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PostSubject: A NEW RIFLE   April 20th 2013, 12:31 pm

I can't seem to stay away from the gun shops lol! I picked up a new Ruger American .243. I love the way this rifle feels. Lightweight & shoulders nice. Dual pillar bedded & full floating barrel. Barrels are rifled on the same machine as the Hawkeye. I love the fact that this gun is 100% American made & really wanted to put my Revolution on it to keep it that way, but for me my 4-12x42 Revenge fits me better on this gun. I mounted the scope on Burris Z-steel rings. I am expecting this gun to be very accurate.


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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 20th 2013, 12:35 pm

I forgot to mention that it has a 70 degree bolt throw & I really like that. I may try a set of low rings now that I see how much clearance I have with the mediums. I really thought the scope would be closer to the barrel with the mediums.

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LEUPOLD 4-12X40 VX-R 30mm, CDS, FIRE DOT
CEB 40/240, 76gr IMR 4895
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CVA APEX .358 SML & .45 ML
LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

Knight Mountainer LTD
45cal / 1-20 twist
LEUPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R 30mm WIND PLEX CDS FIREDOT
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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 20th 2013, 1:03 pm

cheers

Congrats on the new rifle. Hope she shoots as good as she looks. Won't be long before you make it tack driver. Exclamation Exclamation
Have fun.

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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 20th 2013, 2:08 pm

I'm looking into buying a new XS7 Marlin .308 in the coming week ...anyone have any experience with these ?
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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 20th 2013, 4:14 pm

Spitfire , I bought one last year in black and blue and I love it .... she's not a tack driver but plenty good enough for a hunting rifle to 300 yds or so. Trigger is adjustable but mine came really nice from the factory.

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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 21st 2013, 12:56 am

300 yds is way more than i need as we tend to take 50-150 yd shots due to the bush here , Thanks wallygater !
Congrats on your new toy Greg , may you have much fun with it !
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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 21st 2013, 7:35 am

Thanks Ray & Spitfire. I am hoping to get out to the range this week. I plan on shooting Barnes Vortex 80 grain bullets for my hunting load, but will probably shoot a lot of core lokt &/or Win Power Points at the range since they cost about half of what the Barnes do! Not sure, but I may sell my Apex 243 barrel. Don't think I need two, but then again......

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LEUPOLD 4-12X40 VX-R 30mm, CDS, FIRE DOT
CEB 40/240, 76gr IMR 4895
2600 ft/s

CVA APEX .358 SML & .45 ML
LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

Knight Mountainer LTD
45cal / 1-20 twist
LEUPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R 30mm WIND PLEX CDS FIREDOT
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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 21st 2013, 8:30 am

Yeah one can never have enough guns ! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 22nd 2013, 5:31 pm

I was out & about today & that got me "thinking". Maybe I should stop by the gun shop. While I was there I got to "thinking"......maybe another Bushnell Legend Ultra HD for my Ruger, not that there is anything wrong with the Revenge that I JUST put on it! Soooooooo, I got to "thinking".......I can take the Aetec off of my Knight Shadow & put the Revenge on it instead. So, I bought another Legend 4.5-14x44. As you can tell, it's not that I go to the gun shop more than I should......it's that I "think" too much, lol!

Here it is with the Ultra HD on it.




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LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 22nd 2013, 5:54 pm

Nice looking set up.

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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 22nd 2013, 6:34 pm

Thanks Dave!

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LEUPOLD 4-12X40 VX-R 30mm, CDS, FIRE DOT
CEB 40/240, 76gr IMR 4895
2600 ft/s

CVA APEX .358 SML & .45 ML
LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

Knight Mountainer LTD
45cal / 1-20 twist
LEUPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R 30mm WIND PLEX CDS FIREDOT
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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 22nd 2013, 6:41 pm

I almost bought one of those. I'm curious about how it works out for you.

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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 22nd 2013, 6:48 pm

great set up! The 243 is a great little caliber for deer size game and such. With a barnes, possibly even elk!
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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 22nd 2013, 6:52 pm

Yeah, a Barnes or Partition will kill elk with good shot placement. Better suited for deer though.

You can also flip coyotes in the air. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 22nd 2013, 9:36 pm

I am really impressed with these scopes so far, but will put them through their paces soon. I love the .243. We have lots of yotes to shoot around here. (even in my back yard!) & I'm only a half mile out of town. I will be using Barnes Vortex bullets for hunting deer & probably everything else. That combination is one wicked load. I wouldn't be afraid to shoot a black bear with that load, but I think I'd switch to my 7-08 for Elk just in case a little longer shot where a heavier bullet will deliver more energy is needed.

I should add that Bushnell's warranty on this scope is so good that if you use it & at anytime decide you don't like it, they will refund your money.....period! That is hard to beat!

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McRem 40cal SML

LEUPOLD 4-12X40 VX-R 30mm, CDS, FIRE DOT
CEB 40/240, 76gr IMR 4895
2600 ft/s

CVA APEX .358 SML & .45 ML
LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

Knight Mountainer LTD
45cal / 1-20 twist
LEUPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R 30mm WIND PLEX CDS FIREDOT
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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 23rd 2013, 10:27 am

A friend of mine bought his adult daughter a Ruger American in .270. It shoots "minute of deer" but not real accurate with 130 gr. factory ammo. If she reloaded, I'm sure the groups would shrink. I dry-fired it and the trigger could use some work on hers. She killed a 9-point with it this season in her back pasture so it's good enough for the job at hand.

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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 23rd 2013, 11:41 am

It's not the thinking that gets us in trouble but the impulsive buying afterwards !
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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 23rd 2013, 11:57 am


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PostSubject: Re: A NEW RIFLE   April 23rd 2013, 1:05 pm

Most guns can be made to shoot better with handloads
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