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    If that Bushnell loses zero again, broom it and get a Leupold. I wasted a lot of range time on Bushnells and other cheap optics, before I learned my lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ D View Post
    If that Bushnell loses zero again, broom it and get a Leupold. I wasted a lot of range time on Bushnells and other cheap optics, before I learned my lesson.
    Or a Nikon. They're being closed out, worldwide.
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    I do plan on getting a better scope eventually, but still want to get the one on it sighted in for the time being so it's somewhat useable.

    I think my sister's fiance has a decent setup for sighting in rifles, I'll have to ask him about it. I do plan on getting one for myself in the future, though, don't want to have to go to him every time I'm getting a gun zeroed in. I honestly didn't expect it to be so far off, or I would've arranged to have something with me.

    I plan on getting a reloading setup within the next year or so (hopefully). It seems like a useful thing to have in general, and .30-06 isn't exactly cheap when you compare it to the 5.56 NATO and 9mm Luger that I'm usually getting. Plus it would be nice to be able to make my own custom loads to my liking.
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    I think you will find reloading almost as enjoyable as shooting. Why not load your own 9mm and 223/556 too? I do. My 1st rounds i loaded were 9mm and 45 acp. I did 400 9mm this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalcracker View Post
    I think you will find reloading almost as enjoyable as shooting. Why not load your own 9mm and 223/556 too? I do. My 1st rounds i loaded were 9mm and 45 acp. I did 400 9mm this weekend.
    I need to figure out a good way to catch brass before I'll be reloading my 9mm or 5.56, collecting brass is a bit tricky when it's being ejected and flying off into the unknown. In the past I've used a bedsheet hanging from a dowel with a sort of trough at the bottom, but it's not very portable. Of course, it's all moot until I get some reloading equipment anyway.

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    Yeah that is the fun part catching brass. When i shoot my 9mm i stand in the center of a clearing. I find it all that way. I usually take a few of my 9's out. And they all throw the brass a different direction. I have it all around me lol. My 10mm is the worst for throwing brass. It throws it far. That i shoot off the bench with a tub next to me to catch it. I also collect others brass that is left behind. I go around to the shooting spots out in the mountain on brass round ups. I used to get a lot at the gun club. But the new grounds keeper collects it for scrap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArthAnsgar View Post
    Here's the pic I promised, I'll have to look in to the slip on recoil pads. I'm feeling it this morning, but the rifle is a joy to shoot otherwise.

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    Nice! All you really need is a good scope on it. Maybe a new camo dip to the stock and a new recoil pad. 30.06 is one of the most versatile rounds out there can load from 110 grain to 220 grain.

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    For a few bucks on amazon you can buy a laser bore sight...saves a lot of rounds. You might need to remount the scope or tighten things up a little. Also use the same ammo loads during this sighting in process.

    Reloading really is where it's at if you want consistency. I grew up with my dad building his own hunting rifles from a military Springfiled 30.06 and an Enfield 30.06. He developed hunting loads through much trial and error until he came up with an accurate load that performed well, as far as the bullet mushrooming and imparting that energy into the target instead of passing through. He taught my brother and I to reload...it's what we did for fun on those cold winter days in Northern Idaho!

    Quote Originally Posted by ArthAnsgar View Post
    I do plan on getting a better scope eventually, but still want to get the one on it sighted in for the time being so it's somewhat useable.

    I think my sister's fiance has a decent setup for sighting in rifles, I'll have to ask him about it. I do plan on getting one for myself in the future, though, don't want to have to go to him every time I'm getting a gun zeroed in. I honestly didn't expect it to be so far off, or I would've arranged to have something with me.

    I plan on getting a reloading setup within the next year or so (hopefully). It seems like a useful thing to have in general, and .30-06 isn't exactly cheap when you compare it to the 5.56 NATO and 9mm Luger that I'm usually getting. Plus it would be nice to be able to make my own custom loads to my liking.

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