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SHOT Show Report - Tell Us What You Saw

 
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:44 AM
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SHOT Show Report - Tell Us What You Saw

I went once a few years ago. So many toys, so little time!

This is a thread to talk about your trip to the SHOT show.

Those that I know are there include:
  • Ian M
  • Shawn Carlock
  • gr8fulDoug
  • scooterbear
  • Darrell Holland
  • Lerch?

I know I forgot some who told me they're going.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:56 PM
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One of the interesting things that I saw was the return of the Weaver Tactical. It's part of the Grand Slam series. Gone is the First Focal Plane reticle. It is a plain mil-dot SFP. Also gone is the target turrets. They are replaced with tactical turrets. Pretty much it is just a Grand Slam with tactical turrets. Nice scope, but it sure is not as good as the older Tacticals.

I also talked to Walt Berger. He told me that the new 338 bullets will be coming out soon. 250 and 300 grain. He also said that the BC's will be very impressive.

Had a very good chat with Shawn Carlock on Tuesday right before the show ended. He showed me some more video clips that haven't been released yet. Simply amazing. Thanks Shawn.

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Old 02-08-2008, 12:10 AM
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I heard that Leupold was supposed to be coming out with a carbon fiber scope hear soon, anyone see one there. Only problem I see with it is that carbon fiber dosent grow and shrink as much as aluminium. Good for scope but bad for the rings trying to hold them.
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One of the interesting things that I saw was the return of the Weaver Tactical. It's part of the Grand Slam series. Gone is the First Focal Plane reticle. It is a plain mil-dot SFP. Also gone is the target turrets. They are replaced with tactical turrets. Pretty much it is just a Grand Slam with tactical turrets. Nice scope, but it sure is not as good as the older Tacticals.

I also talked to Walt Berger. He told me that the new 338 bullets will be coming out soon. 250 and 300 grain. He also said that the BC's will be very impressive.

Had a very good chat with Shawn Carlock on Tuesday right before the show ended. He showed me some more video clips that haven't been released yet. Simply amazing. Thanks Shawn.
I thought you were my friend, did not even tell me you were going!!!???
Man!!!??? light bulb :mad:
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I thought you were my friend, did not even tell me you were going!!!???
Man!!!??? light bulb :mad:
Hey, I posted the thread that Shawn posted about who is going. I was down there for work and was able to slip in for a few hours on the last day.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:40 AM
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I got to see some interesting things down there, Glenn Seekins bottom metal prototypes were very nice hope to have them soon. The best part was meeting alot of people face to face including several from the LRH site. It was my first SHOT show and a great experience except for catching the flu bug down there that is still kicking my butt.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:18 PM
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Shawn,
I enjoyed our short visit, I am down with the bug also. Dry coughing, aching joints, feel even more dull than usuall.

Nobody stole the show like TC did last year with the Icon, simple as that. The new Marlin rifle impressed a bunch of people with how well it shoots, for a 300 dollar rifle. Nikon's new EDGE binos are amazing. I really enjoyed shooting the Browning XBOLT and new M70, we had nice weather for the range day and a buddy and I burned a LOT of good shooting ammo. There were four shooting venues the day prior, with three overlapping so we could get to all of them.
Will tell you about some good stuff another time, gotta go.
ian
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