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  1. Ronin, you are getting better and better. Well done. edi
  2. ejg223

    Tikka T3x prone to rusting?

    I also think stainless is the way to go. Assumptions of good or bad steel/carbon steel/what stainless is BS, only if one analyses will one know what steel it is or what it contains. I have one Lothar Walther normal steel barrel that produces a brown patch after one day stalking in the rain. You can't reliably keep rust out of that barrel. I say again the worst thing (for protection reasons) one can do is Cerakote the barrel giving you a sense of corrosion protection which is not the case inside the bore. Malxwal, one hears a lot of bad things about WD40 mainly by those who try to sell other things. They will even tell you it contains silicone. One chap in Germany did tests with varies corrosion protection sprays/liquids and WD40 ended up as being one of the better ones. WD40 like many other corrosion protection sprays only give a temporary protection but reliably protect if applied after X time. X in relation to how bad the surroundings are. http://www.christian-merten.de/DAF/Rostschutztest/Rostschutzmitteltest.htm edi
  3. ejg223

    Tikka T3x prone to rusting?

    Their might be differences in the bluing but I don't believe Tikka deliberately uses low quality steel, just as i wouldn't believe it from other companies. Steel rusts, rusts quicker with salts around. A rifle that is extremely prone to rusting might have something on the surface to promote rust. I wash the complete barrelled action, mag, trigger (stock separately) with very hot soapy water and rinse well. Then after quick blow off with the air gun I flush with WD40 inside and out. Wipe off. After an outing just spay with wd40. Those who hate WD40 can find an alternative product or just leave it rusting. This year at the IWA I had a discussion with the Sako product manager about rust on rifles, he said they don't use an ordinary steel for their blued rifles with emphasis on less corrosion. Not sure if there was a change in what is being used in the last years. Cerakote/DuraCoat will reduce or stop rust where the paint is applied but the rifle will happily rust away in places we can't look and no paint is applied. edi
  4. I was brought up in South Africa in the 60's 70's, hunting was not as pretty as the picture book tries to tell us. Yes wounded game was tracked until found but it was mostly messy with open sighted rifles often shot at longer ranges until the animal stopped. Mostly the magazine was emptied. My father fitted a weaver scope to our 308 Sako which then proved the rifle was not a great shooter, when I got the rifle years later the barrel was changed. 36 years Later I visited the same area again and went along on hunts, much more professional, better gear, more one shot one kill. I would be all for modern equipment but one must figure out what is just "Mickey Mouse" cr ap and what is useful. edi
  5. That is one opinion (i think fairly good advice) , the game farm I visited used 243 for anything up to Wildebeest. They said the average shooter can't handle anything bigger. 30-06 is great but actually the same as performance as a 300wm X yards further out. edi
  6. Still think the 300wm with something around 200-220gr high bc bullet will be put a bigger hole into an animal at distance (vs 6.5-7mm). I had DCR build my 300wm (compromise) rifle with 24" Varmint profile Lothar Walther. Stock is Ultra light carbon and therefore can still be used for hunting. I wanted it to be a lightweight type "sniper rifle". edi
  7. ejg223

    Cz replacement stock

    Fix the old stock. If done right it's better than before. edi
  8. ejg223

    OCD rant!

    Chris, three out of four words correct... bit like myself, only I have never been good at languages/spelling that's why I have sympathy with others. As a kid I was brought up German at home and then Afrikaans between kids. First school was English and they sent me to hospital to get an operation on my tongue (full blown op) because I couldn't pronounce the "R" to their standards. Imagine that nowadays... edi
  9. ejg223

    OCD rant!

    Maybe we should install an English test/spelling test in the application to join the forum. Keep those from other countries out that just cannot spell and those who are weak at spelling... riff raff.... probably can't shoot because of it anyway. edi
  10. ejg223

    New Tikka rimfire

    I have not heard of anyone receiving one yet. Normally you'd think they slowly trickle out as production rolls ? edi
  11. ejg223

    Tikka M690/695 stock

    Should have gotten a T3. Plenty stocks available for them. edi
  12. ejg223

    New Tikka rimfire

    Once I have mine they will send you some. edi
  13. ejg223

    George Balfour

    I didn't know George but read many of his posts. Very sorry to hear. RIP. edi
  14. ejg223

    Northern Shooting Show at Harrogate.

    My son and myself had two half days at the show . We had also been to the Brit Shooting show. I liked the Northern show much better. Plenty stands with venison to eat or try. All more country orientated. Much more space in the halls. Optics could be field tested, at least some of them. We met Vince for the first time, the Form guys and old friends like John from DCR with a fine display, John Dean from Aim, Bently from Vortex, Jason Doyle, finally met Andy Mass (Ronin) face to face + a few more. Overall I thought it was a bit "classier" and people seemed more relaxed or happier than at the NEC show. Weather was fantastic which helps of course. Lucky to get a fantastic room in Harrogate at very reasonable rates. edi
  15. ejg223

    6.5 Creedmoor v 6.5 Swede

    They mentioned world wide shipping. I have never ordered there before, just thought a great price. Recon as an RFD easier to import. edi

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