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New stock or new scope?

Discussion in 'Mossberg Patriot Bolt Action' started by Papa D, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Papa D

    Papa D .410

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    Help me decide. Looking at maybe giving my Patriot .308, Nancy Hart (yes I named her), some love this Christmas. Looking at either Boyd's Pro Varmint or a scope in that same price range. My local range goes out to 400+ yards and I'm running the stock Bushnell 3-9x40 scope. I know nothing about stocks or scopes. I don't hunt and shoot factory ammo, for now. Are there any other stocks that you'd recommend over the Boyd's, in that mid $100-200? If so, why? I know I'd prefer a mil-dot scope over a BDC.

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  2. WVstraw

    WVstraw .22LR

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    I put a Vortex 4x12x44 on my .308 and am really impressed. You may want a bit more power for 400 yards. My range is just 200 yards and my scope is fine for that. Mirage always seems to creep in too on hot days and the barrel starts heating up so often I am at lower power settings anyways. I hope you get more ideas from others here.
    If you don't handload you really should consider the option. It really expands the joy of your range time You may find it magnifies the enjoyment of your range day experience. Tailored loads for your gun and range is awesome and the results satisfying .
    Most of all enjoy every day and feed that .308 well and often!!
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  3. Papa D

    Papa D .410

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    Thanks. Yeah, I am planning to hand load. We finally bought our first house and I can actually plan to build a bench now. My boss is an avid shooter, loader, builder, trainer. So I've been getting encouraging words from him on the matter too.

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  4. M Gibson

    M Gibson Copper BB

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    IMHO a scope would better serve you in the long run. If your rifle is accurate then it deserves the best glass you can afford. Best of luck with whatever you decide.
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  5. lonestarjeff

    lonestarjeff .410 Supporter

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    Did you end up with better glass or stock?
  6. Papa D

    Papa D .410

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    Neither yet. Spoke with my boss, the avid loader/trainer guy. He advised more rounds down range before I replace the glass. Spend money on ammo instead of gear. I can appreciate that.

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