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hey guys, sorry it's been a while, but things have been busy, i'm going to try to pick up where i left off and post about customer's guns we assist with optics and mounting solutions.

today, we did a cooper model 52 with a nightforce rifle scope and talley mounts. the customer wanted good low light performance and the ability to strech out and make long shots, so the nightforce 3.5-15x50 with the moar reticle was what he went with and is a great option for the task. http://www.sportoptics.com/nightforce-nxs-rifle-scope-C429.aspx

we went with a talley mounting system, it's robust, looks clean, and is light weight. http://www.sportoptics.com/talley-2piece-scope-base.aspx

the rifle has a number 5 contour barrel, so we went with 30mm medium (1 inch optical centerline) rings
http://www.sportoptics.com/talley-30mm-rings.aspx

I hope he enjoys shooting this rig as much as i enjoyed setting it up.

September 16, 2013 at 4:47pm

A customer recently came in our store wanting to set up his Winchester Super X3 12 Gauge. The weapon had factory installed cantilever rail along with a rifled barrel ideal for whitetail hunting. He wanted a scope with very little magnification along with an illuminated reticle to assist in low light situations.

Mounting was a breeze thanks to Winchester factory installing a cantilever mount directly to the barrel of the shotgun. We ended up using the Leupold PRW 30mm rings. With a medium height the scope cleared the barrel perfectly. Correction: the rings pictured are the Warne Maxima series. After mounting these, the customer favored the design of the Leupold PRW's over the Warne Maxima's.

http://www.sportoptics.com/leupold-prw-scope-rings.aspx

After looking at multiple options for the choice of optics to equip the shotgun with, the owner decided to go with the Zeiss Duralyt 1.2-5x36 illuminated. Zeiss has long been know for offering some of the best hunting optics in the world. The new Duralyt series of scopes offers the shooter a great combination of features, quality, and affordability. Our customer informed us that he most likely would not use the optic over 3x magnification. With a low magnification range of 1.2-5, it was a perfect fit. The Duralyt series is offered with both illuminated and non illuminated reticles. The customer decided on the illuminated model to aid him in low light situations. Ultimately, it was the perfect scope for his needs.

http://www.sportoptics.com/zeiss-duralyt-rifle-scope-5254059960.aspx

The customer is very happy with this package. the finished product is pictured below. if anyone ever needs help with anything optic related, give us a call or come swing by our shop in Hammond http://www.outdooroutfitters.com/

September 07, 2012 at 11:55am

I had a great day friday, even though I had to stay late at work, it was worth it because I got to set up several interesting rifles. this is the first of two i'll post about friday.
a friend of mine is a big 3 gun competition shooter, and came in with a Noveske rifle

http://noveskerifleworks.com/cgi-bin/imcart/display.cgi?item_id=18-556&cat=124&page=1&search=&since=&status=&title=

he wanted to upgrade optics so he would have the best equipment possible. we set him up with this swarovski z6i 1-6x24 with BRT-I reticle.

http://www.sportoptics.com/swarovski-z6i-gen2-rifle-scope-69135.aspx

this is by far the best 3 gun scope made, and you can run it like a red dot sight at close range quickly and it performs as good as a high powered scope at long range.

http://www.sportoptics.com/kahles-rifle-scope-k16i-10518.aspx

we also looked at this scope, but the swarovski won the day.

the last piece of the puzzle was the mounting system

http://www.sportoptics.com/nightforce-unimount-high-A190.aspx

it's a little lower than most mounts i use for ar style rifles, but it fit my customer perfectly. he went home with a rig that can really help him be competitive in competition.

More to come soon!

August 13, 2012 at 11:17am

A customer recently came in our store wanting to set up his custom built Rifle cambered in .308 Win. He wanted something that could be used for long range shooting and some hunting.

Mounting was made easy thanks to Bat Machine for machining a rail directly to the action. With 20 MOA built into the rail it allows the shooter to engage targets at those super long ranges.

