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    Fierce Firearms Disaster

    I went through a similar progression. Have been shooting since very young and pop always had good equipment - mostly production 700's and M70's. When I started earning my own way, I started buying what were considered boutique production and semi custom rigs. Most were OK, but it felt like I had...
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    Fierce Firearms Disaster

    TTikka Tikka is as close as I've come across. I own/ed at least 15 of them and have set up probably twice as many for others over past 10 years or more, and never a problem. I don't recall a one that wouldn't group tight and most aren't picky with ammo, either. I'm sure someone will be along...
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    Masculinity and Caliber Choice

    Calibers, bullets, rifles, scopes, shot placement, etc seems to dominate a lot of the hunting camp conversations I've been around. Likewise, when hunting with a group, there's a lot of assisting with game retrieval, wherein bullet performance can be examined first hand. When hunting public...
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    Masculinity and Caliber Choice

    My thoughts on the subject as well. A lot of folks incorrectly assuming that a lot of other folks haven't been killing and witnessing killing with a number of different cartridges and bullet designs over a good many years. My annual deer camp used to have 15-20 people. Averaged 8-10 large...
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    Maven RS1.2 2.5-15x44mm SHR-Mil Q&A

    I have/had both of the scopes referenced in your post. While I don't have anywhere near the amount of shooting and banging around on the Maven that I do on several NF's, the mil RS 1.2 reticle is far superior to NF offerings IME; further, I've used the Maven enough to state that I will be taking...
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    Tikka "Rokslide Special", let's see 'em

    Or the appropriately sized rubber pipe cap/chair leg cover.
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    Tikka "Rokslide Special", let's see 'em

    If they post it, they won't be in-stock for long!
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    Choosing where to live in Colorado

    Glad it resonates. It was all learned the hard way. Some by me and some by others who I've worked with through the years. My overall point was that FD's often operate differently; not saying one way is better or worse by certain measures, just different. So do the research and make sure...
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    Choosing where to live in Colorado

    As a long time career FF who's worked through the ranks and sat on multiple sides of the table, I've witnessed a lot of folks swap departments mid career for myriad reasons. With more and more departments adopting latteral transfers, its becoming more and more commonplace. Some moves work out...
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    Maven RS1.2 2.5-15x44 new model

    It's very good. The light to heavy reticle line at 5 mils in all directions from center gives it a quick aim center box at low X. And it's lit; not necessary for function at low X with this reticle, but there if you like it.
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    Northern Wisconsin Big Woods...

    The logging in our area over the past 5-10 years has been more extensive than I've seen in my lifetime. Even the federal ground is getting logged off more than it has for 30+years that I've been paying attention. Habitat looks great. We keep thinking that we should be in a golden age of deer...
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    45-70 elk bullets

    I shot a lot of critters with the 350 Hornady in 45-70 and 450 Marlin. Been great.
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    Bushnell Elite LRHS 2

    Nice looking rig. What stock is that?
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    Bushnell Elite LRHS 2

    I've had both. The LRHS is FFP. Due to reticle, I'd take the Bushie.
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    Bushnell Elite LRHS 2

    Dont let the brand throw you off, the 8-10 LRHS/LRTS I've had/have, have all been great scopes. Precise dialers and rugged. The same can't be said for a couple of "Alpha" brand scopes that I've had.
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    Can holdover be more accurate than dialing in a hunting scope?

    I've done a lot of shooting both ways. Would much rather dial for elevation. Timed it both ways and, for me, dialing is faster and more precise. When I started regularly shooting farther than MPBR, I had mil dot reticles with MOA adjustments. Justvthe way most scopes were at that time. I ran a...
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    Maven RS1.2 2.5-15x44 new model

    Through Maven. IIRC, you can get them off of Amazon, but it's still directly through Maven.
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    Maven RS1.2 2.5-15x44 new model

    I like that the parallax is a bit stiff. Keeps it from ghost turning. Usually find a sweet range on my scopes and let it be unless I'm going over 10x and 1k+ yds. But, I do have man, or more specifically - working man - hands.
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    6.5 PRC suggestions

    Before I built on a couple of Tikkas, I had a pile of 700's and A-bolts. Always preferred the A-Bolt safeties to anything else. I think it's largely due to the fact that I do a lot of upland hunting with O/U's, and a thumb safety on the tang is completely sub conscious for me. Moved to Tikkas...
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    6.5 PRC suggestions

    I have a Tikka 6.5PRC. It's been great. I don't track it that close, but since I only have 1 6.5PRC, it's a little easier to know off hand that the factory barrel has well over 2k rounds down it with no signs of wear. Cuts tiny groups with about anything I stuff in it. I have it in an Altitude...
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