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I finally bit the bullet. Here I go down a slippery slope. Yippee

 
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:59 AM
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Re: I finally bit the bullet. Here I go down a slippery slope. Yippe

Don, I'm in Traverse City.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:26 PM
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Re: I finally bit the bullet. Here I go down a slippery slope. Yippe

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I let Kirby order the scope and mount it. That way I knew everything fit together correctly.

I am not sure why you wanat a 40MOA base with a low power scope and a high power barrel. I think I would move up one notch to about 20- 24X or so top end on the scope.

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Well, in my initial email's to Kirby, I mentioned a 20MOA base. He responded that they also offer a 40MOA, so I told him whatever he recommends. From the vantage points I've glassed from since I was a kid in Western Colorado, the ranges will be 600-1500 yards. He told me that for 'general' hunting up to 1500, he'd go with the 3.3x15, for a dedicated always over 1000yd gun he said the 5.5x22 would be better. Actually, I'm still weighing the options. I'll just give Kirby my 'needs' and trust his judgment for the small stuff ;-). It took me a while to learn that lesson, but as I get older, its easy to just leverage the knowledge of the pro's.

As far as having Kirby mount the scope. I will do that, but figured I could spend a couple months getting used to the reticle by temporarily mounting it on my current rifle. Then when the rifle was nearing completion, I'll just pull it and ship it to Kirby.

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:27 PM
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Don, I'm in Traverse City.

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Great, we'll have to get together for some shooting sometime. Maybe after I get my rifle, or maybe before. Do you do any coyote hunting up there? I haven't done that since I lived out west.

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:49 PM
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Re: I finally bit the bullet. Here I go down a slippery slope. Yippe

I do some, most people up here run them with dogs so they're pretty skittish (more than normal). Calling up here is a waste of time.

I do have places to shoot 1000 yards so if you want to get together this next year just let me know.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:00 PM
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I do have places to shoot 1000 yards so if you want to get together this next year just let me know.

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Thats the best offer I've had in quite a while. My email is in my profile, drop me an email so I have your contact info. My current 7mm Rem Mag can and has reached out a few times for game (around 900yds for a 34+" Muley is the best so far). So we don't necessarily have to wait for my new rig.

What LR rifle(s) do you shoot?

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Old 12-21-2006, 01:19 PM
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Re: I finally bit the bullet. Here I go down a slippery slope. Yippe

I would also trust kirbys opinion. He seems like a very knowlwegable resource. The 3.5-15.5 will definantly work. I personally would go with the 5.5-22 if it was me. I haved used both extensivelly and like the extra zoom umf on the 5.5-22. It might be 22.5 but im to lazy to get open the gun room up and check. the 3.5-15.5 will work though. I havent used the reticle you mentioned. I have used the npr-2 and the mildot and would personally suggest the npr-2. Just from what i've seen and expierenced. I wasn't the spelling bee kid either.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:20 PM
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Re: I finally bit the bullet. Here I go down a slippery slope. Yippe

This one here.

I've been able to get my 1k groups down to 4-6" and I'm really happy about it.

I also have a Win model 70 in .264 Win Mag, Rem 700 in 300 WM, 17 Rem, and a handful of misc others. But I enjoy shooting the RUM so much it gets all of my attention. My .264 is in second place (and its pissed).
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