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  1. Dunc

    Nightforce repair vs Leupold

    Thanks Rob, that's what I suspected given some older threads on here and elsewhere. May have a few 'direct' questions for them at the Shooting Show... Easier to ask now than after you've spent the money.
  2. I've about to buy a new scope for CSR - NXS 2.5-10×42 is the favourite at the mo but this changes daily! I've narrowed my search down to probably a Nightforce NXS or one of the better Leupolds. Currently using a Leupold Patrol - but the reticle (Firedot Special Purpose 0.88MOA thickness ) is on the thick side . A little like the shooter it has to be said (before anyone else does....😁) I believe the Leupold warranty and service is excellent although I have only one experience of sending back a rangefinder which was replaced by an upgraded new one! What is the Nightforce repair experience like, particularly as I'd assume one needs to go through SGC? I've seen mixed comments but these are a few years back and my recent experience with buying from SGC has been fine. As this is going to be around a £2k purchase, and the scope will be used at least twice a month and will be dialled for all ranges, I thought I'd ask before jumping! I do already have two big Nightforce scopes but thankfully, never needed any repair. Thanks in advance.
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    Bradley Arms brag time

    Just look at the NRA pics of the firing point yesterday and apart from the odd No4 and other bolt actions, it seemed to be all BAR rifles. I've put over 4,000 'fairly hot' rounds through my BAR-15 in the last 2 seasons and it's been faultless, always much more accurate than you should expect from an 18" barrel and a joy to use. Pity though about the Cock behind the Stock..... 🤣
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    Enfield T4 zeroing problem.

    Sadly, looks like they can. Well done for at least trying.
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    Where to buy NRA type targets

    No, it's not a gold star that's required, common courtesy would be sufficient, and it's disappointing that you respond with such a childish response. Bradders gave you good advice. McQueens appear to by a small-ish company and when I ordered targets last year, the phone worked very well and they were very efficient. Their website is not great, and I agree with you on that, but selling military / warlike targets to civilians probably has some sensitivity. If you has been more clear in what you were asking, then it would have been easier to have given you the answer you were looking for. All IMHO of course.
  6. I have this scope and it's the best. Can't imagine any scope bettering this one and is miles better than my other Nightforce NXS. This is top league glass.
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    Jan 5th CSR, Bisley

    For any newcomer, make it known that it's your first time and you should be squadded with an old hand who, on a 1:1 supervision basis in EVERY shot/practice, will make sure you're looked after and all safety drills are explained as many times as you need and are adhered to. We put our (commonsense) drills uppermost in our activities to ensure safety is never compromised. It's not as if they're complicated or anything, we just make sure we adhere to best practice for obvious reasons. If you've a 10 shot mag, you're in to the most fun and challenging day going!
  8. I was shooting beside a chap recently who was using the Evolution on a .223. I couldn't believe how quiet it was and while it couldn't, it 'seemed' to even reduce/stop the sonic crack.
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    Tikka T3 improvements?

    I am happy with the factory stock too on my .223. And my lad is happy with his on his .308. With Hornady .223 V-max at 100yds, 1/2" 5 shot groups have been achieved.
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    Tikka T3 improvements?

    https://riflemags.co.uk/tikka-magazines/ Another possibility is a metal mag from these guys. I got one and it works well as a larger capacity mag but my plastic ones are fine. I see the prices have increased significantly since I got mine... Doesn't help your stock issue though....
  11. I used mine for the first time a few weeks ago. I got in for Christmas 2015 but it hadn't been used. When I pressed the red button to 'trickle', it wouldn't keep rotating. The batteries I'd used were alkaline but a few years old. Changed batteries and away she went! Buying more batteries as we 'speak'...
  12. I will take the .223 please. Ping me a PM re payment methods.
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    Tight primer pockets

    Seating the primers (CCI small rifle magnum primers) in new/ once fired Lapua 6.5 CM brass is a tough job. Hands are knackered afterwards and I really must get the bench primer seater mounted. But, is it unusual to have such tight pockets that you are applying max (two) hand pressure to seat the primers in new brass using the Lee hand primer tool? Or should I use my Dillon Super Swage to make things easier? Guess it's better for them to be on the tight side than slack, but these are really tight... Thanks in advance for any comments.
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    Tight primer pockets

    Ha-ha, real men shouldn't have a problem seating primers. Even the Karate Kid had sore thumbs....
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    Tight primer pockets

    Will have a look at the weekend when I get a chance. Thanks.
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    Tight primer pockets

    Hi Dave, hope you got home safely on Sun. No, the brass in this instance has not been cleaned beyond cloth and elbow grease which shouldn't have affected the primer pockets but thanks for the suggestion.
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    Tight primer pockets

    Thanks, I'll check this but I think the ram is pretty free when it's not seating a primer.
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    Tight primer pockets

    Thanks. Checked the CCI 450 primers and they are indeed 0.175". The new brass and the once fired brass were similar in the force needed and in any case, I was only using 42-43 gr of RS60 so no where near max. Thanks for your reply!
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    George Balfour

    Sad news indeed. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    George Balfour (gbal on this site)

    Awful news. Sympathy to all affected by this.
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    308 dies neck size only

    sent a PM instead.....
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    Reloading with Rosie

    I showed one of the videos to a couple of young lads who I work with and they thought it was great. Apart from the leaving remark from one who said that he had thought us old target shooters were old fuddy-duddies.... And by some of the comments on here, he may have a point...
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    Reloading with Rosie

    Exactly. A bit of light hearted fun with good info at the same time and I 'm surprised at some of the somewhat prudish comments on here....
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    Reloading with Rosie

    Ha-ha. Horses for courses possibly......
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    Reloading with Rosie

    Great job Vince and as someone who has never met you but greatly appreciates all of your posts, it's great to now have a face to a name. Well done again.

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