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  1. Hi All, Bit of a resurrection but had to do some zeroing with a new scope this afternoon. so ran them over the Chrono. About 23 degrees this afternoon and out of a 13 1/2" ish barrel these are averaging 2850 fps. Cheers Clive
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    Thermal Imaging - Whats any good please

    Hi Richard, Sorry I'm a bit confused at this. I've had to check back and the last we spoke of it was in an e-mail when you were going to get back to me to let me know when you were free to come over and have a look at the WT1 75-3 and that was in late 2016. I also upon checking further have a log of a single phone call into the office in March of this year. My apologies if I didn't get back to you on that occasion, but we are extremely busy. Please do drop me an e-mail to come and have a look at the units. It would be good to see you. Cheers Clive
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    Thermal Imaging - Whats any good please

    Hi All, Just a little clarification. The focal plane arrays we use in the WT1 are manufactured by Ulis in France. The WT1 are showing at 10 working days delivery because that is the usual delivery time once an order is received. Unfortunately due to our requirements on specification it's hard to keep up with demand so we are playing catch up all the time now. In terms of what's good...I can and do use anything available on the market. The scope I used to use was almost £15,000 to get what I feel is personally the required spec for a proper foxing thermal rifle scope. We then went on to specify and get this manufactured at a much better price point which is why the WT1 75-3 is the choice now and top of the pile in terms of system resolution, magnification and image quality. We certainly do know all about R&D, design and indeed service. We did have a very small (2-3 units) problem with some early WT1 scopes with a manufacturing fault in the OLED display. All of these were repaired at PCB component level in house, two of which while the customers waited and they didn't even lose zero on their rifles. Cheers Clive
  4. Hi All, We've been a bit busy working away on this very exciting project for several months now, but it's all been tested and stock has finally arrived. Here's some blurb from our website for you: "The Warden Adder Scopcam is a new evolution of digital add on devices for day optics. At the heart of the unit is a full 1080P HD day / night sensor. This HD image is then relayed to the high resolution wide field of view 800x600 eyepiece display. The unit can be used off of the rifle for spotting, day or night, with a useful optical magnification of 2-7x and built in IR means it’s completely self contained, even at night. Fitting to the rifle to use as an add on is accomplished by a very quick bayonet QR attachment. Very similar to changing a lens on a camera. The unit is very short and close couples to the rifle scope so you can view and record your shooting, day or night in full HD at the touch of a button. The recorded videos and still photographs are saved to a micro SD card (not supplied). Recorded videos can be instantly reviewed directly through the device, for ‘shot review’. The unit is powered by a single 18650 flat top rechargeable battery (supplied) and can be charged externally or inside the unit itself via USB. The unit can also be powered via USB. Battery life is around 8 hours. The unit also has built in WiFi transmission so the view can be monitored on a smart phone or tablet. The app can also be used to control the recording functions of the unit. Night time range fitted behind a day scope at a system magnification of 10x is 200 yards+ with the built in IR, 300 yards+ with a Black Sun Ruby BR20 and 400 yards+ with Black Sunnranger Ruby. If you utilise the digital magnification then these ranges can be achieved at even 20x system magnification with no loss of detail on the 800x600 display! The unit has a fast 5 second start up and also has a sleep function for ‘instant on’. The unit works best, especially at night with a day scope that has either adjustable objective or side parallax, that will ideally focus down to 40 yards due to the different focal point of IR light. Maximum eyepiece diameter of your day scope should be 45mm or less." And a quick video showing normal shooting range use: More details and photos are on our website here: Warden Adder Scopecam These are in stock now at £595 Inc. VAT and next day delivery via DPD. Cheers Clive
  5. CliveWard

    6x42 mk2 photon

    Banus, If all the other things mentioned don't fix your problem then check that the allen bolts on the two c-clamps that hold the whole front end of the Photon on are done up properly. Cheers Clive
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    night vision set up

    I use the Ward D Vision 800L on my .223 and a few other rifles that aren't set up with thermal. Very compact and no problems with eye relief or distance even using our smallest BR20 Black Sun Ruby IR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVw_djBAtFA Cheers Clive
  7. CliveWard

    Has the .17 HMR had its day?

