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Couple of Critters beyond 400 yards

 
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:11 PM
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Good shooting! How do you like the McRee stock and why?

I know what you mean about the ground swells and ranging. If the animal will allow time wise, it is good to double check with the ranging reticle.
That is a good idea about checking with the reticle, but my reticle ranging skills at 600 yards, are not good enough to determine a 35 yard difference @ 600 yards.
My shots were 6" low each time which is right at 1MOA difference or right at 35 yards with my drops.

What I like about McRee's stock is that it is so versatile. I change forend out easily and can got to a 3" wide forend and a comp grip with bag bar in a matter of minutes for LR pd's or a 1K match. Since it is all aluminum I don't worry about POI changes and it is really tough to boot. Also I can use any grip that is made for the AR platform as well.
Simple, strong, and versatile. Keeps POI the same when taking it off and on as well.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:13 PM
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Pic of the same rig set-up for BR or pd shooting. Not the best group in the world at 500 yards, but still pleased. I won the shoot-off in those conditions with this group.

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Kicken butt again I see! Are those little horns growing on the does head or big tufts of hair? Either way that's really cool lookin animal!
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:32 PM
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Thanks!
Yes, those are horns. It is called an "uncommon doe." I was intentionally hunting for a horned doe so as to make doe hunting a little more challenging.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:32 PM
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Re: Couple of Critters beyond 400 yards

Ernie, did you range (laser I assume) the animal wrong because of the ground swells or was the POI just different?
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:39 PM
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Re: Couple of Critters beyond 400 yards

Nice story and pic Ernie!
I sure do like the stock but how is it in cold weather, I would think your hands would get cold holding onto metal? I guess you could have Erik carry it ;-)
Out west wouldn't be as much an issue as it's in a pack but here in WI i usually carry it by hand.
I know I didn't like having a metal riser on my bow.
I was looking at weather reports and looks like I better take my snowshoes for the hunt in two weeks.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:41 PM
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Ernie, did you range (laser I assume) the animal wrong because of the ground swells or was the POI just different?
It was my error. I saw the swell, but I did not think it was enough to catch on the beam-I was wrong. This issue, has helped remind me that the little things can make a big difference.
When shooting steel, I have lasered the ground in front of it accidentally, but I really didn't think this was enough to make a difference this time.
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