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    FO, lapsed SB, Silhouette, TR & pistol shooter

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  1. Chaz, Can't really help other than I remember reading somewhere years ago about a French pistol called a velo-dog to scare dogs away from the postie, which I guess is what you've got. Nice nails BTW. Richard
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    Anschutz 1907 wedge advice pleas?

    You can buy 3" wide plates which are designed to fix onto the forend rail. Sinclair used to sell them but they are now part of brownells so you could try the UK website. That won't do anything to counteract the slope of the forend but I wouldn't think it would matter on a 22. I made one myself out of some plastic I had lying around and with a countersunk bolt and cobbled together threaded square washer that fit the rail it worked very well for load development on a narrow stocked .308 target rifle. Richard.
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    Glass wearers

    Drum, I'm in the same boat, have needed glasses to read for the last few years, but distance vision very good. As Catch 22 says, just adjust the ocular to suit your current vision so the reticle is sharp against a blank background, that's what the ocular is for, then if you have parallax correction you then focus the image onto the reticle so there's no apparent shift. I don't think you should be adjusting the ocular against the target as your eye will be trying to jump between the reticle and target. I shoot every week and don't use glasses, Richard.
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    65x47 cases

    Furyan, You could turn the die down a bit more so it cams over as you raise the handle which may be just enough or try a different shell holder/grind down the top of the one you've got which is obviously a one way ride. you could also get a small base die if they are available in your calibre. Richard.
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    ruger no 1

    Had a 6mm Trueflite barrel fitted by Luke Wadsworth from Huddersfield, he's an interest in single shot rifles and has done a bit with the No.1, very pleased with the work.
  6. MD, A little bit more advice. The loads in the link that Chris has provided all should be worked upto, don't just bung that amount of powder in the case and call it good, start a couple of grains under and in a case the size of the 6BR I build up in .3 grain increments, loading a couple of cases each time. I shoot over a chronograph and expect to see something like 25fps increase for each increase in powder weight. If I find there is a very small or no increase in speed, then I would probably stop there and try a different burning rate of powder unless I 'm happy with the velocity. The other advantage to doing this is you get plenty of opportunity to feel how the bolt opens (assuming you're shooting a bolt action) and any heaviness is easily felt, which should alert you to the fact that you've exceeded safe pressures. Shiny marks on the case head from ejector or extractor or cratered primers (although this can also be from loose firing pin fit) would cause me to back off the powder charge as I don't need hard bolt lift. That load I mentioned, 30.6 grains, I actually started at 28.5. Hope that helps. Richard.
  7. MD, You can't really blame Vihtavuori or any component manufacturer for being conservative, there are so many variables in terms of barrel and neck dimensions, powder/case/bullet/primer lot and the ability of the reloader to recognise signs of dangerous pressure. You just have to take a view on what is reasonable based on the reloading manuals, other information available and your own experience. If you are new to reloading then the manuals are a safe way to start. Richard.
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    Plot-o-matic scoring strategy

    Montey, The Kongsberg system has been in use at Brockholes range near Huddersfield for over fifteen years, I helped install it, nobody would even think about going back to manual markers, plus several international level shooters regularly use it, they simply wouldn't bother if it was anything other than better than manual marking. I've marked in the butts at various ranges for years and have always been amazed at the inconsistencies and 'tolerances' used by human markers, electronics, in my opinion, are much fairer for everybody. I shot on the Silver Mountain Targets at Diggle a few weeks ago and they were just as good, if not better than the Kongsberg as they don't use a soundbox, just use existing frames and calibrate correctly. (Apologies to those guys at Diggle who set up the targets, just and calibrate make it sound very easy, I know a lot of hours were spent making the system work). You also get to see the velocity of the shots if your device has a large enough screen to take advantage of it, unfortunately, my Iphone didn't. The only question now is which tablet to buy? Richard.
  9. MD, I think you're a bit light on the 6BR. Every barrel I've had (about 5 now) has shot best around 30 grains of ADI 2208 (Varget) or NI40 or N550 with the 105 class bullets. Current one I'm loading 30.6gn N140, with a 105 Scenar, but obviously work up with your own components and if you're shooting a factory rifle with sloppy firing pin fit in the boltface, you're unlikely to get near without primer cratering or even blanking. If you're shooting on a 1/2 minute centre at 600 yards you need all the help you can get. Richard.
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    Remington short action dimensions

    Dave, Or you could use Burris Signature rings which could give you another 20 MOA approx with the offset inserts.
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    Remington short action dimensions

    Dave, The rear receiver is the same diameter as the front but just milled away on the upper surface for reasons best known to Remington, so your base should be a lot thicker at the rear as it it needs to make up for the .1137 as Paddy says plus whatever extra height to give the required slope. I have a Rem 40X which is the same as the 700 and using the same scope as your son but with Nightforce 20MOA two piece bases at 300 yards I am 31.5MOA from absolute bottom, so figure around 28 at 100 yards. So your base may be 20MOA but the barrel happens to be shooting low, receiver threads not cut straight or other tolerances endemic in mass produced actions. Richard.
  12. I've not heard of anyone doing this in the UK although there's no reason why not, as you say it can be done, I have an Accurate Shooter magazine which has an article on the process, with a sleeve obtained from Brownells, if I remember correctly. I'm not sure if they still sell the sleeves but I'm sure if you check online there must be specialists who stock either sleeves or complete barrels for the Low Walls., or information on Single shot forums that would list suppliers. You just have the export regs to negotiate then but there are exporters who can do that for a fee of course. Richard.
  13. Laurent, certainly an improvement with the different seating depth. I realised the figures on your loading box which I took to be velocity were seating depths,, so it would interesting to find out what speed you were getting with N560. Richard
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