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Davy

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  • Birthday 10/26/1957

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    Binbrook, The Lincolnshire Wolds
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  1. If you go down the pre-45 service action type rifle, I would say either a 7,5x55 Schmidt Rubin K31 with dioptre or a Swedish M96 in 6,5x55 would be good places to start and they are both fairly sensibly priced and shoot well. I shoot a CG63 again in 6,5x55 built on an action dated 1898 however it was re-built by the factory (Carl Gustaf) in 1974 with early 60's sights so arguably not acceptable, you would need to check. The other rifle that is always a good starting point is anything built on a P14 and still chambered in .303 as they were incredibly accurate rifles out of the box. Mine fitted with the WW1 pattern fine vernier rear sight shoots very well. I did shoot a No1 Mk3* with a Central rear sight which was OK and such sights are available for the No4's as well and you can always stuff on a LW barrel with a CIP chamber on for accuracy. I fitted an original SA barrel to a No1 Mk3 last year and it was blindingly accurate, luck of the draw I guess Sadly your date range excludes the transitional rifles. It will be interesting to hear what you opt for.
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    Reloading the 22BR with CFE223

    Many thanks Laurie, I will stop with Varget although I might just load a very small handful with the CFE223 in the name of science
  3. Has anyone tried loading the 22BR with CFE223 for bullets in the 50-55 grain range?
  4. There are a few over here in the UK mostly being used for TR. This one looks to be one of the original Robertson composite H&H stocks based on the remnant of original duck egg blueish paint inside the butt which shows where the cheek piece has been removed. They are lovely rifles and rather special as they are a logical development by Chombart from the RPA Quadlock design before he moved to the M41 rear locker. Good luck with the sale MrDuston.
  5. A good way of telling if your 'scope is on its mechanical zero or not is to place a mirror in front of the objective allowing just a little light in, you will see your reticle plus a 'ghost reticle' align the two using the turrets and you are on the true zero across the horizontal and vertical axis. You can now bore sight and either zero using the bases if using Apel or similar or alternatively take a shot and see just how far you are out at a known distance. Zeroing the 'scope in such a manner is very handy for the multi turn turrets, especially if you are working with a pre-owned model. On the subject of Optilock, I am yet to find one that is significantly out and I recently had a Sako 75 .243 out for zero having zeroed the 'scope as described, it was a very still day and first shot was 3-4mm from the vertical, which for a mass produced rifle with so many variables was rather good.
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    22 Middlestead

    Hi Vince, I would be interested, I have a fast twist 22Cal barrel waiting for a suitable project for the Viking and this could just be it!
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    Waetherby MK V Mag parts

    I feel your pain, I have been trying to source an extractor for a MkV. Weatherby will not answer my emails or return my calls and those that do hold the spare in the USA will not ship as they are obviously weapons of mass destruction. I am becoming resigned to the fact that I am going to have to make one by hand.
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    Lever Action Rifle accuracy

    I am always delighted with anything sub 2.5" under glass at 100 yards with a .357 Marlin 1894C. We tried one out to 300 yards once and it was superb sport trying to hit a 12"x12" plate. We were probably on the plate 1 in 15 shots once everything was zeroed. Who says only accurate rifles are fun
  9. Leave them to it, they will find their own positions and if it takes a a good telling off from the Spaniel X then so be it. We currently have a Lurcher and a Labrador and went through a similar thing when the Lurcher arrived, he eventually got a good telling off by the Lab and learnt where he stood. EDIT - I should have added it is equally important to be ready to step in if things do go pear shaped. I know of someone whose Lurcher adolescent recently picked up one of his working terrier and gave it a good shaking, probably just testing its boundaries however it was stopped fairly and firmly on the spot.
  10. I would choose a Lurcher for character, loyalty, friendship and sheer fun. We have a Wheaton Collie Lurcher and I have become quite a fan of him since he arrived from a kennel at 15 months old. he did take some work and is still far too clever for his own good however he makes a good companion for us and our working Labrador plus a Lurcher in full flight is a sight to behold. Just one thing, a good friend once old me 'Lurcher's steal things and cause fights' Not sure about fights however he will even pinch tools off the bench in the workshop given the chance...
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    BAT 6XC

    Another good looking rifle there Dave and I can relate to the lack of shooting, despite spending virtually every waking hour with rifles, shotguns or revolvers I doubt I have taken more than 500 rifle shots this year outside of testing and probably only the same with a shotgun. I am hoping 2018 will allow me to spend more time out although I somehow doubt it
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    Fab CZ 455

    I would agree, I have a 452 heavy barrel here that is best described as boring as it just hits what it is pointed at. A simply superb little rifle.
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    Micro carbide boring bar inserts

    I use Horn Supermini type the majority of the time, the Cutwel are certainly OK and I have had solid carbide made to my design in the past for specific applications.
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    Best Wellies?

    I use Le Chameau Vierzonord for shooting, beating, walking, driving and everything else. Comfortable and long lasting (for me) They are the only wellies I can wear for 12 hour stints and still be able to walk in at the end.
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    New BAR 22's

    Now there is a thought
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