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12-26-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,812
Posted By seattlesetters

Those two scopes arenít even in the same class....

Those two scopes arenít even in the same class. The Zeiss HD5 is several notches above the Vx-3i .... even above the VX-5 and VX-6.

Iíve heard it said many times and I agree: Buy the best glass...
11-16-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By seattlesetters

I like those Bushnell Elite 4500 scopes, too....

I like those Bushnell Elite 4500 scopes, too. Good glass and it is tough to beat Rainguard as an added feature.
Forum: Guns
11-15-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By seattlesetters

Outstanding! Make sure to give us a report on...

Outstanding! Make sure to give us a report on both rifles after youíve spent some time with them.
Forum: Guns
11-14-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,719
Posted By seattlesetters

The .260 Rem is plenty for moose. A big bull elk...

The .260 Rem is plenty for moose. A big bull elk is harder to kill and my biggest bull ever was taken at 435 yards with a 125gr Nosler Partition fired from the similar 6.5x.284. Went down like he was...
11-13-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By seattlesetters

Check out the Nikon Monarch 5 3-15x42. It is a...

Check out the Nikon Monarch 5 3-15x42. It is a lot of scope for the money.
11-13-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By seattlesetters

Iím always looking for an excuse to buy a new...

Iím always looking for an excuse to buy a new rifle. You already have a .300 Win Mag .... both a .25-Ď06 and a .270 Win are ďdifferentĒ enough that you just might get away with it. :-)

While lots...
11-13-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By seattlesetters

I didnít say anything about what shouldnít be...

I didnít say anything about what shouldnít be used on Mulies.
11-06-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By seattlesetters

The .25-Ď06 shooting 100gr Barnes TTSX bullets...

The .25-Ď06 shooting 100gr Barnes TTSX bullets isnít just ďgoodĒ for hunting mule deer. Itís one of the absolute best combos you can choose.

I know so many people that use this in Montana,...
11-03-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By seattlesetters

Western Mule Deer

My only advice is to take either a .270 Win or .25-Ď06 on your muley hunt.

Nothing better than using traditional Western cartridges for poppiní your cherry.
10-30-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
Posted By seattlesetters

Whichever shoots best in your rifle. Both are...

Whichever shoots best in your rifle. Both are top-notch deer killers and Iíd happily use either one.
10-29-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,214
Posted By seattlesetters

I do agree that the .30-06 offers a bit more...

I do agree that the .30-06 offers a bit more velocity.....about 8% with most loads. I also agree that 15% more recoil doesn't seem like much. What I don't agree with is that the .30-06 can do...
10-28-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,214
Posted By seattlesetters

Precisely. Six of one, half a dozen of the...

Precisely.

Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

No animal will ever know the terminal ballistic difference because none exists.

Someoneís shoulder could very well know the difference,...
Forum: Guns
10-27-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,562
Posted By seattlesetters

For me, Iíd go with a .270 Winchester with one of...

For me, Iíd go with a .270 Winchester with one of the new 3-15X scopes. Iíd shoot 110gr TTSX and 130gr TTSX and happily take all the mentioned critters with no fuss.
10-26-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,466
Posted By seattlesetters

I hunt upland birds more than anything. Wild...

I hunt upland birds more than anything. Wild chukar, Huns and Valley Quail with my English Setters.
10-26-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,691
Posted By seattlesetters

Unless you are only chasing trophy bull elk...

Unless you are only chasing trophy bull elk (fully-mature, six point or better), Iíd probably not go with a hard recoiling round like the .300 Win Mag. While it is a splendid elk cartridge, it isnít...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,931
Posted By seattlesetters

In both regular and compact versions. The...

In both regular and compact versions.

The only thing that matters about the barrel is that it shoots. One that doesnít wonít regardless of bedding. The XPR barrels shoot like crazy.

I found...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,931
Posted By seattlesetters

Add the Browning AB3 and Winchester XPR to your...

