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.308 Lover

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About .308 Lover

  • Birthday 12/27/1950

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania
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  1. The lead times are getting ridiculous, for sure. He could go with the 24" stainless fluted barrel and get a new rifle case. Always an option.
  2. Gone to that great shooting range in the sky.
  3. I found the DPMS barrels. The first two times I looked the page was blank. Try this link, no uppers, barrels only (.308) http://www.dpmsinc.com/308-Win-762x51-NATO_c_203.html
  4. Actually, I'm from SW PA, near to the hometown of Tony Dorsett and not too far from Beaver Falls myself. Small world, eh?
  5. My DPMS LR .308 is actually chambered in .308. It is very accurate. The prices are great too, if you can find one. Try Rguns, they have them listed for $950 (for ffl holders, many ffl holders can get you one for 10% or so above cost).
  6. Welcome from PA. Hope you get your AR sorted out soon. Summer and fall yet to go, good times for shooting.
  7. .308 Lover

    .308 Noob

    Welcome from PA. Love those .308's!
  8. Welcome from PA. My mother is from Danville, VA, and I have friends in VA (Roanoke). Its a great, beautiful state. I always enjoy visiting there. A lot of the AR style rifles are every bit as (or even more) accurate than a lot of bolt-action rifles. Glad you got one before the politicians make the semi-auto's illegal.
  9. Welcome, Reloader, and I predict that you will be mighty happy with your DPMS Oracle. DPMS rifles tend to be extremely accurate. Try some Varget powder in your .308. You wont' be sorry.
  10. I've been trying to work up some loads in my .308 Browning BLR. The 165 gr. Sierra Game King HPBT's work fine. I'm getting groups of right around 1/2 inch at 100 yards (for 3 shots), sometimes a little over 1/2" and sometimes a little under and sometimes just about right at 1/2" with Varget powder. I also tried some IME 4064 and some H4895. They look promising and I'm not through with those powders yet. I accurized the BLR rifle by reaming out the center of the fore end (where the hanger from the frame goes through, as it was not only touching there, but really bearing down to one side) and by taking some wood out of the barrel channel and glass bedding it. The fore end was really pushing hard on one side of the barrel, the same side the hanger rod was pushing the fore end to. Groups are about 1/3 the size that they used to be and it doesn't open the groups up when the barrel gets hot. The BLR has a 1 in 12" twist. I've only tried a few loads with 125 gr. Noslers and 147 gr. IMI FMJ's but nothing yet, just large groups. On Sunday I'm going to try the bullets that don't shoot in the 12" twist in a rifle with a 10" twist. Has anyone tried these bullets in a 10" twist barrel, and if so, how did they shoot. What powder did you use? I have H322, H4895, IMR 4064, Varget and H414. I have some LeveRevolution powder too and I tried that with the 165 gr. moly-coated bullets. I got good velocity but the accuracy was not so great, 3 shots in 1 1/2" for the best load. Any help and advise would be appreciated.
  11. What kind of scopes do you use? Mil dots? Are you a sniper for the military or police? Just curious. FBI HRT maybe? Homeland Security?
  12. Since I have seen so many comments about how the military DOESN'T use Shepherd scopes, I will email Shepherd Scopes tomorrow morning asking them if they sell any of their scopes to the military and if they do, how many. If I get a response I'll post a copy of the email here. If I'm wrong, everyone will know it and maybe I'll look like a fool. But what if I'm right? Maybe the half-dozen or so who opposed me might look like...
  13. Thanks for your nice response. I never said these were sniper scopes, but I did say they could be used as such as the 18" range finding circles would work pretty well on a man from his belt to his neck. Very fast to line up and shoot. I guess the schools teach snipers how to multiply and turn the turret on the mil-dot scopes. The guy using the Shepherd scope could have half a dozen of the enemy down before the guy with the mil-dot scope even gets on his first target. I'll never be on a sniper team and I'll never be used for assault support. I'm 64 years old and I served 4 years in the military. Unless a war breaks out in this country, I just practice seeing how close I can put the bullets together, just like most people do. How about you?
  14. Until I ORDERED and bought my Shepherd scope, I had never seen one. To this day (I have 2 Shepherd scopes now) I have never seen another one, except in a Cabela's showcase. Note: Cabela's does not have Shepherd scopes listed in their online catalog. They may not carry them anymore. I first learned about Shepherd Scopes in Shotgun News in the 1980's. No, I'm not affiliated with Shepherd Scopes. When anyone is considering a new scope, I might have you curious enough to check out a Shepherd scope. You would be doing yourself a favor. When I bought the P2 model in 1994, It was $450. That's a 3.5X10.5 with an adjustable objective and set for the 168 Sierra at 2700 fps muzzle velocity The V2 model I bought in 2008 (I think, the sales slip is in the box which is in my safe). It is 6x18 power and is also set for 2700 fps with the Sierra 168 Match King and