150 -200 yard deer load

Grover Sr
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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:50 (4 days ago)

Just got access to hunting some property here in Al where I’ll have some 150-200 yard shots at white tails. Want to stick with the G2 platform.. Thinking the.257 Raptor might fill the bill or 256 Falcon! Any observations or recommendations would be appreciated

the Raptor is good out to 175 or so on whitetails

Gary Reeder
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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:54 (4 days ago) @ Grover Sr

but the 256 Falcon is a much better round for the longer shots. That is one of the things we developed it for, those 200 to 250 yard shots.

257 Raptor in a 12" barrel on a G2 @ 125 yards.

DinCA
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Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:09 (3 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

The longest shot on a deer I have ever tried. Dead in four steps.
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7GNR

Darryl T.
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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:21 (4 days ago) @ Grover Sr

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Both the 257 Raptor and 256 Falcon are good rounds

Randy Barnett
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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:27 (4 days ago) @ Grover Sr

The key to any cartridge is shot placement.

The 257 Raptor kills way beyond expectations.

Sika buck taken at 90 yards with the 257 using a 87 grain Hornady.

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A whitetail doe taken at a measured 269 yards using a 100 grain Sierra.

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My wife loves her 7 gnr

Lymey
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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 13:03 (4 days ago) @ Grover Sr

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the 256 Raptor and the 7 GNR are for all practical

Gary Reeder
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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 14:29 (3 days ago) @ Lymey

purposes identical in ballistics. They are both cartridges we developed for longer range hunting and both do very well on deer size animals at longer range. The 7mm bullet might, in some cases, hold up better due to a slightly harder brass casing.

In Alabama?? Where ‘bouts?

Dave H.
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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:14 (3 days ago) @ Grover Sr

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Near Montgomery, actually live in

Dave H
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Monday, May 16, 2022, 12:05 (1 day, 14 hours, 53 min. ago) @ Dave H.

Wetumpka, a friend bought several hundred acres of farmland he’s fixing up mainly to hunt quail but lots of deer and wild hogs.

Wetumpka, near Montgomery

Grover Sr
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Monday, May 16, 2022, 15:44 (1 day, 11 hours, 15 min. ago) @ Dave H.

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Hard to beat the 256 Falcon. Great cartridge

Blake
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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 18:05 (3 days ago) @ Grover Sr

For the G2 or in a lever gun. More power than the Raptor, witch I am a big fan of too. I tuck a cow elk at a HHC with the 257 Raptor. Like Gary always says “shot placement is everything “ I own a bunch of quarter bore guns, but the 256 Falcon is my favorite. A great all around cartridge. Like a rimed 257 Robert’s.

256 Falcon, 7 GNR, 30 GNR all very good choices for the G2

Sean Harper
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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 18:27 (3 days ago) @ Grover Sr

I usually use once fired 30-30 brass picked up from the range I shoot at

Sean

Looks like a 12” 256 Falcon it will be

Grover Sr
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Monday, May 16, 2022, 12:09 (1 day, 14 hours, 50 min. ago) @ Grover Sr

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