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    Being in the woods - for work or play. Not seeing grey squirrels, stretching my legs in the company of my dogs and putting the kids to bed.

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  1. Treedave

    For sale

    Seating die please pm sent
  2. Treedave

    GRS bifrost

    My stunningly limited experience in this area (commissioned a right bolt left eject in RH stock) has left me understanding that the construction of the stock is critical as to what can / cannot be done. Not much help but something?
  3. Treedave

    Gun store new york

    Used dicks sporting goods before, but in NYC it’s a no.
  4. Treedave

    .260 120 grain load

    I’ve tried N140 and N160 under 120 gr pro hunters in my 260 rem (24” barrel) N160 gave me me better results for speed, accuracy and spread. Only you’ll know if there’s enough room left for the ttsx.
  5. Treedave

    Pmii tunneling question

    You shouldn’t if you get standard picatinny rings or sphur do a specific mount for the 5-20 ultra. Be warned that tier1 style tac rings just won’t fit as the ring is just too fat for the gap. Like has been said, if you can try or look real close at one next to / on your rifle. The issue I found was find one on the shelf. Almost everyone seems to get them in to order. Rem 700 clone action with slightly longer rail, but not really needed. The next one will go in Talley rings direct to the action, for various reasons not related to this model of scope.
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    Pmii tunneling question

    Have had all 3 and only traded the 3-20 x 50 when the ultra short came out and went to 5-20 x 50 ultra. It’s shorter and lighter than the 3-20, won’t be going anywhere (unless it all goes badly wrong) and plan to get another.
  7. Treedave

    Pmii tunneling question

    5-20 ultra short doesn’t tunnel as such, but your position has to be spot on at 20x.
  8. Treedave

    What waterproof jacket / smock

    Try these, but none are “reasonably” priced. In your boots I’d get Swazi kagoule anorak. https://www.fjallraven.co.uk/shop/fjallraven-anorak-no-8-m-F83242-dark-olive/?sku=7323450064945 https://www.gboutfitters.co.uk/men-c5/jackets-c1/laksen-highland-anorak-smock-p1834 Not quite a smock but, https://en.harkila.com/en-150/shop/hunting-clothes-for-men/hunting-jackets/pro-hunter-move-jacket-100116129 If our can find one your size the atle smock by harkila is worth a look, but it’s an old model now.
  9. Treedave

    High seat freeze

    I get my merino from mountain warehouse, for me the zip neck long sleeve and t shirt covers most of my needs. The long sleeve has thumb holes to help keep cuffs down. https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/mens/base-layers/mens-merino-thermals/ never needed the heavy weight ones, but they’re usually under a fleece of some description.
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    .260 rebarrel

    I’ve run a 26” 1:8.5 twist factory barrelled dta in 260 rem. It handled various 140gr bullets very nicely, 1000 yds being no problem at all. I never bothered working overly hard on a 130 gr load, as the 140 gr load was so good so easily. It’s now been shot out and replaced by a hardy carbon wrapped 26” 1:8 barrel with a throat suited for vld type bullets. It’s still running in but is already very accurate and has proved it self to beyond 1000 yds, again with 140 gr bullets.
  11. Treedave

    Borden Mountaineer 7mm-08

    That sounds about right, sphur do a specific one piece for it, but already had a 20 moa rail so went for separate rings. well worth a look thru, delightfully light and can have real low turrets, if that’s important to you. I’m glad I traded my older 3-20 pm II for it.
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    Borden Mountaineer 7mm-08

    5-20 (illum) it is. I can’t remember why it was the 5- rather than the 3-, it might’ve been the space on the tube for rings.
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    Borden Mountaineer 7mm-08

    Now out and working. It’s been run out to 400 yards at Eskdalemuir, where it rang the small gong with metronomic regularity. It carries nicely, shoots nicely and cleans easily. I’m looking forward to developing a solids load for the coming hind cull and seeing how it goes..
  14. Had the Fat wrench and sold it when I borrowed a set of fix it sticks with torque limiters. i like the adaptability, any driver bit or socket needed just fits into the appropriate torque limiter. Once I find the right size bit I’ll be trading my Allen keys out. This means that the 3 different torque settings needed by my DTA and 4 different sizes of driver head needed for all the scope, rings and barrel changes can fit in a 1”x 3”x 4” pouch. I would’ve bought the fixed T handle version, but to get the extra torque limiter I needed, the 2 part sticks kit came in noticeably cheaper. If you don’t need the highest torque limiter, they do some nice kits in their own pouches. if you don’t plan on taking them off the bench, then perhaps a traditional torque driver might suit you more. https://store.fixitsticks.com/collections/torque-limiters-1/products/two-miniature-torque-limiter-kit-w-pouch
  15. 10 th paragraph down, but worth reading the whole article, hats off to the author. http://www.targetshooter.co.uk/?p=2502

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