Blooded the 40X this past Saturday


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xphunter
October 23, 2013, 08:24 PM
I have been out a few mornings this week hunting Mule Deer. Yep, I feel good enough to be out hunting-It is about time!
It is not hard hunting, but at least I am out some. Passed up on several bucks many would shoot, but I am looking for a mature buck. I am letting the little and mid-sized live to breed and get bigger.
I have had my Rem 40X, chambered in 308 Win with me to hunt. Mueller APT 4.5-14 scope, Weaver Tactical Rings, Hornady brass, Varget and the 168 grain A-Max.
I have a guy who has been bugging me to sell it to him, so I probably will, if he gets permission from the boss.
This morning as I was working my way toward the road to head home, I saw a coyote. I was already going very slow on the two track, so I got my hearing protection in, and lasered him from the Tahoe. Wind was down at the time and almost a complete tail wind. The 168 grain A-Max did its job @ 466 yards.
Talk about a "meat report!"
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/xphunter_2006/40XYote1_zpsd17220d2.jpg (http://s76.photobucket.com/user/xphunter_2006/media/40XYote1_zpsd17220d2.jpg.html)

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Geno
October 23, 2013, 08:32 PM
Congrats, it's an awesome feeling, huh? Several surgeries following a 5-car accident I'm back hunting, etc.

Good shot, and don't sell that 40X, well, unless it's to me. :D

Geno

xphunter
October 23, 2013, 08:43 PM
Funny you say that. He actually backed out early this week.:D

Geno
October 23, 2013, 10:23 PM
Seriously, if I owned a 40X, I would not sell it. Those are such awesome rifles! That is the single-shot model, correct...solid receive bottom?! You have yourself one gem of a rifle there. What are those things running nowadays?

How many grains of Varget are you running with that 168 grain projectile? I use 46 grains of Varget in my M1As with 165 or 168 grain projectiles, and 47 grains in my M70 Steal and other bolt action .308s. Great powder isn't it?

Geno

xphunter
October 23, 2013, 11:48 PM
This 40X is not a single-shot.
43.5 grains of Varget.
Wasn't trying for a warm load, just an accurate one.
Here is a vid of the 40X and a couple of other of my rigs shooting at 775 yards:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPd3bBNGbTw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtIWcUBO_SM

Geno
October 24, 2013, 08:14 AM
Dang good shooting! That's a beauty of a rifle...775 yard hits. You definitely found a good, accurate load there.

Thanks for sharing the videos.

Geno

xphunter
October 24, 2013, 08:19 AM
Geno,
I checked prices on these rigs and they are quite pricey:eek:
Mine is like this one below, except with a Holland's Gen 2 Radial brake.
It is not my rifle in the add below.
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Remington-40-X-Custom-Shop-in-308-Winchester.cfm?gun_id=100363846

xphunter
October 24, 2013, 01:23 PM
I also use Varget with our TR F-Class rifles.
Except I use Lapua's Palma brass and 200 grain Berger Hybrids @ 2650.
Works good on game too.
My son took this antelope at 618 yards.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/xphunter_2006/ErikAntelope_zps72ad0858.jpg (http://s76.photobucket.com/user/xphunter_2006/media/ErikAntelope_zps72ad0858.jpg.html)

Geno
October 24, 2013, 01:30 PM
Very impressive shot! Yeah, Lapua brass is awesome. I saw one of the 40X rifles in .308 at Williams Gunsight some months back, "on-sale", for $2,500. Yeah, "sale" price. Cringe. But those are truly wonderful rifles, as your videos and photos show. I seem to remember reading that the 40X comes from Remington with the assurance that the "worst" the will shot is 5 shots into less than 0.5" at 100 yards. :cool:

Geno

xphunter
October 24, 2013, 01:35 PM
My son has been shooting distance since he was 9. He is 19 now.
That was his first big game animal with a rifle.
We usually use single-shot specialty pistols.
The 40X is definitely a sub 1/2 MOA rig and knock about a grand off their sale price :)

yzguy87
October 25, 2013, 01:57 PM
Nice coyote and antelope!

fragout
October 25, 2013, 02:34 PM
Nice shooting, along with rifles.

Thanks for sharing.

jaysouth
October 25, 2013, 05:13 PM
Just curious about how the A-max bullet performed. It is being touted in circle around here as target only, not recommended for game hunting.

Thanks

xphunter
October 25, 2013, 05:58 PM
The A-Max Works great on deer and antelope.
Works great on other "tissue" too :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFafJpKGCMs

xphunter
October 31, 2013, 03:45 AM
As far as A-Max's on game.
Used the 40XB Tactical in 308 (168 A-Max) to take this antelope at a relatively short range-275 Yards.
Not a DRT, but about 40 yards and that is all she wrote.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/xphunter_2006/DSC01798_zpsc314a2ff.jpg (http://s76.photobucket.com/user/xphunter_2006/media/DSC01798_zpsc314a2ff.jpg.html)

dubbleA
October 31, 2013, 09:17 AM
Just curious about how the A-max bullet performed. It is being touted in circle around here as target only, not recommended for game hunting.


Not the OP but I have had good results using Amax's, though I use them at distance.

I took a 150lb boar hog the other day with a 40X in 243 Win using a 105gr Amax . The shot was broadside through the left shoulder, the distance was 400 yards. The recovered bullet weighed 52 grs.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/40X%20243Win/6mm105AMAX_COMPARED_zpsedaefc9a.jpg

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