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  1. You know, you are absolutely right. Manners cost nothing. So why in my initial post, when I ask for straight information in a polite manner did I get the negative responses that I got? I respond to them negagively and it all goes down hill. Please go back to my initial post and read it. If you find that type of question phrased in that way, offensive, rude or otherwise then there is something drastically wrong with the whole damn thing. Prod someone with a stick and they usually bite back. What I wanted was straight information without all the noise. Now i'm dealing with noise. Can wemake this the last post on this thread as i'm sure that we've all got better things to do. Found a gambrel though... RTD
  2. Is that a nightforce that you've got on top of that TT? RTD
  3. What do you mean " Well, after the way that was asked for I wouldn’t have even bothered replying " That is not offensive, is it? Find that rudy, do you? After some of the posts that I received when I asked for advice on tuning a HW80 all I wanted to do was find out where I could get one. The last thing that I wanted was to let the post spiral into some inane cross banter about spelling mistakes or explanations or total and complete xxxxx about how a question is asked. Like it did last time and how it has now. Jeasus. Why don't you lot read the bleeding question before you jump in judging from your high and mighty? I'm suprised that you haven't given me a load of links about keeping my hands clean or wiping my xxx before I go out shooting. Jeasus. ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHERE TO GET A xxxx GAMBREL AND I DON'T WANT OR NEED THIS KIND OF xxx OF YOU BUNCH OF... Rant over? just answer the question. Many thanks to all of you that helped me out. RTD
  4. Unfortunately, you are not looking at the earth in real time. It is old photo's that you are looking at. If you look at New York or the Grand Canyon then the detail is terrific but if you put it on the middle of norfolk then the quality is dire. Honestly, Yanks. RTD
  5. Got mine from Minsterley ranges but it was a few years ago. Can't remember what it cost. It's like shooting with ear defenders on, without the ear defenders. Recoil is virtually nil. Place to see these days is Jackson Rifles in scotland. RTD
  6. Dear learned people Where can I get a Gambrel? going to need some new boning knives as well but my stalking is taking it's toll and I could really do with a gambrel. If you don't know what it is, look it up. Thanks RTD
  7. TT Looking at that first target, what size dustbin lid do you use to cover all the shots? Fancy taking the closest three and saying that they're all yours! come on, who really did the shooting? As it happens, I was out on saturday on some new land so had to prove that I can shoot. So i put 2 shoots touching and 1 an inch away. First one was the cold shot and the next two were touching and smack on the bull at 102 yards. I know, a bit low but... "So you can shoot then..." Oh, how we laughed !!! Tikka 6.5x55, T8 silencer with Meopta 4-12x50. Cracking rig with factory ammo - can't wait to start making mine. Got a gold medal Munty 1 hour later. RTD
  8. BASC have got a members offer. Great deal - got a shotgun slip as well! good kit. RTD
  9. Wind? Just learn how to shoot! Only joshing - wind from the left etc... wait for the wind to drop and pull the trigger. Or get used to that much wind is that much drift. Breezy (whateverthatmeans) is 2 inches at 100 yards with my rig. No breeze is shots in less than a 10p piece at 100 yards. Great fun! RTD
  10. Riothedog

    wheel clampers

    Even though I hate traffic wardens and clampers, it's not as much as I hate the society that has bred the need for them. What have we become, eh? A friend of mine has just had a baby boy so I decided to go 'round and say hello. Pulled up outside the florist to get some flowers and came out to find a £30 ticket! ******. £45 for 6 roses. I would sooner change society so that we neither want or need traffic wardens and their like. All they do is levy another form of tax. Call it what you want but it's the government taking money out of your pocket. It's a form of tax. Rant RTD
  11. Riothedog

