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  1. I’ve never used one in the past as back here in the hills of Pennsylvania, a long shot is normally under 200 yards. Estimating through the scope has been the norm. But since I will be heading out west next fall with my new bionic ankle, I was thinking it just might be a good idea to really know how far a target might actually be from my shooting position. There are many options, degrees of sophistication and price points to consider. Since I feel I have limitations in taking an overly long shot, and want to harvest game ethically, does a range finders that reaches out 1,000 yards even worth considering? Vortex offers a bare bones range finder that indicates it can identify a reflective target out to 800 yards and a soft sided deer sized target to 400 yards (+/-). What constitutes a reflective surface, a rock face or road sign? Do I really need a gadget that can be tripod mounted or is a simple hand held unit normally sufficient for a hunter’s needs? And if I can get away using one on a golf course, well hell, what could be better? Except I’ve always thought that was cheating... lol! Any help here would be appreciated. I have a pair of 8x32 Vortex Viper binoculars that will be in my kit for glassing, but Mike tells me that I really should be carrying 10x42s. Since most range finders are 6x, I assume you find the target with your glass, then range just before the shot. One more toy for the gunning chest!
  2. I see that there are a number of Vortex prior year models still for sale with greater range and features than the current budget models. The Ranger 1300 (2018 model) on sale at Cabellas /Bass Pro and a few other outlets, has an illuminated reticle and can range on reflective targets out to 1300 yards. I have purchased older Vortex optics before, older Viper PSTs, 1x AR optics without any issues. Buying an older piece at a discount certainly doesn’t seem like a bad option, just wondering how Vortex deals with the lifetime warranty for older new unsold products?
  3. I was really kidding about the golf thing....I really do think that is cheating, but maybe that simplistic Vortex Ranger just isn’t up to the task. It receives good reviews, does both line of sight and angle compensation distances bit the limited range may be problematic... I don’t know anyone who has one to question. My Son’s Nikon gave up the ghost after many years of pretty hard use. He’s in the market too but with the new baby, those days may be coming to a halt... lol! Little does he know...
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    Good Morning!

    Good Morning Armory, where at 11:35 PM MT, last night in Buffalo Wyoming, my family grew by one new beautiful grandson who will carry on the family name! That’s grandchild number 7; and new Mother and Father are doing great as is my namesake! Ain’t family a great thing! Well pleased to share this with our Armory family....
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    Good Morning!

    Just watched a bright red sunrise in South Central PA walking the dog. Red sky in the morning sailor take warning...I wonder what’s in store for us today other than crazy hoards shopping for Christmas? Oh, morning Armory!
  6. Well I didn’t know this feature was here... this place is family.  We all have a love of our God, our Country, our families, and our love of the shooting sports!  Stay united against the left that would strip all of this from us!   Hand tough Brothers and Sisters...

  7. Where are the likes of Marc Mitcher and Bull Halsey?
  8. So my older son is heading out west this fall for a mule deer hunt with is Wyoming based brother. Mike threw the gauntlet down and stated that his brother had to have his own rifle! So nosey Dad can’t stay out of this.... I'm thinking a lighter weight 22” barreled bolt gun in .308. It would, depending upon bullet weight, be fine for anything from antelope to elk and everything in between. So a Remmy 700 Mountain Rifle or a Bughara 14 Hunter, or a Savage 110? I would like him to make a decision that will give him a lifetime of service. A Leupold 3x9x40 Patrol scope (American made) or my favorite Vortex HST 4x16x44?, but a 16x scope might just be a bit more than is required. Knowing Andy he would not attempt a long range shot whereas his brother is not intimidated by distance shooting. Anything I may have missed here? The trigger issue with the 700s is just a bad memory, so I have no reservations there. The only thing with the Mountain Rifle is the bright SS finish. For me it’s jarring, but in all practicality probably not an issue. Caliber? Barrel length? Manufacturer? Any thoughts or suggestions?
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    New hunting rifle for my (adult) son...

