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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Best of the "Value" Rifles?
« Last post by Michiganhunter on March 19, 2018, 08:41:57 AM »
My nephew in law purchased one in .300 win mag about a year ago. I was able to shoot it a couple different times. He found 180 gr Winchester silvertips the most accurate. Three shot groups at 200 yards were just under an inch. I had the first 2 shots almost in the same hole. We actually stopped and walked to the target to check it out. From the bench looking through my 15 power binos I couldn’t tell if it shot in the same hole or if I missed the target completely.
The rifle stock does feel cheap but the accuracy more than made up for that. I could recommend the rifle as a inexpensive gun with great accuracy. I shot a few of my HSM 210gr VLD’s and those grouped about 1-1/2” at 200 yards. An accurate rifle for well under $500.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Best of the "Value" Rifles?
« Last post by badsection on March 19, 2018, 07:26:51 AM »
I have 2 T/C Compass rifles, both are sub moa for under $300!   :)
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Best of the "Value" Rifles?
« Last post by weatherbyman22 on March 19, 2018, 07:01:44 AM »
Anybody on here ever try out a Winchester XPR?
My house is pretty much filled with Weatherbys, however it doesn't stop me from paying attention to all the others on the market and just lately I've been closely paying attention to the "cheap/bargain" rifles when I walk into a gun shop of sorts, I've been handling/shouldering, etc a bunch of the Ruger American, Savage Axis, Browning A Bolt 3, and Remington 783's, etc. I do not include the Vanguards in that list because I feel they are very much ahead of those others mentioned and are much more on par with the flagship line of most rifle companies even though they are Weatherby's "value" line.

I'm sure they all are pretty decent rifles for what you pay, and know several guys that love their Ruger Americans, and Savage Axis, however in my opinion, the Winchester XPR would without a doubt be the one I spent money on if I were any of them, the fit/finish, trigger, bolt lift/smoothness, trigger, and three positon safety all seem like quite a deal for what you can pick these things up for. The Ruger Americans would probably be my second choice if they finished off the stock a bit better, its almost "sharp" up along the barrel channel and would think they could figure out a way to finish it off a bit better for not much more $$.

Anyways, just curious if anyone has shot a XPR and what they thought of it? Seems to me like the best of the "value" world, plus I wanted to play with the poll option on here.
Optics / Re: Heavy Duplex Reticle vs Ballistic Plex Reticle
« Last post by Stacy on March 19, 2018, 06:52:07 AM »
I've been using the Leupold duplex and the Zeiss z-Plex. I generally sight in my rifles using either the maximum point blank range method or a variation of it and keep my shots within 300 yards so I don't need anything extra within the reticle to help with holdover. It's worked okay for me so far. 
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Oh Hail !!!
« Last post by 224KING on March 19, 2018, 05:28:19 AM »
Anyone living in Texas knows that golf ball size is bad,but they probably have seen softball or grapefruit size hail if they have lived here for a while.Softball size hail can go thru composition shingles,plywood,insulation,and sheetrock.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Oh Hail !!!
« Last post by .257 on March 19, 2018, 03:30:44 AM »
Hail can be very  distractive , they call it the white combine here. It can strip a corn field or  destroy a wheat field in minutes
Yes, Lapua brass tends to be a little thicker and just as the previous responses indicate, the discoloration is from neck annealing. It doesn't hurt anything, but if you're desperate for entertainment, you can tumble and polish them.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Oh Hail !!!
« Last post by terminator on March 18, 2018, 08:43:48 PM »
We had saw the hail coming from the weather station and had all the vehicles under cover in sheds shop etc.Not too sure how the house roof or shop roofs came out.Worried about the research greenhouses at work as I think they might have got hit hard.Will go up at daylight in the morning to see what damage they might have.
Other Big Game / Re: LongHorn Bull
« Last post by .257 on March 18, 2018, 07:18:04 PM »
Thanks for the info, very good interesting
Gotya. Thank you
I always start the new season with new brass. And have always used Remington. Never noticed that much of a diffrence before. Trying to up my game this year with Lapua brass and Rem. 7 1/2 benchrest primers.
Thanks again.
And Roger I will check for preasure problems in a test batch. Who knows with the thicker case it may fill the case better and help close down the group. Just thinking positive. Lol
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