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New 7RemMag range results, pretty sweet

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:53 PM
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Re: New 7RemMag range results, pretty sweet

I tried a Swarovski 3-18 scope and then similar to you I ditched all my leupolds for swaro's. My long range rifles wear nightforce though. If you haven't yet you should maybe take a look at swarovski's brx/brh reticles. I found them much thinner and more suited to long range shooting compared to the ziess z series reticles.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:10 PM
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Re: New 7RemMag range results, pretty sweet

My Zeiss will have standard Z reticles. I'll use whatever turret travel I have available with the target turret installed.

My 2 "long range" rifles, the 7mag and 338-300 have the NF NXS 5.5x22x56 MOAR, zero-stop, 1/4 click.

The Leica has their latest BDC reticle and I'll use it on the 6.5-284 and test drive it. The 30mm tube helps with dial in as well.

I bought into the Leupold hype in the early 90s. Was a mistake for me. I ditched a good 4x12 Nikon that was more clear and I still say, to this day, for me that Nikon glass is better than Leupold. I bought 9 identical Leupold VX-IIIs 4.5x14x40s. I wasn't impressed then and am not now. Their glass is decent but not even in the same realm as Zeiss, Leica, NF, or Swaro.

In WY some years ago, my brother and I compared his $300 Nikon to my $500 Leupolds. The clarity of his Nikon made me sick that I spent a ton of money for glass that my eyes were not fond of.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:27 PM
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Re: New 7RemMag range results, pretty sweet

Originally Posted by Derek M. View Post
Oh, the target was only 100 yards. We didn't have time to move to 200 which is the longest I can shoot at this club here in Ohio. The 2.5" high at 100 is where I prefer to start. But actually, the group is 1/2" left. I was aiming at the bottom right corner of the 1" black square. Scope was adjusted for next range session.
Derek, great to hear from you again, and nice job on the new rig, and it's accuracy. That's certainly a great start. I know what you mean about the barrel that dosen't foul. I recently bought a STW with a Schneider barrel, and it like you said" simply dosen't foul". I can easily shoot this thing 25-30 times before it even begins to show signs of needing to cleaned, and then it cleans with a half a dozen patches, and done.
That's fantastic accuracy you've got going on there. WOW. Congrats on the new build, and good luck on your hunt. Take care!
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:05 PM
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Re: New 7RemMag range results, pretty sweet

Thank you 7STW. I've had 2 other barrels clean up very easy, but never like this Krieger. Guess the real test will be when I take the Krieger barreled 270 out. If it does the same thing, can you guess what barrels I'll be leaning towards for all future rifles?

My Pac-Nor barrel is on my 30.06 and it cleaned up so very easily but still fouled. The other barrel that didn't foul hardly at all after shot #8 was my Broughton-Richards barrel.

When I get my 338-300 back from Hart, I'm going to do just as they recommend and shoot it w/o any cleaning process. Looking fwd to seeing the effects if any.
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