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Old 11-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #27406
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you know that most scope have a ring dial for the zoom right!? and most start a 3x!!
I know! I've lived and hunted around here (western MT) my entire life, and I'm old!! This part of the state tends to be forested as opposed to the eastern 2/3 of MT which is more open prairie/badlands/grassland country. Over east where we hunt antelope and mule deer, the shots can be long and a hi-power scope is a good deal. Here in the west where we hunt mostly whitetail (although there are some mulies) and elk, many shots are under 50 yards and often in heavy timber or brush. I own a 150 acre piece of land on the Swan River that is both, heavy timber in part and open in other parts, and have taken about a dozen deer there over the years, from 20 yards to 250 yards, depending.

I like variable power scopes that have a low bottom end. To me a 1.5x - 5x variable would be just about perfect for this part of MT, and a 3-10 or 4-12 for the East Side.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #27407
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Has a nice eye relief to it.



But it took almost 100 rounds to get it sighted in so it was hitting in a 6in square at 200+ft. I'll try to get some video up later.

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Old 11-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #27408
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My gun Dealer and "friend" I think is the best salesman in the world. He called me and asked if I would check out his wifes jeep it had a check engine light on.

I ask if she had just got fuel and check the cap and to reset it by unhooking the battery if so and it is not running bad. He said she was going on a trip and would like me to check it anyway and would give me a free box of shells just to scan it.

Me: ok but you are not selling me a gun.

him: no I don't have anything you would want anyway.

I check it out and sure enough an evap code and she said she just filled up the night before.

I go in to chat and collect my free ammo and he knows I love old Ithaca's and just happened to have just bought a couple of them. I knew I was doomed at that point.

After a bit of haggle and some more free ammo I ended up with another model 37. I only have 9 shotguns anyway so why not? It is a very solid and beautifull gun.

Love 37's... Looking for a nice 16 gauge in a 37..
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #27409
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Love 37's... Looking for a nice 16 gauge in a 37..

I damn near made a package deal with a Browning Sweet 16 with this one. we were only $100.00 apart. I am and I'm sure he is kicking his ass for not making that deal. I'll have it soon .
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #27410
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this is the 3rd and hopefully the last scope for my 45-70!
Started with a 6-12x44..to much, 1.5-5x32.. lo little, this 3-9x40 seems to be the right match!



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Old 11-03-2012, 04:17 PM   #27411
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Picked up Savage 110 BA in .338 Lapua Magnum today at a gun show. Now I get to start scope shopping and gathering reloading supplies.

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:10 PM   #27412
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3-9x40 was too much for me. Hopefully you'll like it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #27413
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Picked up Savage 110 BA in .338 Lapua Magnum today at a gun show. Now I get to start scope shopping and gathering reloading supplies.


Beautiful- I've been drooling over the pics though not seen one

Very interested in shooting results/scope choice
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #27414
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Picked up Savage 110 BA in .338 Lapua Magnum today at a gun show. Now I get to start scope shopping and gathering reloading supplies.
I'd recommend a good quality scope. Even though that gun is heavy and has a break, powerful rifles tend to be rough on scopes. I think it has more to do with vibration and harmonics than it does actual recoil.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #27415
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Picked up Savage 110 BA in .338 Lapua Magnum today at a gun show. Now I get to start scope shopping and gathering reloading supplies.


You found that at a gun show? Nice find! Around here they are usually sold before they get into inventory, much less make it to a show.
I hear that http://swfa.com/default.aspx has a line of scopes that will stand up to that recoil but I have no actual experience with them. I mostly shoot my old 30-338 with an equally old 20x Unertl, far less than the impact than you will be looking at (on both ends). Enjoy!


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Old 11-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #27416
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I'm shooting things, not playing a video game!

But speaking of video:
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:24 AM   #27417
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Picked up Savage 110 BA in .338 Lapua Magnum today at a gun show. Now I get to start scope shopping and gathering reloading supplies.
A buddy has one. It is very nice to shoot. You don't want to be the spotter though, that muzzle brake will blow you away if you are off to the side of it. Read up on scopes for rifles set up like that. With that muzzle brake you get a rearward impulse from the recoil, then a forward one from the muzzle brake. So the scope has to be able to take both. Not that you would be putting a cheapo scope on somethinglike that anyway.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:22 AM   #27418
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cornfield Ithaca 37

My dad's old Ithaca 37 (16 ga) was pretty rough. So I took it home a few years ago after pheasant season. I wish it didn't have the damn Cutters variable choke on it because it basically doesn't work, but it seems to pattern about like a modified, so still good for pheasant. Couldn't really decide how to clean it up, so went with ceramic coating in "cornfield" camo and refinished the wood. It runs very slick now, like a whole new gun in operation. The 37 are so light and handy, a great gun to carry all day, it's my brothers go-to gun.

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:33 AM   #27419
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Vintage Military Match K31

After consulting with my CMP match shooting friends on what rifle to buy for the Vintage Military class, I purchased the Swiss K-31 earlier this year. What an incredible gun it turned out to be. Simpsons LTD in Galesburg IL had racks of them, so took a while to pick through. But I couldn't be more impressed. This gun was graded at 98% finish, and honestly it might even be higher, there was zero rust or any other finish issue once I got it apart. Notice that all the serial numbered parts are matching, even the butt plate. Notice the alignment mark on the barrel/receiver (matching #s too). I had no idea where to set the sights, but figured close to the "2" should be good to start at 200 yards. I shot 40 rounds of Prvi Privastin the first time out and all 40 rounds were in the black of the standard 200 yard target. Only move the rear up two clicks, then back down one from where I started. Going to be a great match gun, I definitely love this thing.







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Old 11-04-2012, 06:39 AM   #27420
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Baggi'tard,
that's very nice. Great find.
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