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Author Topic: Going Under The Blade  (Read 1026 times)

Offline MKMGOBL

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Going Under The Blade
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:34:34 PM »
I left my 7600 308 at my gunsmith shop to begin her reconstruction surgery. She's getting some weight taken off her barrel (down to 18.5"), she'll need to be re-crowned, her old sights are coming off, her trigger is gonna get cleaned up and then she's getting some accessories for her new Montana sling. Today her VX-R 3-9x40 top arrived but we're still waiting for her rings. That scope is really nice.



Not doing a ton to her but I'm pretty sure when I get her back, she's gonna be a sweet looking rig ;D

Offline buckone1

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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 03:10:14 PM »
Hope she comes thru the operation OK.  --099-780 ##$%#11
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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 03:33:04 PM »
Hope she comes through the update with flying colors .  ##$%#1118
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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 04:10:28 PM »
nice set-up. the VX is a nice scope series
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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 05:13:51 PM »
You better post some pics!   
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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 06:58:18 PM »
Sounds like it's gonn abe sweet after surgery!! Nice glass BTW.
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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 09:24:23 PM »
 Years ago I had a 742 carbine, it was a 30-06.  I think the barrel was 18".  It was a decent rifle for the type of deer hunting  we were doing at that time (50 years ago).  The one thing I remember most about that short barreled Remington was the tremendous muzzle flash when shooting at the end of legal time.  Here in Florida legal shooting time has always begun 1/2 hour before official sunrise and ending 1/2 hour after legal sundown.  You could never see what happened to Bambi if it was close to dark.
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Offline MKMGOBL

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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 04:26:02 PM »
I will be to keep her recovery posted...LOL

This one is setup mostly for mooching or tracking here in NH and VT. I'm sure she will see plenty of  southern PA and WV deer drives. I'm pretty excited about this makeover and getting her tuned in. She'll be a good backup to my current rifle which has been temporarily out of service...not due to end of season either.

My Remington 700 had her makeover last winter but had an issue with the glass on her. I just sent it back and the company emailed me I'll see a new scope in about 24 days :'( I wasn't too thrilled with the "expert" I spoke with. He told me that my Talley rings and that I had them lapped was the reason my VX-3 wasn't dialing in ##$%#1119 It's all good though. They are great scopes, great customer service and they are making it right.







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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 08:42:50 PM »
The VXR scopes are really nice. Does it have the firedot...I've got a Remington 7400 30-06 carbine and like treefarmer stated it will but you eye out with muzzle blast shooting at dawn or dust. I'm a left handed shooter and when I was young I would use a pump or auto loader. Today I've got two Browning X-bolts left handed in a .280 and .270 WSM. It's hard to beat a Leopold and your right excellent customer service. You should enjoy your new set up for years to come.
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Offline MKMGOBL

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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 10:44:38 PM »
The VXR scopes are really nice. Does it have the firedot...I've got a Remington 7400 30-06 carbine and like treefarmer stated it will but you eye out with muzzle blast shooting at dawn or dust. I'm a left handed shooter and when I was young I would use a pump or auto loader. Today I've got two Browning X-bolts left handed in a .280 and .270 WSM. It's hard to beat a Leopold and your right excellent customer service. You should enjoy your new set up for years to come.

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The Remington 700 above is a Rem 280. I love that gun and the 280 caliber ;D

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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2018, 06:34:36 AM »
MKMGOBL,
Looks like it is getting everything but Botox.    ;D

Good Luck with the Make over.   ##$%#1118


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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2018, 02:45:48 PM »
 
MKMGOBL,
Looks like it is getting everything but Botox.    ;D

Good Luck with the Make over.   ##$%#1118


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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2018, 05:12:35 PM »
how does the dot work on long distance shooting? i would think it would get in the way
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Offline MKMGOBL

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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2018, 07:17:11 PM »
Not sure seeing I don't much long range shooting when deer hunting....lol When the Firedot is off, the crosshairs are the normal duplex reticle. I personally would only use the Firedot in low light or overcast situations. I guess I won't know until I get it on the gun and out in the field about when I'd use it. It's just really nice knowing it's there, if I need it with my aging eyes.


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Re: Going Under The Blade
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2018, 10:11:52 PM »
Not sure seeing I don't much long range shooting when deer hunting....lol When the Firedot is off, the crosshairs are the normal duplex reticle. I personally would only use the Firedot in low light or overcast situations. I guess I won't know until I get it on the gun and out in the field about when I'd use it. It's just really nice knowing it's there, if I need it with my aging eyes.

is it auto or do you turn it on when you want it? i've never used one other than my red dot on my .44. i don't like it for a pistol scope. my precision went way down. but, i don't have a crosshair option on the red dot. i wish i did
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