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  1. Thread: Tikka T3 Lite

    by stevevan
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    I just picked up a used Tikka 695 in .270 win....

    I just picked up a used Tikka 695 in .270 win. First experience with Tikka and I'm very pleased with the quality of components and workmanship. Bolt is super slick. Rifle is a bit heavy but that can...
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    I've got the Vortex 11-33 razor. Very satisfied

    I've got the Vortex 11-33 razor. Very satisfied
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    Can't go wrong with Redding! I shifted from RCBS...

    Can't go wrong with Redding! I shifted from RCBS to Redding the last few die sets I purchased and in my mind they're a set-up in quality.
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    Definetly go at least one size bigger. My...

    Definetly go at least one size bigger. My experience is they run all their items on the small size. Personally I like a hunting garment with some room and I no longer have an "atheletic build" like I...
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    Spotting scope. Look at all the spotting scopes...

    Spotting scope. Look at all the spotting scopes you can afford and then spend the money necessary to buy a better one!
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    I went real simple, Ruger LCR in .357 hammerless....

    I went real simple, Ruger LCR in .357 hammerless. Load it with .38+ for everyday carry. .357 heavy bullets when checking bear baits.
  7. Thread: From Michigan

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    Welcome fellow Michigander! By chance are you a...

    Welcome fellow Michigander! By chance are you a Yooper like myself.
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    Yup, I always do as I consider a spotting scope...

    Yup, I always do as I consider a spotting scope to be a "must have". Usually pack my Vortex 11-33x if I plan on going any distance.
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    Customs are great or even just doing some custom...

    Customs are great or even just doing some custom mods to your factory rifle. It just feels good to have your rifle more personalized and not just a cookie cutter model available to everyone. That...
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    Nice bucks guys!!!! Congrats to all

    Nice bucks guys!!!! Congrats to all
  11. Hey Colorado Cowboy nice find on the diesel...

    Hey Colorado Cowboy nice find on the diesel truck. You found the truck I was looking for. Enjoy it and your planned trip to Alaska. That trip is on my bucket list when my wife joins me in retirement.
  12. My last ram for the slam, desert.

    My last ram for the slam, desert.
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    Thanks, I appreciate it. Steve

    Thanks, I appreciate it. Steve
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    I'm a bit older. Same generation as Mike. Loved...

    I'm a bit older. Same generation as Mike. Loved the videos done by Gordon. Wore out the tape "Challenging the Northwest Territories". Inspired me soo much I saved and saved 'til I could make the trip...
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    Another vote for the Rem Model 7 youth. I bought...

    Another vote for the Rem Model 7 youth. I bought one in .243 and replaced the short stock with a Bell & Carlson stock with a 13.5" LOP of pull for myself. I wanted the 18" barrel as the set-up is...
  16. My go to bullet in the .270 Win. 150gr. is the...

    My go to bullet in the .270 Win. 150gr. is the Nosler Partition. I've used it on elk and have taken my best black bear with that bullet. For game such as this I tend to favor a bullet designed for...
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    No problem with the Manners stock fit. You can...

    No problem with the Manners stock fit. You can send the barreled action directly to them and they will fit it perfectly. I presently have a barreled action in their possession and they are doing...
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    I'm afraid there's no way that you can work with...

    I'm afraid there's no way that you can work with that stock and bed it properly to insure that your POI will remain consistent. Ruger wanted to lessen the cost of the rifle and get it into a entrance...
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    Those are more than acceptable groups for a...

    Those are more than acceptable groups for a hunting rifle. However, the big question remains. Stability, will it hold the same POI in November as it had in July?
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    Actually I lead you astray as they did not have...

    Actually I lead you astray as they did not have the Ruger American rifles. They did have rifles that came with the molded stock such as those that are used for the Ruger American. I should have said ...
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    Hate to be negative but the best thing you could...

    Hate to be negative but the best thing you could do is to get rid of that Tupperware stock. I've had a couple buddies who had those molded stocks and they gave them fits. They were temperature...
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    If you can go a little extra on the $ amount you...

    If you can go a little extra on the $ amount you may want to check out the FORBES rifle. They're a CNC version done by a company in Maine. This rifle is being built with the help of the name sake...
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    If you have a chronograph that is a big help. I...

    If you have a chronograph that is a big help. I usually shoot the possible loads I have over my chronograph first before I actually shoot at paper. By doing this you find out immediately if you're...
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    I'm with Tim on his read concerning the...

    I'm with Tim on his read concerning the fragmenting effect for a game bullet. I myself much prefer a controlled expansion bullet with decent weight retention. For a long time I used Nosler partitions...
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    I really do not have any field experience with...

    I really do not have any field experience with the Nosler ABLR bullets. My favorite bullet for my 7mm Remy is the regular 160 Accubond which has performed exceptionally well but I got take in by the...
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