    day off

    Have you noticed that motorway services don't stock shooting mags anymore? Apparently 'people' find them offensive. Not that I find FHM offensive? Bah RTD
  12. Have a read of this, courtesy of the Shooting Times http://www.shootingtimes.com/ammunition/17...0508/index.html RTD
  13. Don't really understand the problem Make your shooting consistant. Consistancy equals accuracy and vikky verky. Use the same pellets through the same gun at the same type of target at the same distance, shot in the same way. Fire off groups of 5 pellets and then go and look at the target. Adjust the centre of the group to where you want it on the target. Typically, the adjustment on the scope will have an arrow and a letter on it. Either U for 'Up' of L for 'Left' - that kind of thing. Typically, the direction of the arrow will move the line of sight towards the point of impact. 1 click is typically 1/4 inch at 100 yards so 10 clicks is 1/4 inch at 10 yards. At 30 yards, 3.3 clicks will shift 1/4 inch. Or thereabout. Unless you are calculating in MOA which is a different game... So, if the centre of the group is 3 inches to the right and 2 inches down you need to go 36 clicks to the left and 24 clicks down. Only adjust one plane at a time though. If you want to get really clever, you should count the amount of clicks from fully left to fully right and fully up to fully down. Centre the reticule and adjust the scope with shims. You can buy these but they are very expensive. You can cut up old 35mm negatives to do it and follow the same principles and these you will find in your house somewhere. This gives you the most stable reticule - typically held in place with springs - and the most adjustment. Is this what you are after? Hope so! RTD
  14. I've got a Weihrauch in .17hmr and it's ACE! :o Last night, I was taking rabbits with head shots at about 120 yards on a golf course. Harris Bi-pod, lamps, 20g CCI TNT Hollowpoint, landcruiser bonnet to lean on. Great combo. Suppressed with an ASE supressor too so you can hardly call it loud. Compared to a .17, the trajectory of a .22 is like a rainbow. PS. Hollowpoint is not a frangible round. It's a hollow point. Having said that, if it hits the rabbit, it's sort of done but watch it because it's still got about 130ft/lbs of energy at 100 yards and 100ft/lbs of energy at 150 yards. You have to go to a massive 890 yards before it drops to the energy levels of an air rifle. Therefore, technically, you should be able to take rabbits at 200 yards plus with this round (is that a row I can hear coming?) and not have to worry about it. Be confident - that's a drop of just over 10" at 200 yards. Its just a little adjustment and it still has 72 ft/lbs of energy! And if you miss - so what - you missed! If you hit it then that's what the dog is for. This is a stonking round and you can take some wonderful shots with it. I went for the Weihrauch as they make great air rifles and was confident that they would do the .17 the same way. Absolutely chuffed with it. It's what moon lit nights were made for RTD
  15. I've got 20g CCI Hollow point in my .17 and it is not a frangible round, of that I can assure you. Problem loading so they have to be hand fed. Back to the 17g Amax next time. On the golf course there is a crack but there is enough noise at night to make it disappear. How many acres is there? Trees all over the place and the wind takes it away. Different type of shooting. walk into the wind, do about 10 paces and scan with either the bino's or the big lamp. Walk up to about 120 yards of the bunny and then take it out. The only problem is carrying the damn things back to the truck. All of a sudden you've got 10 of them! Last night I was on the driving range and was taking them at 150 yards with me using the bonnet of my land cruiser for a rest. Good shooting - took loads. RTD
  16. Being ex army, I understand the appeal of chucking lots of lead down a range. Tracer is great fun. Put them in a GPMG at a ratio of 1 in 5 and you've got a great display. However, you've got to draw a line somewhere and when you see a girl of about 6 firing a 30 cal at cars and setting fire to things then I think that they are on the other side of my line. It's easy for me to see why they are at war with everything. Who said "You are what you are perceived to be". England is a nation of beer swilling football hooligans or that bit of pomp and ceremony. Americans are war mongers. Strange that my wife is a vegetarian and I shoot deer. For the same reasons. Odd that. Yours, feeling sorta dissapointed and losing faith in humanity RTD
  17. BARF is brilliant dog food. It stands for Bones and Raw Foods and I've started feeding it to Rio the Labarador. Within 3 days I had a different dog. It is a diet which gets rotated so she doesn't get too much of the same thing. The 4 main parts are recreational bones, poultry necks, chicken wings and natures choice. Bones for fun, cleaning the teeth and gums, providor of calcium etc. Poultry necks are usually turkey and they are sliced across the way at about an inch thick. Full of cartlidge, fats, meat etc. Wings have a different type of fat, loads of meat and bones. Natures choice is minced meat with vegetables added. Theory is that if a dog got a rabbit in the wild then it would eat the stomach with all of it's contents and they do need a certain amount of vegetable matter in their diet. What happened? I did an immediate swap from Bakers to BARF. Coat went silky, bad breath went away, more attentive, no hyperactivity, better whilst out hunting and the dog got better too! When I stand with a lamp or bino's, she sits down and looks around. Before there was always a bit of "Where's that bloody dog gone?" I bet your's does too but you don't notice it. Brilliant food and I would recommend every dog to be on it. Costs about the same as good kibble. I buy mine from a supplier in Royston, North Herts but I am sure that there is someone in your area too. Try it! RTD
  18. Hunter If you don't know what to do then you are in a really cool place. Learn to think - not to follow - think. Most people regurgitate what they have been told - a fraction of the real story and then consider that they have an informed opinion. Learn to get on with people. Learn to read people like they read books. Then make them feel good. Understand how money works and what money is. Most people don't. Be flexible. Do for fun what most people do for a living. And - dream job for me at the moment, fly to Australia and get a job on a ranch shooting the vermin. You get a horse, paid, rifle and bullets. You leave it where it drops and you'll learn loads. Whatever you do, DO NOT sign your life away. Don't join the forces - utter garbage these days. Whenever you sign your name or commit to something, think about who benefits and make sure that you are on the list. If you are in need of a list of books and resources then pm me. Keep well RTD
  19. I've just posted comments on another post about this. Declare it all as second hand and have receipts to show. If there is paperwork that comes with it that you want to keep - idiots's guide etc - then post it seperatly. Biggest thing is allowing the technology out of the country - and they get a bit arsey about it. Hakko scopes fell fowl about that. RTD
  20. I got really psesid off with buying from the states and at the same time, I was after a Nightforce scope, some reloading dies, bullets, Jewel triggers, McMillan stock and stuff. So, I got on a plane to Phoenix, stayed with a cousin for a week, picked up the goods and flew home. I declared all the stuff as I got on the plane and it all went in the hold. I could take the scopes on board but not the stock as "It looks like it might go on a gun". I did get written correspondence from BA saying that they were OK with me doing it - this bit is important 'cos you don't want to be in departures and Mr Jobsworth is being a pain in the ar*e. Landed in the UK with my FAC in my pocket so it's all Kosher, got home and sold 2 Nightforce scopes, 6 Jewel triggers and the stock. Take out the cost of the ticket and I still made 2 grand. Why don't you just go? RTD
  21. What do they taste like? No, not your nuts, the squirrels RTD
  22. Riothedog


