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  1. Newer Howa has the 2 stage trigger which may be better than the older single stage. Mine was the older single stage and had a gritty creep on it that was easily sorted to a nice light crisp break.......scared the life out of me the first time i tried it but what an improvement!
  2. A good objective post above. Longer range targets is a different game to ethical deer and fox Shooting range On the Howa a trigger job is a must . Mike Norris did a cracking job on mine it was about £40 ish. i had hold of a tikka super varmint the other day and thought the stock seemed pretty good
  3. Ok thanks for that information. It’s a great looking stock and they come highly rated
  4. tuck is The cheek price high enough for a 56mm objective ?
  5. Thanks. Love a short barrel but the point of the 223 is that it would be a quiet option So a longer barrel this time
  6. Ok must be a stupid question? let me put this another way. re barrel length if i was to get a new 223. My 223 has a 17in barrel, it has what I think is a good mod (aim sport Zonic Compact mod) I have had comments from other 223 users that the gun is loud compared to theirs. They all have standard barrel lengths probably in the region of 22in . Could this be because of my shorter barrel? Thanks Sam
  7. Would you expect to notice a difference in noise level from 16 in to 20 in barrel in a moderated 223? is there any correlation to noise levels vs barrel length in general ?
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    Font Colour

    Yes it’s hard on the old eyes this new green
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    George Balfour

    Sad news. Condolences to his family. RIP George
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    50 grain varmint load for Sako 75 Varmint

    N133 and 1450 50gr blitzking a winner for tight groups. Not really a deer round but may be fine head and neck at sensible range? Have never tried it......... yet.
  11. a good review and I find a range finder a very useful bit of kit. Does any know if there is a more compact bino out there that range finds rather than the classic 8x42 which quite a lot of the time I find a bit bulky?
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    George Balfour (gbal on this site)

    Very sad to read this. I have never met George but loved his contribution to this site. Thoughts and prayers for him and his family
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    Rifle Scope for .223. Max £400

    Pardon me if I’m telling you something you know but make sure you discuss reticual thickness if you are target shooting out to 500 yards
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    Rifle Scope for .223. Max £400

    This is bang on. I have regretted buying cheap but never regretted buying quality . It will add to your experience, success and confidence. I know the expenditure takes some coming to terms with but if you do pack up you have a good scope that will be wanted re re sale. 2nd hand with some guarantee is the way to go. Look at Macleod of Tain good luck

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