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#21 foxing2night

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:39 PM

It is with great respect that I say this.
I would personally like to thank Vince for all of the hard work
he has put in over the years and all of his helpers!!
He deserves a big round of applause!!


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#22 That bald headed Geordie

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:13 PM

It is with great respect that I say this.
I would personally like to thank Vince for all of the hard work
he has put in over the years and all of his helpers!!
He deserves a big round of applause!!

Yes,  let's give Vince the clap.

Oh hang on,  that doesn't sound good!

 

Let's try again.

Like a fart in a space suit,  Vince has always been there!

 

Still not quite the right way of expressing it.

 

Let's try,   thanks Vince for the many hours you have put into running the competitions over many years.   It is appreciated matey.    It's been emotional.

 

Cheers,  Les Senior



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:04 PM

Thanks guys - very touching - hope to see you all on Monday.



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 05:59 AM

Things have developed significantly for me in the last week. I'm now in a great position but a bad one for shooting at the egg.

I had my rifle recrowned last week and while it was apart he was measuring certain things. The Smith found the rifle to have head space issues. Weird as my brass wasn't showing and problems and it was shooting like a laser.
He sorted the problem but after he told me that any rounds I had wouldn't cycle in the chamber.
Gutted. I have 80 rounds that are no good. I don't have anytime to reload before Monday.

The good news is that my FAC came back from its variation. .223 and mod are on it and off to pick up a rifle from an nice chap on Sunday. Unless he has rounds made up for that I'm won't be talking part.

The great thing about this is that my ticket is now Open. Very happy man.
Hope to see you Monday if luck goes my way.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 05:51 PM

Things have developed significantly for me in the last week. I'm now in a great position but a bad one for shooting at the egg.
I had my rifle recrowned last week and while it was apart he was measuring certain things. The Smith found the rifle to have head space issues. Weird as my brass wasn't showing and problems and it was shooting like a laser.
He sorted the problem but after he told me that any rounds I had wouldn't cycle in the chamber.
Gutted. I have 80 rounds that are no good. I don't have anytime to reload before Monday.
The good news is that my FAC came back from its variation. .223 and mod are on it and off to pick up a rifle from an nice chap on Sunday. Unless he has rounds made up for that I'm won't be talking part.
The great thing about this is that my ticket is now Open. Very happy man.
Hope to see you Monday if luck goes my way.


What rifle did you end up with btw?

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 11:43 PM

Hope you can still make it Blacknsilver. You only need 10 rounds......

 

If anyone is worried about the forecast - we can shoot it all under cover.



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 03:45 PM

After a long day driving I am home with a new rifle.
It's a Remington 700. In 223 it will also shoot 556 NATO safely due to longer throat
Fully blueprinted
New trigger
26 inch medium profile 1 in 8 Stainless Archer barrel
Floor plate kit by Dave
Two ten round mags
Colour match picatinney rail Tier one 20 moa
Fully bedded vssf stock
Compact moderator it's an ASE utra jet z
97 lapua match cases
Probulary 500 various heads some of lapua L match heads
Nighforce scope NSX 12-42-56
Fluted bolt.

Unfortunately I don't have any rounds made up for it.
I only have 6 for the .204.
Was so looking forward to the Egg shoot as I wanted to pick the brains of a few guys on loads for the .223
I will start a post with my questions and post some pictures.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 07:28 PM

Would love to be there Mon but on my dsc1.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:20 PM

Unfortunately I couldn't get down to Diggle for todays Eggshoot but did anyone manage to whack the egg today?



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:26 PM

Unfortunately I couldn't get down to Diggle for todays Eggshoot but did anyone manage to whack the egg today?

 

Some of us (but not all) shot at 100 and 300 before it was called off due to the weather. I was disappointment since whilst not hitting the bullsye (at 100)  I was hoping for the small group prize: hopefully next year?


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:27 PM

sadly despite best efforts and much work by vince and the team god decided to piss on everyones bonfire using fog



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 09:20 PM

sadly despite best efforts and much work by vince and the team god decided to piss on everyones bonfire using fog

Very sorry to hear that men.    Yes The Baby Jesus can be very cruel sometimes.   If it is not fog,  it is either p*ssing it down,  too much mirage and you cannot see what your aiming at,   too windy,   too windy because of the curry the night before,   you have brought the wrong ammo,    you have forgotten your bolt,   you have brought the wrong bolt,   everyone hates you,    you hate everyone else,    your wife/partner has run off with the milkman,    your wife/partner has run off with the milkman and the postman and have set up home next door to you and they have taken your dog.    So plenty of things to go wrong at Diggle but you just have to laugh,   but when it goes right and The Baby Jesus smiles on you it is great even if she has run off with the milkman/postman.   



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 09:27 PM

Thanks to all who supported us at Diggle today.  What can I say?  The weather for the end of May was dreadful and mist shrouding the danger areas prevented us from completing the comp.

 

We shifted the Egg Shoot from its traditional Easter Monday date several years ago because it snowed one year!  But, what more can you do?

 

There was one highlight for me, the performance from our Young Rascals - all shot really well but one young lady - maybe 10 years old - shot a three-quarter inch group at 300 yds with a 6BR factory Savage off a bi-pod!

 

Jim and Mary Marsden (Diggle members and UKVers) have kindly offered to run the shoot next year so it will continue.  Thanks to all those who also offered to help.

 

See you next year - the date will be the same - the second May Bank Holiday.



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 09:56 PM

Vince,

On behalf of "Morse", "Dan534" and myself we'd like to extend are thanks to you.

I'm sure we will be back for a number of the comps we spoke later this year.

Despite the weather we all enjoyed the initial phases of the comp.

Kind regards

Rob

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:17 PM

Hi Vince, sorry to hear you are hanging your gloves up on these two comp, like everyone has said you have show true dedication and patience to run these comps.

I would muck in and help run these comps if a spare set of hands are needed!

I hope you don't give up shooting altogether, I need someone to rattle my cage when I am in sleep mode and brains aren't working.
I can get hold of a second hand Zimmer frame if you need it !
Cheers Nick

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 09:47 AM

No - not giving up shooting! In fact, I'm hoping to do more when not concentrating on organising.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 06:52 AM

Glad to hear this news




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