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Old 12-21-2007, 07:34 PM
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Another New Dummy

I know from the other hunting forums that I go to way to often that some of you senior members watch the online user list and have seen my name quite a bit.
I know how to use the search but just have not really found all the answers I am looking for so here we go

I have a Rem # 700 BDL in 7MM Rem mag.
It has a break and a new triger, adjustable and I think set at 2#

This gun has served me well and want to set it up to be very comfortable at say 600yrds on Elk, Deer and Antelope.
Another Sheep tag would be nice;)

I do not have alot of money so what I am looking at doing at this point is a new stock (light weight) and try my first shot at bedding.
New scope with turrets, I do not want to hold over.
The rifle now sports a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5X14X40.
which I will put on my girls Rem#7-7MM-08

As stated in another post,
As we age we start loosing things like eyesite
so I might want to jump up to a 50MM scope but thats???
It I did is there a stock with a higher cheek rest for that reason.

I am also in the works of getting set up to reload
so there is another $$$$ that I am trying to work with at the same time.

I live in a smaller town so putting my hands on things before I buy is a little tough.

I would like to thank all of you in advance for your input
and friendly welcome that I know I will receive from how I have seen you welcome other new members.
Merry Christmas and may the New Year be better than the last.

Mike
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:42 PM
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I dont think it posted
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:57 PM
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Besides looking for a stock with minumum drop at the comb you can attach an Eagle stock pack to most stocks to increase the height. Eagles are great accessories.

As for a higher comb, there are lots of options there, depends mostly on $ and which maker and design you prefer.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:22 PM
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Mike,

Another Dummy, eh If you really are, I must be the other one. The forum only allows two.;)

The small town thing I understand. There are only a few places smaller than Blackfoot, Id. In size yes. In available services, no way!!

I understand your "eye" thing. 50mm would be minimum and the height isn't that much different or uncomfortable, heck its only 5mm higher but I have no idea of what a mm is. I build my own stocks so that's a non issue. Another thing you could consider for the higher comb, other than the stock pack, is building it up with Accura Glass gel. But then you're stuck with painting the stock. But if you like black, a spray can of pick-up bed liner will work wonders.

I've been agonizing over a scope lately myself. I'd recommend making a trip to the big city at dusk and try some side by side personal comparisons. The store will usually allow you to take several out back and take a look.

Your eyes will be different than anyone else's thus what I select would most probably be different than what you would select.

Sound like its going to be a fun project.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:08 AM
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Thanks Guys
I understand quality optics and own Swarovski binos and spotting scope
but just really do not have $1000.00 + to spend on a rifle scope right now.
I have been reading some pretty good reviews on the SWFA Super Sniper.
Is it worth a crap or should I just wait till I can afford something else?
I do not know what design of stock I would like since I have never used anything except factory stocks but think I whould like the feel of a thumb hole.
Are the Boyds laminated stocks any good?
looks like I could pick one up on Ebay for around $150.00-$200.00
Thanks again,
Mike
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:30 PM
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I have a SuperSniper 16X with Sun Shade. It tracks perfectly and works well but I want more light at dusk and dawn. Box, papers and all that kind of stuff. $260.00 shipped, conus. PM if interested. PM me if interested.

Nothing wrong with Boyd's stocks.
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:56 PM
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The light gathering was my main concern about the S.S.
since so many shots are at first and last light.
For under $500.00 though I could have a scope, stock and bedded.
Am I spinning my wheels and wasting my money going this route
Or is this a good way to get into shooting at longer ranges and upgrade latter?
Thanks,
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