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  1. http://www.predatortactics.us/Night-Hunting-Lights/Coyote-Hunting-Lights-Coyote-Light
  2. Reaper Grip

    Last year I posted about a shooting rest my coworkers developed called the Kopfjager Industries Reaper Rest. They have since created a more streamlined product that supports the foreend of the stock called the Reaper Grip. I've had the opportunity to use the Reaper Grip for the last 8 months whether while hunting, shooting or while at work with great results. The grip mounts to any tripod with a 3/8 stud. I mounted mine to my Manfrotto 190XB. The grip design maintains a solid hold on the rifle with its rotational clamping design. The jaw's knob is ergonomic so I can apply a good amount of rotation to open or close the jaw. The jaws can adapt to any contour foreend on the stock allowing more surface area contact. The jaws fingers are angled inward slightly to where the rifle won't peel out of the top of the grip so going hands free is worry free, but doesn't contact the barrel. Below the clamp the Reaper Grip has a pan and tilt setup that makes for quick and steady adjustments. It also provides a smooth pan for tracking targets on the move or engaging multiple targets. The setup is lighter weight and takes up less space than the original Reaper Rest so hauling it around attached to a pack is convenient. I usually have my 6 year old son carry it out while we're hunting. I was able to get a 1200 yard shot on steel while standing with the Reaper Grip. Check them out! www.kopfjagerindustries.com
  3. Reaper Rest

    I have a co worker who develoed a rest that attaches to a tripod I'd like to comment on if it's ok. He created something that mounts into a tripod to support the rifle. Unlike traditional shooting sticks or bipod that offers only front support this offers both front and rear support of the he rifle. It also provides you with the capability to track smoothly laterally and longitudinally as well. It's called then Reaper Rest and we found a useful application in the military/law enforcement fields. Unlike more bulkier rests that offer the same support this one is more compact and weighs less. This makes it easier to pack in and out using the old adage of ounces are pounds. Set up is as quick as threading onto a tripod and provides great support in a seated, kneeling or standing position. The real benefit, from my experience with it, is the rear support. It provides a much more stable platform and offers a better sight picture of your target. Whether you are on a static over watch position or out varmint hunting I feel this piece of gear may be beneficial. I have nothing to gain from this and am not associated with the company. I am just giving my opinion on some gear I had the opportunity to T&E. sales@kopfjagerindustries.com www.reaper-rest.com
  4. My .260 Remington Project

    1/2" squares off a LaRue target.
  5. My .260 Remington Project

    Fired another 30 of the same load and was happy with the results considering I had 9-11 mph winds with gusts up to 19 mph. I got a 0.16 (5) shot group at 100 yards with a decent zero proned out off a bipod and sand sock if I measured it the way they say to do it. The others are the 300 yard groups. The elevation looks great, not so worried about the windage yet. I think I'll stick with this load and shoot some more on a calm day.
  6. My .260 Remington Project

    I was finally able to get the rifle to the range this past month. I made some small changes to the paint scheme because I didn't like the "gunsmith's" work. The colors sucked and were peeling off with simple blue painters tape. I tried to remove most of the colors down to the base coat with duct tape...ridiculous. I then painted it on my own with Cerakote air dry. The hardest thing this past year was finding components to load some rounds. I finally gathered up some Hodgdon H4350, RP brass, CCI primers and 139 grain Lapua Scenars. I started with 42.0 grains and worked up 3 rounds in 0.2 increments to around 43.0 grains with the bullet seated into the rifling. Fired one of each in sequence, let the rifle cool a bit then started over with the cycle and evaluated the targets. I did it at 100 yards because our 300 yard range was tied up. I found the best groups were between 42.2 and 42.8 grains and reloaded a batch of 5 in each of those weights. I then played with the bullet seating depth by backing it off 0.010" and loaded 5, backed it off 0.020" and loaded 5 in each grain weight. The best groups seemed to be in the 42.8 grain range with a few flyers that I called. Finally I determined 42.8 grains with a seating depth of 0.020" off the rifling looked best. I loaded 30 more within those specs and am waiting for the time to shoot it out at 300 yards for another evaluation. I haven't zero'd the rifle either yet, just a ball park zero until the load is established. I am running a mil/mil scope so I can call and quickly correct shots by dialing in or holding over. Once I settle on a load I'll begin to establish DOPE out to as far as I can get locally (probably 700 yards). I can dial in 400 yard DOPE and leave it there and use hold overs to engage further out and hold unders to engage the closer shots.
  7. Ballistics programs

