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    Opinions on a 20" barrel 308 for western hunting rifle?

    This guy put a lot of effort into answering that question. https://rifleshooter.com/2014/12/308-winchester-7-62x51mm-nato-barrel-length-versus-velocity-28-to-16-5/
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    2019 sheep hunt gear list....hows it look?

    Don't listen to those that say dump the water filter if your not comfortable. I know folks who have got dysteria and it is not pleasant. For sure you can get a lesser weight filter and other items. Also Immodium is invaluable if you get the runs and weighs nothing. One of my partners spent half...
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    Looking for an Alberta Sheep hunting partner

    Sheep hunting is a hard thing to get into and props for reaching out to the community. Sheep spots are fiercely protected by most hunters and it is very unlikely that your average guy is going to just drop you into his spot. If you don't have experience living off your back, are out of shape or...
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    Favorite baselayers?

    For sure. My comment was in context of wearing long johns as the only layer.
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    Favorite baselayers?

    I don't understand the manufacture of camo base layers. I go icebreaker merino in a light and heavy weight depending on season. Just my opinion but merino is way better for smell over a hunt. Not for animals but yourself and tent mate.
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    Show me your sheep rig

    Beauty! Although a downgrade in optics I think since this rifle rightfully sits in you kitchen space you should consider swapping to this COBRA system.
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    Moving up leupold vx3i to Swarovski z3. Worth it???

    Aside from any glass differnces etc... will upgrading get you anything you feel you are missing in you current setup and desire? When you look at your rifle do you wish something else was up top? If you can't answer yes to both of these you probably won't be happy with the result.
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    Looking for that Mountain Rifle out to 500 yards

    Not to take anything away from your sniper buddy, but I used to work in those circles and the focus is rounds on target. You need very little to kill humans and game is very different. All the advice you have so far is good. I will simply say shoot the cartridge you are most comfortable with for...
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    Ti Goat Bivy

    Thanks for that it helps quite a bit. I use the bivy to camp out up high for chance at early morning shots. Usually a tarp is not an option as it is above tree line. Based on your feedback I don't think it would work out for my use. I currently have a surplus gortex bag and that works well. It...
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    Bivy/tipi Question

    I always bring a bivy in case I am putting rams to bed for a chance at an early morning shot up high. It is also a much better option than an e blanket. I slept with one of those one night and vowed never again.
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    Taking wood stock into the mountains from MI

    For any feedback you are getting about floating barrel and pressure points... As I understand it the 700 barrel is fully bedded along stock with upward pressure at end. Very difficult to really change all of that. unless your very handy and have right tools. I think you should be fine as is. You...
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    How to attach drop chart

    I print out the drop chart and laminate/tape it to stock. The only time I ever had a problem with this method is when I cut the laminate to close to the paper.
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    Ti Goat Bivy

    Considering picking up a Ptarmigan Ti Goat Bivy this year. Don't know anybody with one and looking for any any feedback about them. Thanks in advance.
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    Show me your sheep rig

    You sir have created a fine firearm.
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    Shoulder Pain

    I would definitely stop shooting that many rounds if your getting pain. Once you develop a flinch it's hard to go back. Wait until you can afford to swap out some components or get a different rig.
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    Backcountry rifle scope

    That’s your exact problem. You are zeroed at 200 and not 100. That BDC is not designed for use in standard calibers at 200.
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    Finnlite vs Tikka Stock

    Does anyone know if there is any difference between the finnlite and tikka stock other than the coating on the fin? Seems like they are made of same materials when handling.
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    Backcountry rifle scope

    The BDC on the Vortex you have right now lines up perfect with 165 grain factory ammo out to 500 if you zero at 100. What are you not getting now that you want to change? If you want to dial there is lots of other useful threads to answer that, but from the options you listed the only one that...
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    Remington 700 Compact

    I should also mention the other option is a sps 308 threaded barrel. They are same price.
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    Remington 700 Compact

    I am forever tinkering with new rifles. I can pick up a 700 compact sps/blued in 7-08 for cheap 99 right now on clearenece. I am thinking of dropping it into another stock and maybe swapping trigger. Purpose of rifle would be lightweight hunting rig. Maybe goats/sheep. I am once bitten twice...
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