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  1. As above I'm selling my Marlin Model 883 bolt action , in .22 WMR. The magazine holds 11 rounds. I bought the rifle as used, and have had it for a few years now. Bought on impulse, but rarely used, and left in the cabinet. Although it has open sights, I've always used it scoped. The woodwork is in lovely condition, with a few very minor marks. The blueing is mainly good, but it has worn thin on the bolt through cycling, and there is some thinning on a couple of other places, Nothing major, just normal wear with use. Shoots and cycles perfectly, and i presume the trigger has been lightened at some point in it's life as it breaks around 3lb. Selling due to the need for space, and other projects. £225 collected, or plus rfd charges. Also advertised elsewhere. Pics to follow.. Cheers Chaz.
  2. As above, I'm selling my Leupold VX3-L 4.5 - 14 X 56 (30mm tube) scope due to lack of use and a new project. It's been a cracking scope, with very good quality glass, side focus, and a very nice Varmint reticle. The tube is totally unmarked. It's was on my .223 for a while, and for the last couple of years on my .22 WMR, which is also for sale, as I've not used the set-up for some time. I have everything that comes with the scope from new. The neoprene type cover, box, and paperwork. Being a 'gold ring' scope it also comes with a lifetime warranty, regardless of who owns it. It has a very fine 2mm scratch on the eye piece at the bottom left edge. I've tried to photograph it, but it's just too small/light to show up. This has no effect on the use or ability of the scope, and was already there when i bought it some 4 years ago. If it were not for this minor imperfection, it could be described, 'as new'. It will be sent Royal mail 'Special Delivery', fully insured and signed for. I have lots of pictures. I will upload as many as i can. Failing this, if you send me an email for the pictures, i can send all of them in high definition. £350 posted. Also advertised elsewhere. Cheers Chaz.
  3. The only sorry one is me! Wives can be so cruel!
  4. Now sold to Phillips321. Thanks Matt, good to meet you. Jamie
  5. On hold until end of Thurs evening. Cheers.
  6. On hold until the end of Thurs evening until a potential buyer has viewed it. Cheers Chaz. Just to add it is not illuminated. It would be worth a lot more if it was.
  7. As above folks, is the Hornady Lock-N-Load Auto Charge Powder Dispenser worth the money? Even if 40% off retail? I'm after some construction opinions on the above. Preferably from people who have used them??? Opinions appreciated. Cheers Chaz
  8. Well i bought the Hornady Lock-N-Load Auto Charge Powder Dispenser. All in all i'm happy with it. Especially when they're reduced from nearly £400 down to £207 delivered! You can also guarantee it will drop most loads .1 grains light, even with the straw adaption. Which is a pain. And is sooo slow when dropping it's last kernel or 2. I've clearly been spoilt by a tuned RCBS 505. Especially when using a camera showing my loads hugely magnified and the 1066 level pointer that 1 kernel made a big difference on my tuned 505's...... 😕 I did manage to contact 'Rosie' Bradders. Rosie was a great help. She sent me a pair of her used 'draws' (in an air-tight wrapping), to calibrate my new scales. They were 'bang' on! 🚻 Right down to the last drop! I mean kernel!! I'm so uncouth at times. Sorry mods... Please go easy on me...☂️
  9. I do know someone who works both here and in the US. But wouldn't he/me get charged import tax and vat? It would probably still be a bargain though... Cheers Folks. Chaz
  10. Morning folks. Pardon the pun, but after recent events i've decided to bite the bullet and buy 'QuickLOAD'. However, i have never had anything to do with the program, and want to make sure i buy the latest version out at this time. Or if owners are told an update is due out shortly, i could wait until i buy the latest version, hopefully with the new program on it. (If that makes sense...) Please could someone tell me the details of the latest version out? I understand the average price is around £125. Would that be right? Also can i buy a version which gives me free updates? If not, how much are the average updates, how often do they come out, and are they worth buying? For the people who have QuickLOAD, what did the lastest update give you? And was it worth the £25? (Which seems to be the price from what i've seen?) Some constructive advice would be appreciated. Thanks Chaz.
  11. Cheers Brillo. I've bought QuickLoad v3.9, and i'm pleased in some area, but not in others. Especially when comparing loads I've used for 5+ years that are almost always of the money with velocity, (with a new battery) but the velocity is down by 100 fps. Perhaps i'm pick.... But it wasn't like tested at February and again in August. Even with the water capacity test, be it worth it or not....😕
  12. chaz

