Most valuable piece of equipment you have purchased

Sheldon N

Blind Squirrel Finds a Nut
Sep 24, 2014
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#51
I keep thinking about buying one but most of my shooting is under 1k yards and I shoot a lot by myself. I haven't been able to talk myself into it yet because the one I was is almost 4k.
Dirty secret, spotting scopes are for your friends... not for you. Either your friends are using them, or you’re using them while your friends shoot. 😀
 

Bradu

Full Member
Aug 24, 2011
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#55
Dirty secret, spotting scopes are for your friends... not for you. Either your friends are using them, or you’re using them while your friends shoot. 😀
That's kind of what I figured it would mainly be used for. I think that's the main reason I am looking at barrels instead of a spotting scope right now lol
 
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Sep 18, 2017
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#56
I would agree that a scope has been the most valuable, I am still a novice but what has had alot of value for me was a good bipod that has a cant feature (used harris) and a shooting mat from midway with front straps that allow you to load a bipod. I've spent a decent number of hours over the past developing a load for my rifle and these have been well worth what I paid for them.
 

308pirate

Gunny Sergeant
Apr 25, 2017
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Dirty secret, spotting scopes are for your friends... not for you. Either your friends are using them, or you’re using them while your friends shoot. 😀
Unless you know how to set one up to sit right by your side when in prone so you can just shift your off eye to it and see mirage better than you ever could through a rifle scope.......
 

JCPrentice

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Sep 29, 2018
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#60
I want an moa reticle and the options are pretty slim. That's why I was looking at Swarovski glass. Leupolds reticle sucks in their gold ring and the Athlon is about the next in line. I don't want to spend money on a middle if the road to be unhappy with it then turn around and spend the money on the one I originally wanted. I've been down that road too many times with other shit
Take a good look at Vortex glass... the Razor HD Gen II comes in moa... I believe others here will tell you that’s excellent glass.
 

CJS-6.5

Miss General Lee
Sep 15, 2017
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#61
Reloading equipment.
Chronograph
Laser eye surgery- I know it's not equipment, but my eyes are and it helped a lot.
 
#62
I'd have to say a range finder, I dont shoot at ranges and I carry all my steel out when I shoot. Targets are smaller and near impossible to range past 700~, did that for years and got fed up. Everything fell into place when I knew my distance and started getting first round hits.
 

seansmd

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Aug 8, 2018
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I'd have to say a range finder, I dont shoot at ranges and I carry all my steel out when I shoot. Targets are smaller and near impossible to range past 700~, did that for years and got fed up. Everything fell into place when I knew my distance and started getting first round hits.
Which one? If it's your steel and you know the size are you using the reticle or a range finder?
 
#64
Which one? If it's your steel and you know the size are you using the reticle or a range finder?
Yeah sorry I couldn't figure out how to edit but I was wanting to write "mil past 700~" do the math and see what the difference of being off .1 mil on a 12" target looks like distance wise (about 700 is the cut off distance where I stop being within my danger space). It makes it very hard to trust your dope because you're giving your best guess at distance.

The range finder I've got is a sig kilo but kinda wished I had waited and saved up some more to get something with a tighter beam. It does great on berms and reference points, I do have some larger targets I use for dope now and have no problem ranging those.
 
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#65
I'm really sorry my phone is moving buttons on me, I've gotta go figure out how to edit posts but I'll finish my thought first

333 × .55(mils) = 606 yards

× .5 = 666 yards

× .45 = 740 yards

It gets sketchy quick, again sorry for stupid posts.
 
Feb 15, 2017
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#66
Well it seems like everyone has thrown out lots of great “ that’s what I was gonna say” suggestions so I’m gonna go with a beer coozy, cause I hate it when my trigger finger gets cold...
oh and a strong second on the building a barracade because yes prone is easy and it will help you with multiple skill sets like changing positions and target acquisition, plus in doing so you’ll send more rounds downrange leading to more reloading and and so on... also a friend video taped my first barracade stage and while in my head I was quick as lightning but in reality was slow as shit...
 

04JRB

Sergeant of the Hide
Feb 11, 2017
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#68
There have been many good purchases, and some bad ones over the years. I think one the good ones that stands out the most was the Magnetospeed. No more messing with the stands and rabbit ears on the old Chrony.
 
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#70
This is going to sound so Cliche' but it was finding this site, I have been able to purchase all of my stuff way below retail, I have logged 100's of hours of information, I have gotten to cheat time, looking at load data, and learned from other peoples mistakes, and correcting mine all the way. I learned to be humble and have extremely thick skin, when first getting on this sight.
 

SBGreen0369

8541 Retired
Jul 18, 2018
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Badger Ordnance Dead Level.... the most idiot-proof scope leveling tool on the market. No guessing.
You set it...... and forget it 😬