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Everything posted by mikeroz

  1. Can this be right?

    Oh, and I too hardly ever use my PM2 below 8 power.
  2. Can this be right?

    I have a PM2 3-16x50 FFP P4F MRAD single turn. Had it new about 12 or 13 years ago. I also have an IOR Recon, had it about 12 months. I love the PM2, would buy another in a heart beat. Thought I'd give the IoR a go as everyone was raving over them. I like it, it's a good scope, but I don't like it as much as the PM2.
  3. rebarrel expectations

    Was this gunsmith in the Netherlands or one of your neighbouring countries? Curious.
  4. Don't forget location too!
  5. Carbon wrapped barrels

    I have a 26" Hardy on my 284Win 1:8 done by Mik at Dolphin. It's on a Sako 75 which Proof don't make blanks of the corrects tenon size for. Only had it a short while and haven't done enough load development yet to say if it's a good one or not. Pros, looks nice and is lovely and lightweight, cons, because it's light, which is what I wanted, noticeably more recoil than my 20" .308. I suppose you can't have your cake and eat it! Mik bought a number of barrels of Hardys when he got mine. He also stocks Proof. Best of luck in whatever you decide on.
  6. Bix\n Andy trigger sako 75

    What are they like Dan and how much do they cost? How do they compare with a Jewell on a R700 for instance? My 75 has the standard trigger.
  7. shehane or 284W

    1:8 for me.
  8. shehane or 284W

    Thanks Laurie, as always very informative and useful ATB Mike
  9. shehane or 284W

    Is the n165 still ok with a 26inch barrel? I would have thought as it's slower burning it'd be better suited to 30 inch barrels. Not that I've tried it. If it is ok then great as I have a tub I haven't opened. It'll be worth giving it a go. I feel I've still got a bit of load development to do with my new 284 as it hasn't been as tight as I was expecting yet.
  10. shehane or 284W

    No one else has said what bullets they are using for given velocities. Bullets and weighs please.
  11. shehane or 284W

    284W COAL 3.100 inches, 51.0 Grn RS60, 26 inch 1:8 twist Hardy barrel 2815 fps. That's with about 50 rounds through it. Using 162grn hornady eld-x .
  12. Rem700 SA PSS stock

    I have one. Genuine HS Precision PSS. I'll PM you
  13. Hornady ELD X no thump

    I've just got a 284 win with 26" barrel on a Sako 75 long action. It's chambered with a .318" neck rather than .312" standard so I don't have to neck turn. Mik Mak can take the credit for that, not me. I also had it throated for the 162 grain 7mm ELD-X. I'm running COAL of 3.1" & 2816 fps. I took my first two deer on Saturday morning a muntjac buck and a roe buck. The munty was only 50 metres away, the Roe buck over 100 but under 200. Both had good exit wounds, plenty of evidence of bullet expansion and a noticable thud on impact. I know I've only taken two animals so far but I thoughtdI'd share my experiences with you.
  14. IOR Crusader problem

    If your spending that much on a good scope surely you can stretch a little more for a 20 MOA picatinny rail or 20 MOA rings. Why would you want to compromise?
  15. Try phoning, Meeks F & Co, 197 Warstone Lane, Birmingham Jewellery Quarters. Google him. I'd be surprised if he couldn't help you. Regards Mike
  16. PETERSON Match-Grade Brass.

  17. 6.5x284 cases hard to chamber

    I'm with Vince on this, I'm convinced it's a shoulder bump issue. I really would suggest you watch that YouTube video I suggested. It's free to watch you know :-) and only takes a few minutes.
  18. 6.5x284 cases hard to chamber

    Have you got the Redding comp die set (set of 3 dies) if so the one without the micrometer gauge on top is the one you should be using. It's the Redding body die. Use it with the method I described above.
  19. 6.5x284 cases hard to chamber

    I'm guessing you've got the 5 different sized (depth) Redding case holders to go with your Comp die set. Take one difficult to chamber fired case, and try bumping it back with the next size down holder. In truth if it's already tight you most probably need to go down a few sizes. I had the same problem with my Rem 700 .223. I stripped the bolt and cheched chamber tightness with no bolt tension. I used a pair of plumbers grips and a strip of soft leather so as not to mark the bolt. l bumped the shoulders back first with the +10 thou case holder and checked chamber, then moved up to +8 thou etc. Repeat until you are sure there is no tightness at all. This process worked for me and took no more than 15 mins. I've been reloading about 27 years but seriously I can honestly say I'm still open to learning and some of the resources on YouTube if combined with a basic awareness and understanding are excellent. Besg of luck. Mike
  20. 6.5x284 cases hard to chamber

    There are some great videos on understanding head space on YouTube. One of my favourite is on Long Range Only with a guy called Geoff Brovnich.
  21. Switch Barrel Rifles

    I have a switch barrel 243 / 308 only one scope (PM2). Zero is repeatable, can't remember how many clicks up & down but got it written down. For 3 years now I've fallen into the can't be bothered category. If I had a second scope the I might be a bit more bothered. Personally regardless of the cost, 2 rifles will always get more use.
  22. Alternatively a Nite watched of some sort.
  23. https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/premium-line/ocean-one-premium-blau.html I believe the movement is made in the same factory as the Omegas. Why, well when Michael Portillo was doing his railway journeys he visited the Omega factory and they let him try and assemble part of a movement. The white coat he and the factory employee was wearing had an Omega emblem on one side and ETA on the other side. They do a slight less blingy version for about £380
  24. gralloching knife recommendations

    Been doing it for 25 years now. You're right not wanting to spend too much. Better to have 3 cheap sharp knives than one expesive one. Go onto the British Deer Society website, they have some black and orange synthetic handled knives that are under a tenner.If you were to loose one you won't be to gutted (excuse the pun). Too often I forget to clean & sharpen my knives, but it doesn't matter too much cos I've another two that weren't used on my last outing.
  25. cpc certificate.

    Not an impossibility, if not within 5 years. Over the years there was the Woodland Stalkers course, if I'm not mistaken that was replaced with the Stalker's Competence Certificate ( which I did in 1994), then when I was abroad between 2003 and 2008 I missed the opportunity to convert that under grandfather's rights free of charge to DSC1 and had to pay again, plus do the DSC2. I am the world's biggest sceptic and would not rule out the whole thing changing agin within 10 to 15 years.

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