Add the Browning AB3 and Winchester XPR to your list. Both a bit less than the Weatherby, much better stocks than RAR and shoot lights out.
10-25-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,214
Posted By seattlesetters

Yup. About 8% more velocity for about 15% more...

Yup. About 8% more velocity for about 15% more recoil.

The real questions are: Will the deer ever know the difference? Will your shoulder?
10-24-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,958
Posted By seattlesetters

Yup, all I can read and all Iíve heard is that...

Yup, all I can read and all Iíve heard is that the XPR can shoot. Same thing for the AB3.

Thanks for the tip on the A-Bolts in rainy, cold weather. This rifle will live in that sort of stuff,...
10-23-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,958
Posted By seattlesetters

Browning AB3 vs Winchester XPR

Hi all. This isnít so much a ďvs.Ē post as it is a request for comparison between the two and for folks who have experience with these two rifles to chime in and give their impressions.

I...
01-14-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,393
Posted By seattlesetters

Any caliber from .24 - .30 will do just fine. I...

Any caliber from .24 - .30 will do just fine. I tend to favor .24 - .26 for speed goats, as the cartridges in these calibers tend to be flat-shooting, easy on the shoulder and more than powerful...
01-04-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,276
Posted By seattlesetters

For the situation you describe I'd probably go...

For the situation you describe I'd probably go with the Savage in .308. At first I thought about the Model 7 but since you'll be in a tree stand or a blind the extra barrel length on the Savage...
Forum: Guns
06-05-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 19,282
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: 7mm vs 300 WSM

I've seen the same thing in WA, OR and CA. My brother lives down in NM and he tells me the .300 WSM is the most popular cartridge by a wide margin (for 300 mags). I don't know if the .300 Win Mag is...
Forum: Optics
05-28-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: NIKOPLEX retical????

It is just a standard "plex" reticle similar to any other manufacturer's. It's a popular style that has been getting game for many years.
05-27-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,123
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: new 30 06

Like 700 XCR says, the one that fits you and feels best. I recently picked up a Vanguard SS in .270 Win. I like the way the stock fits me and the extra front-end balance of a 24" barrel. However,...
05-27-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: want to go eld hunting where?

ADV. Hunter - You have a PM.
05-24-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,494
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Help choosing a hunting rifle

Agreed. The very best value out there, IMHO. I recently bought one (SS model) in .270 Win.
Forum: Guns
05-24-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,843
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: 30-06 vs 7mm rem mag

Your .243 is about perfect for what you describe. It is the classic varmint/deer crossover rifle.

I'd buy a "deer/light elk" rifle and forget about using anything else but your .243 on the...
05-24-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 49,611
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Savage 110 vs Remington 700

Agreed. Best value out there, IMHO.
05-23-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,027
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: 338 win mag rifle

I owned a .338 Win Mag and must admit recoil was too much for me. I never did comfortable shooting that thing....I've been kicked by racehorses that didn't hurt as much as that .338 Win Mag.

The...
Forum: Guns
05-23-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,374
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: 30-06 vs 308

Someone else mentioned it, and I'd have to agree. With a .338 Federal, you can hunt anything that lives in North America and have a solid 300-yard range. All this with recoil equivalent to the...
05-22-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,876
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Do I have it covered ?

I'm not much of a varmint shooter so I'd go with the "minimum recoil/maximum killing power" battery: .22lr
.270 Win
.338 Federal
Forum: Guns
05-22-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,644
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: accuracy vs inexpensive ammo

I just recently purchased a new .270 Win and I plan on buying a box each of 130gr Power Point, Core Lokt and Federal Blue Box. I'll run each box through the rifle and will use whichever groups...
05-22-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,047
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: 300WSM or 338 Win Mag for CO Hunting???

Recoil will be an issue in the Tikka rifle. It is light, and the stock design seems conducive to a sharper jolt than others. I've shot one in .270 Win that was noticeably heavier in the recoil...
Forum: Guns
05-22-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,306
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Favorite caliber and load for whitetails....

