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Old September 29th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #41
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That would take some force to cock the firing pin wouldn't it ? As much as I hate the model 25 Savage it might have been a better size gun for it.
Yep. Like I said, pick up a Bmag and feel the bolt. They feel like shit

That was one reason why I didn't buy one when we had them come in. But once I found out how much pressure they required, I am more forgiving on that part.

But, I still didn't buy one because the stock was too flimsy, and the barrel is pencil thin.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #42
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Thanks every one for the info and I'm also
Looking for a good range finder

Iv been looking at a nikon iv heard some good things about them but any one have real world exp with good range finders?
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Old September 29th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #43
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Leupold, vortex or spend the money on a leica, zeiss or swarovski. The nikon is functionally good but the glass doesn't compare to the others
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Old September 29th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #44
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Leupold, vortex or spend the money on a leica, zeiss or swarovski. The nikon is functionally good but the glass doesn't compare to the others
What is wrong with Nikon glass ?
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Thanks every one for the info and I'm also
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Iv been looking at a nikon iv heard some good things about them but any one have real world exp with good range finders?
Assuming you're going to be going somewhat low end (No Leica's, Zeiss, or Swarovski) Nikons are great. I would take one over the comparable priced Leupolds because of the reticle they use. Its more bold, and most of them will turn red against a darker background. Leupolds have a very fine reticle, and it can be hard to see.

If you're thinking of spending around $400 or more even, I would buy the Leupold RX-1000 TBR without a second thought. Great unit, and one of the best sellers we carry.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #46
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Thanks every one for the info and I'm also
Looking for a good range finder

Iv been looking at a Nikon iv heard some good things about them but any one have real world exp with good range finders?
I have a older Nikon 1200 7x25 range finder thats been though hell. I just shot a match over by you at Blue water sportsmans club and was using it all weekend.
I was able to range six inch plates and 4x14 poppers at 650 ease. Anything past 800 it has to be large and flat like a truck topper window. When we setup steel out west this is how we do it just tell the driver over the radio to stop.
The only beef is they are sticklers with warranty claims and its always cheaper to buy a new one.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #47
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I have a older Nikon 1200 7x25 range finder thats been though hell. I just shot a match over by you at Blue water sportsmans club and was using it all weekend.
I was able to range six inch plates and 4x14 poppers at 650 ease. Anything past 800 it has to be large and flat like a truck topper window. When we setup steel out west this is how we do it just tell the driver over the radio to stop.
The only beef is they are sticklers with warranty claims and its always cheaper to buy a new one.
I love my old style Leica 1200 rangefinder. I have used it out beyond 1000 yards many times. The best thing about it is I got it after Leica switched to their new style for $350 at gander mountain on clearance.
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I love my old style Leica 1200 rangefinder. I have used it out beyond 1000 yards many times. The best thing about it is I got it after Leica switched to their new style for $350 at gander mountain on clearance.
I've been looking at upgrading maybe for next season. I did the same on this Nikon it just doesn't have the rubber sides. I can see why they did this I've dropped it with gloved hands a few times.
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I've been looking at upgrading maybe for next season. I did the same on this Nikon it just don't have the rubber sides. I can see why they did this I've dropped it with gloved hands a few times.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy the Leica. We ranged an elk at 1150 yards in Colorado 6 or 7 years ago with mine. There was some small rocks to bounce off from but nothing huge and shiny. I have nothing but good to say about it. When we are hunting out west it is always the "go to" rangefinder amongst the guys out here. I bought it 8ish years ago and I have only put a battery in it once and it has never missed a beat.
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I like my new BMag and my HMR, definitely a fun gun.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 08:11 PM   #51
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10 round mags for the HMR are a must have to.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #52
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Nikon is in the same class as Leupold and Vortex. I personally prefer the Nikon because the glass is so nice....... I have a 4-12 BDC Nikon on my .17HMR and have used the Nikon "Spot on" program and it calibrates for specific calibers and Even cartridges.
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Nikon is in the same class as Leupold and Vortex. I personally prefer the Nikon because the glass is so nice....... I have a 4-12 BDC Nikon on my .17HMR and have used the Nikon "Spot on" program and it calibrates for specific calibers and Even cartridges.
Hahaha its not even close. The nikon glass is not bad, but it is not nearly as good as the others I listed.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #54
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Ya I didn't really plan on spending 400 plus It probably wouldn't see over 300 yards most of my hunting is by bow I love bow hunting unless we are talking coyote lol
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