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About chaz

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    South Worcester
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    .25 Air Ranger (FAC)
    .22 WMR
    .223 Remington
    Tikka T3X TAC1 6.5CM
    12 bore Beretta A302
    12 bore Eiber Side by side
    12 bore Hammer action single barrel.

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  1. Grim stories. I live in a rural area, but thankfully not that rural!
  2. Now sorted. A big thanks to Tahrnz for loaning me a Trail Cam. Much appreciated.
  3. Thanks for the info David. I did have a .204 Ruger and it was a really accurate flat shooting rifle. Don't recall why i sold it. Maybe to make way for the .223?? I'm intrigued by the .17H and as i reload it would be even better. Can't believe the HMR ammo is still crap. When i did a back to back with my .17WSM and a mates Annie .17HMR, the HMR grouped superbly straight from the box! The grouping on my WSM was around 1 to 1 1/2moa. I really liked my .22 Hornet, it was also a HW66, heavy barrel jagdmatch and was very heavy to carry around, hence the selling it. A nice .17H carry gun would be nice. I'll do some more reading. Cheers.
  4. Hi folks, I sold my .17WSM some time back, and i'm looking at getting a 1 for 1 variation. I'm just not sure what to get instead. The .17WSM was a nice round, and the rifle itself was the Savage heavy stainless barrel and action, with a nice laminate stock. Albeit i hated the bolt and the fiddly mag. I can only speak about the savage, and speaking of which the accuracy was crap compared to my mate's .17HMR at 100 yards, which i shot back to back. Anyway, i'm not sure what to get next. I have had a couple of .17 HMR's in the past, but got fed up with wind drift. Perhaps i expected too much from it? I also had a .22 Hornet. But i got rid of that, more so because of the rifle being way too heavy. Then i think a low powered 40 grain out of my .223 would achieve the same as the .22 Hornet?? I've never owned a .17 Hornet, but I've heard good things about them. Does anyone know how the drop and drift compares with the .17HMR? Some constructive advice would be appreciated. Cheers Chaz.
  5. That's what i'm after BB. Would you be willing to sell it? PM me if you are, with your price. Cheers.
  6. Hi folks, As above, I'm after a cheap NV type trail cam (2 if possible) to get an idea how our hedge hogs are doing. According to our local Vale Wildlife Center, this summer has decimated their numbers. Yes there are small pockets of them doing well, but their numbers have halved in the last 18 years alone! And according to the Guardian there are around only 1 million left in the UK, representing a 97% fall from the estimated 30 million recorded in the 1950's. I put out water and food, but i'd like to be able to count their number and be sure their getting water and dog/cat food, (and not the cats eating it) along with a few dry meal worms. You should not over do the the meal worms as it can cause a severe calcium deficiency in their bones, causing a slow painful death. Used trail cams would also be great, like the cheap Lidl's versions they sold some time back, which i missed out on. I'm on a tight budget, but want to help reduce the serious decline in their numbers if possible. I've managed to save several found severely dehydrated in my garden. If possible, please could i ask that you folks, (If your not already doing it) to put out a saucer of water in their front and back gardens. It appears (to me at least) that I've made a small difference for the numbers around my area, as i have regular night/early hour visits from the few I have seen and rescued. But a trail cam would show definite evidence. Please could i ask that any of you good folks leaving a drink out for them, not to put milk out, as they are intolerant to it, and it makes them sick. Sorry to rattle on, and sound like a scrounger. I'll pay what i can if i can afford any that may be for sale.... I just want to help as much as i can during these severe weather conditions, and their general decline. And to be honest, I've been very taken by them as they're just sooo cute! If needs be and members trusted me (I hope my selling and buying record on here shows i can be trusted) I would even be grateful if anyone was able to at least lend me a trail cam or 2 for a few months. I've not requested any help from any other forums at this time. Regards Chaz. P.S Apologies to the mods if I've put this in the wrong place. I wasn't sure as i was asking about buying, borrowing and informing members.
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    .223 Hornady Modified case

    A kind offer indeed!
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    Wanted part boxes of bullets

    I have around, half a box of 53 V-Max 3/4 of a box of of 52 A-Max Almost full box of 40 V-Max 3/4 full box 35 V-Max if that's any good. £45 posted. Cheers.
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    .223 Hornady Modified case

    +1 for the Shooting Shed, they make some great stuff.
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    .223 Hornady Modified case

    Hi, You can get one of your fire formed cases of your own done. Just be careful who you use. I had a fire formed .204 case done for me, from a well known forum user. I sent 2 case in case of mistakes. I received my "modified case" and all looked well. However i found the threads a little stiff, but the brass case did screw on. However, i could not remove it. Despite cleaning the brass and lightly lubricating. The result was i ended up twisting the head off my Hornady Overall length gauge. So that was £40 wasted..... If you can't find a good resource to do this. If were you, i'd have a look at the - Frankford Arsenal gauge. As per the link. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/262-2095173-6488414?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Frankford+Arsenal+Cartridge+Overall+Length+Gauge+-+Metallic I ended up buying the drill bit, and die and doing a .223 case of my own on a pillar drill. It's not totally 100% centered, as i don't have a lath. But better than the one done for me!! Good luck! Jamie
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    Couldn't resist.

    Watches are not my vice but that is a very nice bit of kit Paul.
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    6.5 Creedmoor brass

    I agree with VarmLR. I've been up and down powder charges with Lapua SRP trying to get an accurate, low/moderate chamber pressure with a "decent" velocity. I don't think i've helped myself by maybe buying a less than ideal powder. That being Viht N150. I quickly found a great load for the 139 Scenar, and the TMK 130. But the 143 VLD-X was hard work. Although I have found a reasonable balance now. I think LRP brass would have made things a bit easier. Just to add, while struggling to get a reasonable velocity with SRP, I tried the same load with LRP, (Murom KVB-7) and Hornady brass and instantly the velocity jumped very high indeed! Infact after 2 shots i stopped shooting due to high pressure signs, and silly barrel burning speed!
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    How do You prep Your brass? UKV survey.

    De-prime. Ultra-sonic clean, then cases left to dry thoroughly in a warm place. Full length size without the de-capping/Expander ball attached. Trim, chamfer, debur if needed. Use a Sinclair Expander Mandrel to resize the necks. Clean inside of neck with patches on a nylon neck brush. Inspect brass with an L.E.D lit, jewellers magnifying glass. Anneal every 4 to 5 firings. Then reload.

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