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The Gun Pimp

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    Not far from Diggle
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    Long-range paper-punching

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  1. The Gun Pimp

    Nightforce nxs

    If I remember, you have to get a repair number first.
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    223 AI AX magazine.

    A German friend of mine is looking for a genuine AI AX 223 plastic magazine. He's given me a part no. of 6616BL. Anything going?
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    Nightforce nxs

    I sent a s/h Nightforce back to Nightforce in America for repair. Turned it around fairly quickly and it came back looking like new. It then took me weeks to get it from Customs - without having to pay VAT and import duty. Nightmare of an outfit to deal with! Eventually I got professional help (thanks Toni) and the scope was released to me.
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    45-70 Load data

    A nice full case of Swiss No.4 compressed about a tenth of an inch would be a good start.. You'll probably find you dont need the dies! I never used mine for the 45-90. The main concern is bullet to bore fit, the right lube and keep it clean - most BPCR shooters will patch out between shots.
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    Choice of 6.5

    6.5x55 Improved. That takes me back a good few years when that was the 'go to' 1000 yard benchrest round. Fireforming, neck turning and no off the shelf dies. Then along came the 6.5-284 with Lapua brass...........
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    Diggle Egg Shoot

    The future of shooting is in good hands - both these youngsters - Bexi Parkin and Fraser Jones - broke the egg at 500 yards on a very windy day. Bexi also finished second overall.
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    Hannam's do Vit in 1lb tubs.
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    Wanted AICS chassis rem 700 sa rh

    I have an AI AX folder. PM me on targetshooteronline@icloud.com if interested.
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    Target shooter magazine

    I'm pleased to say that Target Shooter is now back on line - server issues resolved. Northern Shooting Show this weekend so stop by and say hello if you're going. We will have our massive ELR gun on show.
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    Diggle Egg Shoot

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    Vortex Golden Eagle issue?

    Missed that! Too much windage.........
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    Vortex Golden Eagle issue?

    They can't! Come to our Egg Shoot and see how many can hit an egg at 500 yds - and the distance is known and competitors have had sighters at that distance. In fact, half the field won't even hit an A3 size piece of paper at 500 yards without sighters! No one can read the wind to that level of accuracy where 5% would make a difference. You might get an accurate wind-reading at the firing-point but that reading can - and will vary tremendously over say 1000 yards. It's not an exact science Michael. But, just as you know the limits of your rifle, you should also know the limits of your scope but if say your desired 2MOA adjustment is 'out' by 5% that's an inch at 1000 yds! Do you even have a rifle that will shoot better than a half MOA at 1000 yds? Not many of us have. At our last 1000 yard benchrest comp. my best group was 5 inches - so maybe I do have an half MOA gun but, my worst was 13 inches! Go figure - 5% is nothing in the real world. MIchael maybe you need to bring your kit along to one of our shoots - you will learn a lot. Incidentally, I have two Golden Eagles.
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    Vortex Golden Eagle issue?

    3% is very good. Normally 5% is as good as it gets. The worst result I got for a high-end scope was 10% As the test was to be published, I gave the manufacturer (who I will not name) a chance to comment - which he did. "You are the first person to notice that."
  14. I think Wayne at North West Custom Parts just might have one in stock.
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    Diggle Egg Shoot

    It's Egg Shoot time again - or it will be in one month - i.e. May 27th Bank Holiday Monday. Having run the shoot for 20 years, it's now time for me to hand over the Shoot to the Marsdens - Jim and Mary. To commemorate the start of this new era, Jim & Mary have commissioned an 'Egg Breaker' patch which, in addition to the usual egg breaker bounty of £100 will be given to all egg breakers. Not only that - the unique patches will be retrospectively awarded to previous egg breakers from the last 20 years. I've compiled a list of 20 names I have on record but, in case I've left you off, please let me know if you are a past egg breaker. (Email me on targetshooteronline@icloud.com) It would be great if you could collect your patch in person on the day - and try and win another! If you've never done the Egg Shoot why not give it a try - it's a simple competition with virtually no rules or restrictions - any rifle, rest or scope - as long as you can carry your equipment to the firing-point single-handed you're good to go. Only 10 rounds required. (One rifle only and no sharing rifles). Awards for best group/score at 100, 300 & 500 yds and best factory rifle.

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