First bigger rifle

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First bigger rifle

Postby Jon » Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:46:37

.308 with a 4-12x40


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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Snakester » Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:33:52

SWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeT . :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Looks like my .06 ! My dirt piles are in for it come Saturday !


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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby MarcSpaz » Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:49:12

Wow! That looks great! Nice choice! 308 with a 4-12x40 should get you out to 800+ yards, no problem.

We have to see if we can talk Randy into getting the "new" dirt pile going! I can donate cash and my son's labor after the holidays! Hahaha

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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Snakester » Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:03:14

I have actually picked where I am going to build my "New Shooting Range" . I'm taking off 2 weeks for Christmas and New Years and hope to get a good start . My surveyor is going to come for a day and lay it out for me since it will be close to property lines. I am trying for about 230 yards with a good back stop and a raised shooting platform.


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Postby MarcSpaz » Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:09:52

That would be awesome! Looking forward to seeing what the end result looks like!

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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Viper21 » Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:49:55

Awesome..! Great caliber too. :clap:


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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Rualert » Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:27:08

Nice piece, and I agree with Mark that should let you reach way out there as needed. And Snakester, I would love to get together with you and Mark, and also willing to help out as much as I can. Sounds like you will have a really nice long distance range.

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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Jon » Sat, 02 Dec 2017 19:25:08

Thanks guys. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to Randy's today, had a job I had to finish so I worked most of the day.

I might need some help dialing this thing in as I've never messed with a scope with this much adjustability.

Thanks for the kind words...

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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Snakester » Sat, 02 Dec 2017 19:48:19

How is your 308 ammo stash coming along ? Been seeing quite a bit at Walmart....Some priced pretty good too !


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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Jon » Sat, 02 Dec 2017 23:45:14

None yet lol. I'll be making a trip tommorow morning.

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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Snakester » Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:13:08

Just watched a couple YouTube Video's for doing a trigger job on your rifle....looks like a piece of cake and well worth it. :fireright:


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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Jon » Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:19:06

The Mcarbo kit is on it's way should be here tomorrow or Friday so maybe we can shoot again this weekend so I can try it out.

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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Snakester » Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:27:28

The forecast for Sunday is 52 and mostly sunny.....I'm going to shoot !


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Re: First bigger rifle

Postby Jon » Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:41:49

Got the trigger kit installed and did some polishing on the trigger with a light coat of oil and it's definitely better. I would say it's at least half of what it was.

I'll shoot it Sunday and see how it does. I may do some more work depending on how things turn out.

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