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    Rifle Scopes Parallax setting on Vortex Viper 5-15 - should I trust my eye or the markings?

    If I am unlucky and they don't coincide, would it be best to prioritize focus or parallax? Or should I focus it, then make sure my head is 100% centered in the scope?
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    Where exactly on the shoulder should the buttstock go?

    I've been shooting for years, but have been reassessing my fundamentals after starting the online training. I know the rifle is supposed to go into the "pocket" of the shoulder, but am having trouble pinpointing exactly what that means. I am very thin and lean, which puts me very low down in...
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    Rifle Scopes Parallax setting on Vortex Viper 5-15 - should I trust my eye or the markings?

    I have a Vortex Viper 5-15x44 (the discontinued Midwayusa special). The optics are decent enough, but the parallax setting seems to be way off. Sharpest focal setting to my eye yields a parallax setting much shooter than the distances I'm shooting at (off my a large factor, like well under 100...
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    Gunsmithing Difference between a stock and a chassis?

    Re: What is the difference between a stock and a chass <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Hellbender</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Lot's of stocks are called "chassis", but in reality they are just aluminum stocks.</div></div> So that goes to my...
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    Gunsmithing machining a giant scope ring for my spotting scope

    Re: machining a giant scope ring for my spotting scope In line with what SingleShot was saying, you could do the following. Get a piece of metal/wood maybe 1 inch by 6 inches or so (wide enough so that both items fit side by side). Tap the bottom such that you can attach it to a tripod...
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    Gunsmithing Difference between a stock and a chassis?

    What is the technical difference between a stock and a chassis?
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    F T/R Competition Savage model 12 F/TR: is my OAL correct?

    Re: Savage model 12 F/TR: is my OAL correct? I have this rifle, a few years old at this point. I load to 2.800" OAL, 175 SMK, IMR 4064 45.0 grains (book max load, work up your own!). This was literally my first workup, starting a few grains under. I shoots well under 1 MOA, so i figured...
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    Thoughts on the B&C Tactical Medalist (adjustable)

    Sorry if this was covered previously - a search did not completely answer my questions. I'm thinking of doing a build on a Remington SPS tactical in .308. I'm thinking about getting the Bell and Carlson Tactical Medalist stock, the one with the adjustable cheek and buttplate. I know that B&C...
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    Rifle Scopes When will we start seeing used Viper HS scopes FS?

    Re: When will we start seeing used Viper HS scopes FS? I believe they came out within the last year. That you are not seeing any for sale is probably a good sign in terms of the quality of the scope.
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    Range Report Calculating zero shift in different conditions?

    Re: Calculating zero shift in different conditions? <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Graham</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Then change the density altitude: Run the numbers on your ballistics program. Given an initial 100 yard zero, calculate your...
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    Range Report Calculating zero shift in different conditions?

    Re: Calculating zero shift in different conditions? I realize that powders may be temperature sensitive, which affects velocity. So, for my question, assume you have a stable powder, or the pressure or humidity is changed for a given temperature, such that the velocity is constant, but the...
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    Range Report Calculating zero shift in different conditions?

    I am familiar with how to use the ballistic calculators, and have used JBM's online calculator extensively to good effect. One question I have is how to calculate the zero shift for a given load when the atmospheric conditions change. Ie, say I zero my rifle at 200 yards in 95 degree heat...
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    Advise on Reloading for AR15 NM Service Rifle Comp

    Re: Advise on Reloading for AR15 NM Service Rifle Comp <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Compact45</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks Target Terror. I have brass stamped with the nato '+' but is WCC, is it the same? Also, would Lapua 223 brass...
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    Advise on Reloading for AR15 NM Service Rifle Comp

    Re: Advise on Reloading for AR15 NM Service Rifle Comp The standard load of the guys that shoot at my club is Lake City brass, 24.3 grains Reloader 15, CCI 450 primers, and a 77 grain SMK, seated to magazine length. Many of these guys do absurdly well at Perry, and one of them was even...
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    Konuspot 65 any good?

    Anyone know anything about the Konuspot 65? I saw it here for $118 shipped. I know that the Konuspot 80 has gotten rave reviews, but I can't find much on the 65. I'm interested in the 65 over the 80 because I have a Celestron C90 that fills my large scope needs. Interested in the 65 for...
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    162 Amax doesn't like to be jumped?

    Re: 162 Amax doesn't like to be jumped? <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mwroseberry</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The stevens 200 has a 1 in 11.25" twist barrel. It really isn't made to stabolize anything over 130gr. The 162 really needs run in...
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    162 Amax doesn't like to be jumped?

    Re: 162 Amax doesn't like to be jumped? I went back to the range today, and the load was fine. Very odd. I think either the barrel was too warm, or my position was off. I had tried a higher prone yesterday, which worked fine with a 120 grain bullet load, but maybe the recoil of the 162...
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    162 Amax doesn't like to be jumped?

    Re: 162 Amax doesn't like to be jumped? Interesting. I'm wondering if I didn't let the barrel cool down enough (its the pencil Stevens barrel). I thought I had, but maybe I'll try again.
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    162 Amax doesn't like to be jumped?

    I had loaded up some 162 Amax bullets for my Stevens 200 in 7mm-08. I had loaded them to 2.925" OAL - about .025" off the lands - and they shot well, about 1 MOA. I tried seating them back to 2.875" so they would fit in the magazine, and the shots were all over the place, 2-3 MOA. It seems...
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    Is this cratering I should worry about?

    Re: Is this cratering I should worry about? <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SnkBit</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How are you getting pictures that good? You must have a much nicer camera than I do or you have a lot more skill.</div></div> While...