Recent content by beetroot

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    Hog Saddle vs RRS quick release plat

    I think in my situation the Hog saddle is the right way to go. I've been putting off getting into tripod shooting for a long time now, maybe time to bite the bullet.
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    New Leupold Reticle

    Looks like 2021 may be the year of cross over scopes. I certainly hope so
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    Eberlestock X1 Euro vs X31/41

    Hi all. I've been through all the recent PRS pack threads and it seems like the X31 Lo Drag is a very popular option. I'm wondering if anyone here has used the X1 Euro pack, it looks very similar maybe just a little smaller footprint and less weight yet slight more capacity and cheaper. I'm...
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    Dedicated vs shared bipod

    I just use 1 mediocre bipod between rifles. A 9-13 Harris with the standard sling stud mount seems to work just fine for me.
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    Nightforce told me to use 100in/lbs on ring clamps - it broke

    Newton Meters FTW it would seem.
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    High end 22 competition scope

    Be sure to share your thoughts. I'll be interested to here if you find the thin reticle as much a issue with the higher magnification model.
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    Nightforce told me to use 100in/lbs on ring clamps - it broke

    Good example of how torque wrenches used blindly can be more trouble than just tightening by feel. It pays to think about what you are doing when using a torque wrench. If it feels like you are going tighter than what you feel is right theres a good chance something is wrong. 60 in/lbs is more...
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    Ghillie Suit Advice?

    It's Gorse. Can you believe the Poms exported that shit to their colonies, seems like a prime candidate for a plant you would happily leave behind.
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    SHOT Show 2021 Rumor Mill and What's Coming

    It's not an easy job design a new reticle. It's not like they just took an existing design, barely changed it and now just need to send a file in the correct format to the glass manufacturer/reticle engraver to then put the reticle in an existing scope model. There's a bunch of focus groups...
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    Ghillie Suit Advice?

    You are probably already aware but Arrse.co.uk is a website dedicated to UK military personnel, the guys there will be able to point you in the right direction as far as improving your chances of selection. A far as training to become a soldier/sniper Frank gave you the best advice. 1, Do well...
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    Issue with NightForce nx8

    So have you decided to try another NX8 or have you opted for an optic from a different company?
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    SHOT Show 2021 Rumor Mill and What's Coming

    101% agree. As I said to Birddogs post I think a light-ish weight, 30mm, FFP scope in the $800-$1000 range with FIT FOR PURPOSE reticle and turrets done well would sell like hotcakes. A lot of folk are already sold on the idea of FFP for a hunting scope but it needs to be well executed. I've...
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    SHOT Show 2021 Rumor Mill and What's Coming

    Agreed. There are a few good FFP scopes in 3-18x44ish range that aren't too heavy, but bar the Bushnell LRHS (that's discontinued) and the Meopta Optika6 most options are over 1500. I feel that the first big manufacturer to release a fit for purpose FFP crossover scope for around $800 will hit...
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    Hog Saddle vs RRS quick release plat

    Seems like ARCA is by far the most popular method. Is there any good reason to go for a hog saddle/clamp over ARCA rail? Seems like the only advantage is having a setup that will take any rifle you throw at it, all other advantages go to ARCA rail.
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    SHOT Show 2021 Rumor Mill and What's Coming

    I use all my rifles/scopes as cross over rifles to some degree so like having lower magnification. My 22lr trainer/NRL/PRS/whatever it's called wears a 3-15 PST, whilst I'd like a little more magnification on the top end I do use it in the 3-8x magnification as much if not more than I use...