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Tikka 260

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  1. I've had this on my wrist since 1972, A Rolex Sea Dweller 1665, it been to 310 metres with me in a DDC, and to 215 metres in the N Sea ( back in the day), dived it in Korea, Taiwan, Middle East, Antigua, Brazil, Barbados, Indonesia, Oman. Its not a perfect watch for deer related activities, but .... it is extremely robust, and keeps good time. OK, granted that I wouldn't pay current prices for the modern version, but this old thing has served me well. Its up for sale with original papers and some Comex Dive Logs etc. from the 1970's.
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    Sako A11 Restoration

    Nice One Andy, your client should be very happy with the outcome, and I’m sure it shoots 👍🏻
  3. V nice , great stalking rifle. Interesting that there might be pse stocks for Rem 700 clones in the offing.
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    REM 700 blueprint

  5. Hi All A bit of a long shot here, but wondering still if anyone has yet come up with a magazine/ bottom metal for the Rem 700 clones in a stalking rifle? I've got Sunny Hill bottom metal and a Wyatt box on mine right now, and yes .... its a lovely bit of kit, but ... I would still prefer a detachable magazine ( that is not Tacticool or HS Precision- noisy- , and doesn't hang out of the bottom of the stock) to hold 3 rounds of .260 with 140 Gn NABs , so it needs to be somewhat longer than the usual Factory dimensions. Any ideas out there? Thanks for looking T260
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    Magazine for Borden Alpine?

    Scotch Egg, the OAL question will hopefully be resolved when Baldie receives the dummy rounds next week. When he has time to check, I’m sure the answer re feeding the rounds from a Curtis mag will be revealed.
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    Magazine for Borden Alpine?

    Nice set up Lapua, close, but not quite what I am looking for.👍🏻🦌👍🏻
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    Magazine for Borden Alpine?

    Great Thinking Andy, and if that clever person happened to be in UK, even betterer! However with the current obsession with the tactical look I’m doubtful that the potential market would justify the cost and effort. Perhaps a halfway house solution would be for that clever person to come up with a slick 3 round capacity magazine that doesent rattle and also feeds reliably to fit AICS bottom metal? That must be possible? 3 in the box and 1 loaded would do for my usage, even in a Fallow Target Rich Environment . Food for thought if nothing else. (FWIW - I’d put one on the 7x57 too)
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    Magazine for Borden Alpine?

    Agreed; I had a Sako75 Finlight many years ago, and the magazine system was possibly the best thing about it. I’m following up the Curtis option to determine if it will feed the long 260 rounds, and then decide on the way forward. IF it happens , I’ll post the result in due course.
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    Magazine for Borden Alpine?

    Thanks again everyone for your input, it is much appreciated. I'll take it up directly with Baldie and see where I go from there.
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    Magazine for Borden Alpine?

    Yes, agreed, there are ways around it, none of them perfect. Best Practice is to unload before climbing down from a high seat, underloading is probably safe enough, but it's still a compromise in the dark with cold fingers. Anyway, my OQ was not intended to start an online discussion on ways and means of acting safely, but merely to enquire if anyone had found an alternative to the R700 magazine alternatives. Thanks again
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    Magazine for Borden Alpine?

    Thanks all for your input, it would seem that the situation remains the same as ever. I agree with Ronin, the BDL works fine, and I have absolutely no complaints about the Sunny Hill product. , but I just get a bit miffed dumping rounds thru the floorplate and failing to catch them in the dark while in a Ladderseat . OK - That's just my inept fingers you might say, but Scrabbling around looking for live rounds in the dark is no fun at all. Bearing in mind that I'm out for Fallow 3 -4 evenings a week right now, and I have time to reflect on the way that my kit works in practice. A flush fitting Tikka /Sako type magazine profile would be much easier IMHO, but I think that I'm almost alone in this perception. Ronin knows that I've been the HS Mk 1 route and its not good. Noisy, and unreliable feed. Guess that I'll stick with the existing set up ..... ATB T260
  13. FOR SALE : 2005 Omega Professional Chronometer , serviced in 2016 and not used since. The watch is no longer required and I will convert into a rifle The original paperwork is intact and it comes with the original box and Omega Instruction Book. Looking for £1875, PM if any interest in a quality little used watch. Thanks for looking - Peter
  14. ........ and the calibre will be/is .? Very interesting project to my mind. ATB Peter
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    D-Day recollections

    Standing on the top of the dunes/beach at Coalville - Omaha Beach a few years ago, it was difficult to get my head around the magnitude of achievement on that day, I seem to recall that there are 9 sets of twins in that Cemetery alone. Deepest and solemn respect to each and every one of the souls and the survivors.
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    Canada Contact

    Andy, Richard Near springs to mind, as he’s always been very helpful to me in the past. Worth an ask if you’re stuck? Otherwise , I have hunting friends in NB and NFL who may be able to help P
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    6.5 x 55 Tikka T3 Stalker

    A nice job Andy, i’m sure the Owner will be pleased with it.
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    Ouch - the ordinary s/s bracelet for my '72 vintage Sea Dweller was north of £750 four years ago, good luck with the bi metallic version. But it held up for 40+ years of daily wear from new, including 10 years of commercial diving. Rolex have spares but held in Geneva I believe, for the older models. ATB
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    Tikka T3 6.5 x 47

    Very Nice Andy , liking the decor too.
  20. Originally built by Ronin - details from a previous post As stated it is a Tikka M695 action, 'trued' as much as a Tikka ever needs, which consisted of evening up the bolt lugs, and then the cosmetics of fluting and a bolt knob courtesy of 'Dasherman' at the original build time in 2010. The original barrel was removed and replaced with a LW 1400 profile C/M 1:9 twist, chambered for .275 Rigby HV, finished at 22", threaded with cap. McM Sako Hunter pattern, in 33/33/33 Dark Brown/Black/Midbrown to give the "McWoody" appearance you see. It was proofed at Birmingham, Alphamount one piece mount is included ( 30mm dia) from Richard Near Shoots well with 140 Gn NBT over a very moderate load of H414, Fed GM210 primers, or NAB 160 again using Nosler recommended loads. The photos show a Zenith Scope, which is NOT included in the sale. This how it looks now; Thanks for looking. Price F2F £1200 - or to RFD at cost + Peter
  21. A Borden Timberline in 7x57, walnut furniture. This is surplus to my needs and approaching retirement.
  22. Marble colouring Grey/Olive/Black , 13.75 LOP - Excellent condition , bedded. 1" Decelerator butt pad. Right Handed. £400 - If you want a McMillan stock without the 6 month wait. Thanks for looking. Peter *SOLD*

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