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Forum: Guns
09-22-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,636

I'll second the rifle fit suggestion, but I'd go...

I'll second the rifle fit suggestion, but I'd go with something in .260 or 7mm-08. Little difference in recoil to the .243, but bigger holes.

Either way would work for you.

FC
Forum: Optics
09-21-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760

The price doesn't sound outrageous, but I'd be...

The price doesn't sound outrageous, but I'd be more curious about what gun the scope is intended for, or for what purpose.

I've got the 3-9x40 ProStaff, & I'm pleased with it for the $150 I paid....
Forum: Guns
09-13-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,384

You've gotten some sage advice thus far. Price...

You've gotten some sage advice thus far. Price certainly isn't everything, and shopping around will surely find you a much better rifle than the 770 you're considering.

If you CAN use a rifle...
Forum: Guns
09-13-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386

Bingo! I'd also recommend staying with 2...

Bingo!

I'd also recommend staying with 2 3/4" slugs, if your gun will print them as accuately. They'll do everything the 3" shells will do at most all distances you'll be shooting. They're easier...
Forum: Guns
09-13-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588

You'll be able to take that '06 to lots more...

You'll be able to take that '06 to lots more places, like out West! Should you ever get the itch to take bigger critters, that's the way to go. However, I have heard some not-so-wonderful things...
09-11-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,530

Any of those cartridges are fine for elk. The...

Any of those cartridges are fine for elk. The most important thing is finding a rifle that fits you well. This makes it easier & more pleasant to shoot, so then you'll practice more, and then...
Forum: Optics
08-27-2009, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,038

For a muzzleloader, I'd look at a low-power,...

For a muzzleloader, I'd look at a low-power, fixed magnification scope, like a 2.5x or a 4x.

Muzzleloaders generally aren't long range shooters, so higher magnification won't be worth all that...
Forum: Optics
08-20-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,534

An embarassment of optical riches - such are the...

An embarassment of optical riches - such are the problems we have as sportsmen these days! There are just too many freakin' choices, and it's impossible, for all practical purposes, for us to...
08-20-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,451

What do I think about your perfect rifle? If you...

What do I think about your perfect rifle? If you it's perfect for you, it's perfect for you! There's nothing it won't kill, that's for sure!

All the posts so far just go to show that "perfect" is...
Forum: Guns
08-20-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,760

There's only 1 way to do it, & KBacon nailed it! ...

There's only 1 way to do it, & KBacon nailed it!



Be sure to focus each scope for your own eyes before comparing. Also, try going back near dark. Park your car as far away as possible, and...
Forum: Optics
08-20-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,730

It's hard to go wrong with either Vortex or...

It's hard to go wrong with either Vortex or Nikon. Whichever you choose, you'll get great glass from a great company.

I've got 4x Prostaff that I just LOVE perched atop a .22lr, and a Prostaff...
Forum: Optics
08-20-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,534

I respectfully submit this is the wrong question....

I respectfully submit this is the wrong question. You are the only one who can really decide what is the BEST scope for YOUR money, because only YOU know what "BEST" means for you. For instance do...
Forum: Optics
08-15-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,547

For $250, it's nearly impossible to touch the...

For $250, it's nearly impossible to touch the Bushnell Elite 3-9x40. It's a bit bigger than the others you've mentioned, but the glass is in a different league: think VX3, not VXII.

This...
Forum: Guns
07-08-2009, 06:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,709

RE: accuracy vs inexpensive ammo

Congrats! I'm glad you found something that works for you.

I think the posts have been spot-on, where the folks have mentioned not bothering with premium bullets for whitetail hunting. I have...
Forum: Guns
03-13-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,846

RE: Does such a rifle exist?

+ 1!

If these are reallyyour criteria:



and...
Forum: Guns
03-12-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105

RE: Good Gun

A few years ago, I would have been in the, "more is better!" camp. However, having hunted with a .30-'06 and a 7x57, and having balanced that experience bydialing-in my new .35 Whelen, I now think...
Forum: Guns
03-04-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,488

RE: What's wrong with the 7mm. Rem. Mag???

