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New budget - light LR rifle with Pictures.

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Unread 11-19-2009, 01:54 AM
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New budget - light LR rifle with Pictures.

I just put together a new medium to long range rifle package for my son who has only just started working and is on a strickt budget.

The rifle is a Tikka T3 SS Laminate in .338WM and the scope is a Clearidge 2.5-12.5x42 Ultra XP5. Mounts are EGW rail glued down and fitted out with Leupold 30mm rings.

He can update with a ACI/ADI indicator and level when he gets the cash.

We sighted it in at 100 yards with some light loads using 225 gn Hornady SP projectiles to run it in. Cleaning between each shot. He then dialed up 9 MOA and put the next two shots into my 10" steel gong @440 yards. Couldn't wipe the smile off his face.




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    Unread 11-19-2009, 10:38 AM
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    Re: New budget - light LR rifle with Pictures.

    I kind of like your scope. I've never heard of that brand to tell you the truth. Thanks for the post, I'm going to do a little research now.
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    Re: New budget - light LR rifle with Pictures.

    So what do you think of the quality? Durability? Adjustments? Crisp or kind of sluggish. BTW she looks great.
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    So what do you think of the quality? Durability? Adjustments? Crisp or kind of sluggish. BTW she looks great.
    The scope has so far worked perfect. Good power range for a variety of hunting conditions and ranges, from up close to out to about 700 yards which is about as far as it will be used.

    The only problem with the scope was that when I tried to reset the top turret to zero. I found the three little grub screws that hold the turret in place were very, very tight. I thought I might break something getting them loose.

    In the end I got them loose and adjusted the scope to zero and replaced the turrets with a bit of grease on the grub screws so that next time they will be easy to get undone.
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    Very nice Topshot! How big is the lad that is shooting the 338 WM?

    Those clearage scopes sound very interesitng... keep us posted on how it performs.

    Cheers,

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    Nice rig......Good shooting........

    Fortunate son.......great dad.....

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    Topshot

    Nice looking rig. Seems to be a shooter.

    I think you'll like the Clearidge, I've had the 4.5 x 22.5 for about a couple years now, still works flawlessly. Couldn't ask for more out of a mid priced scope.

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