More Extreme Long Range Shooting Gear recommendations – coming soon!
We have been using this scope for a while now and love it! It is more challenging for beginners to see through than a Vortex, but the glass quality is excellent! You can find it online or if you are in Jackson Hole, stop by JD-High Country Outfitters.
Best scope for a 6.5 Creedmore? Actually, it is spelled “Creedmoor” but I get what you are asking. This Vortex Razor is pretty great, read an honest review HERE.
One of the best spotting scopes for long range shooting is honestly reviewed HERE.
Scott uses this incredible device: https://amzn.to/3iPNDEc
Shepard has used many over the years, and really loves his Sig Kilo 2000, which seems to read better and further than the Kilo 2200. The furthest reading was off a cargo trailer at 3,400 yards, however more normal is about a mile. In other words, it is a great long range rangefinder, but not the best for ELR.
TIPS: Buy 2 so that you don’t have to change the jag/brush constantly. Always go long length, if not for your current rifle; for your next one!
Cleaning jag for 6.5 This is the Parker Hale style, the cool kids prefer it. This one is for female thread. For male thread try this one.
- A toolbox or fishing tackle box to hold your gear. I suggest one that has room to have aerosol cans stand upright.
- Rubber gloves, keeping in mind that your hands might be sensitive to certain plastics.
- Eye protection. Really. The probability of chemicals splashing around is pretty high.
- Brushes are great. Because of my psychological problem of hoarding, I have far too many toothbrushes, steel brushes and scrub brushes. If you ever see a unique brush, I bet you will someday be able to use it on one of your guns so you should definitely buy it. If you don’t use it, let me know and I will take it.
- Bore brushes for each caliber. Start with 5. Nylon or bronze work well.
- Shop towels of the blue mechanic type.
- Cotton rags
- Cleaning patches appropriate for each caliber
- Cleaning rods. Buy 2 or 3, and I suggest long and skinny because you will be able to use them on not only your current rifles, but also on your next ones. Do NOT use the sectional cheapo rods.
- Jags appropriate for the caliber, I prefer the push-through or “pierce-style” jags over loop jags.
- Bore guides for each rifle / chambering
- Cheapo Brake Cleaner
- CLP (Clean – Lubricate – Protect) Remington’s Rem Oil is great
- Cleaning solvents KG-1 carbon remover, KG-12 Copper remover, Butches Bore Shine
- Gun oil, it really does not matter what brand.
- Gun grease, I like Shooter’s Choice
- Gunsmith Screwdriver kit
- Toothpicks, both wood and plastic and my dental hygienist even gave me one of her old worn out professional picks.
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