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  1. I phoned these; http://www.egwguns.com/m98-commercial-large-ring/ and discussed my requirements - found them a great source of help Then purchased an EGW rail through MidwayUK when the website was still operating. Received rail in 10 days without problems and perfect fit ATB
  2. .243 cartridge, correct??..But if different I stand corrected...Had a similar problem as yourself attempting to get a consistent accurate load with the .243. By that I mean putting pill-on-top-of-pill, or a least achieving ragged hole consistency - rarely could I do that 😡 and this was with a brand new rifle. Every time I thought I had an accurate load, as soon as conditions altered the POI changed. I also found barrel-heating a serious barrier to achieving consistent accuracy, even after allowing to cool. Never could get that .243 shoot like a .223 or /308...By the time I would have achieved getting the .243 to shoot like I wanted, I'd have reached barrel-burnout, and would have had to start all over. Decided it was best to be happy with what I could achieve, which was .75MOA @ 100yds (85g pill) and use as a dedicated fox tool and nothing more....a great cartridge but way too finicky to faff around reloading for.... Just my experience but ATB
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    Tikka T3 improvements?

    Never experienced a problem with a T3 chambering.....cycled and chambered flawlessly every time. And never had the mag ramp/lips wear away, courtesy of using a bobsled (guess I got lucky)...Stock is pretty much the ideal fit, which for me, is what matters most... No 'improvement' necessary
  4. Have Remington fixed this bolt problem?
  5. MikeJ I'd strongly recommend dropping your charge by a couple of full grains... then test again 42.6g of N140 with a 168g bullet is not a "light load" by any means......and, the 44g with a 175g TMK is excessive ATB
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    Browning x bolt.

    Brief synopsis Trigger most definitely does not do what is says on the tin - IMHO, it is way too heavy for my taste Dura-touch stock (if that's the config you're contemplating?) ...is very nice indeed, although CZ also produce the soft touch stock in similar price bracket and IMHO is a far superior rifle. Although, if you're of the mindset on the range 'don't care how it shoots, as long as it's aesthetically pleasing', it may suit . However, if you hunt the probability of scaggs/scratches increases, and therefore won't suit (if you like the rifle to still look nice) Best feature of all is without doubt position of safety - perfectly placed and something most, if not all, manufacturers should consider Are they accurate? - reload (roll a good cigarette and you'll get a good smoke) Of more important concern is you're "still looking for a new rifle for over a year"? ..I hear golf is quite a popular ? ATB
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    4-poster bed that'll fit in the tent, ...then, with accelerated urgency, find the exit of that hellhole of a campground as soon I wake up ?
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    Tikka tourque setting

    Bob, check this vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZH_7GzMFSk ATB
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    Sierra 155gr TMK for mid/long range?

    Exemplary information - cheers Laurie ATB
  10. snakeman

    Sierra 155gr TMK for mid/long range?

    Do a search on this site Michal...You will find more posts than you can read in one night relating to the 175g SMK.... From personal experience, both the bullets you mention are indeed pretty much "perfect" for mid-range (800yds) out of a 1/11" twist. Persevere and work up a load carefully, and you won't really need anything else - trouble with us lot is we like to tinker and experiment to find the 'Holy-Grail' Only thing I'd wise you up on is the shank on the 155TMK is long to ogive - I find awareness of ogive depth is imperative on this bullet, particularly if you're going to be seating to the standard .308cal of 2.800 (as an e.g for you....my COAL of the 155TMK is: 2.995)....BUT, others will indeed vary Your own reloading rules apply ATB
  11. I reached the time when a 2lb trigger became way too heavy for me on the range when trying to hold for ¾" target spots at 100yds and 200yds and 2" spots at 300yds and 400yds..... However, 2.5lb suits me nicely in the field when hunting, but that's a whole different application. In itself the trigger as a component, and the manner in which the trigger functions, will not determine a rifle's accuracy - that, will be determined by a whole bunch of other things, none moreso than the person taking aim. You either like the set-trigger, or you don't... Personally, I wouldn't be without it these days for target practice and I find it an essential asset to my (target) shooting. For me, it makes economical sense too; a trigger that's able to be set at between 7/9oz already installed on the rifle, rather than forking out stupid money for a 'designer' trigger, and then additional outlay for a competent Smith to install it that in all probability will not further enhance what a 7/9oz can offer me. Use the set option if you wish, or use the standard option if you prefer it that way too. But ultimately, what's not to enjoy about having the option of using it set and/or standard, and enjoying the best of both worlds? ATB
  12. Yeah, thought so....interesting too ATB
  13. Your problem has been discussed on here before. Do a search for the thread. IIRC it was a long and detailed thread and an excellent thread at that....... (onehole, was you active in that thread?).... With respect Michal, a centrefire rifle is a whole new ballgame compared to a .22lr. Testing by dry firing or not, best clamp your rifle and secure scope to correct torque to check. If there is a fault with the scope or, if you think the trigger is at fault. I would be inclined to think it will not be because of when you have the trigger in the set option, as it will act in exactly the same way as when using it in its standard option, in relation to scope interference. ATB
  14. Phone your dept. Give your name or ticket number and give the name of the land or farm to which you are invited. I would have no doubt that any of the personnel, apart perhaps from the 'receptionist,' would be able to advise you whether the land is cleared. Come to think of it though, even then, if she's as knowledgeable as the woman on the reception at my Doctor's surgery, she'd be able to tell you too! .. ?

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