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Len's New APS, 6.5WSM XP-100

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Unread 11-06-2007, 01:34 PM
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Now that is one fine lookin firearm!!! What reticle are you using with the nightforce?
the recoil is back and to the left, are you getting full field of view? how close is the scope coming to you at recoil?
trying to talk my self into using the rifle scopes instead of the 3x12's burris.
again nice gun
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Hey Tom, I thought you were going to be ordering a couple of rifle scopes???
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    I will be after the KY deer season, I did put a a 6X leupold on one of the HS's (308 Win) and fired a few shots. It will take some getting used to as the muzzle jump is up and back on all of my guns. Scope came very close to my head. May have to rethink about how tight I grip the HS's as well. The scope of choice is going to be the ART 4.5 x 14 Leup. or NXS 3.5 x 15. Just like to get others opinion as to what they are experiencing.
    Will have to make the coice soon though, due to a burris coming apart on my 270 WSM last week.
    tom
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    Tom,
    You know my prefences on reticles, but the NF is a great scope.
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    My reticle is the Mildot only because lately I also hunt in the woods of Wisconsin where I may need a heavier reticle to show up against brush. Previously I used the NP-R2.

    I am easily getting full field of view without undue concern over getting wacked. Obviously the heavy barrel is a major factor here. As I recall, I went 2 pounds heavier than Ernie's 7 Dakota.

    I need a bystander to tell us how close the scope is to my head. I'll work on that with Mike after deer season. And then I'll also practice the "spot my own hits" technique and report back to the group.

    For my needs, the 3.5 to 15X is perfect. Powerful enough for ranges way past what I will hunt big game at. At low power, wide enough field of view for a potential 50 yard shot. (Although I can't actually remember what a 50 yard shot is like? )
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    Unread 11-06-2007, 05:59 PM
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    Thanks Len, Are you planning on joining us for the SP antelope hunt next season? that gun sure would work well on them antelope.
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    Unread 11-06-2007, 06:17 PM
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    As I recall, I went 2 pounds heavier than Ernie's 7 Dakota.
    Yes, that sounds about right.

    Ironically, when it is time to rebarrel I will go with a lighter taper barrel:eek:
    Almost feel like I should set-up a switch barrel. Heavy for pd's and light for everything else. Of course that is to costly just for LR pd's, but the next one will be lighter. In the mountains last year hunting elk I could really tell the difference between it and my old 7.82 Patriot weight wise (well I maybe getting older may have something to do with it;)). Well, that is my story and I am sticking to it.
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    Unread 11-06-2007, 06:46 PM
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    I Like The Stock

    I think it looks sharp but I would have made it all black!!!
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