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  • #16
    No wings!!!

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    • #17
      I wanted my .340 Weatherby to be long range as well as short range. have a good size scope on it and have found a machine shop that makes solid steel see through rings. they fit the action fine and very little movement goes from scope to see through rings. So I am covered from 400yds+ to 20yds.

      what causes the letter style to change ?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
        I wanted my .340 Weatherby to be long range as well as short range. have a good size scope on it and have found a machine shop that makes solid steel see through rings. they fit the action fine and very little movement goes from scope to see through rings. So I am covered from 400yds+ to 20yds.

        what causes the letter style to change ?
        Fat fingers?

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        • #19
          Long and short range sighting is easily achieved with a variable scope. I've shot multiple running pigs up close with my scoped 308 bolt-action. Neither a semi-auto nor iron sights were required.
          Last edited by PigHunter; 04-28-2021, 05:13 PM.

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          • #20
            I mentioned earlier my son’s .222 already had the irons removed when he got it. Today I happened to be going by the home of the guy who gifted it, he was outside doing yard work so I stopped in quick. He tells me he had been looking for something else and found the sights to the .222 and asked if I wanted them. I just smiled and said sure, why not. Too bad the front sight is missing.



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            The old box is kinda cool.

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            • #21
              I yank the rear sights on my 700s for scope clearance but leave the fronts on. Think they look better like that.

              One plus.....with the fronts on, less likely to misplace/ lose the front sight LOL.

              Backup sighting system?

              No.

              I bring a whole nuther rifle ( scoped ).

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              • #22
                Originally posted by CD2 View Post
                I yank the rear sights on my 700s for scope clearance but leave the fronts on. Think they look better like that.

                One plus.....with the fronts on, less likely to misplace/ lose the front sight LOL.

                Backup sighting system?

                No.

                I bring a whole nuther rifle ( scoped ).
                The front sight helps to keep the rifle from falling over when leaning up against a tree or other structure.

                On a trip one rifle is scoped and one is iron sight. Depends on the weather which I use.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
                  No wings!!!
                  I agree, but I hope you're OK with front splitters and rear spoilers...

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
                    Long and short range sighting is easily achieved with a variable scope. I've shot multiple running pigs up close with my scoped 308 bolt-action. Neither a semi-auto nor iron sights were required.
                    Not what I wanted.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post

                      Not what I wanted.
                      I understand and to each their own.

                      But with no problems, I've shot multiple running game at 10 to 15 yards with a scope set at 4.5x. That's without having to quickly decide which sighting system to use and changing my cheek position on the stock.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post

                        Not what I wanted.
                        That's why I mounted a 1.5-4×20 Leopold on my AR.
                        On 1.5 power, it's perfect for up close and personal.
                        I "can" turn it up to 4× if I need the magnification.
                        I'm not going to shoot over about 200 yards anyway. LOL!
                        Last edited by FirstBubba; 04-29-2021, 01:52 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
                          Well, surprisingly, this thread has wandered into stick shifts and typing!

                          I'm careful when using soft cases to haul iron-sighted long arms. They're mainly for canoeing because hard cases are cumbersome in a small boat.

                          I learned to drive a stick-shift truck when I was eleven years old. My first car had three on the column. The last stick-shift I owned was a 91 Honda Accord EX with moon-roof. Even in automatic cars, I move my hand to the gear shift when slowing for a turn - old habit.
                          I learned on a LJ Mack truck with a duplex transmission - 15 speed with two shift sticks. To go from say 3rd under to 2nd direct you put your arm through the steering wheel and shifted them both at the same time.

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                          • #28
                            My next deer rifle will be iron sights only.
                            STG 58 clone.

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                            • #29
                              Did find a place w Steyr CLii SX in stock. Shorter .308.
                              $1900 is a bit much for my budget at the moment.
                              Could sell my Commander to fund it.

                              Hmm...

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