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    I second the comment above about thinking about...

    I second the comment above about thinking about how YOU will use it the most. I bought my first scope 2 years ago and went with angled based on some of the very experienced guys that post on here. ...
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    Nikon ED50-A and Extra Eypeice

    I have it listed on ebay but thought someone with a back country tag might want to know about it. Brand new from Nikon as a replacement for one i sent in from repair. This is a completely new scope,...
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    Then we are in trouble since a fair number of us...

    Then we are in trouble since a fair number of us rely on BB to help us make up our minds. I am trying to decide whether or not to sell my ED50 and I may just go with Bitters latest trend, 65 scope...
  4. Ed 50

    The Nikon ED 50 is a great piece if you can live with the limited power range (33x or so from memory). I bought mine after reading reviews and getting some input from Bitterroot about 2 years ago. ...
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    Wife and i are headed out for a combo hunt in a...

    Wife and i are headed out for a combo hunt in a few weeks. Like several others, we just want to enjoy the country and look for a modest buck. I am considering accessing remote areas by water. Any...
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    nikon ed50

    I have a straight nikon ed50 body that is 99% if anyone wants it. I will list on ebay or clist next week but figured i would give folks on here a chance first.

    I bought an angled version, and...
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    bw pack

    I got my BW from Steve Speck last year and he is great to deal with. I found it functional, well laid out, quiet and tough. The only problem i had with it was that i did not like the way the rifle...
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    Poll: felony

    I was riding with a co-worker last fall when he got rear ended about 1.5 miles from a main college campus (where it is obvious with all university buildings). The other guy leaves his info and...
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    I just looked at the Cooper rifles. did not see...

    I just looked at the Cooper rifles. did not see any short mags...... would have thought they were available.
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    lighten up the pack

    While i am green as can be on the western backpacking hunts, i have packed from coast to coast on extended trips (greater than 7 days) and in winter trips. My longest trek was a 20+ day trip where i...
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    Haha. Could have worded that a little better! ...

    Haha. Could have worded that a little better!

    Yeah, my wife is always rigging stuff like that too. Het attitude this weekend was "lets just figure out how to make my real backpack work on our NM...
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    My wife just sent her Cali pack to Scheels for a...

    My wife just sent her Cali pack to Scheels for a return. The way the fabric of the shoulder straps come together in a radius was rubbing the back of her neck in our shake down trip two weeks ago. I...
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    There is a lot of info here....we use 50mm...

    There is a lot of info here....we use 50mm objective stuff here on "bean field" hunts and that is what I have always carried to the praries, so i knew that my existing optics are out.

    Gonna pick...
  14. Bruce Eberlestock was great and responded quickly...

    Bruce Eberlestock was great and responded quickly but I have not heard back from badlands.

    - "A lot depends on what you are going to do with the pack-but the H1 will certainly fit her"


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    The Gitzo Basalt legs were a good idea. You...

    The Gitzo Basalt legs were a good idea. You can't go wrong with Gitzo and less than 2#.....

    I ordered one today at 249.00 which is substantially better than carbon fiber versions and I am not...
  16. sounds like there are some good answers for...

    sounds like there are some good answers for several of us with the same challenge. I sent emails to badlands and eberlestock this evening, asking for 15" torso length packs. I will update this...
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    Will do BB. I have enough questions floating...

    Will do BB. I have enough questions floating around on here for the time being. I can work it out over a few weeks or even the next few months..

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    Thanks guys. A lot of little things to...

    Thanks guys. A lot of little things to consider.... When i backpack, or duck hunt all over the U.S., i dont have to figure all of this out. :) I lean towards lighter....Going from 800' above sea...
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    UH - Thanks for the reply. The info definitely...

    UH - Thanks for the reply. The info definitely helps a lot... I will look into dry ice and check at least two large coolers if I fly. One of the advantages, and there are few, or traveling as much...
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    Best Size Optics for Backcountry?

    With a lot of purchases to make between now and October, i am starting with binoculars. So, i am looking for input on the optimum size...what ya'll think is the best for you and why. I am speaking...
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    Yep. Now that I have decided on binos, i am...

    Yep. Now that I have decided on binos, i am moving on to my decision in a spotting scope. I think i am going to stick with 60ish mm objective due to weight and I may get the wife a lower...
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    I went to buy them when i saw your post and have...

    I went to buy them when i saw your post and have found a way to get it to 120, or even close...for that price, i would have jumped on it.
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    Thanks for the great post. This is very, very...

    Thanks for the great post. This is very, very helpful to those of us who have to make decisions on something less than Alphas, or at least are looking for an option to coughing up that much dough...
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    NM GMU24 - First Western Mulie Hunt

    First of all...Thanks Eastman!! The help provided by the site and magazine for going through the western draw process has made it all a lot easier than it would be if I had to track all that down on...
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    That is dissapointing. In trying to force...

    That is dissapointing. In trying to force promotion of local economic prospertiy, we continue to pass laws that push us closer and closer to hunting being a sport for the rich and elite. It is...
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