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Binnzy

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    Aberlour. Moray
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    Long range competition shooting (FTR).
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  1. Hi Spencer Some time ago I was in a similar position to you, before I really caught the FTR bug. I have competed with, and still own, factory actions that perform exceptionally well at long range, but a certain level of investment is required. As Big Al has suggested, the most 'bang for your buck' is to replace the existing barrel with a match quality one, this is where you will see the highest level of improvement for your money (as well as getting the twist rate / length / profile chambering that you want). This will also give you the opportunity to change to 6.5cm if that is something of importance to you. As far as a stock is concerned, have a look at the KRG Bravo, which is a drop-in replacement, will not require bedding, and is relatively good value. Overall, a similar level of investment to buying a Tikka Tac A1; BUT, the big difference is that you will have that all important match barrel rather than a factory one, which will always offer better performance than the factory barrel. You don't see the 'smiths on this forum replacing barrels with hammer forged factory options - there is a reason for that. Some factory barrels can perform well; however, all properly fitted match barrels will perform. Whilst resources may mean that you are currently unable to get that full custom rifle you may like; since you already have the action, a semi-custom should outperform a similar factory option every time...good luck!
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    Tikka Donor Action M590 / M595 / T3

    Hi Spot Many thanks for the offer, but I now how what I need.
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    Tikka Donor Action M590 / M595 / T3

    All sorted now. Many thanks for all of your help and responses.
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    Tikka Donor Action M590 / M595 / T3

    Does anyone have a spare 243 or 308 M590/M595 3 or 5 shot magazine they would be willing to part with before I look at buying new? Thanks to all for your offers; I have replied to all of your PMs.
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    Tikka Donor Action M590 / M595 / T3

    Hi 6mmBR For this project I am looking for a +/- .473 boltface to rebarrel to 6.5mmm Creedmoor. So anything 22-250 / 243 / 308 / 7-08 etc would be great. However, if there also happens to be a cheap .384 available, previously a 204 / 222 / 224 that might be of interest too. Regards Paul
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    Tikka Donor Action M590 / M595 / T3

    Hi Palo Many thanks for the offer, but I am only looking for the above mentioned Tikkas. Kind Regards..
  7. Hi As the title suggests, I'm looking for one of the above donor actions for a semi custom project (right handed). Stock will likely be replaced, so its condition isn't important, but I will need the 'bottom metal' and magazine. Please let me know if you have something 'shot out' you are looking to move on. Paul
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    BiPods

    No Paddy, not a joke. I have no affiliation to them, but I have used the bipod weekly for over 5 years without issue and I live in the Scottish Highlands. My experience is not as you suggest. Just my view, thats all.
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    BiPods

    Hi I use the Snipersystems bipod - similar to Harris but much better engineered and thought out (cants with a locking lever). About £90, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee. I've used one on a 308 for years without issue, after 'retiring' a Harris: http://www.globalrifle.co.uk/snipersystems-mark-ix-tilting-bipod-7-p.asp I wouldn't buy another Harris again For F Class FTR - Seb Joypod all the way - buy once, cry once.
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    Tikka M590 .223 - FTR

    Well...my wife elected to have that colour; after all it's her rifle, and she loves it. The fit and finish of the rifle is excellent. Throughout the project, I was always worried about the cost saving of using the original walnut stock; however, the paint and clear coat finish does the give the stock a 'soft touch' and tactile feel whilst retaining the rigidity of the original wood. As for the 'brief', the aim was to have a rifle capable of holding an F class 0.5MOA V bull (ICFRA Target) out to 600yds for club level FTR competition - without costing a fortune. It's early days, but from what we have seen so far, it looks like the rifle will be capable of exactly that...many thanks to Big Al.
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    Primers

    After using Remington 7.5 BR primers for some time, I was unable to source any at the back end of last year. After hearing some good reports of the Muroms and some info from Re-Pete, I made a detour to HPS and bought a significant quantity of KVB-223M primers. I now use them exclusively for both 223 with the 90gn VLD / Varget, and for 155.5gn FB / 200gn Hybrid / RS52. Results for ES and SD for both calibers have been nothing short of outstanding. Group below is 5 shots at 100yds, the Murom/RS52 combo produced nice round groups over a variety of charge weights - usual caveat, my load may not be safe in your rifle, especially as I have a lot of freebore. The chamber in that rifle is specifically cut for the 200gn hybrid.
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    1000y load

    The initial question was in relation to a 26'' barrel. If he wants to reach out to 1000yds with it, there is likely to be a price to pay in terms of barrel life.
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    1000y load

    RS52 is a much better fit for 308 in RS powders, especially at the heavier end of the spectrum, ie 185-200gn. RS52 loads are exceptionally close to those using Varget, albeit with RS52 offering a shade more velocity. However, RS52 is significantly cheaper and generally more consistently available than Varget.
  14. I've had mine for 16yrs now, and I believe one of the first series of the customized military Breitlings. 4 batteries and 6 straps and it still only loses 1 sec per month. The crystal is still perfect, other than the fingerprints!
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