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Optics / Re: Leupold Scopes Recommendation?
« on: March 15, 2018, 03:37:54 PM »
The skin is a tanned cow hide, but I honestly couldn't tell you what kind of cow. My wife and I saw it in a mom & pop shop and thought it'd look good in our house. Turns out we were right!

Optics / Re: Leupold Scopes Recommendation?
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:22:44 PM »
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Optics / Leupold Scopes Recommendation?
« on: March 13, 2018, 07:41:37 AM »
I'm looking for a new scope for my Ruger M77 in 270 WIN. I'd decided on a VX-2, but it seems Leupold doesn't make those anymore. Does anyone have experience with the Rifleman series or VX-3i? If I'm not mistaken, those are the closest to the VX-2 in quality/price.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Proud!
« on: March 13, 2018, 07:32:08 AM »
How does he like his new unit/post?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Bored
« on: March 13, 2018, 07:30:47 AM »
Always had an affection for the.06. I think it's because when I was a kid, that was the caliber everybody seemed to want a rifle in. A classic for sure.

I'd love to buy a couple 30-06 rifles. One in bolt action. One semi-auto, perhaps from the early 1940's.... Unfortunately my wife insists on paying bills and being responsible.

If we raise the age to buy a firearm, we should also raise the age to vote. If you're not responsible enough for 1 Constitutional Right, you're not responsible enough for the other. Then, logically, we should also raise the age to buy tobacco, consent or get married. Because clearly they're not mature enough to make those kinds of decisions for themselves. And lastly, the age of enlistment/selective service should be raised. How can we send people to war who are not responsible enough to participate in their own government?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Bored
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:28:12 PM »
Do you have any loads with 180 or 165 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips or Partitions or Hornady Spire Points?

I load the 180 gr Partitions for my 300 WIN Accumark. 67.7 grains of IMR4350 will shoot .6 MOA if I do my part. Maybe better with the correct nut behind the trigger.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Red Dot sights
« on: March 10, 2018, 07:30:22 PM »
Vortex also makes a side flip magnifier for relatively cheap. In case you decide you'd like to shoot a little further.

Red dots aren't meant for precision work, true enough. But sometimes a "hit" is good enough. I've used my Aimpoint Patrols to shoot steel out to 500 yds with Kentucky Windage and a good spotter. Have fun.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Deluxe Sporter from WalMart
« on: February 25, 2018, 07:37:54 PM »
Let me know how you like it. I've had my eye on one of those for a while.

Rifles / Re: my vanguard is all over the target!
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:32:59 PM »
Give them a call & talk to customer service. If I'm not mistaken, there are certified smiths in Canada. They may have you send it to one of them. Either way, if you'll call, they'll tell you what to do.

Beautiful country up that way. I had no luck with the NM draw for ~3 years while I will in El Paso. But my wife and I did enjoy hiking through the forrest with our dog, looking for elk sheds that we never found.

Congrats on the harvest. I hope they took time to appreciate the natural beauty around them.

Other Big Game / Re: Georgia Public Land Pig Hunt
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:54:13 PM »
Is the public land you are hunting accessible by otc permit or did you have to gain access through some type of lottery/draw?

All it takes is a Georgia hunting license. There was a booth/station type place near the entrance where hunters sign in. Afterwhich, you're good to go.

The American dream!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Mexico Oryx
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:23:17 AM »
I'd hoped to be drawn for an oryx while I was living in El Paso, but had no such luck. I was gifted some meat in the form of summer sausage and steaks though. Those majestic beasts make very fine table fare. Your brother will have good food for some time. Excellent story.

Great shooting and a good looking ram. 400+ yards is a good poke. Even for the capable 270 Win.

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