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    New Tikka rimfire

    I think we are all quite keen to see some actual results from these rifles after the excruciatingly long wait - There has been very little feedback about how they actually shoot, a few journalists have a had a go and we know what they look like but not the actual bit that matters. So, if you could, when convenient, shoot three groups of 5 shots on the same bit of paper at a measured 100 yards and take a photo. No sighting/cold barrel shots etc, just 15 holes. Tell us what ammunition and approximate temperature/wind conditions. Off a bench, bi-pod, bags, lead-sled what ever just let us know. (better still a pic) This would be really useful information and add to the collective forum knowledge.
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    New Tikka rimfire

    Think I'll be selling my Bleiker with System Gemini stock -
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    New Tikka rimfire

    Are we talking 5-8cm's here?
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    Which electronic powder thrower/dispenser

    If you don't want to go the whole camera/laptop route you can do it with an android tablet or phone: http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2012/07/monitor-balance-beam-with-magnified-image-on-smartphone/
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    Which electronic powder thrower/dispenser

    A simple camera system is the easy and cheap way to eliminate any parallax error with a beam scale:
  6. That was an easy fix - I'll send the bill later
  7. Yep - send it back and I'll fix it free of charge what ever the problem or however long you've had it. - However - before you send it back I would try a fresh set of batteries. The relay needs 4.8v to latch, when you press the start button, the motor starts, the circuit is energised and the light activated. Once the batteries start to get tired the sudden load may drop the voltage below 4.8v and the relay fails to latch. With good quality batteries you should get 2-3,000 ten second cycles before they need replacing. Trying a good set of batteries is cheaper than the postage to send it back.
  8. I started fullbore shooting at Bisley, at the age of 13, in 1963. All target rifle shooting was carried out with service rifles of some type, various Mk's of Enfield or P14's and only in .303. On a Bisley day for, say, an inter-county shoot, you would turn up and walk into the NRA pavilion where there would be rows of tables. Find the table marked Sussex, and there would be your named match score cards and a box of ammunition. A brown cardboard 50 round box with two missing - four shoots, 300, 600, 900, 1000. 2 sighters and 10 to count. - At that time the ammunition was subsidised by the government, I believe we were paying something like a penny a round. The fore sight was a post and the targets at 300-600 were half round "tin hat" but full rounds at 900-1000. In about 1966 there was a lot of concern about the switch to 7.62mm - various meeting going on and talk about how it would end target shooting. The most common rifle converted at that time was the No. 4, fitted with a heavier barrel and a strengthening bar brazed along the side of the action. The wood fore stock was often cut back and a pistol grip stock fitted along with a re-calibrated Parker-hale sight and aperture fore sight as, at about that time all the targets became full round. The re-barrelled P14 was considered the best option for the longer ranges while the No.4 was considered better at up to 600. Fultons must have done a roaring trade fitting these kits to thousands of rifles, Bisley was really busy then with hundreds turning up at the weekends and dozens of local home guard ranges in every county. I believe it was around 1968 that ammunition was no longer routinely supplied along with your entry fee and the rules were changed to allow any rifle, not just service rifles. This is just from memory and I was a young lad at the time so this may not be accurate - however, it certainly bought back a few memories and how much things have changed on the shooting scene since I started.
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    .22 tracer rounds

    I've still got some of these, great fun and used to trace very well out to two or three hundred yards - unfortunately a tried a few recently and only one out of ten actually traced, and then only poorly. I contacted Eley a couple of years ago to see if they were available but was told that they would never make another run as the machine was damaged in a fire and would not be replaced.
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    Using dry lube for inside the necks

    I've tried dry lubing the base of the bullet with HBN before seating, unfortunately with no conclusive results. When working on a new load and tuning seating depth I load a batch, all at maximum length, take my Lee hand press with micro seating die to the range and shoot a group, then seat the bullets a little deeper and shoot another etc. What I have noticed is that with freshly loaded ammunition the bullet will seat deeper with little resistance - with ammunition that's been loaded a week or so there's a definite resistance before the bullet will move. I believe this initial sticking is because I SS tumble so now I lube the base of the bullet with HBN powder before seating, I no longer get the sticky feeling when seating bullets deeper but haven't really seen any conclusive results either through the chrono or on the target. The way I lube the bullets is, I have an old airgun pellet tin containing lead shot and HBN powder, I just dip the tail of the bullet in before seating.
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    Neck tension

    It's homemade - knocked it up in my garage.
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    Neck tension

    Here's something I've been working on lately - might give you some ideas. Unfortunately would only work with an arbour press. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9DBuQrGZg8
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    bix'n andy trigger For savage Rifle

    Personally I've been very pleased with the Rifle Basix Sav- 2 trigger on my F-12.
  14. My garden gets invaded by badgers almost every night, around 3-4 years ago I found the remains of a whole family of hedgehogs, they were completely turned inside out. I've not seen a hedgehog in the garden since then.
  15. A 10 shot group at well below 1moa at longer ranges is good going, doing it with a factory rifle and ammunition is even better. What did you use to measure the group, Ontarget?
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