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10-29-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,111
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Tough but small, I need a lighter gun

I own a Browning Micro Hunter in .243, a Micro Medallion in .308, a model 7 in 7mm-08 and an M77 Compact in .243 , and the Ruger Compact .243 has as sharp of a recoil bite as any of the others in in...
10-29-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 36,747
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Huskemaw scopes?

My reasoning would start and end with one simple question ..... WHO??

But I guess every company is a WHO?? at some point and time in their life.....;)

MET
Forum: Optics
10-29-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,519
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Did I make a good purchase? Bushnell 4200 2.5-10x50 Illuminated

Yup, nice buy , my friend....

The best price I see it for thus far is 459 ..... and another at 549 ..... so 430 is right dandy....

Be proud , wise shopper , and bank the extra bucks for...
Forum: Optics
10-29-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Elite 4200 or Zeiss Conquest ?

Ahhhhh , Stalkingbear .... you one smart cookie .... who reads all and re-reads before you write ....

Sometimes I get ahead of myself....

In that case, I would opt. for leaving things as...
Forum: Optics
10-29-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Elite 4200 or Zeiss Conquest ?

Before I would make a recommendation one way or the other, I would have to know the power ranges of both scopes, and the prices you are being quoted for both scopes. There are advantages for both...
Forum: Optics
10-29-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Scope recommendations

Thats not a bad deal, but if you like the buckmaster scope, then theopticzone has them. I buy quite a bit from there. They have about the best prices across the board, on the net. I have several of...
Forum: Optics
10-24-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,351
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Scope for CVA Optima

I have the Optima , also , ... and I would not hesitate to put the Nikon scope on it. If you don't want to put the Omega on there ( and prefer something cheaper ) look into the Nikon Prostaff. If...
Forum: Optics
10-15-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,990
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: recommendations on any scopes?

It depends on your limit... if it is 75.00 flat, there is not a lot out there to choose from. I would look at stuff like the Bushnell Dusk and Dawn , Nikon Prostaff in the 100.00 range. You may also...
Forum: Optics
10-08-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Question about numbers on scopes...

I'll answer both of your questions together at one time.....

Comparing a 40 mm to a 50 mm

Typically , 2 identical scopes ( brands and quality ) ..... look through the one that is a 40 mm...
Forum: Optics
10-08-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Leupold's new scope

Great, so now they will be taking an older scope thats already over priced by 60 % and adding new glass and about another 200.00 $$ to it...... I can hardly wait.....

MET
Forum: Optics
10-08-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,386
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Scope Reticle?

#4's great , but to refer to something found a bit more commonly ..... duplex / Nikoplex..

Love the size of their crosshairs...and .... post

MET
Forum: Optics
10-05-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,922
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Am I safe to buy Vortex binos?

I have not used their Binos, but I did WIN a Vortex Riflescope, and it was a nice scope for the money ( the value it sells for ) .... If I were to buy a scope, I would consider the Vortex and not be...
Forum: Guns
10-03-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,196
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Ruger or Tikka

RUGER !!!!!
Forum: Guns
10-03-2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: New Scope

I own a lot of Nikons ( because they are great scopes ) and in that price range, you can look into the Buckmaster line to find one in the magnifications range you like....

OR

You can step...
10-03-2008, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: For Hand Gun Hunters ?

Scoped...

I have a 3-12 x 32 Burris Ballistic Plex EER on my Ruger Super Redhawk in .480 Ruger.

It gives me a much better sight picture, the ability to look the game over more closely, and...
10-02-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: New Scope

Congrats to you NEB. ..... That is a great choice. I have really been happy with the service I have received from theopticzone too. LIke I said, the best prices I have found, and they are great...
Forum: Guns
10-01-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,322
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: New to deer hunting, which rifle?

Don't forget to allow for $$$ for a scope and mounts.

If you are on a tighter budget , counting the scope, then look into the Mossberg ATR 100. They are available in great cal's. and you can get...
09-30-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Is it really?

Depends on what country you are from , or if you eat at many chineese food restaurants ...LOL ... Never see any strays around those type eating joints , do ya??

MET
09-30-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: ark bowseason starts wed.

Yup, and it's about time too...!!!!!!

Happy hunting guys, and good luck.

God Bless and be careful

MET
Forum: Optics
09-30-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: What Scope Do You Recommend For A Revolver?

Well I bought a Nikon 2.5- 8 x 28 and a Burris 3 - 12 x 32 Ball. Plex ... I wanted to try both and see what I liked best for my Ruger Super Redhawk in .480 Ruger... The Nikon was great and clear, but...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-30-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Legit worry?

I don't think so...

When Arkansas opened crossbow hunting years ago, bunches of people predicted the demise of bowhunting. Many predicted the rape of the deer woods and outrageous kill numbers....
Forum: Optics
09-29-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,830
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Nikon 6x24 SF

I never buy anywhere without checking here first ... www.theopticzone.com . I haveonlybeat their prices one time, and that was on a handgun scope...

Here is the scope you are asking about ......
Forum: Optics
09-29-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: New gun need some input..

I most always buy from www.theopticzone.com . Here is the scope mentioned above for 199.00... for 184.00.

Great folks to deal with...





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09-17-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: New to site, seeking guidance.

Was he due back here by a certain date and time to retrieve his answers / replys .... lest they are rendered void and meaningless?? Or perhaps he has other things to do and will check back when...
Forum: Optics
09-14-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,050
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Bushnell Elite 3200 or VX1 Leopold

3200 hands down ..... easily the better choice

www.theopticzone.com compare the price before you buy...
Forum: Optics
09-14-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,935
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: 50mm scope mounting.

