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  1. Chris-NZ

    Dodgy peepers.

    .. he said, having just got back from the pub :))
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    Tikka T3x prone to rusting?

    Get some Corrosion-X and apply it after washing all other surface stuff off. Reapply it occasionally , especially if they get wet again. I just don't have corrosion issues now with blued guns
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    Yep, a .204 is a nice point-n-squirt 300yd chambering with spectacular splat factor but it gets murdered by wind past 300yds. Actually, the same applies to a std twist .22-250 shooting light projectiles. If I were starting from scratch, I'd happily get a .204 and maybe later add a 6mm of some sort for longer/ windy shots.
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    interesting little problem

    What level of crimping ( if any) did you apply? Have you measured neck thickness in these two lots of brass?
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    .308 with cuts running parallel

    From an H&K probably?
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    Twist rate

    I second the suggestion for the 53 V-Maxs. These are the most slippery of the "lights" and are very accurate out of my 700VS. Stoke 'em up and you should be getting a far better outcome than your present load.
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    Lightforce 170 reflector

    There's plenty in New Zealand as fewer and fewer are using them- we've all changed to LED handhelds. My 170 hasn't had any use for maybe three years. Shame you weren't closer else you could have it
  8. At a grand, this is clearly no Chung Wah special... I've never seen anything like that on a quality brand of scope and I don't see why it's "acceptable". Others may choose to differ.
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    OCD rant!

    They'd now give you extended counselling, special support teachers and truckload of homeopathic organic veges..
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    OCD rant!

    Ja, das ist rechtig (digging deep into my limited highschool German) 😊
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    OCD rant!

    Just to be pendantic Phoenix, you shouldn't have an apostrophe in "it's" above. Its is an exception to the possessive apostrophe. The only time "it's" is correct is when it's an abbreviation of "it is". Not that many people care about punctuation or spelling these days, the Americans being experts in the butchery of both..
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    OCD rant!

    I nearly bit.. 😄
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    OCD rant!

    You're not OCD Lenteped. Call me a spelling snob if you like.
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    Tumbler media

    I've mentioned this before but probably worth restating. To really extend the life of the media, getting the lube off cases before you tumble them makes a big difference. I put them in a soft fabric bag (I actually use the full sleeve of a brushed cotton shirt tied off at one end) and pour about 2T of turps down where the brass is. Give it a good random rocking stir-about for ~20 secs and it takes the lube off the cases.
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    Glass wearers

    The problem with that is when you're lined up along the butt looking through the scope, you're using the upper portion of spec lenses. Having to hold your head way up isn't what you need..
  16. Here's the last time I shot it- that's 15 shots and I wasn't driving it well.. Those X's are hard to hit
  17. Nah, the orig version by the sound of it but we've never found it an issue
  18. My son's FTR rig has one- very light and it definitely does the job
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    Accurizing Tikka T3x Varmint

    +1 on that. As a model, they are usually extremely accurate straight out of the box. Messing with the bedding is probably going to cause a problem, not fix an assumed one.
  20. VV data is generally pretty conservative. Have a look at this- LOTS of useful info http://www.accurateshooter.com/cartridge-guides/6mmbr/
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    couldn't help noticing

    My US mate had one and the vibration was phenomenal. You couldn't sit at 30mph in town as your vision was impaired with the vibs. Had to be doing at least 36mph to make it half tolerable. Honestly Officer.. Much preferred to ride his FJ1200 or the VFR800 (identical to mine, even the year).
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    Inconsistent Neck Tension.

    There is one variable not raised in reply here (well at least my skim reading suggests so). I immediately spotted the brass had been sonically cleaned and I didn't spot where inside neck lube had been used at any stage. When brass is so squeaky dry clean from this treatment, it can be very grippy on projectiles. I'd be tempted to use an expander mandrel with the neck dipped in graphite (~ Imperial dry lube) after the cases had been sized. This will leave a residual lubrication in the neck and should give more consistent true neck tension. Just a thought..
  23. You'd have a gas-cut bolt face if that was happening
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    BSA Martini

    The Aussies used to use Cadets for varmint rigs. It remember reading about a lot of them in the Aussie "Sporting Shooter" magazine as a kid.
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    Remington gone bust.

    It's important to realise that a company being declared "bankrupt " in the US is rather different to the UK (from what I understand) or here in NZ. That status is less dire in the US, ie, there is still a chance of survival.

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