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    22 Creedmoor w/95gr SMKs

    I'm running this in a 7" twist Hawk Hill, but the jackets are failing in the 3130fps range. Im currently running at 3060fps and they are doing fine using a .300 BC. I'm curious if anyone is running these in a 7.5" twist and have a confirmed BC on them. Technically that twist is too slow to...
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    Curtis axiom Rail torque specs

    He's a little slow to respond. Much better than he used to be though, so maybe you'll hear back in a timely manner. But the above advice is good. Both myself and my shooting partner who have five Axioms between us use this method.
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    Curtis axiom Rail torque specs

    ^^^ This.. Blue Loctite, not red.
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    New Leupold Reticle

    Its definitely pretty hard these days to come up with something new and original. There are so many good reticles out there. This one is too open for me. It seems like every time I use the grid I'm holding off in space somewhere trying to line up the lines to the side, above or below. I like a...
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    New Athlon Cronus

    Never commit to a date in this industry. Vague is your friend ;)
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    Another which scope should I get thread!!!

    I'm a huge fan of ZCO in the alpha optics line up. They just hit on all cylinders for me. Honorable mentions are the Steiner M7Xi, and the S&B PMII.
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    Burris RT-25 5-25×56

    Looking forward to seeing the full review.. I'm borrowing this scope for a PRS match this weekend. I'm dropping it on one of my back up rifles that I have chambered in 22 Creedmoor. Its a Curtis Axiom action, Hawk Hill 26" MTU barrel in an XLR Industries chassis. I shoot the .306 BC 95gr SMK at...
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    Preferred Middle-Upper Tier Optics

    Two things I've had issues with in the Cronus turrets. They were either mushy with very little tactile feel. Or something else not even close. Inconsistency seems odd. You would think they would also at least be somewhat similar. At one point I had 6 or 7 different XTRIIs. Every turret was...
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    Preferred Middle-Upper Tier Optics

    I've never seen a Delta Stryker in the wild. I like the XRS2, I think that's a very good option, they are often boringly reliable. I like the Bushnell stuff. The XTR3 has a very forgiving eyebox and depth of view, as many people have posted, so you don't have to take my word for it. It also...
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    Burris RT-25 5-25×56

    It really is an honest review though, both good and bad. The new RT Long Range is good value for the money. Everyone who looked through it and played with it was impressed. My buddy bought it for his 223 Trainer, it has the same reticle as his XTR3, so he's very happy with it. By all means...
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    Burris RT-25 5-25×56

    I got to spend some time with the new Burris RT Long Range RT25 yesterday. A buddy of mine bought one a couple weeks ago for his CZ455. We shot an NRL22 match together and then spent some time after making comparisons. I'm impressed. It has some drawbacks, its a $700 MAP optic. I think he paid...
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    Kudos to Burris

    In 6 years, this is the first tracking issue I've ever heard of in an XTRII. I used to do Google searches to see if anyone had posted anything to any forums that would pop up. But I gave up on it a few years ago, I just never found anything. The tracking reliability of the XTRII is incredible...
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    SBR LPV Hunting / Plinking --- Z8i 1-8 vs NX8 1-8 (With a twist)

    Go with the Swaro... Thats a really nice LPVO..
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    Burris RT-15: Super Disappointing.

    I'm running the RT25 5-25x56 in an NRL22 match this Saturday. I'm looking forward to putting this scope through its paces.
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    Burris Eliminator IV - First Shots Review

    It seems to me you're trying to use it for something it simply wasn't designed to do. Its a hunting scope. A firing solution to 1300 yards is sufficient for 99.99% of hunting scenarios. But having a rangefinder capable beyond that is very useful. I do understand where you're coming from...