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  1. I've got a mate (just one) who's got a Remington Model 7 in .223. He's not getting on with the trigger and asked me to find an alternative. Originally, he wanted a Trigertech, which look good,but it appears they're mainly made for the 700 series not the Model 7. Its got to be adjustable down to 1lb and its got to have a safety. I've been through Timney and Jewell, (expensive)but are there any other credible options for this model? All advice accepted gratefully
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    Shooting Association Memberships & Insurance

    I remember vaguely seeing a comparison between BASC and NGO once, but cant remember where. The thing that struck me the most at the time was that BASC covered beating, where NGO didn't. Although NGO was cheaper, I went with BASC purely for that reason, as I was doing a lot then
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    Silverstone Shooting Centre

    I think its important to highlight what sort of shooter I am before we go any further on this. I am a UK Varminter. I have never shot in a competition, and I have never owned a rifle for anything other than vermin destruction, deerstalking or game shooting. I am generally out twice a week stalking, foxing or rabbiting all through the year I used to live near Bisley, in Chertsey, and I could book a half day on the short Siberian for £30 through BASC with as many of my mates held a BASC membership. These mornings we would use for zeroing and load development. Bisley is probably 80-90 miles away now at a guess. I have called Bisley this morning and checked whether this facility does still exist, and it does, at the very reasonable price of £39 for a weekday and £52 for a weekend. I don't actually know what a 'marker' is, but I would presume its someone who looks at the target on your behalf. I have a nice spotting scope to do that for me. I don't need cameras, which Mr Thorne appears to be using to justify high prices. My permissions are normally held on livestock or mixed farms where, although farmers welcome the thought of you coming round in the evening /night, disposing of vermin, they baulk at the thought of you ladder testing shedloads of development ammo in daylight, as it upsets the livestock, even with a mod, so this leaves me with a dilemma. I only need to do it every two months or so. I love my reloading but cant carry out practical testing without a range, and when I heard that there was a rifle range being built close by, I hoped it was for me, priced roughly as Bisley was through the BASC. There I could have a couple of hours developing on a bench, not the bonnet of my truck, in a controlled environment, not in the middle of a windy field Well no luck there then. It would appear that the owners vision for the rifle range is not for people like me to be members, although I'm not quite sure who he IS aiming it at. By coincidence he has built the perfect range for people like me, 100m, up to .308 and for rifles with moderators. He cant cater for the long distance boys obviously. Is he hoping to attract club shooters who only shoot to 100m with moderated rifles? I am not the only one who feels like this, that his current pricing excludes us. The FB page is littered with disappointed shooters, probably very much like me, who wanted the range for practical uses, but apparently at odds with the owners vision of what the club should be. I have seen that they have recently capitulated on the price of the walk in day rate. They have bowed to pressure over this and reduced it to £100 from £175, but this is still a lot to pay when you don't need a whole day. If he makes the decision to reduce this to bookable half days, he will bring the club in line with Bisley as I know it, and I would give them my custom. It is nice to see another range coming on line, I cant deny that. I know it costs a lot of money, but the initial pricing structure was a bitter disappointment for people like me Remember mate. free-weights are free-weights wherever you go, you don't need to pay double for them.
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    Best Wellies?

    It was Aigles for me, but they're too expensive so I'm trying out a pair of Muckboot 'Woody Max' this season. They're seriously warm, but as to hardiness, I'll let you know
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    Silverstone Shooting Centre

    When you join a forum, you don't expect everyone to agree with you, I accept that, its part of the debate process. Please offer me the respect due as a human being by accepting the fact that I had worked that one out for myself. Stating the obvious and insulting my intelligence doesn't add to the discussion process.
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    Silverstone Shooting Centre

    And a scantily clad loader no doubt..
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    Silverstone Shooting Centre

    Hope im not repeating a thread here. I have searched and cant find anything I have been following the progress of the above centre for a few months, which recently opened. its close to me and was looking forward to having controlled conditions for load development close by. They recently announced their opening times, three days during the week and one weekend day a month. They are 100m stands with a camera at one end on the target so you don't have to move your butt to see how your doing. From what I can gather they are licensed up to .308cal. They seem to be relying on the fact that they have cameras to justify their pricing structure as follows Full membership £650/annum plus £50 joining fee (what exactly IS that for) Daily walk in rate fee £175/day What a total and utter disappointment. An opportunity wasted. Its not often that new shooting ranges open, but to be opened by a set of dyed in the wool robbers is criminal. They've probably bolloxed any chance of anyone else opening a reasonably priced range in the area as any other applications would be refused based on the mere presence of this money printing organisation. Their appears to be a lot of bad feeling about it on their facebook page as they have popped a lot of dream bubbles for local shooters. Nice to see the ugly face of monopoly isn't dead
  8. Hi Has anybody out there got or know anybody with an Archer, who uses a 940Nm illuminator?. I have a 840Nm illuminator , a Nightmaster 800 , a great long-range setup, but of late, I've noticed that a lot of foxes notice the illuminator and give it legs toot sweet. I put this down to red light lampers who miss these foxes and therefore educate them, so I'm looking for something a little less bright. Nightmaster do a 940 pill for the 800, but say the range is restricted. I'm looking to get so info on how restricted this is, or identify another IR torch for use with the Archer which would give a range of 100-150yds Any ideas? Skully
  9. Recons now gone Fireflys now gone Archer withdrawn
  10. Bump The Firefly's gone Last price drop on the Archer and the Recon Archer now 950 and the Recon 125
  11. Bump Price drop Archer only £1000 Firefly £100 Recon 750 spotter £150
  12. Hi guys For sale is an Archer D Tube add on which I have spare. It comes with a Firefly illuminator Its been used five times only. In total its probably actually only been turned on for 5 whole minutes. Its spotless and comes with the carry case and all leads, male and female bayonet connectors and one scope shim. Additionally I have a Pulsar Recon 750 spotter which is equally pristine in its carrying case with accessories Prices:- Archer only £1050 Firefly £100 Recon 750 spotter £175 P+P extra OVNOs considered Due to work commitments I can only check my posts once a day so if you get back to me, ill definitely be in touch but patience is a virtue Regards Skully
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    224 68/69gr

    I bought some 69gr Sierra HPBT Matchking a bout a month ago from Reloading Solutions in Kidlington. Have you tried them?
  14. Bob 1. What is the thread? 2. Would you consider selling the rifle without the mod? Regards Skully
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