    Now all he needs to do is put a decent stock on that piece and he would be good to go for the duration of his hunting career. With his job, family responsibilities (soon to have his third daughter), and every other aspect of life pulling at him, his annual hunt with his brother may be the extent of his big game hunting! Upland bird hunting is his real passion! I’m going to work up some hand loads for his rifle that will hopefully shoot well and maybe we will have an opportunity to hunt whitetail together back east here in PA...
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    New hunting rifle for my (adult) son...

    Well, he settled on a 22” Savage 111 in 30.06 with a off-brand factory mounted 3-9x scope. I popped an extra Harris 9-13” bipod on the stock I had in the safe before he left. And yes, he did bag a 149 pt mule deer after a rather challenging hunt with his younger brother in eastern Wyoming, but that is a long story for another time... every time they tell the story it gets better and by the end of it I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. Anyways, for Christmas his Mother and I purchased a 2.5-10x44, 30 mm tube Vortex Viper with a simple duplex reticle to replace the junk glass on his Savage. I bought rings, a railed long action base, the whole shebang...I sure hope he likes it...
  11. Are these Admirals who want to crucify our war fighters for doing what they have been trained to do a bunch of Obama holdovers? Just curious?
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    Happy Thanksgiving Morning!

    Happy Thanksgiving Armory! Enjoy the day!!!
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    Good Morning!

    We are hosting but my daughter is cooking! Woo Hoo, we can relax after 44 years! A little Bourbon, football and a turkey we don’t have to prepare. (The secret is my wife will be having a complete right hip replacement on 12/17/2019 and she simply cannot stand for more than a few minutes), so my lovely daughter pitched in without hesitation. Gotta love family! That’s what Thanksgiving is all about! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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    Good Morning!

    Morning all; a lazy, rainy Sunday morning here in south-central PA...
  15. Sitting in my 5th grade class when the teacher was called out of class, we all knew something was not right with all of the activity among the teachers. A few minutes later she came back into the room in tears. She told us the President was dead. I recall a lot of fear in some of the kids and within 15 minutes or so the principal came over the intercom with more information and informed us that school was over for the day and we were all sent home. Then I recall a real sense of loss across all areas of our community, and although we were young, my friends were all talking about it. Lots of questions and very few answers. I know my parents were not Kennedy supporters, but I recall the empathy that Mom and Dad expressed for the family of the President. They were truly sad for the Country, that I do recall....and one heck of a lot of Walter on the tube. We were glued to the TV for the next few days...
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning from south central Pennsylvania where it’s cold and crisp this morning...and expecting rain ☔️ ...
  17. I have 2 700s with suspect triggers. Never had an issue, but I’m finally ready to replace. All of my hunting ARs have 2 stage RRA National Match triggers, and I’m leaning towards a Timney left drop-in hand trigger with the safety feature. In a bolt action hunting rifle is there any reason not to use a 2 stage trigger as the majority of the Timney offerings appear to be single stage drop-in triggers. My other hunting rifles (bolt action and lever action) Remington and Savage and shot guns are are all single stage triggers. Would the single stage Timney trigger be a good candidate for my replacement?
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    Remington 700 trigger replacement?

    Lol, so what else is new? Can hunting firearms be shipped ahead via FedEx like golf clubs????
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    Remington 700 trigger replacement?

    Worth the wait I think... the Harris swivel bi-pod with the Atlas feet attachments and the Turner saddlery sling are going to be shared between the rifles. Now with a stout 2-gun Pelican case (or comparable) and Wyoming here I come. My PA son and I are putting in preference points and a party tag for next fall’s hunting season with my Wyoming son. He’s not willing to drive, so these rifles will have to endure air travel.... any travel case suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning from the Keystone State!
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    Remington 700 trigger replacement?

    All finished! The .223 and the 7mm-08 new triggers and similar HS Precision stocks! A nice pair... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning all.
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    Hey hzhardy

    Happy Birthday! Have a great day.
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    Good Morning!

    Morning all!
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