    Moorlander, Nothing wrong with the .17 HMR, except the ammunition variability. If you can find a batch that works in the rifle you have, then all will be well. If you can't then it will just frustrate you, or at worst have your fingers off if you are not very diligent with your misfire procedure. I think I have had a blocked barrel on 5 occasions. It's a difficult call. The .17 HMR ammunition that I find reliable and accurate soon looses that accuracy past 130 or so yards so the practical reliable field range for the .17 HMR for me isn't massively further than my .22LR which I'm happy out to about 85 yards with. I have a sorted .17 HMR but my choices are for Rabbiting and the odd close opportune fox, .22 LR and for Foxing while clearing up the Rabbits on the way, .22 Hornet. I now use the .17 HMR for daytime mooching about and as a test bed for scope mounted NV. The .22LR and Hornet both have thermal rifle scopes on them. Ammunition prices for the .17 HMR are also on the rise, but that depends on how much you will use it. Cheers Clive
  8. CliveWard

    FCSA leading the way!

    I think the FCSA need a statistician on the case to debunk the nonsense of risk. I have already mentioned that the governments own figures state that exactly 'nobody' is murdered with a rifle in the UK, legally held or otherwise. Now the proportion of rifles that are .50 or manual release are a tiny proportion of those owned in the UK. So the risk is a tiny proportion of 'never'. brown dog has also alluded to the actual common sense and real world scenario. Which is more likely if you are a terrorist organisation wishing to mount an attack with a .50? Smuggle them in from your own stocks overseas, zeroed and with correct ammunition and personnel already trained in the system? Or mount a series of risky 'capers' to track down a UK legal owner, surveil them for a period of time, plan and execute theft of the rifle optics and ammunition, zero it and train, and then mount your attack...all without getting nicked and thwarted very early on. Once you take the probability ratio of those scenarios into account then the risk falls into the levels of almost immeasurable. Cheers Clive
  9. Hi All, I've just been having a peruse of this: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/compendium/focusonviolentcrimeandsexualoffences/yearendingmarch2015/chapter3offencesinvolvingtheuseofweapons Scrolling down you can drill down to injuries caused during crime by type of firearm. Rifles are bundled into a section with a lot of other things such as stun guns, cs guns, starting pisols, prohibited guns (Skorpions and AKs I would guess) or 'unknown'. Interestingly in this category there were zero deaths caused. Now if you look at the huge number of rifles held on FAC in the UK and the absolutely tiny proportion of those being manual release and the even tinier proportion being .50; I just can't see any real statistical evidence that they pose any kind of measurable threat to public safety. Even if it was 1 death per year from stolen rifles I would imagine the statistics would be that someone would be murdered with a stolen .50 every 7,800 years. Back to my earlier point, the estimates are infection in hospitals is a major contributor in 15,000 deaths annually and is in fact the primary cause in 5,000 more deaths. Again...do some good and spend the money on soap and cleaning. Cheers Clive
  10. Hi All, I've responded in detail on all points. Personally, I'd rather they spend the millions it will cost on actively tackling crime, rather than criminalising members of the public through poorly written legislation. If it's a simple equation of saving maximum lives for the money, then spend it on soap and cleaning in hospitals. Cheers Clive
  11. CliveWard

    Anschutz ejector

    Fiddled about with it as per the instructions / drawings in the link provided. I bought a spare set to mess about with. Only real pain in the bum was getting the spring clip on and off. Cheers Clive
  12. CliveWard

    Anschutz ejector

    Hi All, I sorted mine out after suffering years of tedious non-ejection from my XIV carbine. It doesn't exactly spit them out like the .17 HMR but they do now at least clear the action 100% making the rifle actually useable. Cheers Clive
  13. CliveWard

    .22-250 36 Grain Varmint Grenades

    Hi All, Yes not the most ballistically efficient bullet, but we have a local source here at around £12 per hundred. The VGs are strange because they are very long for their weight so behave like a much heavier bullet, in terms of required twist rate, rpm to stabilise. Anecdotally, I had heard a lot of bad news about their accuracy in the .223 but luckily a chap had success with N120 and that followed in my rifle. I'm wondering if the harder sintered tin construction of these bullets needs a bit more of a sharper thump to get it to obturate into the barrels rifling. Cheers Clive
  14. CliveWard

    .22-250 36 Grain Varmint Grenades

    Hi All, I have a friend who is struggling to get these to work accurately in his .22-250 with BLC-2. Even in the .223 they have a reputation of being a bit rubbish. I managed to get over this by going a bit off piste with the load data and actually run mine at Barne's data for COAL but with a load of N120 calculated on quickload and then verified on the range and indeed with excellent accuracy. I'm wondering if similar success could be gleaned in the .22-250 by using a faster powder than usual, such as N120? Cheers Clive
  15. CliveWard

    Pulsar Helion

    Hi Froggy, I've got a chap near Swindon if that helps? Cheers Clive
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