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  1. UK Source for US-threaded rod compatible Dewew Parker Hale Jags

    Hi all, Just a quick recommendation for Norman Clark gunsmiths of Rugby. They have Dewey made Parker Hale Jags that will fit your U.S threaded (Pro-Shot etc.) rods. Could not find these anywhere else! Most of the American ELR shooters and some barrel manufacturers recommend the Parker Hale...
  2. For Sale: 2 x MTM bore guides £20 the pair

    Private sale 2 x MTM bore guides. Size: BGR- S 40 £20 posted for the pair (one unboxed, one never opened.)
  3. Cleaning New Dies Before Use

    Hi All, Apologies if this has been asked before, I have just purchased a set of reloading gear, and the Hornady dies I have bought recommend that they are cleaned before use to remove the anti rust coatings put on at the factory. This seems logical, but I don't fancy buying the recommended...
  4. Cleaning my rifle

    Hi all, I am wanting to know if there is a top tip on which barrel cleaner to use for removing carbon deposits and copper fouling in my .243 Tikka? I bore snake usually after every outing and recently wanted to clean my barrel as my groupings arent the best recently. Ive been told a decent 1...
  5. Rifle Cleaning Advice

    As a novice I would like some advice on rifle cleaning. I have on advice bought a bore snake for my 6.5x55 and my 17HMR My question is should I apply some gun oil to the barrel before cleaning or some on the snake or not at all. Also I would assume you pull the snake from the chamber to the...
  6. .243 - to clean or not to clean?!

    I bought a browning xbolt in .243 last year (I've had a lot of problems with it!) - the latest was an inability to shoot a decent group... which I eventually worked out was due to the rifle being clean!!! I was told to always clean my .243 after shooting - I'm a deer stalker so it's all about...
  7. Overview - Preparing a Head/Trophy

    Since I was doing a couple of heads I thought I'd take the opportunity to take some photos of the process. As always, this is just the way I do it, there are plenty of folks on here who have been doing it a lot better and longer than me, so please chip in with suggestions etc. if you know a...
  8. Cleaning an MAE T12?!??!

    I've got these on my two rimfires and .243 - the new one's are a sealed unit (non-strippable) - I've been using a squirt of WD40 but when I look inside the mods they're still pretty full up with gunk! I've heard of washing them with petrol (then drying them out), or using hot soapy water (then...

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