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TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula MemberPosts: 293 Member
Today I finally decided to install my new Zeiss to my rifle. It's mounted on Sako Optilocks. It turned out sweet little rifle that I love more and more. When I was at it I tweaked the trigger too. Last two shots are 200gr Nosler Partitions @75 yards as I sighted it in on my home yard and that's the longest I have room to shoot. On the other hand it's very rare to shoot beyond 150 yards while hunting here. And I will go to the official range next summer with it. Oh how I wait for the next deer/moose season. This Mauser actioned 30-06 is definitely here to stay. It's not the most sexiest caliber or the rifle, but it has been trustworthy tool for me this first season. Classic action in classic caliber. Love it.







To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
-William Blake-

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,658 Senior Member
    Looks good :up:
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,269 Senior Member
    Nice scope, great rifle. Those rings are a bit high and look...... heavy.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,867 Senior Member
    Nice work.


    .30-06 is right plenty for your needs----I believe.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I like the rings and bases. They look bullet proof.
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Nice scope, great rifle. Those rings are a bit high and look...... heavy.

    This. You need some Talley one piece rings.

    I tend to disagree with you. I think that is one sexy combo. The most common, most versatile cartridge (at least in the US) paired with the standard all other bolt actions are compared against.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,732 Senior Member
    Skol! Looks good. I can't imagine a situation where that rig won't serve you well.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,500 Senior Member
    Trust me TM, our preferred passtime of sneaking around in the woods wearing long johns, Gore Tex, and baggy cammies, with multiple days between shaves and showers is not generally regarded as "sexy", so I wouldn't worry about what the chicks think of your rifle.

    But really, most indestructible military action chambering the most powerful military cartridge in a stable laminated stock? Only bad news I've got for you is the time you'll get to spend keeping rust off the carbon steel. You aren't gonna need anything else.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula Member Posts: 293 Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    Trust me TM, our preferred passtime of sneaking around in the woods wearing long johns, Gore Tex, and baggy cammies, with multiple days between shaves and showers is not generally regarded as "sexy", so I wouldn't worry about what the chicks think of your rifle.

    But really, most indestructible military action chambering the most powerful military cartridge in a stable laminated stock? Only bad news I've got for you is the time you'll get to spend keeping rust off the carbon steel. You aren't gonna need anything else.
    Yeah, I know what you mean. What I meant was that my rig does't have any "modern" caliber or grade 5 walnut stock with some match grade barrel assembled and detailed by some big name custom builder. But I like my plane Jane rifle. Now it has (in my opinion) some of the greatest stuff from the world of guns. Mauser action that feeds and ejects like a dream, nice scope from the reputable maker, laminated stock that can take the beating and weather. These combined to all time classic 30-06. I really really like my rifle. It's all go instead of show. I belive it's more than sum of it's parts. And above all, that cheap(ish), real steel Remington/Zastava has bagged a lot of game for me on it's (and my) first season.
    To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
    -William Blake-
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    Yeah, I know what you mean. What I meant was that my rig does't have any "modern" caliber or grade 5 walnut stock with some match grade barrel assembled and detailed by some big name custom builder. But I like my plane Jane rifle. Now it has (in my opinion) some of the greatest stuff from the world of guns. Mauser action that feeds and ejects like a dream, nice scope from the reputable maker, laminated stock that can take the beating and weather. These combined to all time classic 30-06. I really really like my rifle. It's all go instead of show. I belive it's more than sum of it's parts. And above all, that cheap(ish), real steel Remington/Zastava has bagged a lot of game for me on it's (and my) first season.

    Your rig is outstanding - you have taken game with it and have been happy doing it. Enough said - every hunter should be so lucky. :beer:
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,383 Senior Member
    Looks GREAT and you know it performs, well done
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Yeah, I know what you mean. What I meant was that my rig does't have any "modern" caliber or grade 5 walnut stock with some match grade barrel assembled and detailed by some big name custom builder. But I like my plane Jane rifle. Now it has (in my opinion) some of the greatest stuff from the world of guns. Mauser action that feeds and ejects like a dream, nice scope from the reputable maker, laminated stock that can take the beating and weather. These combined to all time classic 30-06. I really really like my rifle. It's all go instead of show. I belive it's more than sum of it's parts. And above all, that cheap(ish), real steel Remington/Zastava has bagged a lot of game for me on it's (and my) first season.

