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  1. That result in those weather conditions is impressive, whatever the target !!! If only we could do it every time................ Re-Pete
  2. F-class or TR aiming mark? Re-Pete
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    Burris Pos-Align offset inserts 30mm

    I recently bought some Burris rings with these included from Opticswarehouse.......worth giving them a shout. Re-Pete
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    RPA "Gold" trigger wanted

    I'm looking for one of these to fit a CG-RPA 2000........(it's the same one that fits the RPA Quadlock) PM, please. Re-Pete
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    what speed to expect

    RS52 is the powder for 155grain bullets in 308.......46.5 grains gives an accurate 3000fps MV in mine. (30" 11 twist Bartlein) Re-Pete
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    Gun powder news ?

    Most of the dealers will sell 10kg tubs at a considerable saving................I can't find the reference for how much can be carried by car, and the reg linked above says up to 10kgs under 7(2)(a)(i) plus another 5kgs under 7(2)(a)(ii), whatever that means. Like everything else firearm related, it's as clear as mud. Re-Pete
  7. Bisley have a steel bison (or similar ruminant) at around 7-800yds..............what's the attraction of steel as opposed to paper, the clang? Re-Pete
  8. Sorry Chanonry, I should have put "ie" in front of the word "illegally" at the end of my post..........it's an abbreviation of the Latin phrase "id est" which roughly translates as "that is" or "in other words"...... Re-Pete
  9. The same way a non-FAC holder can get a handgun, primers, and anything else needed to make a loud bang and send a lump of lead on it's way.....................illegally. Pete
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    New Tikka rimfire

    Now now girls................ Re-Pete
  11. I put a 6.5x47 together using a Tikka M595 off Guntrader for £295, a GRS Hybrid stock ready inletted for £625, and a Lothar 30" 8 twist barrel blank, £300, plus £300 for chambering and proof. Excellent 1000yd rifle using 123 grain or 136 grain Scenars. Bear in mind that the 6.5 Swede is an old hunting calibre, and not widely used by the target shooting fraternity. 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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    Opinions on Sightron scopes?

    Well I've got 5 of them, 4 8-32's and 1 6-24........................... As for which model/reticle, check out their catalogue and pick one to suit your needs. They all offer excellent value for money, and are sharp and contrasty. Re-Pete
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    Foxes. What do you do with them?

    😁 Re-Pete
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    Foxes. What do you do with them?

    So, doing "nothing illegal" makes it all right, then? Dumping dead foxes or anything else in the countryside comes into the same category as fly-tipping............ Re-Pete
  16. Sounds like he/she REALLY knows the rifle, and how to read the wind. It backs up my comments on another thread where everyone was getting a bit anal about MV, ES, and SD.................at the end of the day, it's group size that matters, and your ability to put the centre of the group in the right place. Pete
  17. What Baldie said.............with a decent barrel etc., the 223 is very capable, but only if you feed it properly. Pete
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    Using dry lube for inside the necks

    While I absolutely get the desire to leave no stone unturned in the quest for a consistent ES in single figures, I gave up worrying about it some years ago. My quest is for a consistently tight group, and experience has shown it ain't necessarily dependent on MV, ES, SD, or whether or not I clean the cases. And sorry, I misunderstood Maximus Otter. Re-Pete
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    Using dry lube for inside the necks

    Spray lube the exterior?? You mean the case exteriors are lubed when you fire the rounds? Re-Pete
  20. Am I right in thinking the Sako dovetails are tapered, slightly wider at the rear, or is it the front?.................that sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. Re-Pete
  21. If you want that kind of performance up to 600yds, first choice has to be a 6BR with an 8 twist barrel..............plus 105 Scenar "L"'s, RS52 powder, Lapua brass, and KVB-223M primers. A 30" barrel is nice for trying to keep 'em in the F-class 4 ring at 1000yds. On Stickledown, that can be hard, but great fun all the same................ Re-Pete
  22. This is interesting........on my Tikka M595, in order to get the windage aligned with the scope optical centre, I had to shim the rear mount with a sliver of 0.5mm brass. As I also use Optilocks, this won't place uneven stress on the scope. The sliver is 2mm x 20mm, and it's slid under the fixed side of the Optilock between the claw and the dovetail, moving the rear Opti to the left......see pic (you can also see the shim between the ring and base that adds approx 20 moa to the receiver dovetail) No matter how much money is spent on scope mounts, unless the rings are lapped parallel on the pic rail or the dovetails, the only way to ensure even pressure on the scope body is to use Optilocks or Burris Zee Signature rings ..........the Burris area lot cheaper, and better IMHO because they're supplied with a pair of additional offset inserts which enable aligning the scope perfectly to compensate for inaccuracies in the machining without resorting to shimming bodges. Re-Pete
  23. CG Jackson trigger is 2-stage and adjustable..............and very nice. My 223 was originally built as a TR, (the rules allow 223 or 308), and came with aperture sights, thumbhole stock etc., but no way could it compete with the 308. I bought it for informal target practice which it does very well. Re-Pete,
  24. Very light signs of use, pristine glass, boxed, with neoprene cover and UV filter. Remember, Vortex have a transferable lifetime warranty.................... £225 posted (UK) Re-Pete
  25. Now sold to 1sakonut pending the arrival of funds. Pete

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