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    Shooting. Women. Drink. Curry. Skiing.

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    Teslong RIGID borescope

    Hi Gents, just noticed that Teslong have now got a rigid borescope NTG1000H version. Photo attached. Not sure if it is in the sample/testing phase but just read it on 6BR website. Also the replacement mirrors supplied with them are not threaded perfectly but the mirror off of the flexible type of borescope fits apparently. Will check out their website to see if they are available to purchase. Cheers
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    SEB NEO or MAX

    Just to confirm Alan has already sold his Seb Max.
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    SEB NEO or MAX

    I believe that Alan Maughan of Alan Maughan's Custom rifles might be selling his Seb Max. I will be seeing him later on this afternoon and will mention your post if you wish.
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    Problem with A&D Fx-120i electronic scale

    Thanks gentlemen for your input but can confirm I am not using the autothrow/trickler and use an Omega trickler which is standalone. I have sent the scales back to a company to check it out so will hopefully soon find out if the problem is with the adaptor or something a little more serious/expensive. Cheers, Les
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    Problem with A&D Fx-120i electronic scale

    Hi Mark, Many thanks for the info Mark much appreciated. I rang up a UK company about an hour or so and he said that it was not L6 but Lb and I did check the adaptor and it was the correct A&D 12v originally supplied with the 120i. He said that as the 120i has no battery it could be a fault with the motherboard and / or it needs a new adaptor. Regards Les
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    Problem with A&D Fx-120i electronic scale

    Has anyone who uses the A&D Fx-120i scale had the message L6 appear on the screen? I normally keep the power to the scale but leave it turned off. I was going to use it this morning and even without the power button turned on it shows L6 on the screen. I did check the manual but cannot find any error message letting me know what it means. Any help appreciated. Les
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    Derryard - 13 Dec 1989

    Exemplary actions by the British Army. BZ.
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    General Reflextion

    The above photo makes me think of Kenny Everett's slightly right wing American Army Captain who said "Round 'em up, put 'em in a field and bomb the b*stards! How can anyone vote for these idiots/communist/IRA sympathisers! Just my twopennorth chaps!
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    Lyman Borecam

    Sold to JR Firearms subject to receipt of funds. Thanks. Les
  10. I would like to sell my Lyman Digital Borecam which is in excellent condition. SOLD.
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    New flexible borescope

    Many years ago I had the Hawkeye Borescope and it was good but expensive and eventually sold it. But I recently felt the need to get something not quite as expensive but whilst checking out the 6BR website forum I noticed that a new flexi borescope was mentioned and quite a large number of shooters purchased them from Amazon. The optical results seemed to please our American cousins so I went onto the companies website to check out the type I wanted (NGT Rifle Borescope) and ordered it on the 5th Oct and it turned up today. So not too bad considering it came from China and I wasn't ripped off money wise and all went according to plan. The company is Teslong and I wanted to test it to make sure it was compatible with my Macbook Pro. So there are only 2 parts to it, one being the flexi cable with mirror and light source and the other being the USB connector and a dimmer switch on the cable. The flexi mirror part is about 1 metre long so good enough for most barrels. The mirror section is 0.194 diameter and is adjustable to give optimum focus dependent upon the bore diameter. I used mine on my 6BRA barrels and also my .284 Win barrels with no problems. There is another version for barrels of 0.223 diameter and smaller I believe. I took a couple of photos of old and new barrels on my heavy gun and have attached some below. I tried to download 2 vids but they exceed the maximum permitted. The first photo is of my old barrel in 6BRA and shows the carbon ring. The second photo is of my new unused Bartlein barrel chambered for 6BRA. Optical quality is quite good I think. It didn't cost a fortune and I think I paid about £45 or so and it came via DHL and is trackable and arrived as promised. Definitely worth a look I think and no I am not importing them so get one yourself lol.
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    D-Day recollections

    Harry Billinge. I won't forget that interview. Sharp as a tack and what a guy!
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    Ok Nick, the only problem you could have in using the neck sizing die only after multiply firings is that your not full length resizing the case and might find your cases will eventually not fit into the chamber until full length resized. Also the case headspace dimension might be excessive and the case will be too tight to close your bolt. This is were the Redding 6BR small base type S full length resizing die fits the bill it does everything in one pass. I have long since stopped using just a neck sizing die as at somepoint you will have to use the full length die, or a shoulder bump die along with your neck size die. Hope that info helps.
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    Are you using 2 separate dies? One to deprime and full length with the neck expander and another to neck size only? If you are, then for the neck size bushing die you do not need to lube the inside of the neck, but just a little sizing die wax on the outside of the neck. The only time I use lube inside the case neck is when I seat bullets and use graphite powder. However, if your using 2 dies as above then for the die with the neck expander you will obviously lube the outside of the case. As for lubing the inside that is something I have never done as I wouldn't use the expander in the first place. A long time ago I did have a full length die with an expander that couldn't be removed so I ground the expander ball down so it wouldn't touch the neck. But I used a Lyman type M neck expander die to enable the case to be supported and did use the graphite powder to make it easier to expand the neck as a separate operation.
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    Get rid of the expander ball on your sizing die. They are the worst thing you can use. On the down stroke to full length resize the case, the case neck is squeezed too much and on the upstroke the expander ball really rips the case neck and more importantly the case is not supported during the extraction process and will give you horrendous runout and overwork the brass in the neck area. After you have full length resized and deprimed with the expander ball removed you can either use a seperate neck expander die which will give you the necessary case support and to bring the neck up to give you minimum neck retention on the bullet. Or if you want more neck retention you can use a die that uses bushings and do the job in one go as I do. My custom 6BRA die resizes the brass and I select a bushing to give me about 2 thou bullet retention. Redding has a full length die in 6BR (No 77201 see photo) and you can remove the neck expander ball and use just a primer decapper plus the die utilises a bushing to resize the neck to your desired tension I used this die in my previous 6BR heavy gun. I have attached a photo and you can see that you can remove the traditional neck expander ball and replace it by a slimmer type that just holds the decapping pin and doesn't touch the inside neck.

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