I've just changed to new for me product. It's a lanolin based lubricant called Lanox. Don't know if you can get it in Europe. The inside of my firearms safe now smells like a shearing shed.
I collect the silica bags that you find in packaging and throw them in my safe. The floor is covered with them. I also keep a Ziplock bag containing an oily micro-fibre cloth in the safe. Rifles get a wipe when they're put back.
Want a good pair of wellies? NZ Skellerups are the go. I use the lined Quattro model. Stalking on slopes and in the hills I'd be using a good leather boot. My choice there is the Meindl Dovre Extreme.
A load that works for me in my Sako AI is:
CCI 400 primer
Hornady Z-Max 50gr projectile
20.3gr ADI 2207 powder (I believe that this is the, for the UK, elusive IMR 4198/H 4198)
Length to ogive: 1.749"
MV (57cm barrel): 936m/s (3070fps)
Best group when load testing: 0.23MOA @ 100m...
I have a Bushnell G-Force DX. Had it for three years now. It gives a reading out to about 850 - 900 metres which is more than enough for my shooting. How accurate is it? Don't really know. Certainly more accurate than any method I used before I acquired it.
This won't help you much these days but I use ADI AR2209 which is made down here but sold in the US and other places as H4350. No longer available in the EU I understand. Under Lapua Scenar 139gr it makes for an extremely accurate round out of my 60cm, 1:8" barrel. Have just loaded up a bunch of...
On my walnuts I first use CCI Gunstock Conditioning Oil then after a week or so give them a wax with a Carnauba and Beeswax product. Do this twice a year. Can be comfortably done while watching tele (waxed two last night while watching the Kiwis thump India).
Have been fiddling at bit with loads for my .222. Have settled on this for the present:
20.3gr ADI 2207 (H4198, VV N130 equivalent) under a 50gr Hornady Z-Max. Use Lapua cases and CCI 400 SR primers.
Decided on upper right group ;). After sight adjustment fired three more at the bull. After...
There are two projectiles designated Varminter, the Spitzer Blitz (1345) and the SPT (1360). Have not used them but have had good results with the 55gr BlitzKing (1455). I use these primarily for foxes and when culling kangaroos. Have dropped two fallow spikers that we "stumbled" over one night...
I hope I'm not hijacking here but thought it might be a good spot to present my GRS question. I have a Sako 85 .260 Rem (short action) in a GRS Sporter stock. GRS recommend bedding but in this case it is not a warranty requirement. I have been thinking about pillar bedding it and read with great...