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Hi, my name is Nick.
I've only had my 700 for about a year, but i've been shooting for over ten years. I hunt for mostly everything I can here in South Dakota. My dad and I have been reloading for our rifles for about four years. We've been practicing long range shooting for about two years, but haven't had the opportunity to use it while hunting yet.

Here's my rifle
Remington 700 SPS Buckmasters in .243 Win
Hogue Full Bed Overmold Stock
Warne 20 MOA 1 piece base
Leupold VX-I 4-12x40mm w/ M1 Turrets
Harris 9-13" Bipod

I'm shooting a 95gr Berger Hunting VLD at ~2950fps

 

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Nice Rifle. I use The Claw too. Welcome to the forums.
 

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I assume the "Claw" is whats on the barrel in the photo? What's that used for?

Nice rifle! Dad is hunting with Berger VLD bullets this year and they certainly shoot really well. Nice and flat. He's shooting a .270 and he can get about an 1.5" at 150 yards or so. Not bad for an old Winchester Model 70!

How do you like that VX scope?
 

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The Claw is the sling. The wide soft rubber part works very well in terms of keeping the rifle from sliding around when carrying it, especially over rough country. The thing on the barrel is a harmonic dampener. Lowers barrel vibration. I've never used one.
 

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I love my Leupolds, the VX-I is my third and it is excellent. They all have great glass and a lifetime warranty. I'd really like to get a VX-3 6.5-20x50mm LRT and put it on my 7mag so i could move my VX-II 6-18x40mm to my 243, but that is just a pipe dream for now.

The rubber piece on the barrel is a Limbsaver Barrel De-Resonator.
I've heard some people say the don't work, some say they do. I do know that they can affect your accuracy quite a bit, i shot through about 30 rounds with my 700 adjusting the position. I believe that getting it to "work" is all about finding the sweet spot, moving it changed my groups from about 3" to 0.75" at 100 yards (which is where i'm at now)
You can buy them at most any sporting goods stores & they run about $20 a piece.

The Bergers do quite well for hunting, i took two antelope last month with my 243, a mulie buck last year and, I've also taken an assortment of varmints. They expand quite nicely and everything but the mulie dropped in its tracks (i hit him in the heart but, he had some fight in him)
 

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THe barrell deresonators are awesome and are a must buy for rifles that can't quite shoot to there potential. I put one on a rem 710 a few years ago and I was getting under inch groups with it on. Best twenty bucks you'll ever spend for an accessory.
 
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