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    What do you put in your pack?

    I just got my first dedicated hunting/shooting pack. I have a 4th season elk tag which means mid November. I don't truck hunt and I'm not a survivalist. I dont need 10 lbs of bandaids and a stretcher to boot... the pack Is a eberlestock GS I. The basics I'll pack are: Shooting gear(kestrel...
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    FL die set up (need help)

    I read through the Reloading 101 posts and Learned a lot that I had never considered. So now I'm sitting here with once fired 7mm rem mag brass and would like to shoulder bump .002". My problem is that my brass fits fine the way it is. So, do I take the Decapping pin/expander ball out and...
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    Whats a sporty target size?

    Well I've found coming to you guys extremely helpful and sometime even encouraging. I've been gathering dope on a hunting rifle out to 1k. I was shooting this afternoon and took 15 shots at the 12" gong I had placed at 1k and boy can I say the wind kicked my butt! Yup... I only hit the target...
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    Anybody ever shoot across zip codes?

    Well, my daughter is nearly 1. I figure it's about time I find a place to shoot across zip codes. You know... just so i can tell some sleaze ball that I can and I have! Anyone know of a range or land that changes zip codes? Has anybody actually ended someone from another zip code? I mean, it...
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    Another confused load developer...

    I really hate to be the guy that asks for someone to interpret groups and data but this is my first time trying an OCW, I've always ran ladder tests and I've always found it to be simple. This is also my first time loading for a magnum so I'm not sure how the OCW platform transfers seeing as it...
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    Cutting a TPS base

    Has anybody cut down their bases to allow for better eye relief? My bell is getting in the way and I need just that much more to be comfortable. For those of you that have done it, any tips? How did you clean it up after?
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    What targets do you like?

    For some reason I just love targets. my set up is all mobile, consisting of t-post & rebar frames from 2" ar500 up to 12" depending on what I'm feeling. What do you consider standard size? If you had to pack all your targets out, what do you think would be the most valuable targets to bring...
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    Bergara Ridge

    Just got my Ridge in 7mm Mag on Friday and wanted to share an overview and initial impressions. Overview: this gun bridges the gap between a dedicated long range rifle and a hunting rifle that most varment rifles just can't do. These past few years there has been a lot of movement in the...
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    Best ELR cartridge in standard LA

    If you were to rebarrel your standard Long action in an attempt to create a budget ELR rifle what would you get and how would you configure it? I've seen some interesting talk of the 300 & 338s in both lapua and norma cases but clearly those are limited to X-large actions. I was thinking maybe...
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    Whats the fastest way to gather DOPE?

    I have a new hunting rifle coming in and would like to get it squared away in as few rounds as possible, how long does it take you to gather DOPE out to 1200 yards? and what method do you use?
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    162gr eldx for LR Elk

    Hey I'm looking for some thoughts and experiences with the 7mm 162gr eldx. I was able to snag 2 boxes at $19.62 from midway. I have a few pounds of h4831 I'd like to use with them, I know it's not ideal but I have it on hand. Looks like max loads sit around 2875fps. I live and hunt high up in...
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    *SOLD* WTS/WTT TPS 30mm Rings High 7075

    I have a set of TPS rings I'm looking to trade (for quality/same rings that are lower) or sell. They are in good condition and have never left marks on a scope. TPS TSR 30mm High (1.225" base to center) 7075 aluminum $50 obi Text or call 719 371 6675
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