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  1. NurseFet

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    I can't wait to go shoot it! I'm not a fan of indoor ranges, so I'm hoping for some warmer weather soon to help me out. Now I just have to find a scope... one thing at a time, though. Rome wasn't built in a day.
     

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    Congrats! Very jealous of the R8 purchase!!
     
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    Unless you already know what scope you are buying, that's putting the cart before the horse. Too many scope mounting choices with the Blaser.
     

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    I have the physical rifle and the mounting device, now all I need is the physical scope. And I thought choosing the rifle was going to be the hardest part...
     

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    To help with your scope purchase a good rule of thumb is to spend the same on the scope as you did on the rifle. @WFet knows this and I'm sure he's budgeted properly! ;)
     

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    Budgeting? What is this thing you call budgeting? We lost sight of this concept after I got handed the Blaser... So it may be some time before I get the perfect scope for the rifle.
     
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    I love this concept.
    Although my Department of Finance (aka My Bride) has informed me that this will not be the case in our household.

    FYI - I have a Trijicon 4-16x50 with 30mm tube and red post for sale, PM if you are interested.
     

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    This was not meant to be one of those purchases that we broke the budget. But the best laid plans of mice and men... I will mention the scope to @WFet and see what he thinks and get back you. I am even more clueless about scopes than I am about rifles. And our Department of Finance (me) had a moment of weakness, which is now apparent as it lays on our bed awaiting storage. These moments only happen occasionally, so @WFet enjoys them a lot when they do.
     
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    Yep!
     
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    Were you able to try the Intuition version of the R8?
     

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    Sadly, I saw the post on here about the R8 Intuition after we had purchased the Success model. Surprisingly, the stock and design of the Success fit me perfectly and I felt no need to try another rifle. I will keep this model in mind if I ever purchase another rifle from Blaser, though.
     

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    Have a look at a Leupold VX5 2-10 with the firedot reticle. What diameter rings did you get with the scope mount, 25mm or 30mm. You will need 30mm for the VX5.
     
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    I have the 30mm rings. I was advised that was the size that would fit most scopes I would be using. And Leopold is definitely on top of our list as places to start looking. I’ll have to remember that style.
     

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    nursefet,
    here are some thoughts based on my own history.
    when i was young i found the 308 recoil a little difficult to get used to, as do most beginners.
    it makes hold, trigger control, and follow through more difficult to come to grips with.
    these things must be ingrained into the subconscious to be a successful hunter, allowing the conscious to focus on other things.
    if you have access to an air rifle or a 22 rimfire, firing thousands of rounds with such can be of grea advantage.
    another help is dry firing your 308 daily in a meaningful way, taking particular care to know where the crosshair was when the firing pin fell.
    this is called calling your shot.
    and keep aiming after firing pin fall. this is called follow through.
    if your rifle has interchangeable barrels, a next step would be to purchase a 223 barrel and shoot that a lot
    some of this shooting could be varmint shooting, which is a good introguction to hunting in many ways.
    i will not say good luck, because shooting is about putting in the work to get the reward.
    bruce.
     
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    I have been fortunate to naturally have decent aim with long guns. @WFet likes to brag that of the 5 times I’ve ever shot a rifle, 4 of those bullets ended with something dead. I am looking forward to getting to practice more with my Blaser and will keep your advice in mind as I break it in at the range.
     

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    Yes. I had seen that also. The model 11 which are the short action cartridges are no longer produced. I hate it because it is a great rifle.
    The 111 ladyhunter in 270 and 30-06 are still in production though.
     
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    Congratulations on your rifle
    I hope you enjoy it with gusto.
     
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    whatever you shoot, and however good you are, dry firing is always of benefit, probably more so than live fire.
    and you can do it in the home every day, without having to clean a barrel or pay for ammo.
    just ask david tubb.
    bruce.
     
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    Couldn't agree more!
     
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    I have always been taught that dry firing a weapon a lot is bad for it. Have I been misinformed? That would be amazing news if so. I also want to check because the last thing I want to do is mess up my brand new toy :p
     

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