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  1. Tell me, how did the British army fare that day?
  2. Pete, no offence taken here. If/when I have more time I intend to spend more time shooting but probably not at Bisley simply because I can shoot locally or when I choose to travel its for a different type of shooting than that offered at Bisley. Your interest in experimenting is similar to mine and I find it very enjoyable, not pushed a 223 to longer ranges though. Breacher sums it all up very well.
  3. Mileage isn't really a factor to go to something specific but its a waste to go plinking and there's Bradders moaning about only 75 miles and the time it takes 😂 I'm lucky to have a lovely 500yd range and several tunnel ranges within 15 miles of home and Diggle is around an hours drive so like I said Bisley ain't the be all and end all. Each to their own.
  4. 320 mile plus round trip takes the edge off. Southerners seem to think Bisley is the be all and end all. It ain't!
  5. Does anyone have any recommendations. Looked at the moulded to you ear type and they look good but wonder if the fit changes over time? Also looked at the 3M LEP 100 and wonder if they might be more of a 'universal' fit. Any users out there?
  6. MJR

    In ear hearing protection.

    Mark, thanks, that confirms what I suspected of the moulded types. I use electronic peltors to and plan on still using them for being around shooting but want to try in ear for whilst im shooting. 3M do an in ear electronic version with a standard type ear plug, might try those.
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    6.5x47 with RS powders

    I wonder if anyone has tried RS60 and 62 in the x47 under 130gn Bergers? Quickload suggests slightly higher velocity with RS60 but probably at the expense of increased barrel wear. What has anyone found and particularly interested in the velocities seen, provided the load is accurate. Thanks.
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    Ammo from 1960s compared to today.

    Gary, sounds like you've gone full circle on the 'social standing' argument? What times of day are you stalking? You seem to be approaching this in regard to the income you receive verse calibre? Are you suggesting better accuracy with .22cf as opposed to any other calibre? If you are looking for less damage maybe using something other than Amax might be the answer...... We seem to be back at your initial idea of 'used sensibly'...
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    Ammo from 1960s compared to today.

    Think you answered your own question there Gary. I've shot on range days with people who claim to shoot long range fox and vermin yet strangely struggle to hold 1 moa on paper. How does that work ethically then??? Sensibly?
  10. MJR

    Precision Rifle League Officially Launched

    Srvet, ideally you want a magazine fed rifle with either two five round mags or one ten. You will see vastly different equipment used, AI, TRG etc will be popular as will tweeked T3's. However Tiff shot with a standard 308 at the last shoot, think it was a CZ model and shot very well with proving it's not all about custom rifles. If you have a basic rifle, scope ideally with diallable turrets then I'd recommend attending an event and having a go. Talk to everyone there, I'm sure all will be pleased to give advice and if you decide to have a rifle built there are some excellent smiths on the forum.
  11. Breathable, good grip and no liners https://www.footart.co.uk/crocs/crocs-offroad-sport-clog.php?colour=1&size=8&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI16vu8ZT83gIV4r3tCh14sgxhEAQYCyABEgKOyPD_BwE
  12. I'll take all three please. Pm me your details. thanks.
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  15. Yes, Brilliant first event. Thanks to Mark and his team for putting on the event, hopefully it will grow and improve into its full potential.
  16. From what you've said so far an AT rebarrelled to 6.5 creedmoor or 6.5x47 would suit your needs. Baldie, excellent smith and will give you good advise. Having said that a T3 in a decent stock and rebarrelled in the same calibres will give you excellent service, a lower residual value but cheaper to start with. 308 is an excellent and versatile calibre but there's no getting away from the fact that it starts to loose out in ballistic terms beyond 700yds to the 6.5 and 7mm calibres.
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    65x47 cases

    Are you still using the R8 Gary? Sorry I mean Lapua.
  18. Looks like a SEB rear bag, Brian Fox has them for Sale.
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  20. I decided to have a try at pillar bedding a T595 I have in .243. The rifle shot ok and I had previously skim bedded the action but I wanted to see if it could be improved still further. I should point out that before trying this i'd read up on the subject and spoken to a rfd friend who does build some very fine and consistently accurate rifles. I won't name that person but thanks for the time taken and advice given, its much appreciated. Also, this post is not meant to be a 'how to' guide, i'm not an expert, just an insight as to how I approached the job. First the old bedding needed to be removed and pockets machined in the stock for the front and rear pillars. I milled the material out of the stock and machined deep enough for a 3mm thick bed under the action and deeper around the pillars. Next I machined up two pillars. The rear one is a simple tube with grooves machined on the outside to provide some mechanical grip for the bedding compound. Anyone familiar with the 595 action will know they don't have a remington style recoil lug but do have a cylindrical boss on the bottom of the action where the front action screw attaches. I machined the front pillar to accomadate this boss internally and provide a form of recoil lug for the stock. Next it was time to prepare the action for bedding. I plugged all the holes in the action with plasticine and gave the whole lot two very thorough coats of Kiwi polish, buffed between coats and making sure everything was covered! I masked up the stock with masking tape and wound electrical tape around the barrel where it exits the stock fore end to ensure correct fit of the barrelled action in the stock. With the action sitting in the stock the only points that made contact were the rear most part of the rear tang and the electrical tape on the barrel. I put more tape around the barrel to act as a dam for the beeding material but this was not weight bearing. With everything ready, paper roll and cotton buds to hand for the clean up I mixed up the Devcon. Mixing it is easy, just follow the instructions on the box but be warned, it sticks to absolutely everything. I applied the Devcon to the action and inside the stock making sure to poke some down the holes for the pillars. With everything coated in Devcon I mated the two parts together and began the tedious process of removing all the excess bedding that oozes out of everywhere. I'd been advised to take my time and make sure everywhere was cleaned up including up inside the magazine well. i did and eventually secured everything in place with a couple of wraps of electrical tape around the action and stock. With nothing left to do, I tidied up and left the rifle overnight to cure and fully harden. The following day I removed the electrical tape and gently tapped the underside of the barrel with the palm of my hand. It was around this point I was convinced i'd glued the action into the stock and now had the 595 equivalent of an AW bonded in action! I tried several times and it wouldn't budge. In annoyance/desperation I gave it a proper thack and there was a cracking sound. I'd either broken the stock or the action was free. Thankfully it was the later and the action had moved very slightly. 5 minutes of gentle rocking later and the action came free of the stock. I returned to the milling machine and machined the excess bedding out of the stock and relieved the trigger well and clearance for the safety catch. Bedding material had also oozed under the tape infront of the action so I removed that to and cleaned it up to a crisp edge. I removed all the plasticine from the action and cleaned it up and finally it was ready for reassembly. Take a close look at the pictures and you will see the bedding is not perfect. There are a couple of small air bubbles in the bedding around the rear lug and a couple not visible on the vertical sides of the stock but overall i'm happy with the results. The bedding provides good surface contact with the stock and most of all a ggod recoil attachment. Has it improved the Rifle? Accuracy wise I don't yet know, I havent had chance to shoot it yet. One thing that has definately improved is the feel of the gun, it feels far more solid and together. So thats it, my attempt at pillar bedding. Like I said, not a 'how to' guide just how I did it. If anyone else is considering a similar project I hope this gives you some encouragement to have a go - but don't blame me if you glue the action in!
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