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  1. BSA 222 factory muzzle brake - noise?

    Imo hearing protection should always be worn when kiddies use firearms, even with mild .222 loads, not only to preserve their hearing but also to avoid developing flinches etc.
  2. BSA 222 factory muzzle brake - noise?

    I have the .222 BSA Hunter (without muzzle brake) and it is a gem of a rifle so if the bore is in good condition it would be a good purchase. The cartridge is inherently quiet but I would still advise wearing ear protection and so if you are wearing ear muffs then shooting then noise difference...
  3. Sold: .224 bullets

    Yes please.
  4. Wanted: Lee Classic Loaders (.270 Win & .308)

    If you want brand new ones, CDSG Ltd has got them in stock for £35 each: https://www.cdsgltd.co.uk/lee-loader-270win.html https://www.cdsgltd.co.uk/lee-loader-308win.html
  5. 222

    Yes it has a long neck on the case which apparently helps stabilise the bullet and .222 is indeed a top ranked target cartridge for bench rest. The rifles have 1 in 14 inch twist which is quite slow which reduces barrel wear, but means the bullet weights are a bit more limited. I have been using...
  6. 222

    I've got a quite battered/pitted BSA Hunter from about 1955 that's chambered in .222 Remington and I like it a lot. The recoil and noise are about as mild as you can go in a centre fire rifle and it's pretty accurate out to 300 yards, despite the pitted barrel (about 1 MOA when I do my bit)...
  7. Sold: RCBS Uniflow powder measure

    Yes please - dm your payment details.
  8. For Sale: reloading clear out

    If the "LE Wilson case trimmer, stand and case holders x 6 £110.00 reduced" is still available, I will take it.
  9. firing pin not centred.

    Lee Enfield bolt heads have off centre firing pins by design. It improves ignition apparently.
  10. Fast twist Factory 243 Rifles

    You might be surprised what your rifle can stabilise if you try different makes of bullet. My 7.62 Parker Hale T4 has a traditional 1 in 12 twist barrel which theoretically can't stabilise much above the 147grain FMJ NATO bullets yet in reality it shoots 1 MOA or better with 180 grain S&B .308...
  11. Rifle scope leveling for stalking

    This is the flashlight method that I use: 1. Position a vice with padded jaws on a sturdy table near a wall. 2. Clamp the rifle in the vice level both ways and with the breech pointing at the wall (bolt removed). 3. Shine a small flashlight down the muzzle towards the wall and place a vertical...
  12. Wanted: Lee Classic reloader in 222

    Hi Mossypaw, if the original poster doesn't require your .222 Lee Loader would you be willing to sell it to me? If so PM me your payment details.
  13. Suzuki jimny thoughts?

    My old man has used the Jimny plus small trailer combo for something like 15 years as a farm runabout and it is excellent. Reliable, economical, good off road, plenty of pulling power in 4x4 and reasonable on road for shortish journeys of less than about 40 miles. The trailer is a great add on...
  14. Can excessive copper fouling cause cartridge overpressure in factory ammo?

    Update - I have done more cleaning with a bronze brush and solvent then did another Bisley session on Sunday. The pressure signs are slightly reduced but still present. I have therefore wheeled out the toothpaste to see if it can reach areas that the bronze brushing and solvents can't. The...
  15. Your favourite .222 Remington loads

    Thanks - this is great information.
  16. Scope mounting techniques/advice

    This is the flashlight method that I use: 1. Position a vice with padded jaws on a sturdy table near a wall. 2. Clamp the rifle in the vice level both ways and with the breech pointing at the wall (bolt removed). 3. Shine a small flashlight down the muzzle towards the wall and place a vertical...
  17. Case life question 308WIN

    If you are getting flattened primers in factory loads as well as your home loads then you might want to check your bore has not become narrowed with fouling. I have had overpressure signs like flattened primers with factory cartridges in my Parker Hale T4. I thought it was excessive headspace...
  18. Can excessive copper fouling cause cartridge overpressure in factory ammo?

    Thanks everyone - I shot the T4 at Bisley yesterday after a week of daily cleaning of the barrel with Bore Tech Cu+2 copper solvent. This flushed out a lot of blue residue and has reduced the overpressure problems somewhat. There is still a bit of ringing near the cartridge head but there were...
  19. Can excessive copper fouling cause cartridge overpressure in factory ammo?

    Thanks everyone - these are aspects of shooting I never even thought about.

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