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adubeau

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Hello, I am new to this LRP game, my setup is a Bergara BMP - 6.5 CM, was going to do a 308 but after research and trolling here 6.5 CM seems to be a better choice. I topped it with a Steiner T5xi 5x25-56 on a 20 MOA base. Steiner recommends a 45 MOA base - but I couldn't find one.. I have about 22.5 MILS out 23.1 after sighting in @ 100yds on the 20 MOA base - from what I gather this should be more than enough for 1000yds... My goal is to do the milk jug challenge @ Long range shooters of Utah - my bro is in CO and is about 4hrs from the range they use, they sell a steel target in the shape of a jug which I did order for shits and giggles.. Looking forward to learning a lot from many of you here on the forum...
 
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welcome from delaware just to ask are there places in or around Chicago you can go to practice at ?
 
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welcome from delaware just to ask are there places in or around Chicago you can go to practice at ?
Yep - I am a member of a club and have access to 100 to 600yd range.. You have to be a member and qualify on the 600yd range, which I did.. There are 1000yd ranges in southern IL you're looking at 4 - 5 hr road trip.. or drive to Indiana or Iowa.
 

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    Welcome from CO.

    Where are you from in chicongo? I grew up in northern IL and am kinda familiar with the Chicago area
     
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    Welcome “A”, from SC, liked reading that write up. They have targets for everything probably, that’s funny the milk jug steel 😉😎🤙 But must be better than the real deal. 😉
     
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    Oh I will, I had a little problem with my account - it was rejected due to using a VPN when I signed up, I finally got off my ass and sent an email to forum support and it was fixed right away - so here I am.
     
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    I use one don’t know if I had to turn it off when I joined, that’s possible, but since going to ExpressVPN set to UDP configuration it’s been great nearly ever have to turn it off for anything, way better than Norton I had. 🤙
     

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    I live in Aurora... I go to CO once or twice a year to visit my brother in Gypsum.. Love the area he lives , all mountains , wild life and Squatches..
    Nice, I love the mtns. Some day I will live in the hills, maybe not in CO but definitely somewhere with mtns

    I grew up west of Rockford and made a few trips to Chicagoland. If you’re into sports I started a Bears thread to be pessimistic in, if you’re interested