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    A good idea?

    Well today I picked up my Sauer 202 clasic XT in .308.
    Mounted a zeiss 3-12x50 scope on it in leupold QD's. This rifle replaced a Heym which I liked but didn't want to bash up and did handle differently to my other Sauer 6.5x55. So the idea of the back up rifle was to have it the same as the 6.5 (my main rifle) in all but the scope on top. Which is also a zeiss 2-8x42, same reticule, mounted in same mounts so could be swapped between guns.
    I'm off tomorrow to zero them in and see if they hold zero if swapped between rifles out to say 200 yds.
    I hope these are the only 2 rifles I'll need/want for a considerable time. I love the 6.5 so couldn't think of a better spare rifle as one the same. Of course I have the chance to mess with different rounds if I want but on the whole I hope they shoot very similar.
    Do you guys think this was a good idea?
    Too late now as I've spent the money but wondered if anyone else out there had 2 rifles same as each other?

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    In our house ( my father and I) there is 5 tikka t3s all with very simalir optics all with the same trigger pull. it just make life simple. no messing about lift any rifle and is nearly the same as the rest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmaster View Post
    ...Do you guys think this was a good idea?..
    Yes, there's a lot to be said to being familiar with the controls, especially when the pressure's on. Regards JCS

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    +1 on that. 3xSako 75's and 2 Finnfires
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not using it in a fruit salad.

    Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they never get it wrong.

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    Yep, now running two Steyr Scouts. One .243 and one .308.
    Easy enough to tell them apart however

    And my third rifle is another Steyr with the same safety and trigger- helps to let muscle memory take over in the heat of the moment

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    I only have one rifle currently but will be adding another within the next year. I will look no further than the same make, and model as my current one.

    The familiarity of how it feels and the working parts is my main priority.
    Best Regards,

    Jedward. The reason why there are two barrels on a shotgun.

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    Phew, glad I'm on the right path. Could be a expensive trial otherwise.

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    sounds like a good plan, if i rifle works for you, why not buy the same again.
    it could be more costly buying something you dont like.
    good luck

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    If you're going to swap the scopes between rifles, chances are you need to re-zero them. Also chances are, that you will lose track on the zero(s) if you keep swapping them on regular basis.

    At least you need to zero them properly (try whether they hold zero between a few range trips) and develop a good routine for keeping track of clicks when you swap the scopes back and forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by long_range_rob View Post
    +1 on that. 3xSako 75's and 2 Finnfires
    +2 on that . 2 x Sako 75's and 1 x Sako Quad.

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