40mm typically requires med. rings .... 50mm requires high rings.

There is a difference in alignment and cheek placement with the 40 being better, but if you shoot more " upright " then it is...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-12-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: What the heck are yall doing. LOL

Sitting in my recliner at the house , but I do work a rotating 12 hr. shift, so my sleep stays screwed up.... but I don't work in the morning.... Check back often.... sometimes you'll see me on here...
09-11-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,045
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Ruger Super Redhawk Ammo?

I shoot the Hornady 325 gr. XTP. Shoots great in my gun...
Forum: Optics
09-10-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,692
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Looking for optic help.

Well, the first thing I wish to address is the idea that folks are saying longer magnification scopes are completly unnecessary......

What they mean actually is that they are unnecessary for...
09-08-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: good pistol for whitetails

I have the Ruger Super Redhawk, in .480 Ruger w/ 7.5" barrel.

The .460 is a unbelievably flat shooting round .... and yes, it is goo to 200 yards .... if you are accurate enough to shoot that...
Forum: Feedback
09-03-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,504
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Be advised:" huntersnest ";questionable trader

Next step would be taking a trip to his house... I would not care if it cost me money, I would leave there with my money and a piece of his A** too.
Forum: Optics
09-03-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Bushnell Legend

For 133.00 you can get a Nikon Prostaff 3-9 x 40. www.theopticzone.com

There is not really anything wrong with Bushnells (the higher end ones) for most uses. I used to have a dusk and dawn on a...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-03-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,445
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Wear your Harness or Vest- I just fell !

You say it was double ratchet strapped ?? As in 2 separate ratchet straps holding it ??

When I put up a stand, I always secure the regular stand strap, then I put a ratchet strap at the top,...
09-03-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,776
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: never hunted

I would also suggest that you do a search on the net for forums and message boards in the State of TX.... Try to find folks around the Houston, TX area , and make friends with them. Explain your...
Forum: Guns
09-03-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: WTS Browning A-bolt 7mm Mag

How much without the scope .... I have no intereest in the scope, and I believe I can buy one new for that price, but I want a 7mm mag... but not at that price.
Forum: Guns
09-03-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Hornady SST?

I replied on the other SST posting, but since someone mentioned Ballistic Tips .... I guess Nossler and Remington... I will say that having used both of those, and having used the SST's ..... the...
Forum: Guns
09-03-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,208
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: gun buying website

www.gunbroker.com auction site... there also is www.gunsamerica.com and www.auctionarms.com ............. gunbroker is the best of the three IMHO.

very reliable.... I have bought a bunch on...
Forum: Guns
09-03-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,682
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Your take on scopes

It is all up to you.......... BUT

I think it's funny when people say they cannot spend that kind of money on a scope because they don't have that kind of money....... but they had that kind of...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Does anyone else still use and old bow?

I am still shooting my PSE Firestorm Lite ... it is about 8 or 9 years old.

I am not saying that REAL old or anything..... but it's longer than a lot of folks keep their bows.

Set up for...
09-03-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: GPS

I have used Magellans, Lowrance, and Garmins.... I only buy Garmins now... I am on my 2nd Garmin now, cause the 1st one was stolen..... and I prefer them for quality and ease of operation. They are...
09-03-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,147
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Who shoots Hornady SST Rifle bullets?

I shoot the SST in a 243, 7mm-08, .308, .270, and 30.06.... A great bullet in all five cals.

I have had no ( zero ) problems with penetration with them. My shots have ranged from 90 yards and...
09-03-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,232
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: mossberg 100atr

I bought an ATR 100 in .270 , last Nov. I bought it as a gift for someone. It is a great rifle. Is it up to Remington 700 standards, ,.....no. Does it cost as much $$$ as the Remington,......no. It...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-02-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,893
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Are these bows any good??

I shoot Blazer vanes through my W.B. and have NEVER had one tear off.

I have shot them off, but not lost one due to the W.B.

ANd I believe the Blazers to be perfect for the W.B.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,893
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Are these bows any good??

Hey Brother Chuck,

I have been using a Whisker Biscuit since 2001, and I love it. In fact it is all I am willing to use until something like it but better comes out. I use Blazer vanes on my...
09-01-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Opinions on rangefinders?

There is this one on sale at www.theopticzone.com .... it is a good buy...






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09-01-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: Rifle ammo ?? for the experts>>>

I would be very careful while handling , or carrying around , ammo that has had a firing pin dropped on it. One never knows when the primer might decide to fire.

Just a word of caution.

MET
Forum: Bowhunting
09-01-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,071
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: TAKE A STAND!

Soooo a FRIEND kills one or two small bucks off of the PROPERTIES ( plural ) per year, and you kick him to the curb??? I would hate to have to try to be your friend and have to live up to your...
Forum: Guns
08-31-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,359
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: .Burris Pistol Scope???????????????????

If I were you , I wouldn't hold my breath.:eek:
Forum: Guns
08-31-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: FS Ruger 270 and Mossberg 835 (NIB)

Im having a hard time trying to figure out what is going on here.... First , it would not seem you know much about guns since you are way over pricing your guns, ( it's that , or your hoping no one...
08-31-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,889
Posted By MichaelT.

RE: What do ya'll do when not hunting (JOB)

Chemist for a Fortune 500 Chemical Company
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