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  1. The Gun Pimp


    Are you shooting the 600 yard BR next Sunday?
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    For benchrest at 100, 600 & 1000 yds - you can use the same scope if it's 32 power or over. Most F Class shooters will be using a scope of at least that power.
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    Opinions on Sightron scopes?

    The higher mag (50X) are very critical on eye-relief but no probs with the 8-32 and below.
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    Scopes and miraging

    Fortunately, mirage is not a huge issue in the UK. I the early days of F Class, I was shooting in a GBFCA 1000 yd League Match at Barry Budden in Scotland. The mirage was awful - I was using a fixed 36X scope so I couldn't turn the mag. down as many of my competitors were doing. However, at an F Cass shoot in the States where the mirage was running, I asked a few of the top American shooters if they turned their scope mag. down - surprisingly, most didn't. In short-range benchrest - 100 - 200 yds - mirage is common at most overseas shoots. It scares the heck out of me. All of us are using fixed power scopes between 40 and 50 power mag. but the Aussies and Americans, who shoot mirage all the time, just seem to get on with it. Personally, I don't think there is a particular make of scope which will cope better with mirage but there is probably an optimum magnification - depending on range. Then of course you have the other problem when shooting F Class - do you read the flags or the mirage? How did the Europeans Go BTW? Was there mirage?
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    Load development

    Well Nick, if you are shooting sub half MOA groups at 100 yds and your MV spread over five rounds is in single figures, then I would say not much to be gained by tweaking/increasing your load. The target tells all!
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    Rear sandbags

    From the pic - I'd say you need more sand in the ears. It's important to always fill the ears before the main bag. Really pack 'em out - yours look a bit floppy - letting the bag-rider touch the stitching.
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    Rear sandbags

    Is your bag-rider 'round bottom'? For benchrest, we wouldn't want the stock riding in the 'gap' stiching. It should run in the ears. What's your front rest?
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    6mm Swiss Match

    Yep - that'll do Jerry. PM me on targetshooteronline@icloud.com to discuss details please. Vince
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    6mm Swiss Match

    Thanks Al, I do have a Smack body die - made from a 243AI die - if I remember. But I'm not looking for a 40 degree shoulder.
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    6mm Swiss Match

    Yep - that'll probably be my solution - a shortened 6x47 Forster body-die.
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    6mm Swiss Match

    I thought I might have another play with the 6mm Swiss Match. Anyone got any dies for sale - ideally just a full-length body die?
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    Nick - next year we will also be shooting 300 yd benchrest but, as Furrybean says - you NEED A BENCH matey! We have covered firing-points with concrete benches at 100 yds, 300 yards 600 yards and 1000 yards.
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    22 Middlestead

    Sorry guys - I should have said - the Middlestead stuff went a while ago.
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    looking for help

    OMG - that looks terminal! I'll bring my borescope at weekend. Will you be there on Saturday afternoon?
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    looking for help

    Davie - most of us who shoot competitive 1000 yard benchrest have a half MOA gun which will shoot 5 or 6 inch groups when everything goes right. That means a clean but fouled barrel, faultless gun handling and a 'kind' wind. If those three things don't align then groups will grow! If you've had 900 rounds down the 6.5-284, I would suspect you'll have some serious fire-cracking - which you may get away with when the barrel is clean but will severely foul and copper-up as the shoot progresses. Have you had a borescope up it? If not, I can bring mine along at weekend. Vince

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