    Where the ballistic calculators help is when your establishing your DOPE. If you know the velocity, the bullet coefficient, your optic height and zero distance you can build a range card to whatever distance. I use it to get a ballpark DOPE then confirm it by firing the distance. They can also aid in weather variances and wind holds. When the temperature, barometric pressure, altitude, humidity etc. change (or Density Altitude) the velocity and friction on the bullet during travel can effect the bullet and change its trajectory. It can get real complicated and overwhelming to some. I use Knights Armament calculator and it is always pretty darned close and Ballistic FTE is a real good one to use. If you travel to another location with a great altitude change or even temperature change they can help get you zero'd and new DOPE. For range estimation using Mildots its pretty easy. There are slide rulers like the Mildot Master and even Apps that you can use. It will get you very close if you know the target size and mil it precisely. Typically the scopes have to be on their highest power to utilize the Mildots in second focal plane. First focal plane you can mil on any power. The formula is: (Target Size in Inches X 27.77) Divided By Target Size in Mils Range finders will make it easy to range if the conditions are right. Fog, rain etc. can hinder the use of laser range finders. Also being able to precisely lase the target and not something beyond or in front. Object size and reflectiveness often come into play as well. The laser range finders, flat shooting rifle and optics won't help in the learning. If you go out and shoot the rifle at the various distances and record the info for future use you'll begin to establish DOPE and know your come ups/holdovers.
  8. Let's get REALLY down and dirty

    AR platform in a 6.5 Creedmoor or .260 or maybe a .308 for accuracy and range.
  9. Aimpoint Comp ML3

    I am willing to bet it'll be fine. The military mounts variants of them on everything to include .50's. We discussed mounting a Comp M4 on one of our Barrett's.
  10. Ballistic calculators

    I use Knights Armament Bullet Flight and Ballistic FTE. You enter all the information and input the weather conditions for your area and you can get a DOPE chart that is pretty darned close if not right on. If the DOPE doesn't fit exactly to your existing DOPE you can play with the velocity and it will line it up most of the time.
  11. Mule Deer Hunt Question

    Ya, next year.
  12. Mule Deer Hunt Question

    A coworker and I were discussing doing a mule deer hunt. We were pondering west Texas and really don't want a all out guided hunt. Anyone have any recommendations on where to start? We may also check Wyoming.
  13. This is almost cheating

    I've seen first hand. They tried to use it on a rainy day. Round impacted into the ground a short distance away instead oft he 4-500 yards where the target was. Apparently the ranging aspect bounced off the rain. I'd imagine fog would do the same. It doesn't read wind and take into account mover leads. Target of opportunity with a short window may be a problem too.
  14. problem shooting from blind

    There are several things you can try to make an out of position shot where your front side support is higher. For me the easiest would be to take your dominant foot and put it in the seat. That way you can rest your dominant (shooting side) elbow or bicep on it for rear support. Another trick is to put your back against the back wall to support your torso which in turn offers rear support. You could tie para cord to a higher position in the blind and use a loop to support the butt stock. Lastly you can use shooting sticks or a tripod to support the rear of the rifle. For the front make sure the fore end is resting on the blind shelf and not the barrel. Pressure on the barrel can alter the zero.
  15. New Ghillie suit- a little disappointing

    Here's a high quality ghillie company. http://www.tacticalconcealment.com/