Long range shooting.

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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:33 am

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They make them in moa as well. Just the one i found. Great choice on the Tikka btw!!
Yes, offered in MOA also.

Haven’t ordered the Tikka yet but sold a few guns at the shop and Gunbroker. Brought home a grand. :-D

Few more to sell yet.
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:48 pm

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They make them in moa as well. Just the one i found. Great choice on the Tikka btw!!
Yes, offered in MOA also.

Haven’t ordered the Tikka yet but sold a few guns at the shop and Gunbroker. Brought home a grand. :-D

Few more to sell yet.
Well, I spoke to soon. Bought a right hand model Bergara Premier Elite 6.5 Creedmore for a couple of reasons. Since I have been living in a RH world a rifle in RH is no big deal being a bolt action. Add to that resale. A lot easier selling a RH versus a LH.

I have been reading a lot about scopes and let me tell you, this gets complicated. Still undecided on a MOA or MIL, BDC scope and Objective diameter. Not much low light conditions in Arizona. :)

Missed the Holiday sales not knowing which way to go so it will have to wait. Finding picatinney mounts is somewhat difficult also but I think I found some Warne mounts. Have Warne mounts on a few other rifles.

To be continued .......

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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:28 pm

Ghostwolf308...

Burris makes some mighty nice scopes. Not sure of 40 power as I have read the high end power tends to distort. Minimum is 25 power, 30 mm tube. Mil/Moa still undecided. FFP or SFP, undecided.

I have a mil on my Browning 308 so to avoid confusion on my part best to stick with mil dot scopes. I think :roll:
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:13 pm

Im looking at the xtr 2 5-25 for my rifles. Good mag range 34mm tube.
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:17 pm

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Im looking at the xtr 2 5-25 for my rifles. Good mag range 34mm tube.
It’s a tough decision that’s for sure.

So, going with mil dot? I’m back to leaning on moa. BDC sounds good but has its limits and quirks.
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:25 pm

Researching this now. Like all the features of it including FFP. Needs more moa adjustments but very workable. Hits my price point also.

https://www.eurooptic.com/200650-Burris ... armin.aspx
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:50 pm

Yea im going to get the i believe its called G2B mil dot. If i have too ill go mil scr.
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:15 pm

Check this link. Over $150 cheaper than optic planet for what I’m looking at now.

http://www.opticsagent.com/
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:52 pm

Nice. As far as mil vs moa it really comes dow. To what ever you are more comfortable with. Just make sure the reticle and turrets match moa/moa or mil/mil. As for ffp vs sfp depends on if you pla. On ranging with it or using hold overs. If you do go ffp. If not go sfp
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:23 pm

Just for giggles I compared two moa scopes. Prices are the same for Mils

Don’t see $500 difference for larger objective, tube diameter and illumination between the Veracity and XTR.
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:49 pm

Scope purchase today.

https://www.opticsplanet.com/sig-sauer-sot46002.html

Removed the two day air for free ship, added a 10% off coupon and $22.00 credit I had, PP balance of junk in the shed I sold on fleabay of $409.00. $170.00 out of pocket.

$575.00 shipped for a $1199.00 retail scope.

Graphite in color but gee, I can live with it.

Still shopping for mounts and rings. Probably going with Warne.
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:03 pm

Nice you'll have to let us know how you like it
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:44 am

Ghostwolf308 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Nice you'll have to let us know how you like it
After I learn how to use it if that’s even possible.

I have a lot to learn so I’ll start with the 308 which has a mil dot scope and work my way up.
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:22 am

Depending on the reticle and how new you are to shooting long range it shouldnt be to bad. If you havent shot LR much best tip is start at 100 get good tight groups and work out from there, occasionally throwing in the ca I hit at X distance can be fun. With the reticle the biggest thing to learn is the subtensions of the hashmarks. Then when looking at a shot you can use the reticle to show you if your high, low, left, or right and then give you the ability to start holding for wind. Btw when zeroing using the reticle can help save you some rounds, tKe a shot then use the reticle to show you are X moa low and Y moa right and make those adjustments on the turrets.
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:52 am

Thank you for the tips.

Santa brought me a Leica 2000-B range finder that does meters, atmospheric conditions and more. A Leupold spotting scope. Not sure if it reads yards, meters or both as it’s still wrapped up. Between the three I should get something huh?

Ordered up the Warne scope ring and mounts today. Mounts are impossible to find for the Bergara rifles. Optics planet had them but back ordered for 26 to 36 days. :o Have some nice Aadland Engineering scope caps that are also back ordered. Already have some nice tripods and bipods.

Gives me time to do a lot of reading. Wish you were closer, we could have Class and some fun too.
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:17 am

Rifle shipped, arrives Wednesday. Can’t wait.

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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by Sniper 1950 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:59 am

You will get hooked! Here's one of mine!
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by runeight » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:19 am

Sniper 1950 wrote:
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You will get hooked! Here's one of mine!
Oh boy! Or is it boy howdie!

Like the front rest. Model/ manufacture?
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Re: Long range shooting.

Post by ncjw » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:50 am

Caldwell Rock (same as mine). Nice rest but tends to come apart if lifted by the rest. A couple of bungees strung underneath and inside the ears keeps it from doing that.

You can shoot some nice groups from the bench with it, but serious F Class folks usually use more expensive setups with very fine elevation and windage adjusters.
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Post by runeight » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:32 am

ncjw wrote:
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Caldwell Rock (same as mine). Nice rest but tends to come apart if lifted by the rest. A couple of bungees strung underneath and inside the ears keeps it from doing that.

You can shoot some nice groups from the bench with it, but serious F Class folks usually use more expensive setups with very fine elevation and windage adjusters.
Been reading up on that model and must admit, looking for a little better.

https://protektormodel.com/
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