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Unread 12-30-2006, 10:37 PM
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What items to purchase

Well yesterday was my b-day.....I got $320 so I'd like to buy some items to help me get setup for LRH. I am in the process of getting a Remington Sendero SFIi and having Shawn put an Edge brake on it. I also have plans to get a Swarovski LRF. What else should I get and in what order?

Dell Axim X30.....$125-130
Exbal Software....$70(?)
ACI with mount....$140
Badger Ordinance Bases.....$149
XX Brand Rings....$?
Kestrel 2500NV....$179

Anything else you guys can think of?

Your input is greatly appreciated!!!!
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    Unread 12-30-2006, 10:41 PM
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    Re: What items to purchase

    do you have a chrony?
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    Unread 12-30-2006, 11:58 PM
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    Yes I do have a Chrony.....I think it's the Chrony Beta. I have an 80mm Swarovski Spotting Scope and the 10x50 SLC New binoculars as well.....both are a must in AZ for Coues hunting.
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    Unread 12-31-2006, 12:17 AM
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    Re: What items to purchase

    ScopeCoat
    Butler Creek snap-open caps
    Harris bipod, swiveling, I prefer the notched legs, short
    Beenie bag for rear of stock - guy called REDMAN I believe sells the best ones
    Pathfinder
    Eagle Stock Pack
    Eagle drag bag
    Shooting mat
    Data book,
    Canvas tote bag or a large tool box to transport your gear
    Lucas bore guide
    Wind puffs or something similar to get wind direction
    Midway cleaning kit - complete with everything you need to do a good job, large tackle box size kit
    Electronic ear muffs
    Torque screwdriver MAC
    65 inch-pound snap wrench
    TM Solution or something nearly as good for cleaning the bore

    Lots more but this will keep you going for a while till your rifle is ready.
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    Unread 12-31-2006, 08:50 AM
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    Re: What items to purchase

    Ian M,
    I guess I need to list whatelse I already have:

    Leupold 4.5-14x50 Mark IV LR/T M1 scope
    Stoney Point Bore guide
    Harris Bipod
    Stoney Point carbon cleaning rods
    GM Top Engine cleaner
    Ear plugs
    A Data Book
    Dry Fire caps

    I didn't just find this site yesterday and decide to become a long range shooter....I have lots of top quality tools already.....I want and need to use my money wisely to buy items that will assist in adding accuracy, consistency and performance....tools of the trade.....I have most of the little stuff.....like what's listed above. Chrony, Nice scope, nice optics etc..

    For those of you unfamiliar with hunting out west.....its open, rugged and we have to walk a lot (on average 2-6 miles) so a drag back and 90lbs of out of the question and un-needed equipement is VERY unrealistic to haul around. If you going to get a shot at a coues whitetail buck your going to have to find them first then lay your sorry butt on the ground, get dirty and shoot off your pack or whatever else is available.....it is not like hunting back east......not that you guys back east don't have conditions similar to this but especailly here in Arizona you just arean't going to be hauling excess equipment around in 90-100 degree temps walking 2-6 miles up and down hills....one way!

    With that said lets not derail this topic and I appreciate all inputs (no personal insult to Ian M......just need your opinions and input.

    Thanks
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    Unread 12-31-2006, 09:32 AM
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    Re: What items to purchase

    I know what you are saying about Coues ,Been there done that and Getting ready to do it again in Mexico . Planned
    hunt next year. I see from experience light is they way
    when Coues Hunting You usaly take only what you have to have. Sounds like you havea good start.
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    Unread 12-31-2006, 10:10 AM
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    Re: What items to purchase

    I love coues deer!!!! They are one of the hardest species to hunt and yet very very rewarding.....light is the way to go. I just need suggestions on what critical items I should get with this $320

    I already have money set aside for the Swarovski LRF and the Sendero.....I just need help on deciding on other items.
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