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  1. fizzbangwhallop

    18650 Batteries (unprotected & protected)

    Torchy is the man for genuine 18650's....choice of flat tops here....... https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=torchy+18650&_sop=12 He's been around for along time and knows his stuff! Cheers Fizz
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    PARD 007

    Haven’t a clue D3ave..... I’d sent mine back well before I even heard of anyone changing the lens..... cheers fizz
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    PARD 007

    Details in this faceache group......you’ll need to join though. I had to dig a bit to find it and narrowed it down with the search function. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1526261620999944/ impressed by the upgrade though.... I didn’t get on with the 007 when I tried it and reckon that was down to the base magnification of the 16mm lens with hindsight. Shame they don’t offer the 12mm lens as standard...... but maybe Ashley at CRS would fit one for you if you asked.....and still offer the warranty? cheers fizz
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    Benelli spares in the UK?

    I had the same cracking service from Anglo Italian after buying an Essex in 20b....it was fitted with an aftermarket butt pad and the RFD had mislaid the case so they sent me a case and a new butt plate foc. They also suggested I arranged an appointment with Wisemans in Cannock to have the gun fitted.... that was an experience in itself at an old school gunsmiths and it now fits me like dream and handles like a wand! Brilliant...... and a refreshing attitude in this day and age. Cheers fizz
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    Couple of scopes,Zeiss,Nikko Stirling.

    Buy it! I’ve got a couple of these with the 63 & the 60 rets...the 63 is effectively a mil dot as per the 43 but with very fine circles instead of dots. When I’m on a target, I’m focused on the centre of the cross in relation to the ‘picture’, I don’t even notice the rest of the reticle....it doesn’t intrude. These were the first scopes I found that could match my Swaro 8.5*42 Binos for absolute last light performance. The variable illumination can easily be tuned to the available light as darkness falls...... more than once helped by the streetlight pollution from Luton reflecting off the cloud! cheers Fizz
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    Source for Miroku spares

    Ladbroke and Langton would be worth a call..... https://www.gunrepair.co.uk/ Good bunch of lads who know their stuff cheers fizz
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    Browning 425 20g too short- Help!

    Cheap but well made, cheerful, durable... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SILICONE-SOFT-UNIVERSAL-FIT-GUN-BUTT-EXTENSION-RECOIL-FOR-SHOTGUN-PAD-SHOULDER/192303905326?epid=1289222485&hash=item2cc634ba2e:g:zYcAAOSwmrlU1TBu cheers fizz
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    Shooting bag filling

    Poly beads......? https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xpoly+beads.TRS0&_nkw=poly+beads&_sacat=0 Cheers, Fizz
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    Benelli M2 issue

    I ended up with Rios in my 20b Córdoba after it was failing to eject and cycle properly. Tried several other makes on recommendation (Yeah, stick those through it, they’ll work!) including RC’s but it was only the Rios that consistently worked, including the 24grm. I bought it as an almost new secondhand...... when I subsequently spoke to GMK about the problem, it turned out it had already been back to them for exactly that. So much for the honesty and integrity of the well-known dealer in off loading a gun ... I’d driven 150miles to collect and wasn’t about to make the return trip. Cheesed me right off. On the other hand...my M2 Comfortec 12b has dealt with anything I’ve put through it. Fizz
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    If you’re using the side rail on the side of the scope’s camera housing then it’s likely the halo from the torch is hitting your moderator and reflecting into the scope which the camera can’t cope with. One way of testing for this is to put 2 fingers across the bottom of the objective, if your picture improves then that’s definitely what’s happening... replacing fingers with insulating tape is an old well-established fix on most nv. That side rail is about as much use as a box of frogs for mounting a torch as you’ve found..... I use one these pic rail rings...(not necessarily that one, plenty of choice out there.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scope-Barrel-Mount-25-4mm-30mm-Ring-Adapter-w-21mm-Weaver-Picatinny-Rail-G-Eu/273213431698?hash=item3f9cca1f92:g:MNEAAOSwZ8ZW4Fg9 in conjunction with one of these...bought 4 recently and they’re pretty good... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25-4mm-offset-Ring-45-Degree-Weaver-Picatinny-Mount-for-Torch-Flashlight-Laser/273012657533?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 I fit the pic rail backwards over the rear scope ring to get it as far back as possible so the moderator is in the shadow of the camera housing and objective lens...the torch might need shimming in the offset ring to get it to point parallel with your line of sight. The scope ring is positioned so the torch ends up at about the 2 o’clock position...getting it that far back also gives you more room for the head of the torch. Hopefully, that should sort your whiteout problem in conjuction with the 2 finger tape if necessary. cheers Fizz
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    Which Loaders Bag?

    I can recommend the ones made by JP...... sensible prices too! Give them a ring and Paul is the very helpful chap I’ve dealt with. http://www.patrickleather.co.uk/shooting.html Cheers Fizz
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    Benelli semi auto will not cycle

    I went through the same process trying to find a cartridge that would cycle the action fully in my 20b Córdoba.......bought several makes and weights which wouldn’t quite eject the case. I spoke to the GMK workshop and it turned out it had already been back to them 9 months before! Seems I was the unwitting victim in someone-else ‘moving it on’...... this was through a supposedly reputable dealer. I ended up with Rio’s which it handles well in both 24 and 28......and nearly 900 other cartridges that will have to go through the O/U. Cheers Fizz
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    Thermal scopes

    This..... http://www.nightvisionstore.co.uk/new-wt1-75-3-thermal-rifle-scope-c2x20547067 But you might be able to get in on the Group Buy at £3850 if you contact Clive through this..... http://####.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=17296&start=40 Fantastic bit of kit.... the basic 6x mag is a big starter for ten! Cheers Fizz
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    900 x 12bore Cartridges

    Sorry G10..... I’m meeting jbk next weekend to collect. Fizz
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    900 x 12bore Cartridges

    Pm on its way..... cheers Fizz