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10 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

That makes perfect sense, the MDT stocks just always struck me as target focused so I didn't consider the other factors. I'm lucky in that a standard CZ stock fits me pretty well. I would love to have 3000 acres to play on. Maybe if I win the lottery one day...for the time being I'm limited to small calibre shooting (at least until we move and I'll actually be close enough to get to a range)

What calibre do you use for coyotes? I'm guessing you're looking at something like a .308 for accuracy at that range?

 

I got my farm cheap. Only took me 20 years of way below minimum wage work for my parents. :poke: I don't know how the people buying land at the current prices think they'll pay for it. I'm struggling at times to pay bills and I owe less than a quarter of what market value is. 

 

I'll go with a 308 because it's a versatile round and not all that expensive. Salesman told me I could get it in a .223 but that kind of goes against the whole purpose for me. Can't shoot very far relatively and can't use for deer or other big game. Wouldn't mind something in .223 or 7.62x39 for plinking but most of my shooting might be at the edge of their accurate range. The land around here has a fair amount of flat land and then a lot of big hills and coulees with a little bit of trees. So unless you only want to crawl the low areas you need something with some range.

 

I'm hoping I'll be good enough for the rifle. As a kid and young adult I was a very good shot because it was my main form of entertainment. For way to many years I haven't done much target shooting or hunted. Only shot pests and cattle to butcher. That was another good thing about my SMLE, a 10 round magazine. My dad brought me up to hit with almost every bullet. The last few years I've been saying I need that extra capacity because I can't hit [email protected]#%. Need to change that and get back in practice.

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1 hour ago, Zink said:

 

I got my farm cheap. Only took me 20 years of way below minimum wage work for my parents. :poke: I don't know how the people buying land at the current prices think they'll pay for it. I'm struggling at times to pay bills and I owe less than a quarter of what market value is. 

 

I'll go with a 308 because it's a versatile round and not all that expensive. Salesman told me I could get it in a .223 but that kind of goes against the whole purpose for me. Can't shoot very far relatively and can't use for deer or other big game. Wouldn't mind something in .223 or 7.62x39 for plinking but most of my shooting might be at the edge of their accurate range. The land around here has a fair amount of flat land and then a lot of big hills and coulees with a little bit of trees. So unless you only want to crawl the low areas you need something with some range.

 

I'm hoping I'll be good enough for the rifle. As a kid and young adult I was a very good shot because it was my main form of entertainment. For way to many years I haven't done much target shooting or hunted. Only shot pests and cattle to butcher. That was another good thing about my SMLE, a 10 round magazine. My dad brought me up to hit with almost every bullet. The last few years I've been saying I need that extra capacity because I can't hit [email protected]#%. Need to change that and get back in practice.

I don't know how people buy at current prices for larger blocks either, probably why in this country so much of the good farmland is being bought up by corporations rather than individuals. We got lucky and picked up 5 acres last year at a reasonable price for the area, but anything larger was well outside what we could afford.

I would agree, a .223 really isn't suitable for what you're wanting. I'm also a bit out of experience with shooting as well, although last time I had anything larger than an air rifle out I was still shooting a decent group at 50m.

@corsair, I'm the one with the CZ 😛, but your advice still stands on the scope.

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15 hours ago, Zink said:

 

If I could get ammunition I'd stick to my SMLE. Love those rifles. The main reason I'm looking at the MDT stock over a more traditional one is easy adjustability to fit me better. I'm pretty tall and find a lot of rifles have too short of stocks for me. Makes it awkward when using scopes. With this I should be able to get a perfect match for easier more accurate shooting. I don't have a range near me but owning over 3,000 acres of land means I have somewhere to shoot. The last few years coyotes have been a big problem for me, killing a lot of my calves. They got smart and stay out of range when they see my vehicles. This may double my effective range and let me get at them without knowing I'm there.

I find the lack of 303 British, disturbing. 

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10 minutes ago, TGP said:


I just skip, when the war/plague of YouTube links ensues. 

I usually do, too, but something about @Gadgetman!'s post made me take a chance. 

So far, it's pretty interesting. It's a mini-documentary on how Norway clears it's mountain roads. 

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Thursday morning I had an appointment with a customer to do a price change for their vacuums, tellers and bays. Pretty simple procedure, I set the programming, and push it out to all of the bays/vacuums/tellers.  However, I won't do it without someone on site, so that that person can go and check that all of the equipment did, in fact, properly update with the new prices and settings and/or that we didn't accidently break something. 

So my last instructions to the person I was dealing with on Thursday was "I'm done. Now go check everything and make sure it's all working right, charging the right prices, etc. Call me back if you find any issues"   


When the rest of Thursday and most of Friday had gone by and I hadn't heard from the site, I closed the ticket. 

You know where this is going, right?  

Yep, this morning I come into emails and service calls that two different things aren't working.   Things they should have caught if they had done the checks I told them to last Thursday. 

I have NO sympathy for the complaint "we've been down all weekend!" that has been part of every call/email from them this morning. 

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