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  1. Grub screws for Hornady Lock ‘n Load kit

    The carpet monster has eaten one of the tiny grub screws for a piece of my Lock ‘n Load kit. l have no idea of the thread pitch, but the screw is 1/8” long, about 1/8” external diameter and accepts a 1/16” Allen wrench. Does anyone know of a source for these? (I’ll pick up several, as l’m sure to lose more...) maximus otter
  2. Grub screws for Hornady Lock ‘n Load kit

    Call off the dogs, p*** on the fire: The appropriate grub screws are: 6-32 1/8" UNC (Unified Coarse Thread) for 1/16" (1.6mm) Allen wrench. I bought ten from Modelfixings Ltd. for £2.40, not including postage. Delivery was within 48 hours. Modelfixings part number is: MF-GS130 Here is the page. maximus otter
  3. 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
  4. My new varmint rifle

    l stumbled onto mine second hand. Sako’s site suggests that they come in low and medium. maximus otter
  5. 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.
  6. 40gr V-Max in 20" barrel, 1:12" twist: Powder choice?

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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. My new varmint rifle

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  10. 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
  11. Reloading with Rosie

    I've taken my shirt off, which button do I press? maximus otter
  12. 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
  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. 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
  15. Can a typical rifle bullet be overtaken by the sound of its own discharge? My pet .260 load launches a 139 gr. Lapua Scenar (G7 BC .290) at 2,758 fps, SD 5.1 It goes subsonic at about 1,250 yards. Will there ever be a point - inside its theoretical maximum range of about 3 miles - where the sound of its firing will arrive before the bullet? My guess would be no, but maths isn't my strong suit, to put it mildly... maximus otter
  16. 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
  17. 6.5 Swede with 120gr amaxs & N160

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

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

    Links are always good... maximus otter
  20. Reloading Press

    http://www.henrykrank.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=164_181_472&products_id=1987 http://www.henrykrank.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=164_181_472&products_id=2334 maximus otter
  21. Gun Crime on the UP

    It was in a book. I'm pretty sure it was either Colin Greenwood's Firearms Control or Josserand and Stephenson's Pistols, Revolvers and Ammunition. maximus otter
  22. Reloading Press

    Knowing your budget and projected volume of reloading might aid suggestions. maximus otter
  23. 6.5mm varmint bullet choice

    Norma factory ammo with the 120 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip. ½ MOA/2775 fps from my Sako 85 Finnlight off the bench; devastating on small deer & foxes. maximus otter
  24. Gun Crime on the UP

    Not as implausible as you might think. l have read an authoritative account of a man who left his house, went to a bus shelter and shot himself through the roof of his mouth with a .455 Webley. The bullet exited his skull, and the police later found “stalactites” of brain tissue hanging from the bus shelter roof. He then walked home, spoke to a servant and walked upstairs to his bedroom, where he lay down on his bed and died. maximus otter
  25. Gun Crime on the UP

    Suicide was decriminalised in England and Wales in 1961, and in Northern Ireland in 1966. It has never been a crime commit suicide in Scotland. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_Act_1961 maximus otter

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