We ended up outfitting this weapon with Nightforce Ultralight rings with a 1.125' optical center line (High). Due to the rail being permanently attached to the firearm it sat lower than a traditional aftermarket rail. Because of this we had to go with the high 1.125' optical center line rings rather than the medium 1'. These rings are made with anodized aluminum with titanium in the connection system, so they are more consistent, lighter, and stronger than their steel counterparts. The rings looked awesome on the gun and the height of the rings enable the customer to obtain proper cheek position and eye relief.

http://www.sportoptics.com/nightforce-ultralight-rings-A107.aspx

Due to the customer's multiple applications for his weapon, we decided to go with the Nightforce NXS 8-32x56 Zerostop with the NP-R2 reticle. The scope has lots of adjustment for longer range short, the zero stop lets you get back to your zero easily. the 56mm objective give you great light tranmission and really doesn't effect the mounting height as much as you would think. The NP-R2 reticle is multipurpose MOA spaced reticle. It is thin enough to engage targets at extremely long range and with the illumination turned on, the reticle can be used for low light hunting.

http://www.sportoptics.com/nightforce-nxs-rifle%20scopes-C349.aspx

The customer is very happy with this package. the finished product is pictured below. if anyone ever needs help with anything optic related, give us a call or come swing by our shop in Hammond http://www.outdooroutfitters.com/

July 26, 2012 at 10:29am

A customer recently came in our store wanting to set up his custom Surgeon Rifle cambered in 6x47 Lapua. He wanted something that could be used for long range shooting and hunting.

Mounting was made easy thanks to Surgeon for machining a rail directly to the action. With 20 MOA built into the rail it allows the shooter to engage targets at those super long ranges.

We ended up outfitting this weapon with Nightforce Ultralight rings with a 1.125' optical center line (High). Due to the rail being permanently attached to the firearm it sat lower than a traditional aftermarket rail. Because of this we had to go with the high 1.125' optical center line rings rather than the medium 1'. These rings are made with anodized aluminum with titanium in the connection system, so they are more consistent, lighter, and stronger than their steel counterparts. The rings looked awesome on the gun and the height of the rings enable the customer to obtain proper cheek position and eye relief.

http://www.sportoptics.com/nightforce-ultralight-rings-A107.aspx

Due to the customer's multiple applications for his weapon, we decided to go with the Nightforce NXS 8-32x56 Zerostop with the NP-R2 reticle. The scope has lots of adjustment for longer range short, the zero stop lets you get back to your zero easily. the 56mm objective give you great light tranmission and really doesn't effect the mounting height as much as you would think. The NP-R2 reticle is multipurpose MOA spaced reticle. It is thin enough to engage targets at extremely long range and with the illumination turned on, the reticle can be used for low light hunting.

http://www.sportoptics.com/nightforce-nxs-rifle%20scopes-C349.aspx

The customer is very happy with this package. the finished product is pictured below. if anyone ever needs help with anything optic related, give us a call or come swing by our shop in Hammond http://www.outdooroutfitters.com/

July 12, 2012 at 12:33pm

We get a lot of rifles here at the shop, and I'm going to start sharing each and every one here and tell you guys about it and what we used.

a little back ground to this rifle, a customer came in with this customer 338 laupa, he wanted a set up he could use to shoot long range.

we started out by deciding on a mounting system. We went with a picatinny rail with 20 moa built in for a few reasons, it provides a very stable and robust platform, it provides an additional 20 moa of elevation adjustment that comes in handy when shooting long range, and lastly it has an extra feature to help it withstand recoil of such a heavy round.

Nightforce Remington 700 Long Action 20 Moa Picatinny Rail

because of the contour of the barrel, we were able to go with some rings that have a 1 inch optical centerline. we went with the nightforce medium ultra light rings, these rings are made with anodized aluminum with titanium in the connection system, so they are more consistent, lighter, and stronger than their steel counterparts, and with the medium height, it really looked good on the gun and was close to the barrel and was comfortable for the customer

http://www.sportoptics.com/nightforce-ultralight-rings-A101.aspx

the last and most important part of the puzzle is the scope. we mounted up a nightforce 5.5-22x56 scope with high speed turrets, zero stop, and the new moar reticle. I could go on for hours about the different features, but I'll keep it short, the scope has lots of adjustment for longer range short, the zero stop lets you get back to your zero easily. the 56mm objective give you great light tranmission and really doesn't effect the mounting height as much as you would think. The moar reticle is thin enough to really use the capability of the rifle, but at the same time it's easy to see, and should you choose to your the reticle to calculate distance or wind hold, it's easy to do as well without being too cluttered.

http://www.sportoptics.com/nightforce-nxs-5-5-22x56-C434.aspx

the customer is very happy with this package and accurately hit targets out to 1500 yards with this set up. the finished product is pictured below. if anyone ever needs help with anything optic related, give us a call or come swing by our shop in Hammond http://www.outdooroutfitters.com/

June 25, 2012 at 3:48pm

I'm going to do a post about once a week, maybe more if more people come in our shop. you do have to travel to shoot distance around here unfortunately, but i'll look up some ranges near by and post that in my next post as well.

July 10, 2012 at 10:41am
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