
I put the same stock on my 450 Bushmaster. FDE grip and the factory free float hand guard.
I'm thinking a .450 might be next. I have a couple lowers lying around that need something to do, :D


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#5 Post by Pete44ru » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:40 pm

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Nice looking rifle, but I would think a white predator/game caller counter-intuitive for hunting 'yote's. :shock:


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#6 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:59 pm

Interesting thought, it may need a little color. It is a light gray actually, not sure how that looks to a K9 though. I've read that some guys use a small stuffed animal near the speaker as a decoy. I have a little stuffed Snoopy that I've been saving for the occasion. :o


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#7 Post by ndcowboy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:35 pm

Pete44ru wrote:
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Nice looking rifle, but I would think a white predator/game caller counter-intuitive for hunting 'yote's. :shock:


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Would work fine here in the snow :D

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#8 Post by Rusty » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:51 pm

I have to admit, that just pegged my cool meter. I was thinking I didn't need another AR but I might be wrong.
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#9 Post by Pete44ru » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:35 pm

ndcowboy wrote:
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Pete44ru wrote:
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Nice looking rifle, but I would think a white predator/game caller counter-intuitive for hunting 'yote's. :shock:
Would work fine here in the snow :D

I didn't think of that.... :oops: :oops:


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#10 Post by FWiedner » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:38 pm

2ndovc wrote:
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Interesting thought, it may need a little color. It is a light gray actually, not sure how that looks to a K9 though. I've read that some guys use a small stuffed animal near the speaker as a decoy. I have a little stuffed Snoopy that I've been saving for the occasion. :o


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#11 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:40 am

A pheasant wing tied to a branch, or one of the calls that have a motion attachment...
450 is one of those that shoot very consistently. If & when I make it back to CO I'm going to try it on an elk.

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#12 Post by Ysabel Kid » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:07 pm

Who knew the black rifle could be so pretty? :mrgreen:
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#13 Post by claybob86 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:32 am

2ndovc wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Interesting thought, it may need a little color. It is a light gray actually, not sure how that looks to a K9 though. I've read that some guys use a small stuffed animal near the speaker as a decoy. I have a little stuffed Snoopy that I've been saving for the occasion. :o


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#14 Post by 2ndovc » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:06 pm

Perfect!

Still haven't been to the range, been in the 20's and blowing like snot for days.

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#15 Post by marlinman93 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:52 pm

The coyote will be bragging about being shot with one that pretty!
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#16 Post by Old No7 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:53 pm

Good luck with the rig and the FoxPro call -- I love mine. :wink:

My only question would be...

Isn't 6X too much power "on the low end" of a scope meant for hunting 'yotes in thick or wooded country?

I went to a Leupold VX6 2-12X (with immuniated red dot reticle) to give me the low "2X" on the bottom end, but still provides 12X on the top end, which isn't too shabby.

Maybe you're hunting in wider open areas than I'm envisioning...

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#17 Post by Bill in Oregon » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:57 pm

Jason, that's as handsome an AR as I have ever seen. Hope the weather moderates and you get to wring it out soon.
By the way, we have honest-to-gosh roadrunners here, and they are a very cool bird to see in the wild.

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#18 Post by 2ndovc » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:35 pm

Old No7 wrote:
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Good luck with the rig and the FoxPro call -- I love mine. :wink:

My only question would be...

Isn't 6X too much power "on the low end" of a scope meant for hunting 'yotes in thick or wooded country?

I went to a Leupold VX6 2-12X (with immuniated red dot reticle) to give me the low "2X" on the bottom end, but still provides 12X on the top end, which isn't too shabby.

Maybe you're hunting in wider open areas than I'm envisioning...

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North Western Ohio tends to be a little flatter and wide open than Maine I'm betting. :D Plus this will be put to use on the local woodchuck population as well. They tend to keep their distance around here. I have a Sako .222 Remington with a fixed 10X Weaver on it that never seemed to be too strong in the past. The coyote hunt was really an excuse to buy a new varmint rifle. You know how those .222s aren't good for anything anymore. :D

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#19 Post by Old No7 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:06 pm

2ndovc wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:35 pm
North Western Ohio tends to be a little flatter and wide open than Maine I'm betting. :D Plus this will be put to use on the local woodchuck population as well. They tend to keep their distance around here...
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OK, I'm man enough to admit I was wrong and may have jumped to a conclusion...

So good luck with all the huntin'! :!:
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The coyote hunt was really an excuse to buy a new varmint rifle. You know how those .222s aren't good for anything anymore. :D
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I hear you on the new rifle -- and you got a really nice one too!

And you're right, my old Remington 700 .222 (glass-bedded with a Timney trigger) isn't much good for anything either...

Except for very small groups and fur harvesting! :wink:

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#20 Post by 2ndovc » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:15 pm

Yep, that's about all I can do with that old Sako of mine. Those little tiny groups are so annoying! :D
It's all good!

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#21 Post by 30-30 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:46 pm

I rather call in an undocumented drone strike from an undisclosed location... :)
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#22 Post by marlinman93 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:21 pm

I've used a Rem. 700 in .22-250 since around 1980 for my varmint rifle. But I've also owned numerous AR15 style rifles that were used at the same time. They both got used when varmint hunting, but I liked the AR15 platform when there are multiple targets, or when shots were closer. The .22-250 I own is tough to beat at 400 yds, but when a field full of dogs pops up, the AR15 does a better job at lots of quick kills.
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#23 Post by piller » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:03 am

Road Runner is a great idea. Ol' Wile E. will never catch him, so that you can use him for a long time. :lol:
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#24 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:22 pm

Jason, is that Boyd's stock set adding much weight to your rifle?

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#25 Post by 2ndovc » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:29 pm

A little I think but not as much as the heavy barrel does. With all the goodies on it the whole thing tips the scales at just over 12 pounds. Considerably heavier than my Colt A2 Government rifle does. I'd bet the people at Boyd's could tell you though.

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