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  1. Diver160651

    Tripod Shooting

    Thanks at @seansmd and @carbonbased. Just a point of clarification. While I shoot PRS and NRL, my tips are field-based. What you can get away with when shooting a 25-30lbs 6BR, just maybe a disaster with a 9lbs (sub 6lbs base weight) magnum field rifle. While you see more and more...
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    Pint sized GC. Waxed or sticky?

    Some great points. Having owned just way too many bags and always seeming to get the newest thing to test - I will eco that the schedium canvas, heavy fill is about the very best front support bag out. I like my pint canvas, but the schedium is slightly more stable in almost all situations. I...
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    Binocs - Meopta or Maven 15x

    You are correct. But at low power, it is almost impossible to tell the difference in top-end optics. At 15x, it is a lot easier. I've been fortunate enough to compare apples to apples with many high-end optics. While I can tell you, the Cabellas are not the same as Meostars, or that SLC is...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    CEP - yep.. probably not addressed realistic enough by most hunters, hell even match shooters. How often do we try to convince ourselves we can hit a 1 MOA target any time, or that our system is a 1/4MOA or 1/2 system? The truth is easily seen in matches where the scorecard forces us to be...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    I agree with most what your saying, but I don’t think @carbonbased illustration was a case for capped elevation. He was trying to paint the picture to show task loading and the importance of streamlining where you can. It’s akin to ounces, equal pounds kinda a thing. As an example, I like I try...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    Hell tape is not a bad hack, nor is a rubber balloon over your brake in freezing rain, snow, or a crazy downpour. But both are a one-time solution. But @carbonbased hit the nail on the head showing the issue and also identified that not all "fixes" are plenty free. Someone mention they like...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    Unfortunate thing about “never had an issue”, Is that it’s often just that, until you do. When I first started hearing about people rolling their turrets (remember some of us were around before these exposed turrets were ever a thing on a hunting rifle, let alone even PRS matches) I also...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    Thanks that’s some good stuff. I owe you a beer! I made up my mind and am staying with the Mk5 18x - even that scope would be better served with a wider FOV - it seems more trust worthy than the PSTs and this new with only 23’ FOV and funky turret lock and nothing to make me think it be more...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    For some reason I thought you were from Southern California but in your post you said Up Sandia so I figured you might Have moved to Albuquerque
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    Binocs - Meopta or Maven 15x

    Well, it's never buying once around here lol. First, 15x is a lot for general-purpose binos. Having spent several days on the Meota Meostars 15x next to my Swaro 15x, I'd say the Meostars are very nice, better in some conditions and not in others. You have to be on tripods to even begin to...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    Shit that is a trophy unit! Non-res draw odds is like 2-3% I think, even though it is primitive only. My Family is from Sante Fe NM. Did you move to NM or hunting with an outfitter?
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    chronogrphs

    The shotmaker is cool, giving downrange velocity, but it certainly is not for everyone; especially if the shooter is primarily using a tightly controlled public 100y range or can't transport the frame easily. The LR, I agree still needs work but when you have it dialed it's great. That said I...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    You'll wonder why you ever used the old packs; especially those that use a scabbard when you can use something faster than a sling and 100% stable like a Kifaru gub bearer. Then everything sucks when you're loaded down with 100lbs packing meat, but it's the difference between sucking and just...
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    Barrel Tuners in ELR

    Well, look at it this way. many people shooting from bipods are shooting well some 1/4" groups, but many under 1/2". BR and F class guys using front rests and heavy-eared rear bags, tighten that way up once the loads are working well. If I did my math example 1/2 way correct, an incline change...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex Razor HD LHT FFP 4.5-22x50 Review and Comparison to Bushnell ET LRHSi 4.5-18x44

    just looking at a modern tweak of the ocular end, you can see why some of the new binos and scopes present the images in a more immersive fashion than older scopes. This like the ZCO, NL pure Maven B.2 etc helps make the viewing experience better than paper might suggest. @Glassaholic in your...
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    ZCO vs S&B

    I might have missed this being said. Honestly, it's not about what scope has "better glass" or a turret that has nicer sounding clicks; and yes all scopes can have a failure. The ZCO delivers a behind-the-scope experience that is different than older optical designs. Just as the newer Swaro...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    No. As someone who competes, as well as LR hunts, I practice a lot, even going through multiple barrels on my hunting rigs, not just my match guns. In this regard, I am not your typical hunter who only shoots before the season box of ammo or whatever. I have always discovered the issues at...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    For Western hunting: Kifaru Gun Bearer. Is only about 4oz, much lighter than most all slings as many are over a pound. It's also faster than most slings once practiced. KUIU also makes a copy, but it completely sucks and they went too light and flimsy on the butt stock holder. It is hard to...
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    Rifle Scopes Vortex LHT 4.5-22x50

    FWIW, I rolled turrets many times; it sucks. Usually, it is the windage turret against the side of your pack or back etc as you hump up and overstuff the slung rifle moves up or down. The more you crawl through stuff and bend up and down, climbing steep hills ( or anything that more creates...
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    Tripod Table

    Here is a pretty good write-up by @hic28 in our Field Match & Hunting Tips and Tricks segment. https://www.snipershide.com/shooting/threads/tips-tricks-from-tripods-to-stage-examples-for-ukd-team-field-match-or-hunting.6980614/page-2#post-8523163 If you are interested there are a lot more...