GUN Went out to buy a SA XD9 3"....

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  1. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    but ended up with a Remington 700 VS .308 w/ a Leupold VX-III 3.5-10x40. So I spent a little more than I had originally planned :dunno: :big grin:

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  2. cruzr180

    cruzr180 I'm addictive!!

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    wow quite a difference but nice choice :bigthumb:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    My friend is selling his VX-III 4.5-14 for $200 cause he hates it. I havent looked through it and I dont know what his problem but its a hell of a deal for $200. :hs:
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    That's a very nice gun and scope, it should serve you well, I have a Rem. 700 in .270 with a Leuopold Vari X-II 3-9x40 and I love it.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I left it with them to put the scope on and bore sight it. Can't wait to run a few hundred rounds through it :o I wonder if there's a gun range around with lights. :big grin:

    Any certain way I should go about breaking it in?
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    MAybe I should buy it for my 10/22 project :naughty:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    You can boresight a bolt action rifle yourself, just put the gun in something solid (a gun vise is nice but sandbags work fine), remove the bolt, look through the barrel, and line it up with something (I usually use a knot on a post or tree) about 25yds aways. Next line the scope up with the same object and fire the gun at 25yds, adjust, then shoot for 100.
     
  8. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    It was all free and the place is only a few minutes from work.

    Plus!!
    I was looking at the receipt and noticed that what I wrote above was not what I was looking at before the guy rung up my stuff. I had decided on the 4.5-14x50 Leupold. So I called him earlier and had him put that scope with the gun before they installed the wrong one. Now I get to go in tomorrow and pay another $200 :uh: :rofl:
    So it actually payed off letting them do the install and bore sighting:bigthumb:

    But thanks for the info, I'm sure I'll get a chance to try that someday.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I hope you have better luck with it than the guy I know did with his. Actually now that I think about it I know two people that hate their VX-III 4.5-14s (my cousin's husband doesnt like his either). :hsugh:
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    If I don't like it I'm sure I can get more than $200 for a ~$700 scope :mamoru:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    a little more than my Christmas bonus :hsd:



    I can't wait 'til the guy calls so I can go pick it up. I'll post some pics when I get back to work:big grin:
     
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  13. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    That's the real advantage to Leupold, people see the name and will pay out the ass for a used one. Alot of used ones go on Ebay for more than dealer cost.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Well I ended up not upgradinig to the VXIII - 4.5-14x50. apparently the message never got to the gunsmith to change. Oh well, I spent the extra money on a semi decent case and will stock up on cleaning suppies and ammo.

    I just bought a few boxes of the Remington Core-Lokts 150gr. for break in. Will end up shooting something 165+ when I start really sighting it in.
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I used a friend's just like that a little over a week ago to bag a doe so we'd have meat for a bow hunting trip :bigthumb: Pretty much what made me decide on the 700 and leupold.
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Leupold Mark 4? Sportsmans Guide? :rofl:



    SWFA usually has some of the best prices you'll find.
     
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    hmm... i bought a BSA 9haha, i know) scope for one of my messing around porjects for $30 less than SWFA on sportsmansguide.... :dunno:
     
  20. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I added flip open scope caps, sling, and bipod last night. This thing is really coming along :kdubbd:
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    SWFA also has good customer service. I'll pay a little more to know that if I have a problem it will be taken care of. That's why you buy good gear from good people.
     
  22. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    That probably has something to do with the way Sportsmans Guide operates, being that they deal more in closeouts and overstocks. I like Sportsmans Guide though, you can usually find a few good deals, depending on what you want.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    What I find odd is I bought a Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40 from SWFA back in august and it was $325. I was looking the other day because my friend wants a 6-24 and the scope I bought is $75 higher than it was before :confused: Just found that odd.
     
  24. soccaian

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    i need to get some flip-open caps for my scope too :hs:
     
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    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    I like my .243 bolt gun. :o it can blow big holes in stuff. :o
     

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