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My new Boomstick!

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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My new Boomstick!

Hey guys,

Just wanted to show off my new rifle. Sort of an "I love me" present for passing my test for E-7.

I have been lusting for a .308 for a while, and was finally able to scrape together enough for a short M14. The SOCOM is sort of a heavy rifle as it is, but I wanted to add a red dot sight to be able to get on target quicker. I have seen people mount Eotechs and Aimpoints on these, but it is already slightly muzzle heavy, so I didn't want a bunch of extra weight on that end.

I found this Mini Red Dot made by Pride Fowler which is really light. It is in a waterproof aluminum housing, and has a 3 position switch for 'auto'/'on'/'off'. Auto will automatically adjust the brightness of the reticle depending on the ambient light of whatever it is pointed at. 'On' is the full bright setting.

I still wanted the option to switch to irons if needed, so I paired the MRD with this quick-disconnect mount from Larue (LT624) which also surrounds the sight with an aluminum housing like a mini-Eotech.

This setup weighs in at 3 oz. Since I removed the steel stripper clip guide that weighs 1.2 oz. (Wont be using it anyway) I get a red dot setup and only added 2 oz to the rifle overall.

Here she is....

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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nice buy! congrats on the E-7!
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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nice buy! congrats on the E-7!
+1 and I'll throw in a "I'm jealous".
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:58 PM   #4
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Well done...on both the promotion and gun selection!
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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Love it!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:59 PM   #6
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Congratulations! That is a very nice rifle.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:41 PM   #7
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Very, very nice! I am really jealous!
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:27 PM   #8
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I just tried to remind my wife how she told me she wanted one of these. She doesn't seem to remember for some reason. I guess she won't be getting it for Christmas.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:31 PM   #9
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I just told someone at work today I wanted one of these and he said "why" DUH
very nice pickup!
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I hate you!
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