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    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
    I have recently played some with light loads in my Lee Enfield (sporterized) and I can say it's more fun than full power loads. Even lighter 'full power' loads are more fun. My first attempts were not accurate enough to satisfy me although I'm...
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    Yesterday, 05:07 AM
    My late dad's 22 Mauser has been producing groups petty much like your Brno. Then with one ammo it shot a decent group, that being Eley Club. I now have a few reasonable groups. Not great but good enough to bag a rabbit out to 75yds. So I'm...
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    04-10-2021, 11:41 PM
    OS, I've posted about this on my 510 thread but fitting a scope on my 510 has been a success in that I know know what the rifle can do plus what I can do wrong. That second part you already have covered with your scoped rifle but for me it was...
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    04-10-2021, 11:11 PM
    Jniedbalski, The hood normally stays on. It is hard to get off. I only took it off for the photo. The front blade is so thin I wouldn't risk damaging it. But you are right, I can see and aim much better without the hood. I suppose what I should...
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    04-10-2021, 11:06 PM
    I must say, that sweet rifle has such a smooth action. It must be kept oiled though or it goes sticky. The bolt open cocking is so effortless it can be down with a flick with the back of the finger, followed by a rearward flick to eject the spent...
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    04-10-2021, 09:56 PM
    After some frustration with open sights and my eyes, I finally mounted a 12 power scope with adjustable objective lens. I did a little bedding work too. So anyway, armed with a range of ammo and the now scoped rifle, I set out to see what it can...
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    04-10-2021, 09:36 PM
    I took the Mauser to the range again today. I had taken it out a few weeks ago too. With a scope I can better assess the guns accuracy. Well, previously with a scope I did get a few promising groups, much better than the first outing. Today...
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    04-10-2021, 09:20 PM
    I have some Aguila Super Extra standard velocity, rated at 1130 fps. It shot OK in my dad's Mauser this morning at 25m. My other rifles don't like it too much. 1130 fps is in the upper transonic zone so it's transonic all the way to the target. ...
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    04-10-2021, 04:20 PM
    OS, might I suggest shooting a group from a clean cold barrel. You know, clean the bore after each shot. It would be interesting to see if the 'first shot fouler' always lands in the same spot or has a random dispersion. I used to shoot a cheap...
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    04-09-2021, 03:40 PM
    Solder works just fine but is more effort. It does require a steel or brass base though. Steel is handy because it can be fabricated. Like when one needs to build a bridge for a split receiver. Like this one. This was my first effort. The...
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    04-09-2021, 05:48 AM
    Epoxy glue. :mrgreen: This single shot has an epoxy putty molding between the base and the rifle. This one has been on for 8 years My 512 is glued too but that has a mating base so the glue bond is very strong. This is the 512...
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    04-09-2021, 04:33 AM
    European ammo seems cheaper. Aguila hasn't changed. Well, I have fitted a scope on my 510 so that I can establish what the rifle and ammo can do before I fit the aperture sight. The scope is not too bad and at full 12X I can focus the target...
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    04-09-2021, 02:10 AM
    So 22 ammo has hit our shelves! Well, there always was ammo but CCI was scarce. Now there's a whole range of CCI and Federal ammo. At twice the normal price! I do see some interesting stuff though, 22 shorts, 22 short target, 22 long, SK (at a...
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    04-08-2021, 05:53 PM
    I've used as little as 3gr Clays to drive boolits through the bore 170 up to 198 gr if I remember. The bore tends to get rather sooty. 5gr of Clays gave good velocity (sub-sonic) and accuracy behind a 141 gr paper patched boolit. I'm only finding...
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    04-08-2021, 04:21 PM
    I worked with this fellow who got himself a single shot - probably a Slazenger, and chopped the barrel down a fair bit then made an extension tube to bring the barrel back to length. This tube was then a long skinny suppressor which worked very...
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    04-07-2021, 04:44 PM
    Nice scope that. I have a scope with range adjustments that allows me to focus both cross-hair and target. I wonder why Eley would load ammo to 1090 fps? For warmer weather maybe? Fiocchi OFFICIAL match ammo comes in three velocities, 280,...
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    04-06-2021, 08:16 PM
    My hornet has an oversize and rough chamber. For case life I head-space on the case mouth and don't size at all. I also have to lube the cases or they will separate on a groove in the chamber. It turned out that with Lil'Gun, the standard hornet...
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    04-05-2021, 03:19 AM
    My No4 two-groove shoots boat tails just fine. One particular boat tail anyway. It's a .310 180gr Highland. Can't get anymore so I don't do target or practice with it. It has less bullet jump than the .311 Speer 180gr round nose as well as the...
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    04-03-2021, 12:08 AM
    Sounds familiar. [smilie=1: I got myself a reflex sight which I finally fitted to the 510 (I fitted a scope rail and tried the relfex) and what I found was a bit disappointing. I'm getting a double image just like with a scope. Anyway, I took...
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    04-02-2021, 04:10 PM
    My aim is to compete with myself. That's it. Just get the best I can do with what I've got. One of my challenges is to shoot with open sights and see just what I can do. Now I'm wondering whether my eyes are up to it. But, I have found that the...
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    04-01-2021, 11:07 PM
    So on the tuner and whether it's worth it. Hell, yeah! OK, so there doesn't seem to be much improvement with the tuner but what I seem to see is that the tuner is causing a wide change in POI. That could indicate a whole half node out of tune. Or...
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    04-01-2021, 05:08 PM
    Thanks. One trick is to have a lid mounted rich burning gas flame covering the melt pot. Not sure it's worth the effort though unless it would prevent that fine oxide dust from forming. It is something I have thought of but it's much simply...
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    04-01-2021, 04:40 PM
    If you have any stearic acid (the wax found in lanolin), throw some in and it will flux the dross and release some of that lead in it. It will do nothing to the yellow stuff. The yellow stuff gets airborne very easily and gets absorbed through the...
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    03-30-2021, 12:42 AM
    Maybe get a 10 shot or two ten shot groups without the tuner to establish a baseline. That should give you an idea of what the tuner is actually doing.
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    03-29-2021, 06:38 PM
    I wasn't going to say it! :mrgreen:
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    03-28-2021, 11:45 PM
    I'm still looking for that second shot on -16. :kidding: Is it possible that -15 represents an angled swing and -16 is the neutral point? Perhaps shoot two more at -16 to proof it. Then again, maybe you need to move the tuner further forward...
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    03-28-2021, 04:54 AM
    I added a second mounting screw to my 512 at the rear f the action. On either the 510 or 511 I put a packer under the rear of the action so as to give pressure on the fore-end front while the chamber area is bedded firmly. It seems to work OK. ...
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    03-27-2021, 10:22 PM
    Perhaps I should set up my chrono at the range. I could go there on a range busy bee day to make some set up arrangement. I should be going to the busy bee days anyway but have had too much other stuff going on. Thinking on it right now, I could...
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    03-27-2021, 10:12 PM
    Am I seeing some rather impressive results or am I just seeing impressive results! Pity about the loss of that order. Just an aside - would you happen to have or be able to get any CCI Mini-Mags? Not that you would want to upset the bore...
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    03-27-2021, 10:00 PM
    Interesting. The group seems to be circular. If that's the case then maybe hang a weight on or near the muzzle or check the bedding. On the other hand, for a fifty yard group, that's not too shabby. What ammo do you have available in your...
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