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    shooting long range steel & vermin. reloading. My black lab called RED. road riding- sportive / charity rides . Guns in general. Blank firing replica pistol collector . Biker & shooter for life, Internet jockeys annoy me :) ...

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  1. Its an open ended question really - so . Varmint in my book is anything from rat to rabbit / hare - when needed ! Foxing is technically varmint but different class in my book . So varmint caliber would be something fast frangible 17 rem thru to 20 cals are excellent for normal ranges . But when needed past 400 id personaly go 6mmBR or 6xc 6x47 etc. Soo many to choose
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    Anodising Service

    I know john carr has his actions n bolts coated by a firm for him , he is RFD . Resoloution Precision , may be able to help
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    New .204 load

    Interesting read , but wonder why if you want as flat load as possible using nite NV? , why not zero at 200 . For instance my 20prac with 23.3 of N133 ( 3652fps ) zero at 200, it then drops 4-1/2" at 300 yards . its only 3/4 " high at 100y . Technically its not flatter but surly suit the intended purposes better ? Cheers
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    20 cal

    Would agree as i use one , my original load was 23.3 N133 like 8thou off was faily hot 3652fps so iv now slowed it a little because in summer it was showing pressure signs . That load zeroed @200 was dropping 4--1/2" @ 300 yrds. I haven't cronoed the new load but its now dropping 5--1/2" and pressure fine . 20 bullets seem to be more explosive then say a 50g .224 and in my opinion is safer / less risk of richochay . Many plus reasons to have a 20 practical . I nearly went for a 20 br but from what iv read some slow them to 3500 3600 because accuracy is better there . But your choice sir . They are great for corvid control , then again so would a 17 rem ...
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    Foxes. What do you do with them?

    Thought someone had hacked my account - but then seen gunner223 on the post your refering too .. . Agree with the boys , leaving dead fox in countryside is fine . I regularly find many deceased wildlife in all shapes and forms . There not there long . Some members dont hunt or kill . They just targets which is fine . But it does bug me when i read the negative almost anti remarks . On an old post of mine id shot a squirrel at over 700 and someone piped up but i kept quiet , being diplomatic . They know who they are , and hopefully they wont get angered by my comment . And have to reply in some way . Remembering the foram doesn't really want argument or silly bickering / di(k measuring All the best guys
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    Bit of a mystery?

    Is it to do with the way gun recoilles? With faster load muzzle doesn't have time to rise fully when bullet exists muzzle ? Quite strange tho .
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    hornady eld match

    Has anyone got a 6mm ELD-X i could have so i can section it against the 6mm ELD-M i have - would love to know the difference . Or is Sir mearn planning on doing a 6mm test at all ? Hope your well btw ..
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    Getting head around headspace

    Off topic but it could be a glitch in the matrix .
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    Wanted part boxes of bullets

    Del i can give you a part box of 69 hpbt sierra smk , not sure how many . Possibly half box . George / gbal had given them to me to try but i never got round to it. All he asked is that i can make a donation to the Air ambulance instead of payment . So with respect to him if you need them , please donate a small fee . I can send them today . Please text your address to my number in a PM ill send now many thanks .
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    17 Hornet. HW66 J-M

    Its them yes . Are you hand loading ? And is your rifle the same as davids above ?? They may well be rubbish but for say 150 yard they may shoot well in some barrels . Not sure if they would come apart in say a 17rem , hence the Internet in this caliber ,. Cheers Ps personnely id start with 1 powder - find out the 'touching lands' col . do an ocw test , then if something looked promising tweak the seating depth . Then if really pikky re-do the ocw at the new seating depth. Or realize they dont like the barrel and buy something like 20 grain bullet - and so on
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    17 Hornet. HW66 J-M

    Hi dave , glad you finally got it . I assume you will be reloading for it at some point ?? In which case id like you to try some 17 grain bullet for me if you have time and would like to try them in your barrel ? For free of course . As long as you can post target pics of groups / experiment loads etc Atb .
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    Dodgy peepers.

    I think these syptombs pete has described is what iv started to suffer a bit of in the last 2 years maybe . But if i blinked a few timesit should clear . My right eye ( scope eye ) seems to suffer more than the left . But then im not trying to focus with left eye thru scope etc . Hopefully i will have many more years shooting , atm my eye sight is still very good in my opinion . Im 41 years , can we know your age foxyloxy ?
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    Bump shoulder back

    The competition shell holders go up in 2 thou increments - up to 8 or 10 thou i think . Like onehole i use them and bump the neck 4 thou back as this was recommend by word class target shooters , from a slightly tight case id bump back 3-4 thou . It can be measured if you have the right tools . Atb.
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    Hmm id consider something else . Lets say the wind gets up and keeps blowing a gale for 3 weeks. Out of 3 rifle id leave the 222 .20 prac and get the 6br out . Another very versatile round like heavy 223 i suppose . But not much more powder than it . Can be / is generally very accurate and easy to tune . Varmint bullet choice is very good too . And if you ever get more permission / longer ranges its 1k capable . Nice to shoot too . Although i love my 20 , it does miss past 350 regular because of my lack of wind reading skills and unpredictability in gusty conditions . Had it out Sunday for 1st time in 10 odd weeks . Only 2 kills , magpie 70 yds - the head and a wing popped about 10 ' into the air straight up no joking . 2nd shot carrion crow 390 yds wind had a lull so sent it , it dropped dead instantly not a flinch . However , cue 5 minutes later 2 young magpie was in same bush but wind was up , i missed the next 2 shots so went to another shoot . Had that been my 6br / 105 it normally would be on target . PS- if it was the only gun you own , id be much more comfortable shooting fox with a 6mm rather than a 20 , the .20 cal bullets were designed for small vermin , medium sized / game - rabbit/hare . I dont like the risk of wounding things . Id probably rather use a 22 hornet on fox than a 20 cal . Just my thoughts . Think youll enjoy what ever you get.
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    Alternatives to QuickLoad

    Same as iv had it for 3 maybe 4 years and i use it whenever im contemplating say different powder or bullet . I think you can put in your case capacity in h2o if you have measured it ! It really is a great tool. Soo many listed calibers its unreal . You know that saying - by once - cry once ? Hadn't seen bowies H2O comment until just -sorry .

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