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Here's mine.






Remington SPS Tactical .223
Warne mounts
Nightforce low rings .885
Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 4.5 X 14 - 40pr

Everthing box standard, only basic but does the job.
 

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Nice rifle mate. Also, looks like a well used webbing set. Whats that big bum pack, I've never seen one like that. Also is that a TacOps cheek pad??
 

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Yes nice gun indeed! How do you like that Leupold scope? I have the same on with a 50mm objective, but so far I like it!
 

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Thanks guys. Quick, the pouch you are talking about is just an aftermarket one, a little bit bigger than a minimi pouch. This is the webbing I used when I was in the army, this is the setup I used is my last roll as a F89 gunner. Cheek pad is a hong kong special of ebay, $15 I think that was delivered too, does a nice job worth every cent. Love the Leupold, bit pricey here in Aus ($1300aus) but I would buy one again tomorrow. 40mm lets it sit just a little bit lower, which feels real comfortable for me.
 

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Nice. I thought about the leupolds and have alooks through a few of them and do like them.

I thought that pouch looked different. I have a set up that I use for cadets that a good rest for my rifle aswell. F89 gunner huh. Mmmm, would love to have a few rounds through the minimi. It looks like fun!!
 

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Yeah the F89 was a nice weapon, accurate(for a machine gun), it's light weight made it real easy to fight with and it's a good weapon for what it it meant for( a light support weapon). But the weapon that always got my blood pumping was the M-60. Just hearing one got the adrenaline going. Letting loose with some 7.62 downrange, standing firing from the hip and shoulder or just down on the ground using the bipod, now that is what I call fun.
 

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An M60, Now that would be fun. Have you used the MAG58?? I wouldnt mind trying on of them out one day. One of my Cadets callsign's is 'Gunner', He loves the M60 and thats what we picture him carrying in the bush. He is Louis who was at my mates place with us shooting. He never let go of that M60 relipca at all I swear.
 

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40mm lets it sit just a little bit lower, which feels real comfortable for me.
I like the lower feel as well. However, I currently have the high rings on mine, but I think I could switch to mediums or even low. I think it's just a bit too high with high rings on a 20 MOA base. I made a cheek rest for mine, which seems to help get a better cheek weld with the scope being higher. I will shoot it using that before switching rings.

Gosh, another $100 for rings... I would rather spend that on something else. How do you like the Night Force rings? What made you choose those over the Mark 4 rings?
 

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Hey check out ebay for a cheek rest like mine, I can't remember the seller but I am sure they will still be on there. You'll get one for under $15 delivered. I packed some foam rubber under mine just to make it a bit higher now it feels perfect.
I think if one day you rebarrel your rifle with a more straight taper barrel you will need the medium rings and you would have to swap the low's back to mediums. If I were getting a 50mm scope I would get the mediums just for that reason, just another thing to think off too. But just check the height, low's might be ok with a straight taper barrel.
$100 for rings lucky you, over here is Aus the cheapest I could get Mark 4 rings for was $270. From the looks of it Mark 4 and nightforce rings look nearly the same. I got the Nightforce rings for $191aus so for $80 cheaper that's the only reason I chose the nightforce. The markup on leupold over here is nasty. But the nightforce do the job very well, good solid rings, I would but them again even if both were the same price.
Have fired a MAG58 and they are just as much fun as the M60. Growing up watching Vietnam war movies seeing the 60 in them and wishing I could shoot one I just have a soft spot for the M60. I've got a replica M60 too.
 

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Are the NightForce rings better quality then the Leupolds??
 

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I would say the Nightforce are just as good or even better. NF scopes are certainly more expensive than a Mark 4 any day. I think they have a little better glass even.
 

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I prefer the NF scopes over the Leupolds.
 

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The call of an aftermarket stock was too hard to resist. The Houge stock shot very well but I found it hard to get comfortable behind. This one is a Wilddog Heavy Varmint Stock. Wait was only 4 weeks, have not shot with it yet but it feels really good. Enormous barrel channel because it's built for a fat target barrel so my barrel is well and truly floated. Heard some good reports on their Light Varmint stock so I ordered this one, it's a bit chunkier than the light varmint.





 

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NICE mate. That looks sweet. How much does it weigh??
 

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It actually does'nt feel that much heavier than the houge. When I get a chance I'll weigh them both and let you know.
 

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Ok then cheers. I've lined a 700P take off for my SPS Tactical. $200 AUD w/ a Karsten Cheek-Peice. Helps that they guys selling it to me is a mate. At this rate. The Hogue wont even be on the rifle when I shoot it.
 

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That's a great price for that stock. This one set me back $600, being where we are our options are limited for buying shooting gear at reasonable prices. Importers like to make their profit and then some.
 

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SempreFi, you guys have a unlimited choice of different stuff for your rifles, for us, the firearms tarde is pretty much a cottage industry. It hurts me at times. Hell, there is ONLY ONE gunsmith here in WA!!!! In the WHOLE STATE!!!
 
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