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Well, I went coyote hunting today... kind of. Went to my friend's house after showering in antiscent, lining the front seat with plastic, washing the steering wheel with antiscent, clothes vapor soaked for weeks in oak scent, boots sprayed upon arrival with red fox pee, ghillie suit... you get the picture.  I showed up and Pete was dressed in white cargo pants, tennis shoes... you get the picture.  So, I said I was going to go ahead while he got ready... he said "I am ready, I just have to get my gun".  I said, "I'm going to go on ahead... remember we need to NOT be seen getting to the hunting spot (Pete put out 10 dead chickens acquired from a chicken house two days in a row at my suggestion in a "prime" location).  So, I start out low-crawl about 300 yards, in the ghillie, with my drag bag.  Pete has been after me for almost a year to eliminate the coyotes around his house... I'm serious about this.  I've ALMOST reached the hunting spot when up walks Pete, whistling, I think.  Well, while I was in Iraq, Pete had hip replacement surgery, so I forgive him for walking up, silently, and start settling into my "hide" position on the edge of a terrace overlooking the "oasis" next to the pond where I told Pete to throw out the chickens.  I open up my bag, take the FNH out (thank GOODNESS I did not go to the trouble of brining the .338) set up, rolling out the integrated shooting mat in my bag, putting on my thinskin shooting gloves... ready for coyotes. Suddenly, a sound like trees falling and I look over to see Pete shaking out a workout mat, bright blue, and he knocked over his shooting stick... as he finishes up, he yells over "Hey Dan, do you have an extra tripod, I think my sticks are too tall".  I gave him my new, specially purchased, tripod and set up on my Harris bipod.  Ready.  A few minutes later, I hear "this isn't gonna work for me", so I throw Pete my 50lb backpack, that doubles as a shooting rest on a number of occasions, tell him(in a quiet, "hunting show" whisper) how to use it, give him a bottle of water and express the need for quiet and stillness.  "Wait", I say, "they will come to these chickens... they ate the first batch".  Quiet lasts for, oh, a minute... Pete rearranges his mat, checks the bolt to make sure he has a round loaded (after just loading it), you know, just settling in stuff.  It gets quiet.  I think I see a coyote at the far edge of the woods, about 300 yards away and let Pete know where it is.  About two minutes later, he stands up and says... "I have to find a place to pee".  I roll over on my back an look up at the sky... I'm not ready to go yet, but this hunt is pretty much over.  After about 30 minutes, Pete walks back.  It is almost dark now and he says... "It's too dark to shoot now".  I say, "no, it's not, still plenty of light and I can even shoot after dark", determined to stay now until "the cows come home".  It was well dark before I said it was time to leave.  As we were "packing up", Pete said... "ya know, Dan... if we're going to get any coyotes, we're going to have to get serious about this."..

I dropped the mag and cycled the round out of the chamber and GINGERLY placed the rifle back in the drag bag, picked up all the paraphernalia and headed back to the truck.  As we were nearing Pete's driveway, he said "do you think they heard us???".  I said, "Nah, but you probably need to do something about "descenting" before we go out next time... Old Spice is NOT an attactant for coyotes."  To my surprise, he agreed and asked what I use.

We are supposed to go out again next weekend.  I can hardly wait...
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It sounds like Pete and I have a lot in common.... although I would probably bring a coffee mug with me.

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If I ever go coyote hunting with you, or Pete again, mental note to self... BRING THE .338, BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT MORE RANGE THAN YOU CAN GET OUT OF A .308 "zombie gun"...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

If I ever go coyote hunting with you, or Pete again, mental note to self... BRING THE .338, BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT MORE RANGE THAN YOU CAN GET OUT OF A .308 "zombie gun"...

My point exactly.  I'll also bring the 338.
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What a "straight man" I am...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

What a "straight man" I am...

I've spent time in a lot of very ... uncomfortable, for lack of a better word, places (although probably not as many as you have), which makes me appreciate little comforts of civilized life quite a bit.

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The .338 can certainly assist in delivery of ensuring the "little comforts of civilized life".  Ranges once thought of as difficult are now easy.  
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Yes Dan, that's what good budy hunting stories are all about[:}
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Thats a ihlarious story Dan.  We all have friends like that I believeExcellent
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Dan, that was really funny. At least you have a good sense of humour.
 
Maybe you should send Pete to the store about 50 miles away for some beers just to keep him busy.
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I have to tell you, Pete is probably the most brilliant person I have ever met.  The epitome of the "mad scientist".  He is much better in a lab...  reminiscent of von Neumann.  
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

...I will be in Texas with it.  
 
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Very nice rig in all respects, Dan!
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Great story about Pete!