In identical rifles, I wouldn't be able to tell which cartridge I was shooting among the .270, .280, '06, or 7mm RM, unlesspossibly by muzzle blast. There maybe a slight difference in recoil, but it...
03-04-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627

RE: Queston for you guys......

You should be fine with anything fromone of the.22 centerfires on up; just stay away from fragmenting (varmint) bullets. Shoot 'em in the head or the vitals, & you'll behaving sausage. Like any kind...
Forum: Optics
03-03-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,989

RE: Scopes for less than $300

I'd be surprised if you couldn't talk them into it. Narrow your choice down to 2 or 3 scopes, then tell them what you're trying to do. Surely they could have someone walk outside with you while you...
Forum: Guns
03-03-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 801

RE: Recoil question........

I'd stick with the '06. If you just have to have something different, I'd suggest the .280. I'm only 40 (almost), but I've already figured-out that burning more powder to kill critters just as dead...
Forum: Optics
03-03-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,989

RE: Scopes for less than $300

+1!

If you're spending $250-$300, you're going to get a good scope, no matter what you choose. Check out as many as you can with your own eyes, & let them be the judge. It's hard to make a bad...
02-24-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,893

RE: elk hunting question

I was in the same boat. I'd chased Eastern whitetails, but nothing bigger. I decided to use a guide, since I knew nothing about the creatures' habits out West, nor would I have any opportunities to...
02-18-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404

RE: caliber or bullet weight

It looks like you missed my sarcasm about the bigger cartridges not killing anymore. In fact, they do. My favorite rifle is a 7x57. It'll kill anything that needs killing, without killing my...
02-17-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404

RE: caliber or bullet weight

It seems like most hunters I hear of who've reach their 50's and 60's, have begun moving from magnums back to standard cartridges at or below .30-06. Maybe they don't like the muzzle blast or recoil....
Forum: Optics
02-17-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904

RE: Inexpensive Bushnell?

All of the scopes you've mentioned are high quality pieces. Most folks would tell you that the Nikon Monarch would be visibly superior to the others you've listed, but if your eyes don't agree with...
02-09-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,927

RE: .270 & ELK

If I had a .270, I'd find a load it liked, & then I'd go shoot some elk, and I wouldn't think twice about it. If I was buying a new rifle for an elk hunt, I'd go bigger. In fact, I did - I got mea...
02-06-2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,155

RE: Savage Classic 14/114

I think either one will shoot as well, & last as long, as the other. Shoulder them both, & see which one separates itself as the "winner".

FC
Forum: Guns
02-06-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,444

RE: 25-06 270 30-06

Whichever one fits you better. Try 'em on, & see which one picks you.

As for your original question,



Among the 3 you listed, there's certainly no wrong choice. I'd personallygo with...
Forum: Guns
02-06-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910

RE: How careful are you with your scope?

It's a Leupold: send it back, & tell them what you've told us. They'll check it out, & fix or repair it FREE! I'm not a Leupold man, myself, but I'd surely avail myself of their warranty if I had...
Forum: Guns
02-06-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214

RE: .22 pistol

Another vote for the Buckmark. Mine's wonderfully accurate, and fit me much better than the Ruger. I also liked the ease of tear-down vs. the Ruger.

That said, they're like shoes: try 'em both...
02-06-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,258

RE: Moose hunt ?

You do realize that you already have a trophy, don't you?

A hunting honeymoon? You're not allowed to stoke such jealousy by posting that kind of porn around here!

Cheers to the luckiest guy...
Forum: Optics
02-06-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,189

RE: what is your opinion and why?

Good for you! Everyone has their favorites, because everyone's eyes are different. I have no doubt that many folks are convinced that their scopes outperform mine: for their eyes, those scopes...
Forum: Guns
02-02-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,843

RE: 7x57 Mauser

My Great Grandfather and my Dad took everything in NA with a 7x57, save for a Grizzly, and that's only because no bear presented itself. Imitating Bell, my Great Grandfather shot an unruly Circus...
Forum: Optics
01-30-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,962

RE: Bases & Rings?

