SBH 45 Hunter range report.

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Jayhawkhuntclub

Buckeye
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Aug 28, 2007
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Well I took my 45 Hunter out this afternoon. I shot 3 - 3 shot groups at 100 yards using a 4 X Leupold. My worst group was 4 1/8". My best group was 2 1/8". And the overall spread of the 9 shots was 4 5/16" total. It is a real challenge, for me at least, to use a 4 power at that distance. Makes me wonder what I could do with a 7 or 8 power. Anyway, I was very pleased. I've had rifles that didn't shoot this well. This gun seems to love H110 and XTPs. Just wanted to share. :mrgreen:
 

Snyd

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jan 26, 2009
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Excellent! That's dead critter! I just got done reaming the throats on mine but haven't gotten to the range yet. I just got the 45 Colt Hunter a while back and have only shot it once at 25yds. I put a 2x28 on mine.
 

Ltdshooter

Single-Sixer
Joined
Nov 6, 2005
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Here is my dead critter....

My 45 Colt SBH Hunter groups around 2" at 50 yards with the current load of a 300 gr. Saeco FP Gas Check over 22 gr. of H110. Got to love the 45 caliber! Handgun or long gun. It is my favorite.

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Bucks Owin

Hunter
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Mar 22, 2004
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Excellent thread guys, thanks for the report. 22 grs W296 under a sized down 457191 292 gr tested out well for me awhile ago. Gonna try the 330 Gould HP next.. :wink: Big bullets just seem to "go" with a .45 Ruger don't they? :)
 

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