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Posted: 6/14/2007 7:15:02 PM EST
So I got back today from vacation with the family. My FFL called and some of my items came in. Also FedEx and USPS had some things for me:


RRA Rifle 9mm Carbine
Leupold VXIII 4.5x14x40 LR Varmint Reticle which will go onto my .243 Aackley
Leupold VXIII 8.5x25x50 LR Varmint Reticle for my DPMS .204 AR
SOG folding knife
Insight Typhoon light with strobe feature (from Brightflashlights.com)
Piper Gear Bug Out Bag (Ebay)



















Link Posted: 6/14/2007 7:23:22 PM EST
WHAT!? No snowflake wrapping paper!! Cheap a$$'s!!

Sweet rifle, congrates on the new addition to the "family.
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 7:25:23 PM EST
very nice!

I'd like to see a picture of the Leupold VXIII 4.5x14x40 LR, if it isn't too much trouble.
I've kinda been looking around for one about that size
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 7:33:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By jrucker2004:
very nice!

I'd like to see a picture of the Leupold VXIII 4.5x14x40 LR, if it isn't too much trouble.
I've kinda been looking around for one about that size



Let me unwrap it and I will take a pic!!
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 7:51:49 PM EST
Here is the pic of the 4.5x14x40 in relation to the others:











Link Posted: 6/14/2007 7:57:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2007 8:06:28 PM EST by jrucker2004]

Originally Posted By Boxer745:
Here is the pic of the 4.5x14x40 in relation to the others:



i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/mn654/Leupold001.jpg



i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/mn654/Leupold002.jpg





hey, thanks!
I kinda like the looks of that mark 4 4.5-14x40.
what are your opinions of them?

ETA: I noticed that there aren't any markings on the dials for wind and elevation. are you supposed to just guess? or am I just blind?
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 8:06:48 PM EST
I really like the Mark 4. Right now it has the LaRue mount on it and I am using it for Varmint hunting on another AR. But this scope normally sits on top of my .300 ultramag.

The only reason I did not get the Mark 4 in my new Leupolds is because I really wanted the varmint reticles for my .243 Aackley and my DPMS in Ruger .204.

I got this scope in October and only used the Mark 4 once this past fall on a whitetail hunt in Manitoba. I also just used it a second time this month shooting a few prairie dogs. There is a side of me that wants to try a Nightforce 3.5x15x50 on my .300 ultra mag and I am really liking the light gathering of the 50mm lenses. I may sell the Mark 4 in order to get a Nightforce even though I am a Leupold guy.
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 9:52:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2007 9:53:51 PM EST by NIU_Scout]
I'm upset. You got your bonus at work and didnt hook your BEST FRIEND EVER up. thats me.


BTW, I too am interested in a RRA 9mm. Lemme know how it shoots. How long did it take for you to get it and whered ya buy it from? Thx
Link Posted: 6/15/2007 1:59:01 AM EST
I just love it when X-mass comes several times a year
Link Posted: 6/15/2007 3:17:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By NIU_Scout:
I'm upset. You got your bonus at work and didnt hook your BEST FRIEND EVER up. thats me.


BTW, I too am interested in a RRA 9mm. Lemme know how it shoots. How long did it take for you to get it and whered ya buy it from? Thx


What's a bonus?
Link Posted: 6/15/2007 5:25:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By NIU_Scout:
I'm upset. You got your bonus at work and didnt hook your BEST FRIEND EVER up. thats me.


BTW, I too am interested in a RRA 9mm. Lemme know how it shoots. How long did it take for you to get it and whered ya buy it from? Thx



My wife just got new boobs so I thought I would get me some toys too! I am a greedy pig cause I benefit either way! I got the RRA from Legal Transfers. I ordered it in February and it just came in this week.

I fired off about 20 rounds with her this morning and all I can say is "FUN". If I had not run out of 9mm ammo I might not have gone to work today!
Link Posted: 6/15/2007 7:22:06 AM EST
NIIICE!

But...what is this "Vacation" thing You speak of???

And "Bonus"...



The Ol' Crew Chief
Link Posted: 6/15/2007 7:39:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By jrucker2004:

Originally Posted By Boxer745:
Here is the pic of the 4.5x14x40 in relation to the others:



i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/mn654/Leupold001.jpg



i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/mn654/Leupold002.jpg





hey, thanks!
I kinda like the looks of that mark 4 4.5-14x40.
what are your opinions of them?

ETA: I noticed that there aren't any markings on the dials for wind and elevation. are you supposed to just guess? or am I just blind?



You are not blind. Knobs have covers on them. This scope is set up so I may send it in to a company I found who can match this scope and knobs to the ballistics of my bullet. I forget the name of the company off hand but if you do a search and watch "Best of the West" they employ the same system and consistently take game at 600-1,000 yards. The ballistics can only be done thus far with Leupold scopes with target knobs.

I have a new .300 ultra mag rifle being built off a Remington 700 action. It will employ a McMillan stock and Lilja #5 barrel. The builder is one of the top gunsmiths in the country and his rifles are often seen in national competitions. He is helping me in my desire to become a better long range shooter when it comes to hunting big game.




Link Posted: 6/15/2007 8:24:03 AM EST
cool beans
thanks again for all the pictures.
Link Posted: 6/15/2007 8:36:19 AM EST
cool that you got all that stuff in while on VACATION! its like 2 for 1!

Link Posted: 6/16/2007 11:29:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
cool that you got all that stuff in while on VACATION! its like 2 for 1!




...and my wife was wondering why I was in such a hurry to get home and driving 90 MPH
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 4:31:02 PM EST
she is just jealous now that you have some different new toys to play with when you're at home....
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