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Old 02-25-2010, 05:13 PM
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Re: Questions regarding scope/rifle combo

It's nice to know that I am starting off with a good combo. I almost had to take out a second mortgage on my house to buy them! I was suprised to discover that the scope was almost as expensive as the rifle.

I will certainly look into a good replacement stock. I think the stock that I currently have is good, it is the law enforcement (model 10) but it is not skim-coated. I have not put any rounds down range yet, so I will make stock adjustments after I see how the rifle does "out of the box". It's always fun to see how individual changes effect performance.

My rifle does have accu-trigger. I do not have a gauge so I will have my local gunsmith make the adjustment. Again, this will be fun to persue after I get some rounds down range.

Thanks for the information. You guy's are getting me motivated!
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:17 PM
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Re: Questions regarding scope/rifle combo

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Thank you for the kind welcome. I do not currently load my own ammo, but plan to get set up with a rig in the near future. I have a friend that hand loads ammo for me so I will be sure to pass the info regarding the 175 grain Matchking bullets / 155 grain palma's. Thanks again.
Message to take away here is bullets with a BC of .500 or better. Berger makes a 175grain VLD that works well in the 308. Also look at the Hornady 208grain Amax (BC = .648) pushed by 48grains RL17 powder. A buddy of mine shoots this combination and it is fantastic!

The combination of low velocity and low BC is a bad combination for the 308. Low BC bullets won't go 1k yards. They will generally start to tumble around 800 and the wind will push them around.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:05 AM
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Re: Questions regarding scope/rifle combo

Thanks for the bi-pod recommendation. My Harris S-BRM 6to9 inch is on it's way. I have not mounted my scope yet. What rings would you recommend for my setup? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:20 AM
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Re: Questions regarding scope/rifle combo

While there are many ring/base combinations out there, I like the Burris Signature Rings with double dovetail bases. They have a very clean look. They're also fairly inexpensive and they come with inserts so that you can achieve the result of a canted base without the expense.

Optics Planet has good prices and free shipping

Burris Signature 30mm Double Dovetail Riflescope Mount Rings FREE S&H 420583, 420584, 420586. Burris Double Dovetail Riflescope Mounts, Rings & Bases, Burris Riflescope Mounts, Rings & Bases.

Burris Rifle Scope DD Two & One Piece Bases (Double Dovetail). 410520, 410521, 410546, 410547, 410590, 410592, 410593, 410595, 410596. Burris Double Dovetail Riflescope Mounts, Rings & Bases, Burris

I have two rifles now and my new custom build will wear the same Burris Signature Rings and bases....

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My 308 1k Rifle - The Evolution Continues!

Be sure to read all the way to the end of the write-up on my 308. You will see that I upgraded from the Bushnell 10x to a Leupold MK4 and mounted it in the Burris Signatures rings and bases
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:16 PM
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Re: Questions regarding scope/rifle combo

Thank you very much for the information. I really appreciate you including the links. I also have a Leupold Leupold MK4 ER/T. Will the incerts take care of the diameter? I guess a better way to ask the question is are these mounts made specifically for the MK 4 or do i need to ascertain the outside diameter?
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:25 PM
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Re: Questions regarding scope/rifle combo

You will need 30mm rings, since your scope has a 30mm tube.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:29 PM
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Re: Questions regarding scope/rifle combo

Also, you may want to consider a good bore guide to protect the throat on your new rifle. I like the ones that Mike Lucas makes, You can send him an email and he'll fix you up for $39.95; it's a very good investment.

Mike Lucas [lucasmjb@windstream.net]

Good luck!
Steve
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