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    What's The Smallest Caliber You're Using

    Your buddy’s opinion is laughable, but he’s entitled to it. If you can put it where it needs to go with enough speed and the right bullet construction, almost any size pill will do the job. I’ve killed all but one of my whitetails with 6mm/.243” bullets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Show your Tikka ten round groups

    Same rifle and load, but getting intentionally inconsistent with some of the variables to see what would happen. Wider range of case weights, more variability in the sizing (shooting my die setup oopsies), and not quite as precise on the powder charges (within 0.1gr, but not to the kernel)...
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    Show your Tikka ten round groups

    Current load, still have some variables in the load to play with for fine tuning. I’ve done a lot to the rifle. I could never get it shooting to my satisfaction in factory condition. Some of it Tikka’s fault (excessively long throat), some of it mine (I put a scope with mechanical issues on...
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    First Aid System question

    Way too many tapes. Pick the most useful one and ditch the rest. Ditch the sharpie too. I packed one for years in the mountains and never used it. Ditch the bug bite stuff and chapstick. If you’re really a gotta-have-my-chapstick guy, it’s already in your pocket. Think to yourself, am I going...
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    Possible Solo North Slope Hunt

    No red flags there. Only you can really assess your readiness, but I’d say go for it if your transporter will drop a solo hunter. Bring an InReach or sat phone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    velcro thing that roles up extra pack strap

    Buy a bike inner tube and cut it up. Share with your friends because you’ll end up with more strap keepers than you could ever use for a few bucks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Possible Solo North Slope Hunt

    What type of hunt is it, and what’s your experience level with hunting solo or in remote Alaska? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Help with Scope advise on reticle ?

    MOA (minutes of angle) and MRAD (milliradian) are just units of measure for angle. In the Vortex lineup, MOA and MRAD reticles do the same thing, just on different scales. Think miles vs kilometers. The horizontal and vertical crosshairs of the reticles are marked like a ruler so you can use...
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    USB Rechargeable Batteries/Power Management?

    I too gave up on solar. It’s just too unpredictable, and when it does work it’s too slow. Maybe that’s due to me being in Alaska where the sun angle is so low, but I’ve never been able to get a useful charge rate out of it. I use USB battery packs exclusively. I have a 10 Ah (amp-hour) and 6...
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    Tikka accurizing for Tikka newbie

    Your t3x has a steel recoil lug. No need for the Mountain Tactical unit. Sell it to somebody with a Tikka t3. Free float the barrel. There are pressure points in the stock a few inches up from the receiver, get rid of them. The tight spot you described is no good. A dollar bill shouldn’t just...
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    Enlarged Topo Maps - Where To Buy

    +1 for MyTopo.com. Lots of great options. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Dust caps in chest pouch?

    No caps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The Carbon Ring

    If you want to feel what’s going on between your cartridge and the chamber you need strip your bolt of anything spring loaded. Remove the firing pin assembly and ejector. You can leave the extractor in place, but hook the rim under the extractor manually, don’t push feed the cartridge and snap...
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    Rookie Mistakes

    Your rifle has been test fired. It’s a little dirty. Wipe that bolt face down and get blackout drunk. You’ll have a brand new rifle you love when you sleep it off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Caribou rug/blanket

    I had my first bou rugged. It looks good on the wall, but as others have said I wouldn't put it somewhere high traffic like on the floor or the back of a couch or chair. The hairs are fragile and it does shed a bit. I love digging my fingers into it from time to time, it's pretty cushy. When...
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