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Blooded the 40X this past Saturday

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by xphunter, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. xphunter

    xphunter Well-Known Member

    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!"
    [img width=540 height=600]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/xphunter_2006/40XYote1_zpsd17220d2.jpg[/img]
  2. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    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

  3. xphunter

    xphunter Well-Known Member

    Funny you say that. He actually backed out early this week.:D
  4. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    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?

  5. xphunter

    xphunter Well-Known Member

  6. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    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.

  7. xphunter

    xphunter Well-Known Member

  8. xphunter

    xphunter Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    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:

  10. xphunter

    xphunter Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  11. yzguy87

    yzguy87 Well-Known Member

    Nice coyote and antelope!
  12. fragout

    fragout Well-Known Member

    Nice shooting, along with rifles.

    Thanks for sharing.
  13. jaysouth

    jaysouth Well-Known Member

    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.

  14. xphunter

    xphunter Well-Known Member

  15. xphunter

    xphunter Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. dubbleA

    dubbleA Well-Known Member

    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.


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