Reminds me of a friend that bothered me about taking him bowhunting for elk.  He asked until I relented, and I told him we were going to "get serious" about it.  I waited in the truck outside his house for 30 minutes, until he finally stumbled out.  He threw a small fanny pack and his bow in the truck.  I asked him where his water was.  He said, "I brought a can of soda."  I asked him about food, and he showed me a 4 ounce package of jerky.  He then went on to show me his brand-new shiny hiking boots.  I told him I would wait while he got the rest of his stuff, but he told me he was "good."

I knew right then this would be our first and last hunt together.  I called in two bulls that morning, but he didn't want to keep hunting after that.  Guess what! He was hungry, thirsty, and had hamburger for feet.  He ate most of my food, drank half of my water, and used all of my moleskin.

He's a heck of a nice guy, but he told me my type of hunting wasn't for him.  He was going to stick to treestands.
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I especially like the clarity with the camera looking through the scope.  This is a 6x.  


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She is a beut.
 
Nice grill BTW, So? when We going ti fire her up?
 
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Thats a big honkin' scope alright, but man does it look goodWink
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

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Nice grill BTW, So? when We going ti fire her up?
 
 
Anytime...
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Thats a big honkin' scope alright, but man does it look goodWink
Thank you.  I really like it.  I will be writing up a review on the Hensoldt in the near future.  I will be comparing it to a few other scopes in various power settings.  It has a lot of capabilities, even without the SAM.  I've never been enamored of SFP scopes... but I can live with this one...
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Is it everything you imagined?  I know there is quite a bit of "hoopla" about how great the hennys' are.

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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Is it everything you imagined?  I know there is quite a bit of "hoopla" about how great the hennys' are.

 
I carried a Hensoldt on a PSG-1 for a few years and have always held them in HIGH regard... even though the one I had had some "issues"... glass was superior and overcame the technical difficulties with the illuminated reticle and I didn't like the reticle that much to begin with.  The BDC was as good as any recent developments in that area.
 
This rifle scope/telescope is all I imagined, wanted and more.  There is a "feel" about a superior engineering achievement... that it is just "right".  This rifle/scope combination has that "feel".  The PSG-1 is the only other rifle I've ever felt nearly this "in tune" with.  Kind of surreal.. "magical".  The illuminated reticle is at the top of "the best" that I've seen and I've been able to at least look at most of the ones that are out there.  In every category I've "evaluated" so far, the ZF 6-24x72 surpasses my expectations.  I've not done anything really rigorous with it, yet, but it's coming.  I'm going to put it through the full "operational test" series and we'll see how it holds up.  "Quick look" indicates it is going to be top flight. 
 
I have NO regrets, am extremely thankful to my wife, I am her "indentured servant" for as long as she wants to use me for just about anything she wants... (It was already that way, but now I kind of look for things to do for her rather than wait on her to ask me.)
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Well, after further consideration and review, I'm considering sending the Hensoldt back to Zeiss...  no matter what I do, every adjustment I can make, I STILL have to squeeze the trigger to shoot...

I mean, what the heck is it good for???



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I had hoped to take off today and make it to the range... to many meetings.  Continuing the range report will have to wait...
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Well, I did get to my "backyard range" today, but didn't shoot a lot.  I did some testing of  the adjustments at 100 meters.  I fired 12 rounds with a crosshair target just dialing up and down, left and right, starting from my dead center zero, one shot at each "click" in all 4 directions.  The clicks are certainly as accurate as I can shoot.  The ZF 6-24x72 adjustments are 1cm at 100m which is slightly different than a .1mil adjustment.  1cm is .3937 inches, .1mil is, for all intents and purposes, .36 inches.  3 1cm clicks is very nearly 1.2 inches, vs 3 .1mil clicks which is 1.08 inches.  I've not "thought" in metric in a while, at least not "pure" metric, so it adds some difficulty.  I am going to have to spend some time doing mental drills to get the old thought pathways working again.  
After fine tuning, I made a huge rookie mistake.  I had to adjust the turret cap on elevation down 1 click.  I took the cap off, set it back to zero, seated it, put the holding screw and O-ring back in, inserted the "custom" screwdriver and started tightening the screw... and let go of the cap and twisted the adjustment I don't know how many clicks.  I THINK it was only 3, but now I'll have to zero again... 
Yea, I know, THAT was DUMB.  Just DANG IT.  

The really cool thing is that even though it is a SFP reticule, I can use it relatively easily at 3 powers.  It is calibrated for ranging at 12x (those Zeiss engineers think of everything).  The graduations between the dots at 12x is 10cm at 100m.  That means 20cm at 100m at 6x and 5cm at 100m at 24x.  Those are fairly easy and convenient numbers to work with.  It's going to take some time, more time than I've spent with a single scope in quite a while.  It is worth it... I'm loving this scope more and more every time I shoot with it.  This rifle and scope were made for each other.  

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