    Couldn't get out on Sunday - daughter in casualty. Again! Bloody kids. Time to start earlier in the morning. Thanks all RTD
  23. I've got a 3 - 9 x 40 Simmons on my .17 Weihrauch and it's good enough. Moving over to a 4 - 12 x 40 Leupold next week so a bit more magnification but a little bit darker but apparently better glass so wait and see. The head of the bunny should be 50% bigger but the exit pupil drops from 4.4 to 3.3. As you know, 7 is desirable. When you get to full bore rifles, it is quite common for people to spend more on the scope than they do on the rifle. Never got the idea of cheap scopes - especially for for air rifles - and as its Meopta for my big stuff I don't mind spending on a good scope for my .17. Be careful of going over 40mm scopes on a .17 as the line of sight and the bore line are getting further apart - try to keep them as close as possible for better accuracy. I tried a 5-22x56 Nightforce on mine and it really didn't work. Looked like my ideal woman - top heavy! RTD
  24. Get to know your rifle. Some like it this way and some like it like that. Bore snake for the field, rods and brushes when you get home. I treat all my guns the same and when I get them home I always clean them the same way. Brush, solvent, patches, oil and away. Not had my .17 that long but as it's got a 4 shot mag and it won't load from the mag anyway I have a pocket of bullets and when I get a minute, pull it through. As for 250 shots between cleans, don't really know as I've never been there. Try it and see! RTD
  25. I'd go with that - check all the nuts and bolts to make sure that they are tight. Get in dead close on a paper target 5 yards or so and just fire 5 pellets at it whilst in the most stable position that you can get. Prone is best for this with a copy of the yellow pages behind the target. If the gun won't group (pellets all over the place) then it's either the gun, the scope or you. I don't think that it would be the pellets as most rifles will fire most pellets reasonably well. You could always try a different type to see what happens. If it will group then all you have to do is move the point of aim to the point of impact. Take of the turret covers and zero by group, not by pellet. The arrows on the dials typicall move the point of impact to meet the point of aim. So, you keep on aiming at the same point and the group will move closer. If it's 1/4 inch at 100 yards adjustment then this one click will move 1/8 inch at 50 yards or 10 clicks for 1/4 of an inch at 10 yards. Zeroing at as far as possible will show up more mistakes. Go and waste some lead!
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