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Old 08-22-2009, 07:29 PM
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Greetings from Quantico, VA

Hello, I've been lurking here for several months and finally decided to register. I'm in the Marine Corps, currently stationed at Quantico. I'm from western Nebraska originally and am looking forward to moving back to the western part of the US when I retire. I've been a hunter and gun collector my entire life and have been shooting NRA service rifle off and on for the last ten years, the last two years I've been pretty serious about it. I plan on trying F-Class within the next couple of months and stumbled across this site while looking for information on long range shooting.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:14 PM
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Re: Greetings from Quantico, VA

Welcome to Long Range Hunting Troy.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:43 AM
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Re: Greetings from Quantico, VA

Mustang- I'll be at Quantico for a match this coming Sunday. If you want to show up and improve my score on a few shots you welcome to.

BTW thanks for serving.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:40 PM
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Re: Greetings from Quantico, VA

jmason,
What type of shooting will you be doing this weekend at Quantico? If it's service rifle count me in. My rifle isn't quite complete for F-Class, I'm still in need of some optics.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:02 PM
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Re: Greetings from Quantico, VA

Modified F-Class. You can shoot my gun(270win). You'll be on my score card ( I don't have enough brass for both of us to get 50 for score and sighters). In other words we'll take turns. I do it for fun not to compete. We won't win w/ my gun but if you haven't had the opportunity to shoot 800-1000, here it is.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:36 PM
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Re: Greetings from Quantico, VA

Thank you for the very kind offer, I might take you up on that. However, I hate to deprive you of your trigger time and ammunition. I've shot at 1200 with a boltgun before but that was over ten years ago and with an issued rifle. I might come out and shoot my NM AR with iron sights, I have plenty of 80 gr SMKs on hand. In addition, it would provide comic relief for all of you with enough sense to take advantage of those new fangled rifle scopes. I'll let you know about the offer, regardless, I plan on being there. What time, what range, and what is the entry fee?

Speaking of scopes, what are you using? I have a Remington 700 5R Mil-Spec .308 sitting in its box right now and the only thing I'm missing is a scope. I bought the 5R for a budget tactical rifle and planned on putting a Leupold Mark 4 4.5x14 LR/T on it. The idea of shooting F-Class with it was almost an afterthought. It seems that most F-Class shooters are using scopes with much more magnification. I'd like to look through some peoples scopes at 1,000 to determine exactly what I need.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:47 PM
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Re: Greetings from Quantico, VA

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Thank you for the very kind offer, I might take you up on that. However, I hate to deprive you of your trigger time and ammunition. I've shot at 1200 with a boltgun before but that was over ten years ago and with an issued rifle. I might come out and shoot my NM AR with iron sights, I have plenty of 80 gr SMKs on hand. In addition, it would provide comic relief for all of you with enough sense to take advantage of those new fangled rifle scopes. I'll let you know about the offer, regardless, I plan on being there. What time, what range, and what is the entry fee?

Speaking of scopes, what are you using? I have a Remington 700 5R Mil-Spec .308 sitting in its box right now and the only thing I'm missing is a scope. I bought the 5R for a budget tactical rifle and planned on putting a Leupold Mark 4 4.5x14 LR/T on it. The idea of shooting F-Class with it was almost an afterthought. It seems that most F-Class shooters are using scopes with much more magnification. I'd like to look through some peoples scopes at 1,000 to determine exactly what I need.
Most F classers do use more magnification, but there are guys with good eyes shooting with 10 power scopes. That Mark 4 will work, at least to get you going.

Remember, F class was started for guys whose eyes didn't let them shoot iron sight competitions, so if you can shoot irons out to 600, you certainly can shoot F class with a 14 power scope!

The important thing is to start shooting!

Thank you for your service. If you make it out here to Washington, let us know!

Bill
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