works on the same 18" circle range finding principle. It was $850, but I can't remember if that was $800 plus tax or $850 plus tax. These models also work with other calibers. You get a list of calibers, bullet weights and velocities with which your scope will work in the box the scope comes in. Shepherd also makes a P1 and a P3 model which are set for lower muzzle velocities (P1) or for higher muzzle velocities (P3)/ The only thing I didn't like about my first scope was that the cross-hairs are a little thick. I just use targets that are easy to line up the cross-hairs on when I am shooting groups at 100 yards. Once you get so far out, I think it is 600 yards, the circles no longer have little cross-hairs inside of them so there is no thickness to worry about there. The reason I brought up Shepherd scopes is BECAUSE they are scarce. Not too many people I know of have seen one or looked through one, unless it was one of mine. I like the features on the Shepherd scopes so much that I thought I would share with you just how good these scopes are. Just because you don't know anyone who has one, or you have never seen one, doesn't mean that they aren't any good. In this case quite the contrary is true. Here's a link to Shepherd's catalog. http://www.shepherdscopes.com/2015Catalog.pdf Please have a look and pay particular attention to pages 23-28 where a bunch of military people (who supposedly don't use Shepherd scopes) can be seen using Shepherd scopes. I worked up a load with Varget powder that got a Sierra 168 gr. match bullet going just a little over 2700 fps so I knew the scope should be "on" clear to 1000 yards after I zeroed it in at 100 yards. This load grouped under 1/2" at 100 yards for 5 shots so I knew it had the potential to be accurate further out. The place I was working at the time had a sportsman's club with a rifle range that went to 500 yards. A guy I worked with belonged to that club and he took me shooting there as he wanted to see how the Shepherd scope worked too. So we went to the club and put up a 200 yard military target for open sights at 500 yards. This target has a black 18" circle with scoring rings on it which was imposed on a piece of off-white paper. Eighteen inches is just what you want to have and the target was a circle. It is very easy to line up a circle with another circle. We both shot my rifle and we both shot about the same sized groups. They were 3 5/8" (or very close to it) for 5 shots at 500 yards. My friend and myself were both very impressed with the scope. It is nice to know that with the scope I have, I zero for 100 yards and I'm zeroed for every hundred yards up to 1000 yards. All I really have to worry about is getting the windage right. In between every hundred yards is covered too, but you have to judge how far the target is by using one circle that is too small and one circle that is too big (both circles are located next to each other, of course). You hold such a shot in the middle of the two circles and shoot. You judge how far in between the circles to hold and shoot. You won't be too far off and you will probably get a hit if you do things right. It is really gratifying to know that when you take your rifle with the Shepherd scope on it, you are sighted in clear to 1000 yards. That rifle hits right where you hold the scope, if you do it right. I have low rings on my rifle (Remington Varmint Sythetic in .308 with the factory trigger adjusted down to 12 ounces) made by S & K in Pittsfield, PA. They are very low and they adjust for windage. Higher rings, even medium rings, would, I feel, through the scope off, more at longer ranges. The S & K rings and bases have been advertised for decades in Rifle and Handloader magazines. A guy named Dave Gentry has been making an exact knockoff of these rings and bases for a few years now. The patent must have expired. But these rings and bases are some more gun stuff I have that I am highly pleased with so I though I would share that with you too. I only wish some of you guys lived close enough to me so that we could do some shooting together and I could show you how quick and easy the Shepherd scopes are to use. Plus, we might become friends. Those with the same interests (in this case its shooting, especially rifles) sometimes have that happen to them.
  15. There is also a video on the Shepherd online catalog (the one I told you takes a long time to load). If you did indeed watch the video, you would have seen several scenes of American soldiers blowing up mines (IED's, I imagine) using a rifle with a Shepherd scope on it. In the catalog it military trainers mention several times how quickly recruits pick up on the Shepherd Scope, making their jobs a lot easier. It looks like the military DOES have some contact with the military, or the military has some contact with Shepherd Scopes. O, BTW, below is a picture of the elusive Mark Delmont. He is in a Shepherd Scopes booth at the 2014 SHOT SHOW. Note that below his name it says "Military and Police Liaison". You can find this on You Tube. Here is a link to the page it is on: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=shepherd+scope+review 2:29 Shepherd Enterprises - SHOT Show 2014 - What the Stuff Outdoor Adventure TV by Swamp City Productions 1 year ago 1,272 views Transcript: With a product that literally started as a dream more than 30 ye
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