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A strange find

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by .45Guy, Jul 7, 2010.

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  1. .45Guy

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    I'm stumped as to how it made its way into my woods in Ohio, but I found another 6mmBR round. Seems like kind of an odd choice to be poaching with. Seriously, who takes to the woods with something that esoteric? And in a state that bars rifle hunting...
     
  2. TylerPearce

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    that's a crazy lookin' round.
     
  3. rmfnla

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    There are gun nuts everywhere; ain't it great?!
     
  4. Sam1911

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    Stranger question ... who would leave behind BRASS that's so hard to come by? Weird!
     
  5. Larry Ashcraft

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    Remington XP100 maybe? I know they made them in 7mmBR back in the 80s.
     
  6. Kman

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    remmy xp would be my guess, but where did you find it?? deep woods or field edge?
     
  7. armoredman

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    Someone may have an inherited or stolen gun to poach with, and wouldn't care about the oddness of the caliber, nor the rareness of the brass. Might check with your local sheriff if someone has stolen a rifle in that caliber recently.
     
  8. bearcreek

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    I don't really know anything about the 6mmBR but from the 5 min google search i just did it looks like a nice groundhog round. Is it possible somebody was huntin ground pigs in your area? I was not aware there were any states that totally barred rifle hunting. Several bar rifles for specific game but not for others. Here in Ohio, for example, I can't hunt deer with a rifle but I can use anything I want for groundhogs or coyotes. What state are you in, if you don't mind my asking?
     
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  9. bigalexe

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    OP Said he lives in Ohio in the original post, same as you. I guess somebody here has their laws mixed up regarding rifles in Ohio woods.
     
  10. Tim the student

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    Rifles are legal in some circumstances to hunt with in Ohio. Here is a link that shows what is permissible when.

    I bet its someone shooting coyotes or groundhogs or maybe even hogs that can't find all their brass, or don't care if they leave it there.
     
  11. bearcreek

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    Whoops. I got distracted. He must be talking about deer. Deer and turkey are the only things besides game birds we can't use rifles for here.
     
  12. .45Guy

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    But who would be hunting whistle pigs or yotes in brush with a benchrest rifle? Just doesn't make sense, though it is loaded with a ballistic tip. It's also been there awhile, as the neck and bullet seperated from the case when I was cleaning it up.
     
  13. bearcreek

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    Maybe he was walking to a field and dropped a round?
     
  14. Tim the student

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    I can think of a few reasons:

    A guy that just likes range time, and doesn't really hunt, and this is the best rifle for the task at hand, who doesn't want to spend a few hundred bucks on a rifle when he could put that money into other things.

    A guy that just got that rifle and wants to get some blood on it.

    A guy that wants to shoot (and hit) varmint at good distances. Maybe he was hunting in the winter and could see for much longer ranges than you can now.

    Or as someone stated before, he got gifted this, and doesn't really know that it is a bench gun, and also wonders what kind of moron would want to hunt in brush with a heavy big gun like that.
     
  15. .45Guy

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    Thats all plausible but unlikely. I don't see someone wanting range time on posted private property that is overgrown with multiflora rose. I'm talking nasty overgrown.
     
  16. Tim the student

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    I agree, but what does sound likely? The whole thing is just weird. If you ever find out, don't forget to let us know.
     
  17. .45Guy

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    I will, and I'll throw up a few pictures of the round later today. After talking to a neighbor I may have an inkling of where it came from. The neighboring farm has an older gent that fills their nuisance tags. I know Buck might be the type to do some F class bambi plinking, but I doubt he'd be slogging through that crap. I'll see if I can get ahold of him and ask.
     
  18. Double Naught Spy

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    Interesting assumptions...

    That the shooter must have been poaching.

    That the gun might be inherited or stolen to poach with.

    That the rifle must have been a benchrest rifle.

    Savage makes a non-benchrest varminter.
    http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/12LRPV DBM/

    Ruger makes their #1 in 6mm BR that isn't a benchrest gun
    http://www.cabelas.com/gun-inventory---lehi---fine-rifle---1800693-rgrno16-leh.shtml

    As noted, Rem did make the XP100 pistol in 6mmBR
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remington_XP-100
    http://www.gunsinternational.com/Re...384e45877-B34B401E-DB55-7E65-BBEB04144C0ECCF4

    Thompson Encore makes a pistol barrel as well...
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=139688


    Come on guys. Try thinking inside the box once in a while!
     
  19. parsimonious_instead

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    Another weird theory: the person who dropped it likes to carry their ammo loose in a pocket. Perhaps while drawing an intended caliber, they dropped this other one and didn't hear it fall? Or heard it and couldn't find it?
    I'm sure it's unusual for people to carry mixed calibers loose in a pocket, but I wouldn't put it past someone that's in a hurry, poorly organized at home, or just a tad loopy...
     
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  20. .45Guy

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    All points well taken. I just find it bizarre to find such an esoteric round in the middle of our posted woods in a section totally overgrown with multiflora rose. When I say overgrown, I mean akin to a 10-15 foot tall mesh of barbed wire. This invasive species is NASTY, and taking over since our controlled burns were ruled verbotten by the authorities.
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    Just curious, but if that stuff is so nasty, what were YOU doing out in the middle of it? I understand it's your land and all that, but I personally tend to avoid unfriendly flora. Especially the flesh-ripping kind.
     
  22. .45Guy

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    Filling nuisance tags. Bambi loves to bed in that nasty stuff. Of course I use the 11-87SP with 000 Buck.
     
  23. .45Guy

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    It was actually 7mm BR, so I could see someone out with an XP...
     

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    maybe he was trying to fill your tag also and that's all he had to help you with ;)
     
  25. winchester '97

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    I would guess as somebody has allready said that it came from a guy that is more into target shooting than hunting, and decided to try shooting groundhogs or coyotes with his target rifle.
    Also, i guess we are fortunate because i think ive seen that rose like once in crawford county.
     
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