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Finally...I am the proud new owner of a beautiful .308 BLR...and it's purrrrrrdy.

Now you can all breathe a sigh of relief that I won't be whining about it anymore. I need a different gun case (the one I have now gets fuzzy crap all over it - especially the checking). But that's small stuff.

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Cool! I got a new toy the otherday too. Well its not new but you know what I mean lol

8mm mauser I'm thinking about putting this stock http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd/product.asp?dept%5Fid=123701&sku=SHT%... on it and would like to put a Nikon Tactical 4-16x50 mildot scope on it. BUT its $1000

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Great to hear Saskie. You need to get the the range now and give that baby a good workout. Let us know how it shoots.

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I was out today down in your neck of the woods at Chester Grant range and fired 40rds.

The rifle shoots fine...unfortunately the same can't be said about me - LOL. I think I need new glasses or something...I just wasn't able to focus through the peep sights on the sight picture and the groupings showed it.

The only complaint I have about the rifle that wasn't my fault was I found the trigger very stiff - but that's fixable.

I was suprised by it's kick - but it is a VERY lightweight rifle. It was tolerable it just suprised me the first time I fired it.

All in all - not a bad day.

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Had the same problem try an aim point they work awsome on these guns both eyes wide open let the red dot of death do its job.

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Yeah, that range is about 1km from my house and is where I do all my shooting. I haven't been out in a month or so because I have been very busy with this job change-over. Next time you come down, let me know. I'll join you for a session.

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After that last outing I'm not sure I want any witnesses. My girlfriends brother came with me this time. He doesn't hunt and knows nothing about rifles/shooting at all. He was all impressed that I hit the target.

I'm going to give the open sights one more try and if I have the same problem I'll have to get a scope. I had my eyes checked in Dec and they said they were fine.

I might be out again Friday, depending what our schedule is like. If you hear lots of shooting followed by lots of cussing - that's me.

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On 2003-04-23 18:47, saskie wrote:
After that last outing I'm not sure I want any witnesses. My girlfriends brother came with me this time. He doesn't hunt and knows nothing about rifles/shooting at all. He was all impressed that I hit the target.

I'm going to give the open sights one more try and if I have the same problem I'll have to get a scope. I had my eyes checked in Dec and they said they were fine.

I might be out again Friday, depending what our schedule is like. If you hear lots of shooting followed by lots of cussing - that's me.

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I'll be listening but don't get too concerned. I find that range hard to shoot at as well. The benches are at funny heights and I am never comfortable. I usually put the Harris on if I go there so I can adjust the height by myself. So, are you going to make a shooter out of your "bro-in-law" or isn't he interested?

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Well....maybe. He's more of a sports kind of guy. He'll spend as much time and effort researching and picking a hockey pool as we do scouting for deer.

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I know the type you are talking about. I like sports of all types but I am obsessed with hunting and shooting. To each his own.

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I must confess I broke down today and bought a scope. After talking with the admittedly few people I know who hunt/shoot the general concensus was that my inability to focus was fairly common with people who wear glasses. That was a good enough excuse for me.

I got a Bushnell 3-9x40 Banner series. I like it.Wish I could try it out but I doubt I'll get the chance as I'm sailing again Sunday. Crap. I really like that it's focusable - that will definitely "clear things up".

Of course now I'm all out of excuses...LOL

Also saw a bolt action 30-30 at the gunsmiths. I'd heard of them but this was the first one I've seen. Neat.

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