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Old 03-01-2013, 11:25 PM
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I finaly did it!!

I am looking at a cashiers check made out to APS Rifles, that will be mailed tomorrow! Now the hard part..... the wait. I am ordering a XHS in 338AM with a 34" barrel. I have been putting in alot of trigger time, and need alot more. My range has increased greatly, in part due to what I have learned here, thanks. On the other hand I HATE this site,it gives me very expensive ideas! But what the heck, you cant take it with you. I know some will say that the Allen Mag is to big but I like driveing big blocks, regardless the cost of gas. I all ready have a daily driver (308 win) and a street rod (340 weatherby) now I will have a top fuel dragster(338am)! It is going to be tough waiting for Kirby to get it built, but they say good things come to those who wait. I think I know what glass I want, but would appreciate all sugestions and recommendations.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:26 AM
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what part of the high desert? i work in the great divide basin....red desert
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:12 PM
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Re: I finaly did it!!

Sounds like something to drool over man; I've only got a 338 win at present.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:18 PM
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I am looking at a cashiers check made out to APS Rifles, that will be mailed tomorrow! Now the hard part..... the wait. I am ordering a XHS in 338AM with a 34" barrel. I have been putting in alot of trigger time, and need alot more. My range has increased greatly, in part due to what I have learned here, thanks. On the other hand I HATE this site,it gives me very expensive ideas! But what the heck, you cant take it with you. I know some will say that the Allen Mag is to big but I like driveing big blocks, regardless the cost of gas. I all ready have a daily driver (308 win) and a street rod (340 weatherby) now I will have a top fuel dragster(338am)! It is going to be tough waiting for Kirby to get it built, but they say good things come to those who wait. I think I know what glass I want, but would appreciate all sugestions and recommendations.
Congrats man! So you decided the AM over the raptor? Either way it will be a shooter I am sure. Elk beware!! I bet you will be in the Rawlins newspaper, headline: Man shoots and kills elk at 1500 yards!
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:28 PM
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I all ready have a daily driver (308 win) and a street rod (340 weatherby) now I will have a top fuel dragster(338am)!)
I like the way you think!

For glass, Id go with Nightforce or U.S. Optics. I am a fan of U.S. optics, but DAMN they are expensive!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:09 PM
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Dogdinger Iam Out of Rawlins.
Riley I just couldnt resist it any longer. I realy like Kirbys raptor,but he said getting brass is a big problem. I wasnt looking for a high volume shooter so the "short barrel life" still works out to ten plus years. As far as glass I have been thinking knight force, just what model is the question. Waiting for more info on there new models, ATACR and BEAST. I think I would rather have the vortex razorhd than the knight force nxs. The only knight force I have shot was 2 diffrent nxs's and was not impressed with the glass quality, both of my vortex pst's are clearer glass.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:29 PM
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Dogdinger Iam Out of Rawlins.
Riley I just couldnt resist it any longer. I realy like Kirbys raptor,but he said getting brass is a big problem. I wasnt looking for a high volume shooter so the "short barrel life" still works out to ten plus years. As far as glass I have been thinking knight force, just what model is the question. Waiting for more info on there new models, ATACR and BEAST. I think I would rather have the vortex razorhd than the knight force nxs. The only knight force I have shot was 2 diffrent nxs's and was not impressed with the glass quality, both of my vortex pst's are clearer glass.
That makes plenty of sense for going with the AM. My vortex pst is awesome, i love it. I havent looked through a nightforce but i am a bit surprised that you found the glass quality low on the ones you looked through. You going to shoot the 300 grain berger or smk?
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