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  1. My new varmint rifle

    l stumbled onto mine second hand. Sako’s site suggests that they come in low and medium. maximus otter
  2. I'm starting to work up a load for my new Sako 75 Varmint using either 40 grain V-Max or 40 grain BlitzKings. Does anyone have G7, repeat G7, BCs for these two bullets? maximus otter PS: I've just checked my files and Litz's G7 BC for the 40 grain V-Max is 0.191 I still need the 40 grain BlitzKing if anyone has it. m.o.
  3. 40gr V-Max in 20" barrel, 1:12" twist: Powder choice?

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  4. You may have seen my thread picturing my new varmint rifle. It's now time to order some reloading kit. In short it's a Sako 75 Varmint, .223 Rem calibre, with a 20" barrel (shortened by the previous owner). Sako assure me via email that it's a 1:12" twist barrel. I have no idea of the round count. I fancy using a 40gr V-Max against rabbits, corvids & foxes out to about 300 yards on flat agricultural land. Question: Which powder to choose? I'm not in a financial position to buy lots of tubs to sample, and I don't have nearby mates who can provide me with an ounce or two to trial. I am considering Vihtavuori N.120 or N.133. What does the team think? maximus otter
  5. l would also recommend that you buy a quick release for attaching the ‘scope to a tripod. l have one on the Velbon tripod which l use with my Optolyth spotter. lt saves a lot of time. Example: http://www.birders-store.co.uk/opticron-quick-release-plate-and-shoe.html maximus otter
  6. My new varmint rifle

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  7. My new Sako 75 Varmint in .223 Remington: The mod is a Wildcat Evo 8: The 'scope is a Schmidt & Bender 4-16 x 50mm PMII attached with 34mm Optilocks: The Sako factory specs insist that it's a 1:8 twist barrel, but I've pushed a rod through it which suggests about a 1:14 twist. Off to the range soon with a grab bag of mixed factory ammo. maximus otter
  8. On the range with the PMII 5-25

    I bought my third PMII yesterday. l now have a 3-12 x 50, a 4-16 x 50 and a 5-25 x 56. (l also have a Klassik on my stalking rifle). Superb bomb-proof kit. maximus otter
  9. Reloading with Rosie

    I've taken my shirt off, which button do I press? maximus otter
  10. 3-12 x 50 OK for 300 yard rabbits?

    I have my eye on a nice Sako. I've been pipped at the post a couple of times recently, so I won't say too much... Photos here if/when I assemble the outfit. maximus otter
  11. 3-12 x 50 OK for 300 yard rabbits?

    Gents, call off the dogs, p*** on the fire: I've just bought a Schmidt & Bender PMII 4-16 x 50 FFP Mil/Mil with the P3 reticle and a KillFlash. All I need now is the big bit that goes underneath it... maximus otter
  12. 3-12 x 50 OK for 300 yard rabbits?

    Thanks to one and all. Perhaps I didn't make my question clear: I wasn't looking for recommendations for brands of 'scope; I already have one particular make and model in mind. I was asking specifically about magnification for a particular type of target. My (current) four rifles are fitted with three Schmidts and a Leupold. The Leupold is a Vari-X III 4.5 - 14 x 50mm with a varmint hunter reticle, and I'm not too keen on it: It has no parallax adjustment, no illumination and target-type turrets. I'm after tactical turrets and illume; also a more appropriate reticle, maybe a "Christmas tree". maximus otter
  13. 3-12 x 50 OK for 300 yard rabbits?

    I’m looking to put together a .223 rig for rabbit, corvids, fox and small deer. Rabbits out to a maximum of 300 yards; everything else closer. My permission is flat agricultural land. l have my eye on a Schmidt & Bender 3-12 x 50 PMII. Is that enough ‘scope for 300 yard bunnies? It’s an illuminated ‘scope and l believe it’s first focal plane. maximus otter
  14. 6.5 Swede with 120gr amaxs & N160

    Sorry, l only speak English. maximus otter
  15. Heat haze from moderator

    You could try a bought or improvised mirage band: https://www.hps-tr.com/en/mirage-bands-3 maximus otter

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