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  1. Hi Farmer - £50 cash? I live near Raglan, and shoot at SW2000 every week M
  2. I use AR500 gongs in various guises and sizes, but always been a bit cautious since I saw this........
  3. Miseryguts

    Bit of a mystery?

    The way I look at is: Rig is zeroed with the slow bullet, so the axis of the parrel is pointing in such a direction that the loop of the bullet trajectory means that it lands on the POA at 50m. Light travels in a straight line, so the scope axis is pointing straight at the target whilst the rifle axis is pointing slightly up so that the loop of the trajectory falls to the POA at 50m. Insert the faster bullet, then with the above scenario the bullet will impact above the POA I like that better, but 8 moa is lot, and this is very repeatable, and I get 1 to 1.25 moa 10 shot groups with both bulles, only not at the same POI!!
  4. Miseryguts

    Bit of a mystery?

    Hi - Henry Lever action rifle in 44Magnum with Rudolph 4-16x42 scope atop 240gn copper plated RNFP bullet over 6.8gn Unique exiting the muzzle at 990fps, rig zeroed at 50m 240gn copper plated RNFP bullet over 19.5gn N1110 exiting muzzle at 1500fps - rig unchanged but now POI is 8MoA below POA at the same 50m. Now in my simplicity I imagined that the POI of the second bullet should be above POA? Or am I being stupid?? M (puzzled in sunny Monmouthshire)
  5. Miseryguts

    Wanted part boxes of bullets

    See my reply to Malxwal's post last Friday M
  6. Miseryguts

    .224 softpoint/hollowpoints

    Hi Malc I have 60 PPU HPBT 55gn 64 Hornady Vmax 60gn 74 Nosler Varmint spitzer 55gn 100 Dogtown(made by Nosler) FBHP 50gn 55 pounds the lot incl Uk postage M
  7. Miseryguts

    Summer 2018

    Not good for duck - I put 7 week old growers on 3 ponds,, all have dried up and the duck wandered off(they can't fly yet). Trying to keep one pond going by putting bowser loads in (3 loads at 10,000 litres each) every weekend. Cannot sow game crops as ground too hard to get the plough in - even if we did they would shrivel and die (we put brassica game crops for partridge). So I'm praying for rain - but as I am pretty secular, nothing seems to be happening M (more miserable than ever in baking Monmouthshire)
  8. Miseryguts

    Foxes. What do you do with them?

    Exactly forums have been infiltrated before M (paranoid in sunny Monmouthshire)
  9. Miseryguts

    Starting out

    As scotch egg says but it is an absorbing pastime! I find a lot of pleasure in chasing after the elusive perfect load! Not got there yet and probably never will but it does engage the grey matter. M
  10. Miseryguts

    interesting little problem

    the 44 magnum is a handgun cartridge, and is used in gallery rifles here in the UK as handguns are banned. So all this type of cartridge are crimped and there is no such thing as neck thickness. Both lots of brass had the same OAL and were crimped at the same time with a taper crimp. When using crimp on a straight case, as long as all the cases are the same length all the crimps are the same. I will check the wall thickness of the two types of brass, but the variation in MV to get this sort of variation in POI would be huge, especially in view of the powder charge of 19.5gn which fills the case to 3/4 full As above straight walled hand gun case so not normally a factor?
  11. Miseryguts

    interesting little problem

    At the range today with Henry "Big Boy" in 44M. 60 rounds all loaded on same day, same batch of powder, same batch of bullets.30 rounds in one make of brass(A), 30 rounds in another make of brass(B) Shooting 10 shot strings. All rounds in brass A shot all over the place, was lucky to hit a 12 inch target. All rounds in brass B shot true apart from some vertical stringing due to barrel heat? This rifle with this load of 240gn RNFP (plated) over 19.5gn N110 is a hot load running about 1500fps and normally giving 1 MoA at 50m. Range in hot sun today, so barrel was pretty hot to start with and after a 10 shot string was too hot to grip - hence the vertical stringing on the brass that shot true? So why does 1 make of brass shoot 10 MoA and another 1 MoA Enquiring minds would like to know PS loads measured on beam scale, and when shot over Chrono have single digit Sd M ( a bit puzzled in sunny South Wales)
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    tripod..night stalker etc with ball head

    Got a trigger stick tripod that's seen minimal use if that's any good. Forked head unscrews so you can fit what you want. Comes with thread adaptor down to standard camera size tripod thread M
  13. Hi sandtrap, they are yours if previous sale falls through - will advise M
  14. Note prices include postage, so they are cheap enough
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    Rifle Cases

    Hi, been reading with some interest a similar topic on another part of the forum, so not to Hijack that thread, I could do with some opinions on Drag bags. Does anyone actually use them as such? Are they sufficiently padded to protect the rifle? I have a similar bag for my M&P 15-22, and would not like to drag it or drop it! (no brand name so no grief). I use a standard rifle slip for my 223, but I have to take the moderator off to get it in, and there are no pocket or facilities for other bits and pieces. This does give me some problems, as I am somewhat disabled and can only carry on my back and/or one hand. The AIM bags seem to be popular, but not having even handled one, are they worth the money? On an aside, I see some photo's on the other thread showing a rifle in one of these bags with straps round the scope and the action - does that not tend to shift the scope, or give rise to damage of the scope? M in sunny Monmouthshire

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