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just got the march/april edition of rifleshooter today. boddington has two articles in it that ive read so far, and both were excellent. the first talked about the affects of recoil, i strongly suggest that everybody read it. craig was carrying a 9lb .600 nitro double on an elephant hunt, he took a shot and both barrels fired, he said he didnt remember much, but the damage was evident. he said his shoulder is still not right.

the second article is about the .300H&H mag, and craig hadnt messed with the H&H at all, and after Geoff Miller @ John Rigby & Co built him a custom .300H&H on a m700 he showed craig how much of a performer the H&H is. the data from the range as far as speeds go were on par with and at times better than the .300 win mag. impressive for a cartridge that is said to be obsolete.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

just got the march/april edition of rifleshooter today. boddington has two articles in it that ive read so far, and both were excellent. the first talked about the affects of recoil, i strongly suggest that everybody read it. craig was carrying a 9lb .600 nitro double on an elephant hunt, he took a shot and both barrels fired, he said he didnt remember much, but the damage was evident. he said his shoulder is still not right.

the second article is about the .300H&H mag, and craig hadnt messed with the H&H at all, and after Geoff Miller @ John Rigby & Co built him a custom .300H&H on a m700 he showed craig how much of a performer the H&H is. the data from the range as far as speeds go were on par with and at times better than the .300 win mag. impressive for a cartridge that is said to be obsolete.
 
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he figured his left shoulder abosorbed approx. 280Ftftlbs of recoil
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Boddington's been everywhere .. He  also does Peterson's Hunting TV , and it's pretty good ...
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I also enjoy Boddington, one of my favorites.  He really is earning alot of respect in recent years.
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Boddington=integrity, IMO. He along with JB and a few others are stalwarts in their writings.
Of course various companies sponsor these fellows for their response. To their credit, many of these same manufacturers respond to their constructive "nits". They improve the product based on their observations.
I applaud these writers for their constructive criticism of products.
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I also read those articles. My shoulder hurts just thinking about it.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Boddington=integrity, IMO.



I thought so too, then I saw his lavish praise for Countersniper optics: the airsoft of "sniper" optics.

The scope performed so badly, I'd guess, they couldn't include target data on the gun they were testing (the Thompson tactical.)

I had respect for him too (Marines bleed eagles, globes, and anchors) till I saw him sell his soul for however many pieces of silver "Dark Ops" paid him for the praise.

I've canceled my subscription to Guns n Ammo due to those 2 articles.  I even wrote a letter to the editor.  imagine that, it weren't published.  And I used good grammar and spelling and everything!
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Boddington=integrity, IMO.



I thought so too, then I saw his lavish praise for Countersniper optics: the airsoft of "sniper" optics.

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I had respect for him too (Marines bleed eagles, globes, and anchors) till I saw him sell his soul for however many pieces of silver "Dark Ops" paid him for the praise.

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Unfortunately everyone has their price
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No, everyone doesn't.
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it would take a lot for me to stand behind a product i have zero faith in. i mean a lot of money, millions upon millions to be exact.
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So say Company XYZ approached you and said we will give you 1million dollars to publically recommend and stand behind our product.  you test the product, know its crap and would never use one for a boat anchor, Would you still do it?
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not for a million dollars i wouldnt, it would take several million to put my name and reputation behind something. if leupold offered me 5 million dollars to push there stuff i would consider it.
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What you are asking here is the conundrum "what is the price of the man who has no price?" 
RC has already answered... if one cannot be bought, there is no more question...
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Got it read to fast

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In short, no, I would not praise something I knew to be crap.

I've reviewed several optics, here and elsewhere and - Chris can tell you - I always give the disclaimer up front, "if it's crap, I ain't gonna polish a turd or call it something else. If you don't like that, don't ask me to evaluate it."

To me, my word is worth more than your million dollars.  I "might" have a price, but no one has named it yet.  I hope I don't but am realistic too. 

To that end, if I recommend something, it is ONLY because I believe it to be worthy of praise. And, conversely, if I talk something down, it is ONLY because I believe it not worthy of praise.

Didn't mean to steer the thread down a rabbit hole.

Carry on.

(And I talked with a guy who hunted with Boddington, said he was a pretentious ass, can't say I know him personally, but I have much faith in the guy who told me this.  That too doesn't bode well for my opinion of the man.)
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Now, carry on.

Sorry Pyro!
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no biggy jeff! i know chris has hunted with craig a few times, i guess ive never heard him say anything negative about the guy. imo, regardless what he endorsed or still does he is still a great writer and i enjoy his articles as well as his tracks across africa tv show.
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Everyone has a price.  It is just not always a monetary thing.

I certainly have a price, but no one has offered it yet.

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your the dark lord. it would make me laugh, and also be able to live a complete life entirely broke and homeless if i found out you sold your soul to leupold.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

your the dark lord. it would make me laugh, and also be able to live a complete life entirely broke and homeless if i found out you sold your soul to leupold.

I think the probability of that is sufficiently slim, so you do not have much to worry about.

Generally speaking, I have largely stopped reading articles about optics and scopes in gun magazines.  My blood pressure goes up too much.

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i agree with you there, although i dont subscribe to gun mags to read about optics any way.i just come here if i have a question. it gets answered by unbiased un-paid people.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i agree with you there, although i dont subscribe to gun mags to read about optics any way.i just come here if i have a question. it gets answered by unbiased un-paid people.
 
Hey.  I get paid......by the man.  But my eye glass wearing, color blind opinion means nothing here.  I hope Koshkin is getting paid somehow.  I am sure his wife would not be happy with all his time and note taking and not getting paid.  Right??  I hope.  My wife gets upset if I spend too much time with my hobbies.  But I do trust and value the information I get here far more than from the mags.  JB and Koshkin especially.  In fact when I do read the gun mags I skip the parts about optics. 
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