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    I have the IOR Crusader ( similar just ffp). I bought it on a whim to compare to my March 5-40x scopes and S&B 5-45 x with LRR ret ( still waiting for it to arrive).. Initial thoughts on the Crusader - I like the mid parallax focus. It is precise. I spend less time fiddling with this compared to side focus . I am not convinced that side focus gives a true parallax free image unless you set to the right position on the parallax side focus wheel - which is difficult as the image always seems relatively sharp. Image, compared to my Kahles 624i at the same magnification the Kahles has a slightly larger fov but shows less resolution and depth of field. The Crusader has excellent center resolution but an annoying yellow fringing at the very edge of the image - not much but it annoys me. Turrets, the zero stop is not sophisticated but it works. I use a small orange dot on the scope saddle to align zero to. It looks / works like any other scope for alignment. The turret scales are large with large spacing between each hash mark which is good for my eyes. The clicks are softer than the Kahles or March but still positive. I am also a fan of the coiled spring on the side of the scope saddle vs flat spring of Kahles etc - the history of that design feature goes back to Cecil Tucker. Tracking has been spot on to 800 m live fire with the Crusader and testing with an optical collimator show elevation and windage tracking to be spot on. Again personal choice on turret design. I prefer the double turn turrets of the Kahles rather than the multi-turn vernier type of the crusader or March but I can live with both. All in all I can say I prefer the Crusader to my Kahles but I will want to do more testing between that my March and S&B when it arrives.
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    Dry tumbling

    Scotch, I don’t know about dry tumbling with rice but I am trying wet tumbling with rice! The ideas is the rice cleans the cases - inside and out fairly well and dissolves itself - rinse off and no pins to worry about . Still combining it with a citric additive though. Does not do primer pockets well and can get a few bits of rice stuck in the flash hole.
  3. Graeme, thank you for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. I noticed it was your favourite mp5 in the picture. Although not my favourite smg we may well be getting another and in full auto for police training purposes. Atb David
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    WTB Kestrel 5700 Elite

    As per title wtb Kestrel 5700 Elite with AB and LINK. Would like the vane also but not essential
  5. Have a weekend bump Lee. Fantastic bit of kit. I would cry selling that.
  6. Price reduced from £350 to £290 - I want it gone.
  7. Paul, if I split I will give you first refusal on the 10-10 scales. Price £110 including postage.
  8. At the moment looking to trade as a whole. If I decide to split I will give you first refusal on the TM. Price £95 including postage.
  9. WTT rcbs 10-10 scales boxed in excellent condition ( had from new - never damaged). Plus Target Master trickler and rcbs uniflow powder measure c/w stand, two drums, micrometer screw for one drum and normal screws for both drums, uniflow has a powder baffle and a drop tube / trickier thingy also. What I want - rcbs Chargemaster 1500 ( new version) or rcbs Chargemaster Lite ( preferred). Reason for sale - I have both and the 10-10 scale and Target Master is more accurate I think but I am getting lazy - just want to push a button and not think about it. Please pm for more info / pics. I will make a decision on what is offered for a trade - if anything. This item is not first come first served.
  10. F/s Swarovski Laser Guide 8x30 c/w holster, strap, boxed. Very good condition, no scratches that I can see on the lenses. Please pm for more pics / info. Price now £290 inc postage. Reason for sale - a have another laser that I use more than this one.
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    Rifle Cases

    I have an Arktis drag bag. It has served me well and been used as a drag bag. The material is very durable and well padded. Used to cart an AI AW in. I dont have an AIM bag but a friend does, also seems well made, durable and fit for purpose.

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