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LOL......."PROSTAFF"............ Taken up in the frenzy??????? Sorry....The devil made me do it.I couldn't agree more about the painting thing. I'm wondering what those paint jobs are going to look like after carrying the rifle for a few years. I really don't think a coyote cares if he's shot with a painted rifle not and I sure can't see putting some cheap paint on a good gun.
I recently put a Nikon 3x9 prostaff on my 17...no complaints. Nice scope for little moola.And remember if you are worried about spray painting a 300 dollar scope...it don't matter one iota to a coyote if it's sprayed or not. Those camo jobs are more for impressing hunters and guys on these sites.
Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:57 AM
Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:29 AM
I think the more you do this the more you'll start figuring things out. I'll admit, camoing your gun don't hurt a thing (except resale in some cases) but for sure is not necessary. I never have and would never consider painting one of my guns...I've been doing this long enough to realize if carrying around a non painted gun was costing me critters on the stand...it don't. My guns are well taken care of and I don't throw them around, I really dont buy all that stuff about it protecting the finish from rust/scratch's but if that makes someone feel better about painting it ...have at it. When I first started calling I did a lot of the things most guys do (full camo, cover scent etc.) then one day didn't wear all the camo...or left the cover scent in the truck...and found out I still called in just as many. There were other things that were much more important then that stuff. These were the days way before the internet or even monthly magazines so info was kinda scarce. With all the info available now I can see how new guys can get lead astray so easily...I guess recognizing good info requires a bit of background in the subject.
I'm gonna suggest another scope. ;)Take a look at the Bushnell Elite 3200. Grafs Dealer site has this one BUSHNELL 3-9x40mm E-3200 RAINGUARD MATTE MULTI-X for $151. Pretty good deal on a really nice scope.Also, I'm gonna chime in on the camo thing.I'm obviously new at all of this and I don't claim to be anywhere near the hunter most of you guys are.My take on the camo thing isn't necessarily about color or pattern. I think it's more about reflection. If you have a camo'd rifle vs a black or wood stock (even with matte finish) you are gonna get more reflection out of the non-camo'd one. Even a matte black synthetic stock is more reflective than flat camo. I try to be as still as possible when in a stand, but I'm not always perfectly still. If my movements can be diminished by having a camo'd rifle, it's worth it to me.I have camo'd ALL of my hunting rifles and shotgun. It was painful to paint a $1200 shotgun, but I got it to hunt with not look at. Plus the camo actually works as a protective layer for the firearm. I don't have to worry about exterior rust or scratches from walking through some of the thick stuff.
Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:38 AM
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:31 AM
Hey! I resent that remark. ANd it's only 40 yards away.
I do like seeing guys wear full camo and camo guns then place their e-caller 75 yards away... .
Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:54 PM
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:47 PM
Tell her it will get you out of the house and keep you out of trouble.
Now I have to try and pry the 267 dollars away from the wife from our tax return. Any advice on that!?
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I bought my Burris Full Field ll, rings & bases from Bear Basin.No free shipping, but they did have it to me the next day Lee
Anyway, good luck on your scope purchase. Oh, may wanta check out Bear Basin Outfitters (on the net) in Sacramento on their scope prices. Used to be purchases over $250 had free shipping. They use to have pretty good prices, but not sure today. Frank
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