first O.T. check spent

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sasquatch, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Well-Known Member

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    Today I went and spent my first overtime check for this summer /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif Ordered in a Remington 700 CDL (BDL without the iron sights) 300 RUM. 26" barrell and picked up weaver style leupold mounts and rings. Putting a Burris Full Field II on it until the middle of next month and then I will buy something that has dust caps over target turrets for the long range fun. I also picked up a 50 rnd bag of rem. brass that had 2 extra in it that will be used for dummy rounds. I plan on using 180 gr BTSP bullets in it and am going to ladder test some speer bullets starting at middle published load the first day the weather will cooperate with me. I will be testing bonded type bullets for this round and plan to shoot everything from paper to metal gongs in the target area and prairie dogs to elk in the animal area. Who knows, I might even get a wild hair and go after a bear in the future /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I plan to see how she shoots without bedding the stock, but am sure I will end up pillar bedding it after the first box of factory ammo goes through on Thursday or Friday. The hard extra work has gotten me in deep for the fun work this summer /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  2. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Squatch,
    Dust caps are not important, consider a tactical style and quality scope and you will be happier with the better turrets and increased adjustment lattitude.

    Congratulations on your new toy.
    ian
     

  3. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Well-Known Member

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    I am considering the dust caps for when I put the scope in a scabbard. If I have to pull off a quick shot right when the gun is pulled, I don't want to worry about the knobs having moved from the friction of the leather.
     
  4. 7Rumloader

    7Rumloader Well-Known Member

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    New toys!! Oh boy somebody is going to be busy now!
    Have fun with it and keep us posted.
     
  5. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Squatch,
    They will not move, only one way to find that out tho. I would totally trust my scopes and I have used scabbords, lots of rain, rubbing on car seats, whatever.
     
  6. sniperVLS

    sniperVLS Well-Known Member

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    enjoy the rifle /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  7. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Well-Known Member

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    that's something I'll definately have to consider Ian. Do you know of anyone that makes a lower profile target turret? That would be nice to have byt not necissary.