    Ah, so it's a Zastava? I have that action in my safe. It's scheduled to be my last build. I'm not totally decided on which cartridge yet, but it will probably be something on an 06 case. I already have a .270 Win., a .280 Remington, and a 30-06 and I have a .257 AI, so I don't really need a .25-06. AND, I have a 9.3x62 Mauser, so I don't need a 35 Wheland, so I'm leaning towards a 6.5-06.

    But Turdus, let me assure you, it won't be near as sexy as that rifle of yours. That thing is beautiful and that scope is its high point, no pun intended.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,440 Senior Member
    Today I finally decided to install my new Zeiss to my rifle. It's mounted on Sako Optilocks. It turned out sweet little rifle that I love more and more. When I was at it I tweaked the trigger too. Last two shots are 200gr Nosler Partitions @75 yards as I sighted it in on my home yard and that's the longest I have room to shoot. On the other hand it's very rare to shoot beyond 150 yards while hunting here. And I will go to the official range next summer with it. Oh how I wait for the next deer/moose season. This Mauser actioned 30-06 is definitely here to stay. It's not the most sexiest caliber or the rifle, but it has been trustworthy tool for me this first season. Classic action in classic caliber. Love it.







    From a prior post, I thought you were going with a Meopta MeoStar? Why did you change your mind?


    In about 1 month, I'll be able to post a picture of my new Winchester Featherweight Compact in .308. If it fits, I'll top it with a MeoPro 3.5-10 44 on Leupold medium rings.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    From a prior post, I thought you were going with a Meopta MeoStar? Why did you change your mind?


    In about 1 month, I'll be able to post a picture of my new Winchester Featherweight Compact in .308. If it fits, I'll top it with a MeoPro 3.5-10 44 on Leupold medium rings.

    I have no real knowledge of the MeoPro scope, but if it's better than the Zeiss Conquest it's the real deal. In some Academies they have a bunch of scopes mounted on dummy stocks to try. The clearest scopes I've seen there have been the Zeiss Conquest and the Nikon Prostaff 5.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,365 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Nice scope, great rifle. Those rings are a bit high and look...... heavy.

    I'm going to disagree a little. I've found that for a "stand" rifle (as opposed to a "stalking" rifle), I prefer the mounting to be a little higher than "comfortable". This forces you to cheek weld in the same spot every time, and stand hunting usually involves longer shots than stalk hunting.

    For stalking, where shots can be up close and hurried, I prefer a lower mount.

    YMMV.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    You made a fine choice. That setup should serve you well for years.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula Member Posts: 293 Member
    From a prior post, I thought you were going with a Meopta MeoStar? Why did you change your mind?


    In about 1 month, I'll be able to post a picture of my new Winchester Featherweight Compact in .308. If it fits, I'll top it with a MeoPro 3.5-10 44 on Leupold medium rings.
    Yes that's true! But the company where I found the great deal had some fire and they won't be able to deliver anything in months. I decided to buy Zeiss' Conquest DL after I wrote to Meopta and they told me their light dot is for the dark use only unless I get Meostar 2 model. When it costs even more than Zeiss here it was a simple choice for me. Even this scope was too expensive for me. But I'm very happy for it. Red dot is usable in the sunny day with bright snowy views.
    To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
    -William Blake-
  • Johnny rebJohnny reb Member Posts: 675 Senior Member
    Rifle looks good and you can't go wrong with any Zeiss. Except the Terra model there junk. The conquest models are good and the divaris are excellent. I hope the combo serves you well
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    Only bad news I've got for you is the time you'll get to spend keeping rust off the carbon steel. You aren't gonna need anything else.

    I'm a big fan of wood and blued steel and I've heard this a lot also. There were guns around long before there were stainless and plastic "all weather" rifles available and many of those guns are still around. If I hunt out in a driving rain for a day or several, I'm going to clean and oil one of my stainless rifles the same as I would one of my blued steel rifles so any perceived extra maintenance is negligible.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
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