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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Charles Helm » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:26 pm

tomp wrote:You guys gave me some motivation and since can't work on my vehicles due to hurt back, I stayed indoors and changed the scope on my Remington AWR to one of the new Leupold Vari-X 7L

One nice sope - I must say I am very impressed with it.

It came with cover and rings and it's a good thing because it has a 34mm main tube

Had custom shop make a custom elevation knob with bullet drop compensation increments to match my ammo's ballistics out to 500 yds



No pictures? What's up with that? :lol:

Sounds like a nice rig.

Edit: Is this the 7 mag you posted before? How does the new Leup compare to the old one?
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby tomp » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:34 am

Hey Charles, the new Vari-x 7 is total quality that we expect from Leupold. It incorporates the best of everything they offer. My favorite thing about it is that it's optimized for low light wavelengths - which I have yet to try out in low light condition. This pic is not the best quality as I had to reduce it before it would allow me to upload.

This scope if the perfect scope for me and my rifle. It has a 56mm objective, yet sits low on the rifle due to the low profile design. It was probably overkill that I ordered both the Boobe & Crockett reticle and the BDC custom elevation knob but since each of them has pros/cons, I decided to order it with both. Basically, the B&C reticle is to be set up at 200 yds and the BDC knob at 100 yds. What I plan on doing is first setting B&C up at 200 and then adding the BDC knob and zero'ing it at the 200 mark. This will allow me to quickly adjust elevaton knob to 100 mark and cross hair will be centered for that. Then if I am long range sitting, I can change BDC to 200 and use the B&C features of the reticle or the BDC knob. In some cases, I may choose not to "have" to rely on the B&C reticle because you can only use it's long range features at one pre-determined magnification. This would limit the high magnification or adjustability of the scope and I may need it at long ranges. This is why I chose to have both of them on this setup.

The previous scope I had mounted on this rifle was the Leupold LPS. I never really liked it because it had rubber adjustments on the magnification adjustment. The numbers kept rubbing off and the scope setup too igh on the rifle. I am so happy with this new V7 that I dont ever see getting rid of it.

Since my AWR doesn't have a detachable magazine (was a selling point for me - so it didn't fall out or get lost), I also never liked it that the LPS scope's adjustments had caps that could get lost. The VX-7 solves this problem also as they pop up but dont come off.

I ended up going with the 3.5x14x56mm versus the 4.5x18x56 because it was the shorter of the two and I like being able to go down to 3.5 for shorter distances. You never know when something is going to pop up right in front of you;)

The scope comes with their Alumina lens covers. They also included a rubber eye ring but you have to choose between it or the lens cover. Walking through wet grass and trees always seems to get my lenses wet in the mornings, so I prefer the covers.


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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Charles Helm » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:28 pm

I have seen those scopes before but never handled one. Sounds like you have put a lot of thought into this setup and I look forward to some reports when you get to hunt with it.

And thanks for the picture. Now we need one of the rifle and a dead hog!
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby tomp » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:01 pm

Charles

Heading to lease Sat morning to show a Bud a fenced in 85 acre spot we have open. I told him to bring his gear since turkey season opens Sat

You are welcome to join us....we most likely will only do morning hunt since its Easter weekend

It's up 287 to Bellevue...about 2 hours from dallas

Might run into some pigs while we are there too

I will PM you my cell in case you are available to make it. No obligations except to come prepared to hunt.
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Charles Helm » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:08 am

I wish I could but I have obligations at the house this weekend.

Thanks very much for the offer.
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Charles Helm » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:07 pm

PhilD wrote:6.8 seems to becoming quite popular. I've heard that Trijicon have good customer service, but have never used them myself.


The scope came back today, two weeks to the day after they received it. Time will tell if it is fixed. They blamed some kind of parallax problem. :duh:

No I need to get motivated to get out the level, etc. and remount it, do some cleaning, and go back to the range.
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Charles Helm » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:17 pm

Well where's the upper?

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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Jeff » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:27 pm

Charles Helm wrote:Well where's the upper?

:lol:


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well...good question...as i let my toy fund rehab from buying that and a new shotgun...i'll figure out what i want in an upper and get around to it this fall sometime
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Charles Helm » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:35 pm

Ahh -- I understand!
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Jeff » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:21 pm

so im impatient

bought a Bravo Co. USA complete upper...

M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension
M4 Feed Ramp Flat Top Receiver
T-Marked Upper Receivers
USGI 1/7 Twist Rates
USGI 5.56 NATO Chambers
Mil-Spec 11595E - Certified Barrel Steel (CMV)
Chrome Lined Bore and Chamber
Manganese Phosphate Barrel Finish
Mil-Spec F-Marked Forged Front Sights
USGI Government Profile Barrels
HPT (High Pressure Test) Barrels
MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) Barrels
BC charging handle
BC bolt carrier group

will be purchasing a Midwest Industries MCTAR-21 handguard shortly and i got a black Magpul angled foregrip to throw on there too

now i suppose i should buy some mags and ammo
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Charles Helm » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:58 am

I've seen some pretty good reviews for the Bravo Company gear. Now more pics are required!
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby PhilD » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:45 pm

Charles Helm wrote:Now more pics are required!
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Jeff » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:38 am

ugh...BCM sent me a carbine length upper instead of the mid-length like i wanted

sending me a shipping label/return authorization to swap them out for the correct upper

got my MCTAR-21 handguard in today too...

maybe one day this rifle will come together

picked up 600 rounds of Lake City 5.56 M855 for around $220 too :D
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Re: -Rifle Pics-

Postby Jeff » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:13 pm

do shotguns count?

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AR-15 (no handguard and wrong upper)
Benelli Nova 12ga NWTF edition
Baikal IZH-43K Bounty Hunter II 12ga
Mossberg 590A1 12ga (with 14" barrel, speedfeed stock, and ghost ring sight)
Mossberg 500 12ga

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Unknown year Savage 12ga humpback with some nice engraving

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This is by far the coolest rifle I have...as far as I've been able to figure out...appears to have been made by a SC gunsmith in the late 1700s, early 1800s...converted from flintlock for use in the War of Northern Aggression...other parts have been added over the years by my family to keep the rifle functional however it hasnt been fired in 30+ years and I dont think I'll be starting that back up
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