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    Thermal and night vision foxing , plus some rabbit control and the odd bit of roe deer stalking

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    6.5 Creedmoor - pierced primer at 41.5gr RS62?

    A friend had this problem with a Bergara B14BMP. in 6.5 CM It happened with several different types of primer including Murom and others I don't remember There was a problem with the firing pin which involved sending the rifle back and getting the firing pin replaced Cheers Bruce
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    GRS berserk pillar bedding

    I have 2 of these stocks, one on a 22-250 and one on a 243 My pal also has 2, one on a 243 and one on a 30-06 All of these stocks were straight drop ins out of the box, no bedding, no pillars etc We've never had problems with zero shifting on any of the 4 stocks. I think you may be looking in the wrong place for the source of your problem Cheers Bruce
  3. There's a simpler and cheaper solution that allows you to use a scope with pic mounts on any rifle with an 11mm dovetail rail https://www.ant-supplies.uk/rails-and-adapters/scope-base-rail-adapters.html I use a pair of the short adaptors to mount my PARD NV008 onto a Tikka T1X rifle with an 11mm dovetail rails A really neat, low and inexpensive solution Simply fit the adaptor into the pic mount and then slide it onto the dovetail rail. Tighten the pic mount in the normal way and you're good to go. Cheers Bruce
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    Vortex Viper PST Gen II - Night vision

    As you said, just your opinion, but please explain why you think the Photon will kick the PARD into next week. I've looked through both and for me the image quality on the PARD is far superior to that on the Photon, and whilst the sensor in the Photon is definitely more sensitive, the vcsel illuminator in the PARD more than makes up for that. In addition, the daylight full colour, full HD image on the PARD makes it perfectly usable as a day scope - something that definitely can't be said the for the low resolution, monochrome Photon I have a PARD on my 22 rimfire and about to fit another to my 22 hornet. In both cases these will single scope solutions, removing the need for add-ons or changing scopes between day and night. Cheers Bruce
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    Pulsar nv455

    Overpriced for what it is. Get a PARD NV008 for less than half the price, and you'll have more optical magnification in much smaller and neater package, and still get all the toys in the Pulsar. Cheers Bruce
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    Hornady V-MAX .243 58GR Loads

    Enough RS60 will get you those speeds (if your barrel is long enough) but don't expect the barrel to last for very long. Also, check with a ballistic program the difference in drop at a given range for a drop in MV of 100fps - it's not very much. Accuracy beats speed every time Cheers Bruce
  7. Will sell the rifle in one of the non Jagdmatch stocks for £500 and include 175 Hornady and Frontier previously fired brass. Cheers Bruce
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    They are both bright, but the Sirius illuminated the field of view of the scope much more uniformly. The blacksun engine produces a beam that has a noticeably darker circle in the centre of the illuminated area (just where the reticle would likely be)
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    For the N455 you will need a laser based illuminator to get the best out of it, and of the laser illuminators available the Sirius XTL is the best I have measured the brightness and power output and then done field testing on the Solaris, Sirius XTL (with and without dome) and the BlackSun engine, and IMHO the SIrius XTL domed version is definitely the one to have. Cheers Bruce
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    Selling privately via RFD rules

    The buyer needs to send his FAC to you so you can check that he has authority to purchase the rifle. Then you need to complete Table 1 on his certificate where you put the date, your name, details of the rifle (make, model and serial number) your FAC number and finally your signature. Then you send his FAC back to him. Then you take the rifle to your RFD and have him send it to the buyers nominated rfd Cheers Bruce

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