You can't really go wrong either way. Of the two, I prefer the Weavers, but that's just me.

FC
Forum: Optics
01-30-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,189

RE: what is your opinion and why?

Specs are great, but you've really gotta look through 'em both: your eyes may have their own opinion.

They're both quality scopes, at around the same price point. If your eyes don't give the nod...
Forum: Optics
01-29-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,351

RE: Scopes?

No, I wouldn't say that. I've only ever looked through the 3200 & FFII: not owned them or hunted with them. Still, the optics were impressive for the price (in my opinion), and it's seldom you hear...
01-28-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,177

RE: Savage MK II .22 LR

I got the BV version (laminate, bull barell) to approximate the length/weight of my hunting rifle. Best $245 I've ever spent on a rifle. It's probably the most accurate rifle I own, and its favorite...
Forum: Optics
01-28-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,351

RE: Scopes?

FWIW, my outfitter backed me up on a BC elk hunt with a Bushnell 3200. My guess is that he trusted it enough to work when needed - like when a paying client's scopemight takea sh!t.

I've always...
Forum: Optics
01-23-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,273

RE: Scope for 22

Another vote for the Nikon 4x32 Prostaff. It's an astoundingly good scope for the $, and will certainly last a lifetime.

FC
01-23-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,221

RE: Rifle Advice?

All the rifles you're looking at will perform admirably, & will last a lifetime with judicious care. Shoulder them all, & see which one picks you. Same thing with the scopes - look through them...
Forum: Guns
01-23-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372

RE: core-lokt OR interbond for 30-06

What velocity are you looking for? If you're talking about shooting 150 grain bulletsat 2900 fpsin a .30-'06, there's no need for a bonded bullet. If it's > 3300 fpsin a 7mm STW, I'd go with the...
Forum: Optics
01-23-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821

RE: Weaver vx Leopold Fixed power

I was down to Sightron & Zeiss for my Whelen, & went with the Zeiss due to a longer tube length. I didn't want to have to use a rail, or ring extensions, on a 700.

IIRC, the Sightron was going...
Forum: Optics
01-23-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,654

RE: Fixed power hunting scope

Ditto.

Would that I'd have discovered it sooner.

FC
Forum: Guns
11-13-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107

RE: What kind of 30-06 is best for my budget?

How many kinds of ammo have you tried in the BAR? How many different bullet weights have you experimented with?Your riflemay just like a different diet than you've been feeding it. For instance, my...
Forum: Optics
11-06-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870

RE: need scope for mountain rifle

I've got a 700 Mtn Rifle in 7x57, that wears a Vortex Viper 2-7x32. That scope looks just about perfect perched atop that rifle, & the magnification matches the capabilities of the cartridge quite...
Forum: Guns
10-24-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562

RE: Concealed Choices

Agreed. My local range had a Kahr for rent for only 1 very brief period in the past many years. Being able to rent exactly what you want to buy is anything but a given. Still, if there's anyone at...
Forum: Guns
10-24-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562

RE: Concealed Choices

I'd shoot it 1st. That much power in a Kahr can be a handfull (pun intended).

At CCW class, there was a guy trying to shoot a S&W snubbie in .357 Mag. After 4 rounds, he asked the instructor if...
Forum: Guns
10-24-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,034

RE: Buying First Gun...Help

Hooray!



And now, once and for all, you have revealed your genius! That's the best decision you've made yet!
Forum: Guns
10-24-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,034

RE: Buying First Gun...Help

It's not so hard. Go to the store with the most rifles, then handle them all. One will "pick" you, & that's the one you get. You can close your eyes, then shoulder the rifle. If it comes up right...
Forum: Optics
10-24-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,968

RE: recommendations on any scopes?

You might want to take a look at this: http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/pentax.pl?page=gameseeker4x32

$79 is one of the lowest prices I've seen for fully multicoated lenses. 4x will do a lot...
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