    EU Beginner load development - 6.5creedmoor

    Good advice there.
  13. Hi folks, I've got a problem. New Tikka TAC 1 rifle, in 6.5 Creedmoor, broken in 'properly' with around 70 rounds. New Lapua small primer brass, (FL Sized before using on first firings) Developing new loads. 139 Lapua Scenar, 130 Sierra TMK, and 143 Hornady ELD-X. All Various loads with Viht N150 powder, and Federal Gold small primers. Had a few promising groups at the upper end of the powder range on first firings..... Dies used were all Hornady Custom.... Brass then decapped, Sonic cleaned, and left to dry on a hot lounge radiator. Then Run through my full length die, (minus the complete sizing rod) due to the shoulders coming forward. (A first for me). Rightly or wrongly, after bumping the shoulders back with the FL die, minus the rod and expander, i then neck sized the brass. Priming went fine, nice consistent fit with all, (around 44 odd). Filled the cases with various loads of N150, as before. I then loaded around 16 cases with 130 TMK's. And around 28 with 143 ELD-X heads. While seating the TMK's, they were seated at around 80% of the whole neck gripping surface. As for the 143 ELD-X, they were fully seated in the neck surface. However, the neck tensions were all over the place! Very lightly held some times, Then a decent amount. More so, with the ELD-X's, compared to the TMK's, but not far off. And i did load a lot more ELD-X rounds. The only brass that gave consistent tension were the 8 pieces of new virgin brass i used for a couple of loads of 4 rounds. Same dies, same press, shell holder, the lot! So where am i going wrong? Just to add there were no compressed loads. In fact nowhere close..... I've used my sonic cleaner for used brass given to me. And i use it for my Lapua .223 brass. Both with no problems like this. It makes me wonder if its even worth trying the new loads...??? I could really do with some constructive advice here folks....
  14. chaz

    Inconsistent Neck Tension.

    That's the one JCS. You have to be a little careful as there is an internal larger one. But the one you've put the link to is the right one, (for 6.5CM or lower. Certainly less than .50 cal). I like the fact that the sizing mandrel isn't held in place so solidly like the mk1, which can push the neck out of concentricity. Where the new one has an inner o ring. So as long as you don't screw the top on too tight, the mandrel will enligne itself to the neck. I personally like the 2 thou neck tension, and won't be ordering the 1 thou neck sizing mandrel... Chaz
  15. chaz

    Inconsistent Neck Tension.

    Cheers Martin. Got my head round it now.. I believe i've sorted the neck tension issue out, and as a consequence also have less run-out. Albeit, only checking by eye and rolling the finished round on a flat surface. So hardly scientific... I first decap with a Lee de-capping die. Then FL size my brass with my fixed (non bushing) basic Hornady FL die without the expander ball and decapping rod. I then use a Sinclair neck sizing die, with the neck turning mandrel, giving me 2 thou tension. Again, not scientific, but using the Hornady bullet seating die, and my basic single stage Lee press, it feels like the same pressure is needed to seat my bullets. Whereas before, i could definitely feel a variance in the pressure needed to seat the same bullets.
  16. As above i'm selling my BSA R10 MK2 in .22. It has a shrouded barrel with internal moderator/baffles. However you can also unscrew the end cap and fit a moderator. The stock is walnut, and the air bottle is covered in a neoprene type cover. It's was bought new by me around 3 years ago, (Possibly a little longer) but has only been out of the cabinet 3 times. It's in as new condition, and comes with x1 10 shot mag, and has had around 200 pellets through it. Also included is a very well padded good quality Buffalo River Gun bag in black. I'd prefer to sell it face to face, so you can see it is like new. Rather than sending it via RFD, and it getting marked or damaged. I paid nearly £800 for the gun and bag when bought new. I'm having a clear out as i need the room and money for another project. PRICE DROP Now £500 for both items, including whatever pellets i have left. Going by my last advert Photo bucket (of carp) are likely to bin my pictures. So if anyone wants and pics, just drop me a pm with your email address and i'll email them to you. My email is jamie.s5706@gmail.com Cheers Chaz. Also advertised elsewhere.
  17. Not sure what the difference between your proposed scope and the Vortex Viper FFP 6-24x50 HS LR MOA. But i'm well chuffed with my scope.... Glad i switched to FFP, but appreciate it's not suitable for all people or purposes... Great scopes from my limited experience...
  18. As above i have an Optisan Viper 6-24x56 IRS for sale with SCB reticle. The scope is in as new condition, and comes with everything you would get when bought new. Including sunshade, 3" focus wheel, Factory flip up lens cap, mounts and box. It was mounted on my BSA R10 MK2 when i bought it around 3 years ago, but has only left the cabinet 3 times. I need the space and money for another project, hence the sale of the scope. And the gun when advertised shortly, (which is also literally as new!) From memory, I paid around £330 for the scope. I'm after £220. Which includes fully insured, and signed for postage. I'll try and up load some pictures, but as thy're in Photobucket i doubt they will show, so i may need to email the pictures to anyone who's genuinely interested. My email is jamie.s5706@gmail.com Also advertised elsewhere. Cheers Chaz Edit. Good old (NOT) Photobucket have binned my pics as predicted. Any interested people drop me a pm and i'll email them to you.

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