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About Ralpharama

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  • Birthday 11/11/1964

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    Pensford, Somerset
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    Classic Motorcycles, Target Shooting

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  1. Yes we did rather destroy the V bull 🤣 I can't do Rogiet in October as will be getting drunk at a bike do in Stafford. Fingers crossed I will make it to J3A with the 300 win mag - the further away the targets the better I like it! I will also be at the Warminster IRII shoots which are great fun.
  2. Hi Catch-22. I believe we met at Kingsbury, though being old and senile I can't remember you name. We were shooting together. I was using my Sabatti .300 WinMag and once the 'running in' ammo was used up I switched to my .308 STR at 600 yards. Clinton and myself enjoyed your company and perhaps will see you at Rogiet Moor on the 21st? Cheers Ralph ODRC
  3. I was just looking on RFDs website and they are offering the above chronograph for £199. I thought Magneto chronographs were a lot more costly than this. I have a Chrono but it is a big faff to set up. I made a led light set up so it works well in our dark club tunnel. My club has a LabRadar which is good, but it never seems to be there when I want to use it. Do they MAgnetoSpeed Sporters work in poor lighting in a tunnel?
  4. I was there as an ODRC member and had a great time as ever. First time I have shot my .308 STR in ages Looking forward to taking the .300 Min Mag to Warminster next
  5. Ralpharama

    Reload swiss powder

    I've been using RS52 in my Sabatti .308 STR for quite a while and like it. I have been using RS70 in the Sabatti .300 win mag to good effect at 1000 yards. I have been getting good groups with my .223 CZ using RS52 but recent research suggests I should be using RS40 for which I will get increased MV; watch this space. I have also used RS52 in my LE No4 .303. When I bought the gun (recently) it came with 115 rounds made up with 42gr Vit 140. I found this didn't group well and was very smelly in the tunnel! I did some basic load development and got much better grouping with 40.5gr of RS52.
  6. In a brief moment of non-skintness, I splashed out on a PMII 12-50 x 56 which was heavily discounted. It has been suggested to me that I should buy a sun shade for it. Why something as apparently necessary as this is not included with a £2K scope I really don't understand, particlarly when my Nikko Sterling 10-50 x 60 did at £625. The only ones I have seen for sale are in the region of sixty quid, which seems a bit strong for a tube they presumably mass produce on a CNC lathe. Do I need to bend over and assume the position in front of the S&B vultures, or are there pattern ones available with a less painful price tag. I'm not mad keen on the flip up covers; can anyone recommend somewhere to get some ordinary ones? Thanks Ralph
  7. Ralpharama

    223 rifle choice - what ????

    Hi Bob. Edgar Bros were doing a package with the stock, I liked it very much and whilst I also like the GRS stock also it would have been far more expensive I believe. I am very happy with what I have. Much nicer than the standard CZ, but at the end of the day it's what lights your candle it is my Swan Vesta
  8. Ralpharama

    CZ527 Single Set Trigger

    I have just bought a 527 in .223 with forme rifle stock and I love the trigger. I'm using Sierra MAtchking 69r with 25gr of RS52. Love it!
  9. Ralpharama

    223 rifle choice - what ????

    This is the rifle I have just bought. I ran it in properly and now have been finding it a really great gun to shoot. I've put a Nikko Sterling 10-50 x 60 scope on it. The weather has been too shitty since I got it to shoot outside but on the 50 metre tunnel at club I managed to but the last four 69gr Sierra Matchking through the same hole It has a cracking set trigger that works a treat. I first saw it at the shooting show at NEC and fell in lurve with the trigger and comfort, not to mention it's good looks. I'm not sure want you would want a lazy twist, as it limits you to small gurlie bullets. Ideally I wanted 8:1 but this was 9:1 and spins the 69gr bullets a treat. The cheao 55s I ran it in which were nothing like as accurate It's a CZ527 with forme rifle stock and can be ordered from Sportsman from Edgar Bros.
  10. I have been shooting longish range with my Sabatti .308 STR. I initially was advised to use Lapua 167gr Scenars and chose to us RS52 powder. Experimentation arrived at an optimum (hot) load of 45.5grs. These would get me OK results at 1000yards. I then tried the 175gr Lapua Scenar-Ls and used a max of 45grs of RS52. These were massively more accurate and the slight increase in price for the longer 175gr bullets was a price well worth paying. I have now bought a 300 win mag Sabatti for the 1000+ yard ranges and use the .308 for the 600yard ranges where it excels. I use Sierra Matchking 195gr for the 300 win mag with 70grs RS70. I love RS powders
  11. Have updated this advert and dropped the price. Open to sensible offers.
  12. Don't suppose you fancy a .357 Marlin? I want a scope, but have just spent my last pennies on a rifle LOL
  13. Marlin .357magnum / .38 Special Underlever Rifle Model 1894CS This is one that was manufactured by Marlin before they got eaten by another manufacturer and quality dropped through the floor. The action is in perfect condition and I can honestly say I haven't had a single jam since I have owned the gun. I bought it from another UKV member in January this year and it has been great fun. I am loathe to get rid of such a pretty and fun gun, but want the get another rifle which I can afford without saying adios to this amigo. It should be said that the metalwork doesn't look as good in the photos as it does to the eye. I probably should have given a wipe with gun cleaner, but it does look great in the flesh as it were. It is sold with 400+ cases, most of which have only been fired once (100off full unless I shoot them before the sale), a set of Lee reloading dies, a nearly full box 500off bullets a huge number of primers. When I bought it, I treated it to a new Nikko Sterling scope. I'll also thow in a load of powder - enough to make thousands of rounds. £899. My local RFD says it can be sent for £35, though he can't send primers, live rounds and isn't sure about propellants. I would prefer a face to face transaction though. I can offer a test firing on a Wednesday evening at my local gun club between 7:00pm and 9:00pm I'm looking for a reasonable quality scope (around Bushnell level) for my new .223. I'm looking for mil rad turrets, max zoom of x24 - x30ish and 50mm objective. Would prefer first focal plane but not a deal breaker. Cash either way.
  14. I am looking for a cheap .223 to mainly play with at places like Sennybridge G range, where the .308 and .300 win mag rifles are too easy, yet the .22 and .357Marlin struggle with range. I really like laminated stocks and/or the tactical look. The Massberg MVP seem to be pretty cheap, being offered for around £500 notes second hand with a varmint barrel. I defo don't want a sporting rifle. Howa 1500 with laminated stock look nice as well and seem to be plentiful and the same sort of money. There are lots of Rugers and Remingtons available, but I understand, particularly Rugers, are not especially well made and need a fair bit of work to make them accurate. Any thoughts?

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