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  1. Rob1562

    AT AICS chassis system

    Hi Woodlander, Hope you're getting on with the NXS OK ? I've got an AI AX chassis and love it, fitted with a Stiller action which is Rem 700 clone. I think you've got to love "tacticool" rifles to like the look of the AI which is just as well as I do !! Performance wise I can't think of a reason why you wouldn't be absolutely delighted with the AI system except maybe weight....you'd need to be a big strapping lad to carry it around the hills all day. As for whether the Barnard fits easily/at all, unless Baldy or one of the other 'smiths comes along, give Steve Kershaw a bell and he'll let you know whats involved. Regards, Rob.
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    Delta Stryker

    Hi Stephentri, If you're looking for an unbiased review of this scope then i'm probably the wrong person as i'm a Delta convert !! I've had the Titanium 4.5-30 for over a year and love it so muchI bought the 5-50 3 months ago on the back of it. I love it !! I personally like a fine reticle and the Delta has that and a superfine centre dot that illuminates with 11 stages of adjustment with "off" between each level which i like. Glass is very subjective, but to me Delta glass is better than Nightforce (i've had 2 NXS's) and almost on a par with S&B (i've had a PM2) and considerably cheaper than both. People ask how it compares to Sightron (similar price point)...i've never had one but looked through my mates and wouldn't thank you for one (just my opinion). Only downside as mentioned before is the slightly crap coin slots in the turrets but thats a small price to pay. As said before everyones eyes are different but for me I don't think you can buy any better at the price and without spending at least double. Hope that helps.....if you have any questions, feel free to PM me. Regards, Rob.
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    Best UK Varminting Calibre?

    22BR for me if you homeload....once the case prep is done it's magic ! If using factory, reckon .223/.243 would be hard to beat.
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    20 cal

    I've had a 204 and loved it, now got a 22br and love that even more ! If i was going down the 20cal route i think next time i'd go for a 20 Vartarg.....gives near 204 levels of speed but with 17grains of powder. Regards, Rob.
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    Looking to minimise my cabinet

    As has been said, with your current barrel the biggest limiting factor is going to be the twist rate which will limit you to 85/88 grn bullets, possibly 90/95 max if you're lucky.....i've got a 6mmbr in 10 twist that will not stabilise 95grn bullets well enough for me so have dropped to 85grn that it shoots really well. If you want max oomph with that weight of bullet and are prepared to homeload then maybe consider a 243AI or maybe a 6x284 both will give you more, but use much more powder. I had this same dilemma and came to the conclusion that the best compromise was to have 3 rifles !! Happy days. Regards, Rob.
  6. If it's during office hours and you have the full address, and owner details of the land you are invited to shoot on (or O/S grid references etc ) , then a 'phone call to your local licensing office should provide you with details of what calibre the land is cleared to. If it's really short notice and over a weekend then you're out of luck ! Licensing 'round here are very approachable and are happy to take 'phone calls such as this.....can't speak for your's of course but give them a call. Regards, Rob.
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    Load for 6mmBR

    Hi All, I'm having a 6mmBR built with the intention of shooting 95-105grn bullets (foxing,small deer and plinking/gongs). Rifle is a single shot Stiller Diamondback action, with 22", 1in8 twist Walther Lowthar barrel. I have a stock of 95grn Sierra TMK's and was thinking of these as a starting point. Anyone using a similar combination and can give me a rough starting point ? Or its out with the manuals and I'll start load development from scratch..... Thanks in anticipation, Rob.
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    Load for 6mmBR

    Thanks for the replies guys. I've had look at Accurate Shooter and 6mmBR's posted loads......was hoping someone had a pet load with Vit 135/140 as i've got loads of that as the 22BR loves N135 ! Regards, Rob.
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    Hard gun case

    Sent you a pm.........freebie inbound !!!!!
  10. Hi all, I'm considering the purchase of the above, and as the question in the title, does anyone use it as a spotter and then fit to the rifle before taking a shot or does everyone leave them on their rifle? I like the idea of using one as a spotter and then fitting to the rifle, but was curious as to the capabilities as a spotter ? Regards, Rob.
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    Ward 800 NV add on...as a spotter ??

    Thanks for the replies and pm's guys. Looks like i'll have to have a bit of a re-think and maybe raid the piggy bank a bit further ! Regards, Rob.
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    Ward 800 NV add on...as a spotter ??

    Hi....i'd thought about the IR issue and thought about 2 Ir's....one fixed to the rifle and one to use "hand held".....cheaper than a spotter and an Nv scope. Just wondered what kind of distance you'd pick up eye shine........don't have too much trouble picking up eye shine with the lamp and MK1 eyeball at 500+yds but someone is educating the local foxes and think it's time for NV. Regards, Rob.
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    Foxing with 300wsm ?

    Hi all, as per title, is anyone foxing with a lightish bullet in their WSM ? I was thinking of loading my Blaser R93 300wsm with either a 100 or 110 grn bullet with the intention of achieving 3000+fps....anyone out there currently shooting such a thing ? Regards, Rob.
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    Foxing with 300wsm ?

    Thanks for the replies so far guys. I currently run 155grn Berger vld's and these are both extremely accurate and effective as a deer round, although a bit overkill on Roe. I was wondering if anyone knew whether the standard Blaser twist would stabilise these lighter bullets ? If no one has tried that combination, I guess there's only one way to find out !! Regards,Rob.
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    Tier one ring reducers

    Hi I've got a set, fitted perfect and work a treat....v.happy ! Regards, Rob.
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    20 vartarg turbo

    Speak to Steve Kershaw, he's built himself a 20 Vartarg (not turbo) and absolutely loves it. He's shot all sorts with it at some decent distances....really accurate calibre and cheap to feed ! Regards, Rob.
  17. Hi, I'll have the once fired cases please. PM me for payment details. Regards, Rob.
  18. Hi Bob, Just in the process of having a 22BR built by Steve Kershaw on a Stiller Predator action, with modifications to the AI mags its anticipated they will cycle really well. Can't wait to get it out for a play, having seen the incredible groups this reamer has shot for Steve, I can't help feeling that I'll be the largest limiting factor in the whole set-up. If you get one i'm sure you won't regret it. Regards, Rob.
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    6.5 x 47L body die

    Hi Furyan, Sorry but someone else beat you to them, posted them out today. Regards, Rob.
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    6.5 x 47L body die

    Hi Rutland, If you don't get fixed up i've got a set of Forster Ultra dies.......(FL and Micrometer seating die set). They are as good as brand new, Micrometer loaded 50 rounds, FL die never used. PM me if you're interested. Regards, Rob.
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    Hi Kevbee Steve is in the process of making me a 20x47. I've got the similar problem to you......a 6.5x47 bolt face but a real itch for a 20 that needs to be scratched. I've thought about 20br,5/35smc and just about all the others, but I've got a Stiller Predator action in an AI stock and want a calibre that will cycle from AI mags. I know that there will be lots of case prep and probably a reduced barrel life but when you gotta scratch that itch !!!! Regards, Rob.
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    34mm scope rings

    Sent you a pm. Regards Rob.
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    Is My ELR Rifle Legal in the UK?

    I broached the subject of a .338LM (for deer) with my FEO and was told the Home Office regard this as a "dangerous game" cartridge and would be fine if I wanted to take it abroad but was too much cartridge for the UK. He then went on to make himself look even more confused by stating he would be more than happy for me to have a 30-338LM conditioned for deer.......i guess you just play the post code lottery and get what you get !! Regards, Rob.

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