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About Shuggy

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    Target shooting in all forms; hunting for the odd pigeon or bunny; wristwatches; fountain pens.

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  1. Have a look at Longrange blog on YouTube (THLR.NO and ‘Roe’ on here). He has been shooting a Blaser in 300 NM. Lots of relevant info, starting from video 204. I reckon almost everyone on here would enjoy Thomas’ channel!
  2. By ‘practical rifle’, do you mean something like CSR? If so, you might need a greater magazine capacity. But with the Tikkas this is easily taken care of by getting a gunsmith to install an aftermarket bottom metal for AICS mags. Or there are the 10 round Tikka magazines sold by Riflemags.
  3. Here’s what AI has in their instruction manual. It doesn’t take too long. I reckon that they must know a thing or two about barrel accuracy..
  4. AI, OLC, Oceania and Lawrence Precision; all on the AI tactical brake.
  5. WTB?

    Get yourself a beautiful alligator or ostrich strap for £200 or so!
  6. Most are sized to fit 0.22 target barrels, so about 22mm diameter by 150mm long? 200mm long might be OK size wise.
  7. You might want to try a 'bloop tube'. Your open ended SAK was the right approach, but probably too short. Most commercial bloop tubes are at least 6 inches long. For your application, I would try the longest tube that is still practical in length.
  8. Semi auto wanted 12 gauge

    I have an old Remington Model 11, FAC 4+1. This is a US copy of a Browning Auto-5, made the old fashioned way, with all parts solid steel. £150 + RFD fees.
  9. WTB?

    To misquote Col Jeff Cooper, that combination looks like a roof rack on a Ferrari! Personally I'd say that watch is crying out for a nice black leather strap, maybe a croc? If you must have a bracelet, I would dig deep and pay for a Rolex original.
  10. No experience of OnTarget, but I suspect that ''print screen', followed by pasting into PowerPoint, then right click - save as, would do the trick.
  11. I guess that there are 3 basic options: (1) Buy an off the shelf heavy barrel varmint or tactical rifle and a Japanese scope (e.g. Sightron) and upgrade this as you get more experienced. There's loads of choice these days, but personally I would choose Tikka. If you reload, pick 6.5 Creedmoor or 0.260 Remington. If you dont, pick 0.308 and use GGG or HPS reloads, but accept the longer range limitations of 0.308 from a shorter barrel. Eventualy spend a lot of money to change to what you really want! (2) Buy a custom rifle secondhand from the 'for sale' section. There are really some outstanding bargains on here. The danger is that these will tend to be tailored to a specific discipline or sporting use. (3) Shoot just the club guns until you decide what discipline you really like, then save up and buy the right rifle. There's loads of great custom smiths, but I see loads of people choosing 'custom off the shelf', e.g. Dolphin Gun Company, or 'high end off the shelf', e.g. AI. Most people choose option (1), but (2) and (3) are far more rational choices! Hope this helps.
  12. The AI one is £581 and the Oceania one £909, so really that doesn't sound too bad!
  13. AI mod, One Less Charlie and Oceania Defence for the AI double baffle brake. MAE and (I think) Brugger and Thomet for the older AI single baffle brake. Although no-one in the UK seems to have ever seen the B&T ones. ASE Utra, BR Tuote and just about any of the Scandinavian and UK boutique-made moderators if you remove the brake and go with the 18 x 1.5 thread. The military generally prefer single point attachment moderators as high round counts can cause thermal stresses with a reflex design, leading to a shift in zero. That's not really an issue for most hunters, but might well be for target shooters and varminting. Personally, I went for the AI mod as I wanted the convenience of not having to remove the brake. I really wanted the OLC stainless one, but he hasn't made a batch for a while and in the end I gave up after 6 months of waiting. The Oceania ones look nice, but given the price, they clearly must use unicorn tears in the additive manufacturing process.
  14. I posted this in a similar thread back in June: http://bhi.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/00005-Accredited-Register-POCKET-WATCHES-V20-17.05.17.pdf

    I am sure that they are very nice, but for the same price I'd take an AI any day.

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