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Offline 7mmfan

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2018, 03:22:02 PM »
I picked up a 4 man Pyramid shelter from Johnathan_S and a Seek Outside titanium box stove to heat it. A couple more odds and ends and I'll be ready for an all out back country assault!
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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2018, 07:27:31 AM »
Javelin bipod and a new spotter for me. Probably some new clothes before fall Iíd guess too.

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2018, 08:23:04 AM »
Bought a new spotter right after Fall, Leica APO 65mm. Actually sold my binos to buy it, so in the market for binos now.

Personal gear is pretty solid. ALways a few small tweaks here and there. Nothing substantial. Replaced some Sitka gear with some mountaineering focused gear (clothing) to help free up cash.

Not sure if it will be done in time, but I do have a new 30-06 build going on. Fingers crossed.

Since my super cool kid carbon fiber trekking poles failed, I returned them and went back to the bomb proof aluminum Black Diamond poles that lasted like 8 years before I left them at a camp ground.


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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2018, 01:09:10 PM »
Not 100% sure I'll have the budget for it, but hoping to upgrade my 10x28 Nikons to a pair of 10x42 Vortex Viper HDs.
Get the Maven C series instead. Cheaper than the Vipers and better than anything less than $800. I kid you not.

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2018, 01:25:43 PM »
Just ordered some new boots. Schnees Granite Pro. I like the fact that they use OutDry instead of GoreTex and are uninsulated.

Might swap out my factory tikka stock for a VG2 from stockys.

Just diving into reloading after a buddy gifted me some of his equipment so I'll be building a sturdy reloading table for the press.

Other than that, I'm all set!

If by chance I sell a few extra houses this summer I might pony up for a new Spotter, but the Razor does just fine to be honest.

Love reading all these lists guys! Gear junkies unite!

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2018, 02:33:36 PM »
Ian,

Look at the heavy duty table that they sell at Harbor Freight for a reloading set up.  I helped a coworker get one set up and he loves it.

Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2018, 09:00:33 PM »
Got the Exo 3500 and an enlightened equipment quilt. Still have a few other items to check out too.

Have you used the quilt yet how do you like it

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2018, 09:21:54 PM »
Ian,

Look at the heavy duty table that they sell at Harbor Freight for a reloading set up.  I helped a coworker get one set up and he loves it.
Will do, appreciate the advice!

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2018, 06:24:27 AM »
Got the Exo 3500 and an enlightened equipment quilt. Still have a few other items to check out too.

Have you used the quilt yet how do you like it

I havenít got out to try the quilt yet. Iíd like to try it this weekend, but it supposed to rain. Iíll make sure to give an update when I do.

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2018, 07:07:00 AM »
This is first year that I can remember where I literally need nothing.

My hunting budget is going 100% to actually going and doing it (hunting) this year   :tup:

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2018, 09:11:50 PM »
Trying out a steripen this year. Likely will run a tikka SL 7mm-08 for backcountry hunts. Giving Salomon 4D gtx 2s a try. I think that should do it.
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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2018, 01:07:09 PM »
Woooooh-whoooo!!!! Just updated to a new truck...

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2018, 08:41:49 AM »
Hopefully upgrading my ride to a Nissan Xterra and my Winchester model 100 308 to a Howa Kuiu verde 308 and my rain gear.

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2018, 08:56:58 AM »
I added a 338 edge to my backcountry arsenal!

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Re: 2018 upgrades
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2018, 10:02:24 AM »
New Chevy truck and then bought a Sako A7 Roughtech in 7 mag and then a week later won a Kimber Mtn Ascent in 7 mag as well. Not sure which one to keep and which one to sell. Whichever I sell will provide $$ for a Leupold VX5 for the one I keep.

May upgrade the tent from a Easton 2P to a Hilleberg 2P.
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