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  1. Reloading with Rosie

    Only just caught this thread. What a remarkably 'retro' way to position a modern video. Benevolent take: It got us talking about it, which is the aim of marketing.
  2. We do ask that advertisers name a price on here; grateful if you would do so.
  3. Bump. Sensible offers?
  4. Lever Action Rifle accuracy

  5. The Mighty AK Continues as the AK-12 and 15

    An afterthought; a new ammo type that runs at proof in temperate conditions, breaks all in-service army weapons, unless substantially modified, and is yet to work in the infantry's main squad support weapon......hmm, I wonder if the engineer running this is the same chap who managed to persuade the purchasers that ACU was an effective cam?!
  6. The Mighty AK Continues as the AK-12 and 15

    How do the various ammo pressures compare? One thing I read mentioned that the 855a1 ain't far off 5.56 proof pressures - and anything routinely breaking bolt lugs (holy crap!!) sounds to be at that sort of level (?) (The design workarounds you mention and the 'it's great, but breaks all existing weapon types it's fired in' soundbite sound very SA80-esque!)
  7. The Mighty AK Continues as the AK-12 and 15

    Coincidentally, I had the original minor tactics 'lessons' output from Op Corporate on my desk 2 weeks ago. I'll dig some quotes out next week, but what particularly leapt out at me - remembering that LSW was in the procurement pipeline at the time that the report was written- was that this top-of-Army operational report went out of its way to say something along the lines of 'don't go 5.56' and, even more emphatically 'don't even think about going 5.56 and box magazine for a support weapon'..........and then we immediately bought SA80 and LSW. It'd be lovely to think the 855a1 has been bought because it's better; but as soon as I saw the words 'green ammo' and the r&d costs (read: profiteering by someone) to drive it through; and then cross-reference that with the USMC 'rifle durability' officer-speak, I see a politically -not effect- driven procurement.
  8. The Mighty AK Continues as the AK-12 and 15

    Not heard of the 855a1, so just had a quick google. This USMC verdict made me chuckle: "In testing, the Army round caused “some durability issues” for the ­Marine Corps’ M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, Brig. Gen. Joseph Shrader, ­MARCORYSCOM’s commanding officer, told Senators in June. Even though the M855A1 reduces the IAR’s durability, the M27 is still “operationally suitable” when firing the Army rounds" 'some durability issues' and 'reduces the IAR's durability' - that's career-conscious officer-speak for 'it totally fxcks the rifles'
  9. Biathlon Rifles?

    Thanks, both. Biathlon seems to be dominating the eurosport olympic coverage. Absolutely nails sport, and everything about the way the competitors handle the rifles fascinates me; even the semi-rigid slings seem to be an ergonomic work of art. (I haven't looked, I'm on patchy internet access at the mo, but I imagine l/h biathlon rifles are rocking horse poo)
  10. Biathlon Rifles?

    Just watching Olympic biathlon. Random musing: Who makes the amazing rifles / stocks / slings?
  11. Diggle Benchrest Success

    Impressive. Congratulations!
  12. Action bedding

  13. Scope Calibration

    Well, no. It's back to muddling dependant variables. If you go straight to a tall target shooting test, and get 'lateral'; you will have nil idea as to the cause: cog jump or ret misalignment or scope not level or rifle not level or a bit of each or a bit of some.
  14. Scope Calibration

    George, you are conflating click calibration (ie how the scope mechanicals perform) and cant. I'm genuinely at a loss to understand why you keep bringing cant into a calibration discussion. Separate and sequential.

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