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Offline Firemanjones

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New scope
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:45:11 PM »
Well after 4 years of owning my 452 Trainer I purchased the Leupold VX2 3-9x33 EFR scope with the Burris Signature Zee Medium rings and the J&P adater. I am really happy to finally get a scope for this rifle.
Thank you Catdaddy2 for answering my PM and your time and advise.
Also I ordered a Montana sling last week. Now I will be ready for some serious shooting with my Trainer.
Next up is a 512 semi or the carbine, decisions....decisions...
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Re: New scope
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 08:44:08 PM »
You call it a "trainer".  Is it a .22 for you to use in place of a center fire rifle?  I set up a 10/22 to work like (mostly) my M1A.  I also bought a SIG 522 to shoot in place of my 556R.

I bring those up because I bought two of the same scopes for the two SIG rifles.  That way I figured I'd be going through the same motions, looking through the same reticle, etc.

Maybe that's not important, but it seemed like what I should do to keep the use of the .22 as close as possible to the center fire rifles.

I was curious what the center fire rifle was (action/caliber/set up).
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: New scope
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 10:16:28 PM »
No, I have nothing else like it at this time. I have a Colt 6940 with a Leupold VX3  3.5-10x40 and bipod. I am not much into rifles as I am shooting pistols. I think I am finally appreciating the rifles more and more though.
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Re: New scope
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 06:05:56 AM »
I went through stages.

At first, in the US Army, all I shot was an M14 (mostly, did some M60/1911 work, too).  I got out of the Army, went home, started college and up there I could easily shoot out to 600 yds.  I did some groundhog and crow hunting with my Rem. M700 VS and did lots of load development and shooting with the M1A (.308) and 03A4 (.30-06) and shot them at 300 to 600 yds. pretty regular. 

But during the same time period, if I was at school/work I lived in an area where shooting a rifle past 25 yds. was pretty tough, so we did more pistol shooting.

Then I got into Appleseed and became an instructor (years later) and it was back to rifles again.  The M1A, an M1 Garand, a 10/22 made up to feel like an M1A/Garand.  I eventually walked away from being an Appleseed instructor.

After that it was pistols again.  I can shoot 100 yds. at the range I belong to but there's usually a few guys at the 100 yd. range that spend about as much time talking and cleaning their rifles between shot, or groups, as they do shooting.  That makes it hard to put some targets down range, shoot some groups and then get a cold range to go check/change targets.  Sometimes, when the light is right, you can see the bullet holes with a scope, but not always.

.22 ammo (at least around here) is still hard to find and not as cheap as .22 ammo should be.  They sell 320 round boxes for more than they used to sell 500 round boxes for and there's a group of guys that roam the Walmarts and buy up every box of .22 ammo that goes on the shelves.  I haven't shot a .22 in a good long while.  I'm just saving what I have in case it never really comes back around here.  I used to think those guys would eventually run out of room to store all the ammo but I was wrong.  The local walmart is still breaking u the "bricks" into individual 50 round boxes and selling them that way due to the guys walking in and wanting to buy 3 bricks as the "three box per customer limit" sign on the ammo cabinet states.  I've stood there and watched the same guy make multiple trips back and forth between his car and the counter and even call his buddies on his cell phone to come get some while it's in stock. 

Anyway, getting a .22 set up to mimic a center fire rifle can be fun and help you with practice if you can get the ammo for a reasonable price.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: New scope
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 08:50:31 AM »
Wow, here in East TN, there are bricks of .22 everywhere.

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Re: New scope
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 12:59:28 PM »
I've been buying target .22 (Geco & Aguila) cheap online...especially when there are promotions like free delivery

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Re: New scope
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 01:08:15 PM »
I've seen it on sale once, at Sportsman's Guide, for $20/500 and I almost ordered some.  I've also seen it for up to $80/500 at the local gun shows.  Probably some of that ammo the guys run into Walmart and buy up.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: New scope
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 12:54:07 PM »
I received the scope and rings yesterday. Tried to mount them but didn’t clear the rear sight. Oh well.
So I did what any true CZ rifle owner would do.......I purchased the 452 American!
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Re: New scope
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 02:09:56 PM »
Does that rifle have a picatinny rail on the receiver, or the standard drilled/tapped holes for the scope mounts?

If it has a rail you can get little spacers that raise the mounting surface up 1/2 or so.  I've used them on AR15's, once or maybe twice.

Problem with most rifles is the farther off the top of the rifle the scope is the harder it is to get a good cheek weld.  I had to put a piece on my M1A stock to get that consistent cheek weld.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: New scope
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 03:08:34 PM »
They have a 11mm intergrated dovetail, I did put adapters on for the Zee rings but low. I could have gotten higher rings but this was my excuse for purchasing the American.
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Re: New scope
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 03:28:06 PM »
I don't remember ever using a scope/rings as an excuse to by another rifle/gun.  But I have used magazines as an excuse.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

 

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