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    Chester / Cheshire
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    Long range shooting with good friends followed by Jura, Bowmore, Talisker, Laphroaig!

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  1. Diggle Benchrest Success

    Well done Al. Great success for you in the championship. Looking forward to the 1k series again. Si / Darrel good effort on your shooting. Good grouping and a new records looking forward to the next shoot, and watching more quality kit and shooting on the line. Shame I had to give Sunday a miss this time.
  2. Smock

    Arktis is the way to go. The smock is good quality. We got them given to us in work and they stand up to abuse. The trousers in the rip-stop type fabric are decent as well. They do them in OG and Black as well as most types of Cam Eg DPM/Skan/MTP. Worth a look and good value for money if you want to avoid the full Mil look. http://www.arktisltd.co.uk/index.php/products/b310p/
  3. Hand priming tools

    +1 on the Lee Ergoprime. Hasn't let me down and the feel / tactile feedback is good. Decent £ as well
  4. ear defenders

    The pro tac 2 look good as well. I've had my set for a good while now and they are spot on. If there is one bit of kit I would spend money on its hearing protection, once damaged its gone for good.... if you want reactive it's best paying decent money and getting the latest electronics, some electronics recognise and attenuate the shot quicker than others and that initial 'spike' can cause some damage over a long time period depending on how much /what you shoot. Potentially something to consider perhaps? Some of the reactive sets that you can get made to be moulded to your ear look Gucci and will be my choice when the peltors go u/s but won't be anytime soon.
  5. EDGEWOOD BAG (Front&Rear) / SEB MAX Rest

    Thank you to those who replied / PM me. All sorted now. UKV at its best and. Excellent dealings and very quick.
  6. EDGEWOOD BAG (Front&Rear) / SEB MAX Rest

    PM sent
  7. Before I take the plunge and purchase new kit.... Does anyone have a SEB Max front rest (I would consider a NEO possibly) and Edgewood / SEB Rear bags and suitable front bag for any rest you have for sale. Interested in the full lot or if you have bag only for example. I'm guessing these don't come up for sale that often but figured I would ask around before parting with my hard earned so I have more £ to buy ammo bits! Thank you for looking. Morse
  8. Brillo, when I get some suggestions from suppliers I can PM you some details etc and it may get a quicker turn round if they make two up if it means less machine setup or something. I'm not an engineer so not sure how that side works otherwise I'd make it myself.
  9. New Brass prep and new load to develop

    Ok. New brass (Lapua) I use a Wilson primer pocket tool to even out the opening, using this I get a few specs of brass on some cases more than on others so this tells me it is evening things up. Lapua drill and not punch primer flash holes I think so unlike some other brass you don't get a burr or a flake inside the case that can cause ignition variance. I then chamfer the neck and that's about it first time out. Lapua brass is first rate and needs little else doing to it. I sort the brass by weight into batches that I then use to reload. Not sure about how much of a difference it makes but you do get some variance across 200 cases so it may have an influence. This is what I do with 6.5x47 and .308 brass. Yours are smaller and not having re loaded .223 for 10yrs I can't speak with certainty on this cal so I can't help with starting loads etc. I like the Forster BR dies and also I have a Redding micrometer seat die as well. Both are excellent and I have no particular preference. The Lee kit works well but depends on the issues you mention that mean you need to service them. Perhaps a new set? What gun are you using? Custom / factory? Straight pull or bolt? This will determine how far you want to go with brass prep. You might for example if running a single bolt gun choose to neck size only and FL as required. Lots of experience on UKV so others will no doubt shout up who are reloading in .223. Hope this helps.
  10. Paul, thanks for that. Unfortunately I can't make today's shoot but the winter season is something I definitely want to take part in. I would imagine that the autumn / winter wind conditions at Diggle will make this quite a challenge!! Hope everyone has a good day out today. Any advice is always appreciated from the UKV community as ever. Are there any preferred dimensions for front plates / rear riders that I need to consider. Also some offerings on Sinclair etc whist not suitable for AI / AICS are made out of plastic and some of various metals. Is this a cost / weight matter or is there a difference in how they ride the bags?
  11. I have been enjoying long range benchrest shooting over the last few months and the Diggle BR shooters have been very helpful and accommodating. I am now looking to improve my kit (and my own PB) and move from shooting off a large sandbag to using a 'proper' front rest and rear bag. I hope to save up for a SEB rest in time but will prob start with the heavy duty caldwell rest but any suggestions on rest and front / rear bags would be a bonus. I shoot either a Defiance in 6.5x47 in an ACIS chassis (key slots on the underside of the stock) or my AE Mk2 in .308 (long thin milled slot along the underside of the stock) I have done the usual internet trawl to see about a suitable front bag rider plate and attachments to suite both rifles as well as a suitable rear bag rider. I have seen that the 'Shooting Shed' have an offering for a rear bag rider. I am not overly concerned about weight as both guns are scoped etc and fall into Heavy Gun category so I know I won't be super competitive anyway but for me its about mastering the kit and improving each time. There don't appear to be many options out there for off the shelf however My question is to the collective wisdom of UKV BR what are the recommendations from anyone who has encountered this setup? Any off the shelf solutions that I haven't found on the web perhaps made by a 'local smith' or the other option being who would I go to to get such items made up to fit and swap ideally between both guns as well as any things I need to consider when spacing this 'custom' option? I would like to get something sorted for the Oct 1000yd shoot ideally.... Thank you for any help in advance. M
  12. Leicia have been my choice for the last two purchases, have always been 100% for me and the LRF has decent functionality albeit I don't use the inbuilt ballistic feature as I prefer real world charts that are based off Ballistic App, but for ready field use I think they would be spot on. There are a few threads on Page 2 onwards of this section of the forum you might find useful. Having had a quick scan of them the Sig is also mentioned a few times as a decent buy.
  13. UKBRA 1000 Yards - 18th June 2017

    Great write up. It was a cracking day out and great conditions for the AM serials!
  14. Thank you chaps. See you on the day. I will be the one with the jellied eel and larks tongue club sandwich on artisan bread don't you know!! Right its Sunday morning time for that bacon buttie and coffee cos I can! Hopefully some of the the 600 / 1000 yard BR & FT types will be around to see if my current setup if ok to come and give the longer range comps a go and to find out a bit more etc..... if there is anyone who can help I might even share the sandwiches with you!
  15. I am hoping to take part in this comp for the first time... I'm not a member of Pennine Shooters / Diggle. Can anyone advise re booking on times / guest fees / pre-registration / misc admin points that could cause a drama on the day so I can turn up and see how the 6.5 runs out. Will be bringing FAC / Insurance and photo ID on the day as I would when I shoot at my home club. Thank you in advance to any Diggle types who can help!

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