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    Rifles, AR15,s , Walking , Good restaurants and wildlife.

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  1. You are a lucky man. George Newcombe was a man I'd love to have met. If memory serves me, his strain was known as "Rillington" after the village he lived in near Scarborough ?
  2. Might be a stupid question...

    Very interesting Mark. Not the commonest Tikka profile, which is why I haven't noticed it. Thinking about it, all the shorter barrels are factory threaded, the long ones usually aren't. That means they usually come in for a thread at full length, or are getting pulled off, in favour of a new tube. As you say, it can only be a weight saving exercise.
  3. Might be a stupid question...

    Thats a new one on me Mark. Never seen a heavy barrelled tikka or sako that wouldn't take an 18MM thread...it is , after all, their standard Varmint weight barrel thread. They must have changed the profile. Measure back where you want the thread, and see what you have at that point, diameter-wise.
  4. Might be a stupid question...

    Mark, if the barrel is fatter at the muzzle than it is in the middle, its been profiled incorrectly. Don't think i've ever seen one like that. Simple answer to your problem is to have the muzzle thread cut M18 but with a spigot, which are common on the ASE mods. This aligns on the spigot behind the thread and requires very little shoulder at the rear.
  5. Berger .224 Bullets

    I've got 90 of the 73 grain match grade 2130 and a 100 of the 73 grain LTB,s.
  6. .224 Valkyrie

    Yes Vince, though not particularly cheap. i get mine from Brownells, and will be having some more when they have sorted the license issue they have at the mo. On the bolt gun front, I will be getting some 6.8SPC bolt heads in , for the bighorn actions. These are tailor made for the Valkyrie, as they are CRF.
  7. .224 Valkyrie

    The .22 Nosler has one major flaw...its a rebated case...and an AR15 will shred it , in short order. Plus, apparently, sources say the primer pockets trash after 2 firings. I've just ordered a couple of Die sets from brownells [rcbs, hate the brand ] and Spud has some Redding on order for me. I will bring it Vince, and the offer of the reamer is there , should you fancy a punt.
  8. 6mmbr which primer

    I've always used BR4's. I think you will find 140 a bit slow.
  9. Howa AI AW will it work?

    Its probably even easier on a howa, as the action is flat bottomed. Always going to be a compromise though. An AW magazine runs best in conjunction with a double scalloped feed ramp. As a single scalloped feed ramp has already been cut as standard, you can't take any more out. I have a simple solution, I have some of the American Rifle company magazines. These are central feed, but double stack. Best of both worlds.
  10. .224 Valkyrie

    I collected it from proof today, and its fired cases which look just fine. One is a 5% overload and the other a 10% overload. Plenty of room to go yet methinks. I'm estimating around 28-29 grains of vhit 140/Varget/Rel 15 etc will be around right, but its all going to be trial and error. The cartridge hasn't been released yet, but apparently its been submitted to both SAAMI and CIP, and is probably done now. Official launch at SHOT later this month, but this is the first in the UK. Now the pleasurable task of making some more brass. Suddenly , plaiting my rectal hairs, holds some appeal.
  11. ASE ultra

    Have you ever oiled the mod to prevent rust ? In all the years I've sold Jet-z's, no one has ever returned one that has corroded away. With regular care, they will last for years. As to Jackson rifles guarantee.....I've used it and so have customers in the past, without a problem whatsoever. I rang them tuesday night enquiring about an "o" ring for a mod. It was with me wednesday morning. Yep, crap , that.
  12. 'Low mag' scopes...

    Tasco Euro class..... They were some scope many years ago. Hellish expensive, and one of the very first 30 mm scopes. Unbelievable clarity. The kids of today turn their noses up when old timers mention Tasco. The Japanese made scopes were simply stunning, optically.
  13. British Shooting Show. Who's going?

    I'm on the Accuracy International Stand Edi, be good to see you.
  14. My sister has a beddie/whippet Chaz. He was a dogs trust animal, and came with lots of behavioural problems. She put the time in, and he's made a cracker, and what a character. She recently took a bigger lurcher on from the same place. As soon as I saw it, i gave her a warning. The bitch had a lot of Irish wheaten terrier blood, mixed in with deerhound/greyhound. I told her it was a hand grenade, and i was right. Fine with the beddie, but show it another dog, and it turned into a killer. It had to go. The beddie/whippet is quite obviously a purpose cross, usually for rabbiting. They make excellent workers and will [or rather, did ] take fox...they certainly have the courage. A good place to start would be the Countrymans weekly magazine. You will find breeders in there who have regular litters, and I suppose you could call some puppy farmers, but you will be hard pressed to find someone purposely breeding these, which isn't. My last lurcher, a Deerhound/Greyhound, was from one of only two know breeders in the UK, as a purpose bred animal from working stock. He was fine, as was a collie/greyhound I bought from David Hancock, many years ago.He was recknowned in the lurcher world as a puppy farmer, but the dogs were honestly bred, and usually made excellent workers.
  15. Go/ No go gauges 6.5x47

    Why not try Border Ballistic technologies, who advertise on here. Click on their link on the right hand side. Geoffrey will export.

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