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  1. maximus otter

    High seat freeze

    Mostly Howies. Icebreaker is also excellent. Both come in various weights, i.e. thicknesses; the heavier (warmer), the more expensive. maximus otter
  2. At present I'm just a "walk around, shoot targets of opportunity" varmint shooter. I'd like to increase my chances. To that end, I fancy buying a small (one-man) hide, and a quality shooting table to go inside it. My permission is a square mile of billiard-table flat agricultural land. I will mainly be using a Sako 75 in .223 Remington. I have on loan currently (not actually tried it yet) an MTM Casegard Hi-Low Shooting Table: This seems to be fine. My question: Which hide would the forum recommend? It will be transported in a small, family car and erected on a day-by-day basis, i.e. not left at the scene. It will also have to have room for a comfortable chair inside it, as I'll be firing from seated. Shower-proof rather than torrential rain-proof would be OK (I'm a fair weather shooter, anyway!) I wouldn't want to spend more than about £100 maximus otter
  3. See you tomorrow at B. I’ll be there at about 0815.

    l replied by email to your ‘phone message.

    S

  4. maximus otter

    Using dry lube for inside the necks

    I thought the thread was about case prep, not reloading. maximus otter
  5. maximus otter

    Using dry lube for inside the necks

    I dry tumble my cases, then dip the neck into Imperial dry neck lube. I then spray lube the exterior. Seems to work fine. maximus otter
  6. I want to sell my superb Leica Ultravid 8 x 42 BR binoculars so that I can put the money towards a pair of laser rangefinding bins for deer stalking. For sale are the following items as a package: 1. Leica 8 x 42 BR binoculars in black (Leica URN: 40 261): Mechanically and cosmetically superb. The edges of the carrying strap show slight "bobbling" due to wear. I have owned these from new, and I look after my kit. Any marks seen are dust. I have kept these spotless using appropriate cleaning kit. They haven't been bashed about then wiped with an oily rag... Together with box and all papers. Box labelled to show that it's not a "grey import", but was bought from a registered Leica dealer. NOTE, HOWEVER: The Internet illustrations and review state that this was sold with a Leica branded nylon padded case. I have moved house twice since buying this, and if I ever received it, I don't remember where it is. To make up for that I include an excellent LowePro D-Res 30 AW padded pouch with built-in pullout rain cover in excellent condition: (File image). This is a £30 (?) item. 2. A Leica tripod adapter, Model 42 220. Leica bins don't have tripod screw bushings fitted, so the mount straps onto the bins, and is then screwed to the top of your tripod for extra stability: (File image). Review of the Leicas in Birdwatching magazine: Leica tech specs. The cheapest I have seen second hand 8 x 42 BRs for on UK eBay is £999 without case, strap or lens covers. (He says it's been reconditioned by Leica by having the rubber armour replaced. I wonder why he had to have that done...) The cheapest I have found the tripod adapter is £69. The LowePro case was, IIRC, about £30. I would like £750 for the bins, case and tripod mount. This would include postage to you at the cheapest rate available to me. No splits. No trades. No offers UFN. If you want RMSD or the like, I would charge extra according to what the Post Office demanded. Usual Maximus rules apply: If the item you receive is not as described above, simply return to me at your expense in the condition in which you received it for a full, no-quibble refund. Also exposed for sale elsewhere. maximus otter
  7. maximus otter

    How do You prep Your brass? UKV survey.

    Delay as long as possible Moan and whine Accept the inevitable as I’ve run out of ammo Tumble in dry media Spray lube Full length resize (.223); neck size (.260, .308) and deprime Clean primer pocket with hand tool Trim when l can be ***ed Anneal? Never Prime with Lee Auto Prime Charge using Lyman 1200 DPS, usually to exact weight; sometimes to +/- 0.1 grains if l can’t be ***ed Seat bullet Drink Result? In my .260, for example, SDs of about 10 to 15; 1/4 MOA groups off the bench. maximus otter
  8. I mainly stalk muntjac, CWD and roe. Is the Butt Out worth the money, and is it the right size for the small species of deer? maximus otter
  9. maximus otter

    FCSA Update

    I emailed my MP, the worthless Jonathan Djanogly (Con.). Despite my opinion of politicians - "The last man to enter the House of Commons with honest intentions was Guy Fawkes" - here is the relevant section of his reply: "...I note and share your concerns regarding the measure in the Bill to prohibit civilian possession of high energy rifles and have made representations to the Minister on this issue. I also opposed a blanket ban on such weapons during the Second Reading debate, the details of which you can read at the following weblink:http://jonathandjanogly.com/content/jonathan-djanogly-opposes-ban-legally-held-5-callibre-rifles " I still think that he's about as much use as Anne Frank's drum kit, but there you are. maximus otter
  10. maximus otter

    .204?

    .223 is legal for muntjac and Chinese water deer in England; also roe in Scotland. .204? Nope. This might not matter to you today, but next month/year...? If you’re not reloading, your choice of factory ammo is going to be massive in .223, very limited in .204 maximus otter
  11. maximus otter

    OCD rant!

    Americans? You obviously haven’t read a lot of posts on this forum. It often seems to me that a substantial minority of UKV posters have English only as a (distant) second language. maximus otter
  12. maximus otter

    Remington 700 sps varmint for FTR ?

    I have this very rifle, essentially out-of-the-box. l’ve used it out to 1,000 yards with a Schmidt & Bender 3 - 12 x 50 ‘scope. lt will serve you very well as it comes, and you have a huge variety of Gucci bolt-ons and custom tweaks from which to choose as needs and budget require. maximus otter
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