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  1. I'm confused.....Tuck, are you selling it on? If so, will an M595 go into it? Re-Pete
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    Miraging and bullets point of impact

    I often get rubbish results at 1000yds on a hot windy day on Stickledown electronics. The electronic target lanes are affected by the tree-line to the right which causes turbulence even in very light winds. We had one shoot where we were moved over from the middle of the range to the right-hand side half way through the morning, and the scores went right down the pan.............. Well, that's my excuse, anyway.... Re-Pete
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    Summer 2018

    Was this down to the mirage, or heat-struck marker, d'you reckon? Re-Pete
  4. I'll have them if they're still available, please........ Pete
  5. Can I ask why an individual with, say, full NRA membership with it's included liability insurance and a valid HME competence cert., has to join your club to shoot at 2 miles? Re-Pete
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    Dodgy peepers.

    Floaters are bits of dead tissue sloshing about in the fluid between the lens and the retina..............they tend to get more frequent as you get older. If they get in the way, try rolling your eyes a few times........works for me. Pete
  7. I offered them a Savage 12 F/TR factory stock for a pattern, but they turned it down............... Pete
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    Help! Savage Accutrigger part .

    Attachment: Savage part.jpg [ 111.26 KiB | Viewed 28 times ] This is a long shot...........but does anyone know where I can find one of these Accutrigger safety sear blocking thingy's? I'd settle for a complete Accutrigger if anyone has upgraded. The importer is about as much use as a nine bob note.................I've had a complete trigger on order through my local gunshop for months. Pete
  9. End of barrel, 6.5 calibre, black anodised, M18 x 1 thread. Very good condition, strips for cleaning, incorporates a brake, boxed with wrenches. Less than 100 rounds through it on my 6.5 x 47. £120 Could arrange to deliver if you're anywhere within 3 miles either side of the M3 between Southampton and Bisley, or can be collected Bisley or Southampton. (IMHO all a bit farcical having to go through an RFD for these.) Pete
  10. Try Matt at HPS-TR, they keep a load of RPA stuff, triggers etc. Re-Pete
  11. This is the one I want: Pete
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    Starting out

    200 rounds a year?? We get through more than that in a month........!! If I didn't reload, I wouldn't be shooting centrefire. Re-Pete
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    Lapua case

    A mate had this happen a year or so ago.....................he sent the dud cases back to Lapua, (6.5x47's, 11 dud out of a 100), but they wouldn't replace them. fall over I've been using Lapua brass for a few years now, and I've had the odd one fall over. Re-Pete
  14. I used RS 52 and RS60 with 123gn Scenars in my 6.4x47 (8 twist 30" Lothar). MV's around 3000fps. I'm presently using 136gn Scenar "L"'s at MV's around 2900. The 136's are very accurate with both RS52 and RS 60, but I think 60 has the edge. What do you mean " as this cartridge does start to go straight to pierced primers "? Have you got a loose firing pin? I ran the 123 Scenars up to 3100fps using RS52 and KVB-223M primers without any failures. (This was for a 1200yd day at Bisley............not used at any other time). Re-Pete
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    FTR Newbie

    My partner started off with a Savage mod 12 F/TR 308, and she loves it..................barrels are easy to swap, so she went from 308 to 6BR, and now it's a 6.5x47. Re-Pete
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    Elcho powders

    RS52 for your 308, RS60 for the 6BRX, but not sure about the 20 cal.(never had one). As for the barrel burner" reputation, I've been shooting stiffish loads through a 6.5x47 with a Lothar barrel from new using RS60, and after 2150 rounds, the borescope can't see anything untoward................ Re-Pete
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    Advice on vintage watch

    I doubt it's a kosher 70's Omega for £200.............loads of fakes out there. do some research and you will be surprised what the genuine high end old bangers go for. I bought one of these a year ago: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Invicta-Analogue-Automatic-Stainless-Bracelet/dp/B001E96DHA A 24 jewel self-winding Japanese movement for £89 ? AND it's waterproof to 200m (allegedly....) Re-Pete
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    RS powders for heavy .223/6.5CM/.308 bullets

    As previously stated, 223 SMK80 with RS52.............and possibly 6.5 Creed with RS52 and RS60. (I've tried both with 6.5x47.....jury is still out. Both produce 2900fps with 136 grain Sc's) Re-Pete
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    Sabatti tactical

    I just read this section from the Sabatti site http://www.sabatti.it/en/mmr-system-shooting-rifles/ Does anyone know if Multi Radial Rifling is a Sabatti exclusive, or is it used by any other manufacturers? I've seen an old artillery piece with a similar system, but I can't remember where............presumably, the bore is shaped a bit like a 20p in cross section. Re-Pete
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    Sabatti tactical

    That's pretty cool shooting !!, (and a very good testimonial for Sabatti). In addition, I think barrel life would be markedly better than cut or button conventional rifling. What's the trigger like, adjustable, one or two stage? Re-Pete
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    .223 bullet/powder for ISSF 300m

    Yep, it's a 30" 8 twist barrel on a Tikka M595 action with a blanking plate filling the mag cutout, so single shot. GRS stock, Jackson trigger.. The throat has been extended to seat the SMK's long, and the load is 26.5 grains of RS52.............this works in my rifle, but usual caveats apply if you want to try it in yours. For 600yds, the load is 25 grains. Re-Pete
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    .223 bullet/powder for ISSF 300m

    As an aside, I've had good results out to 1000yds with this combo..................at MV's around 3050 fps. At 300yds on a flat calm day, it'll do 1/2 MOA if I can hold it steady enough. (But sadly no longer with jacket, sling, and aperture sights...........) Re-Pete
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    .223 bullet/powder for ISSF 300m

    SMK 80 grainers and RS52 powder. Re-Pete
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    .308 long range rifle

    Grifff, I have one of these: http://www.helstongunsmiths.com/default.asp?ID=463 Mine is currently wearing a Sightron 8-32 scope, but I've also had some excellent results with the aperture sights plus straightjacket and sling at 1000yds. An iconic target rifle well worth considering, and there's always one or two around. Re-Pete
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    Scope rings screw NM torque

    +1 for the Sealey.......... Re-Pete

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