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    FO, lapsed SB, Silhouette, TR & pistol shooter

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  1. Leeman

    IMR Enduron 4551 & 4166 - 6.5CM & .223

    To me I would say that is a pressure sign clear as day, especially as you seem to have a corresponding mark at 1 o'clock presumably from the extractor. You could chamber a virgin case and see if the ejector is making any marks that may indicate it is not compressing fully into it's recess and marking the brass but I think that is unlikely as you would feel it on chambering a round. I've not used the powder you list but I've used the same case/bullet/primer combination with both N550 and N160 and didn't see ejector marks until I was running a fair bit faster (30" barrel) than you list. Maybe try a slower burning powder, but the ELD bullet is so long, unless the rifle is throated for it you will be loosing powder capacity especially if you're at mag length, having said that I wouldn't have a clue what mag length is for the Tikka but just checked and my loaded rounds with the 147 ELD were 3.054" OAL
  2. Leeman

    Bad Rock South Fork

    Don't know anything about these rifles but there's nothing to go wrong with a pinned recoil lug, the barrel keeps everything in place, and the pin(s) are there to prevent lug rotation on re-barrelling so you don't have to re-bed, in a conventional stock set up anyway,
  3. 'It's always been mentioned before that shooters would have to supply markers for competitions, if there was a shortage of NRA markers, it's in the NRA Bible.' I don't believe that is the extent of the wording, that shooters have to supply markers. The intent is that shooters themselves do the marking if there is a shortage of paid markers, unless they have a disability that would prevent them from marking.
  4. Leeman

    Remington 700 sa extractor question

    Is this something peculiar to the 223 sized cases as I've had a Remington 40X, just a single shot 700 since 2000 or so and never had a problem with the extractor, still the original one after probably 6000 or so rounds, but .308 sized bolt face. I clean out the bolt face every so often to remove the odd brass shaving but other than that it just seems to work fine, as good as the sliding extractors on other rifles I own.
  5. Leeman

    Wild Wildcat

    There's also the Redfield 3200. I've had them in 16x & 24x on a Ruger No. 1, should be a bit easier to find than the other two.
  6. Yes, Sinclair was absorbed by Brownells a few years ago but you should be able to get a response, I presume they still sell the item, otherwise a trip to a engineering supply shop with the tool should work. I'm fortunate in that they are deemed essential, or the one near me is, one of the best tool shops in the North West.
  7. I just measured the one on mine and it is .134" with a very coarse thread. A 6-40 screw seemed to be a close match on diameter but the thread is too fine so I'm guessing 6-32 although putting it alongside an 8-32 screw the pitch seemed coarser than that.
  8. Guys, TR is a British discipline and .30-06 was never used, it was .303 before the 7.62mm became the service round and as TR mirrors the service round of the day, the use of 7.62 target rifles became the norm and then 5.56mm could be used as it was introduced into the services. I'm not sure how long after the change to 7.62 the .303 could be used for TR, it may still be an option for the die hard luddite. .30-06 was always an American target round but you won't see that used much, even the .308 has been put on the back burner for most competitors other than Palma, the 5.56 is predominant in ATC as the AR15 dominates and most other disciplines allow any cartridge so the 6mm & 6.5mm rounds are widely used.
  9. Leeman

    6mm JLK 105gr and 107gr Sierra Matchking diameters

    Les, 107 SMK 243" 105 Lapua Scenar 2425" Never used the JLK 6mm so can't help there.
  10. Leeman

    F-Class 1000 yrd face size

    I'm not aware of any changes to the F class target but I understand the TR bull and V bull may have become smaller, not sure by how much though.
  11. Pengo, bear in mind that at 25 yards each click of a 1/4 MOA scope turret would move the point of aim 1/16 inch, subject to it's internal mechanical integrity, surely fine enough for any target.
  12. Leeman

    Neck bush size when using a Mandrel Expander

    You'll only know for sure when you measure your brass with a seated bullet, otherwise you're just guessing. Measure a dummy round and subtract 2 thou if using neck turned cases, if not turning necks I'd assemble three dummy rounds and take the average, then subtract two thou. Having said that I've used cartridges with 1, 2 & three thou tension at various times so IMHO and for my rifles, the exact tension wasn't that important, or at least not as important as say charge weight and bullet seating depth. Some people recommend buying two or three incremental sizes to experiment with anyway.
  13. 195 bullets for sale, same lot £65.00 plus post.
  14. Leeman

    General purpose target rifle.

    Clover, Just one correction is that .223 can be used in TR although it's generally only a few hard core individuals that use it and mostly at club level and regional comps, that allow handloads, the ammunition offered in most national events, being issued is not conducive to high scores!
  15. Leeman

    Rifle Basix trigger

    Pat, I have a RB L3 trigger which may not be the model you have but there are three adjustment screws on the front face of the trigger body. Top is weight of pull, clockwise increases this, middle is overtravel, clockwise reduces this, bottom is sear engagement, clockwise reduces this. I made some notes on the instruction manual that weight and overtravel require a 5/64 allen wrench and sear requires 1.5mm/.060". I'd recommend a mid strength thread lock if you're going to adjust these, but I found them relatively easy to set up and mine is very reliable, it's been on my 40X since 2003 or so and never malfunctioned, just clean it with lighter fluid every so often. Richard.

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