I don't have one but am intrigued to see how the .338 Federal performs on game. I'd like one as a woods rifle for both deer and elk...the 200gr Fusion should be all I'd need.
05-20-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,494
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Help choosing a hunting rifle

The .270 Win is just fine for elk. It is a proven performer on all the game fields of the world. Pretty hard to go wrong with one...and as long as you like the rifle and it shoots well, it doesn't...
Forum: Guns
05-19-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,306
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Favorite caliber and load for whitetails....

7mm-08 with 140gr Core-Lokt bullets or a .270 Win with 130gr Federal Fusion.
Forum: Guns
05-17-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,528
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Scope opinions please

You need to learn to take the pounding of the .338 Win Mag long before you can think about shooting it at long range. The thing kicks hard, and it hurts. Make sure you don't have a flinch before you...
Forum: Guns
05-17-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,793
Posted By seattlesetters

Remington Model 700 Mountain Rifle LSS

I am looking at these rifles and would like opinions from those who own or have handled them.

Are they accurate? What kind of work do they usually need right out of the box? How do they handle?...
Forum: Guns
05-13-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,192
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: 7MM Rem Mag Ammo

Give the Federal Fusion a try. It seems to be accurate in quite a few different rifles, and the bullets perform darn near as well as the Accubond. Cost a heckuva lot less, too.

Federal is...
05-10-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 43,314
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Best Elk Cartridge for hunting in Montana or Colorado?

Muzzle brakes are extremely loud...sometimes not even allowed at some ranges. That is the only way to make a .300 RUM shoot like a .270 or .30-'06, like you claim yours does.

Put a muzzle brake...
Forum: Guns
05-10-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Help Me Choose My Next Gun!

My first thought would be a 20ga SxS for quail...nothing finer than shooting those birds with a nice double. However, $500 won't even get you the stock on a nice one.

The glaring omission I see...
05-10-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 25,802
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Federal Nosler Partition vs Trophy Bonded Bear Claw

I read the new Trophy Bonded Tip has a better BC than all of them, with the same terminal performance as the Bear Claw. If this is the case, it will be a very nice hunting bullet!
05-10-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 43,314
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Best Elk Cartridge for hunting in Montana or Colorado?

I didn't dodge the question. The original comparison was shooting a .270 accurately vs. shooting a .300 RUM. Without muzzle brakes and heavy modifications, there is no way to make a .300 RUM hunting...
05-09-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 43,314
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Best Elk Cartridge for hunting in Montana or Colorado?

Dead is dead. It doesn't matter if the bullet came from a .270 or a .300 RUM that has been modified so it can be shot better. No if that .300 RUM hadn't been modified, then I give the nod to the guy...
05-09-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 43,314
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Best Elk Cartridge for hunting in Montana or Colorado?

Then you have changed the equation. You've gone to expense to make the .300 RUM cartridge more like a .270 Win...so it is easier to shoot.

Proves my point perfectly.
05-09-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 43,314
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Best Elk Cartridge for hunting in Montana or Colorado?

What we are left with at present is the spectacularly boring concept of adequacy. It is has been said in different ways over and over again over the last 100 years, and proven for at least that long...
Forum: Optics
05-09-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Zeiss vs Leupold

Nothing wrong with either scope, really. However, the Zeiss does have better glass, and costs about the same. Something is definitely wrong with that picture!

My feelings about Leupold are you...
05-09-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 43,314
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Best Elk Cartridge for hunting in Montana or Colorado?

Why? It's true. All scientific evidence indicates it's true. See what bench rest shooters are shooting...it sure ain't a .338 RUM.
05-09-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 43,314
Posted By seattlesetters

RE: Best Elk Cartridge for hunting in Montana or Colorado?

Take the advice of all here who have suggested that you stay away from the big, "magnum" cartridges. I don't care what anyone says, a human simply cannot shoot them as well as they can a...
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