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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    I spent a little time in the Lik back in 1980 during the Iranian hostage situation..
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    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Shooting Bag in Misc.
    I've got two wedge shaped shooting bags that work for me by Triad Tactical. I like a little weight to my bags. For me the bags with a little weight...
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    07-15-2019, 02:11 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread MOA vs Mil in Optics
    Yeah you can use MOA because most shooters that start out as hunters hear MOA and rifles are related to in terms of MOA accuracy, but once I started...
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    07-15-2019, 09:50 AM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Newbie reloading in Reloading
    I have yet to see a kit that does everything really well. I started with a Lee Handloader which comes in handy as a portable unit. I have...
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    07-15-2019, 09:23 AM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Binocular Recommendations in Optics
    I have a pair of 8X42 Nikon Monarchs that I like that are functional and fairly inexpensive … at lease when I got them... I also just recently bought...
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    07-15-2019, 09:00 AM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Spotting scope options ? in Optics
    I've only seen one that I like and that was an older Leopold model that has a Milrad Reticle that helped my spotter call corrections in mils for...
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    07-09-2019, 06:54 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Ballistic Coefficient in Rifles
    Between the accurate G7 BC’s and Chronoing your rounds out of your rifle with whatever brake or can you’re going to use in the field is how you get...
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    07-05-2019, 09:37 AM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Shooting from bags in SOP
    Ditto x2 except I do a little prone every now and then. I have a 2” thick shooting pad that makes it tolerable.
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    07-03-2019, 07:09 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Hello from MN in Introductions
    Hello from Ft LAUDERDALE.
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    07-03-2019, 07:05 PM
    I started with: Lee hand loader Lee premium dies RCBS priming tool RCBS Bar scale Wilson Sinclair case trimmer RCBS demurring tool. There...
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    07-03-2019, 06:56 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Build (sort of) a .50? in Rifles
    Kinda where I was going. Ammo costs $$ and reloading may require some specialized equipment. I haven’t tried but I doubt a standard press will work...
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    07-02-2019, 08:00 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Build (sort of) a .50? in Rifles
    You give any thought to feeding that thing.. $4-5 a round. Not sure which presses will work with a 50.
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    06-29-2019, 02:55 AM
    My 700P loved 175SMKs also. To get under .5 MOA I had to load them very long requiring single loading. This was largely due to the looong throat. ...
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    06-28-2019, 10:56 AM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Hot barrel in SOP
    I'm surprised you get a hot barrel after 3 rounds. It's hard to say for a new shooter because down range results can be a function of the quality of...
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    06-28-2019, 10:02 AM
    Heavy for caliber bullets seem to extend the supersonic interval of the bullet's range of flight. Obviously they're only functional if your stick...
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    06-28-2019, 09:54 AM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Shooting from bags in SOP
    You're welcome. I read that article probably over a dozen times. It's long but information packed. Sometimes if I don't get desired results at the...
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    06-27-2019, 09:58 AM
    Sweet group for factory stick... any stick really... are those 1" or 1/2" rings?
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    06-27-2019, 08:27 AM
    Thunder Was that 11:00 flier you or the weapon?
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    06-27-2019, 07:02 AM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Shooting from bags in SOP
    Here is a comprehensive article about firing positions that may help your question regarding downward pressure on you rifle and other issues. ...
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    06-26-2019, 11:14 AM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Max Range in Cartridges & Calibers
    I would suggest that you go to a range that has steel targets. Get there early in the morning so hopefully the targets will have fresh paint on them...
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    06-25-2019, 01:22 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread 200gr SMK for .308 in Reloading
    I saw less grey on the lower left impact than the top right. Lower left didn't seem to get down to bare metal like the top right splat..
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    06-25-2019, 12:27 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread 200gr SMK for .308 in Reloading
    Are you referring to the 7:00 that barely scratched the paint?
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    06-25-2019, 12:25 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread 200gr SMK for .308 in Reloading
    You got 1253 out of a 175SMK?
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    06-25-2019, 12:23 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread Bi pod mounting in SOP
    I had a Harris knock off that I mounted legs forward so that I could load the pod with a little forward pressure to steady up before sending it. ...
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    06-25-2019, 12:15 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread 200gr SMK for .308 in Reloading
    I see one big splat at 2:00. Don't see any others that size. Is that the only 200gr impact? Am I missing something?
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    06-22-2019, 09:11 PM
    Martino1 replied to a thread 200gr SMK for .308 in Reloading
    My sweet spot unsuppressed was 41.5gr H4350 with 140 Berger hybrids. Have some pressure signs with can using that load so I set up some test rounds...
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    06-20-2019, 03:53 PM
    I shoot.22lr and occasionally 5.56 waiting for barrels to cool. .22 out to 200 is a hoot.
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    06-20-2019, 08:57 AM
    Just paying it forward. Guys here helped me out a lot. I don't count the rounds of 22 or 223 I shoot. I misunderstood your 400-700 number......
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    06-19-2019, 06:16 PM
    Speaking for myself, I shoot more slowly when I take the time to meticulously load each round. Save your brass just in case you change your...
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    06-19-2019, 08:45 AM
    WOW I wish I could shoot that much. For me the decision revolved around whether factory ammunition performed as well as hand loads tailored to my...
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