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  • Birthday 10/10/1959

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    Ardent fireside hunter and fisher. Getting back into the 'game' in a bid to tidy up my style..!!

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  1. Salmo9


    After a bit of YT research, I bought myself a ready to fly SJRC F11. Seems a sturdy bit of kit with GPS, gyro stability and smart phone connectivity plus plenty of good reviews. Also bought a second battery which should give me 40 minutes of flying time. Only flown it twice and both occasions bounced it off the holly bush (it was a bit windy, honest) no damage to either apart from my pride.. Practice - still in progress..
  2. Many years ago, my old mate sent his jacket in for refurbishment and promptly received it back with a refusal.. something to do with health and safety and staff welfare. It did honk a bit though..
  3. Oh, just a thought.. Im assuming the hammer gun is proofed for three inch shells, otherwise you’ll be down to maybe 14grm loads or less.. Like you, I’ve been knocking those driven pheasants down with home loaded 19 gram shells, much to the amazement and amusement of my syndicate colleagues.. still miss my share too, though.
  4. No problem Squire.. would be very interested in the outcome of the service as I’m the happy owner of two of them. Bit like yourself, I’d managed to persuade the supreme overlord (in my domain) to grant permission for the additional purchase.. just in case.
  5. Personally, I think you’re RFD friend will find the main hammer springs are either weakened through use/time or the usual (and expected) build up of dried grease and gum.. There’ll be very little physical aluminium to steel contact around moving parts within the action so a strip-down with new main springs would be what I’d expect to restore the gun.. Would reckon replacement main springs will be reasonably priced too for the Yildiz. Might be worth emailing the guys at Raytrade for their opinion, assume warranty is out.? Might also be worth enquiring with the Raytrade team if they’ve sti
  6. Well, I’ve had this Stanley dumpy, soup flask for some time now and all’s been well.. until I misplaced the silicon seal on the wide stopper. Thankfully, no hearty, hot soup was displaced when the discovery was made. A bit of online research took me to Stanley’s UK distributors - Burton McCall and an email was sent.. three weeks later and a brand new stopper arrived, free of charge.. Fantastic customer service and one happy fella, so a big thanks and a ‘well done’ to Burton McCall.. All the best - Salmo9.
  7. Must admit I’m fairly smitten with mine and looking forward to bagging a few driven birds with it this weekend.. Just been checking the proof marks on my Yildiz barrels and surprised to see the CIP S stamp plus the Birmingham twin crowns sitting above SUP which I believe equates to 1320bar proof or 19140 psi..!! Kinda edging into rifle territory here, me thinks..
  8. Thanks Walker570 - I’m tempted to loctite it all down but daren’t dismantle any of it for fear of losing all those valuable settings.. LoL..
  9. Not yet squire.. I’ve got myself a Chrony Beta but need to get it set up plus some suitable pattern sheets and a backstop location without hinderance ie inquisitive livestock and/or dog walkers.. The tested loads (at clays) were clean burning with very little barrel residue. Factory loads always disappointed me with barrel fouling.. I believe little barrel residue might indicate high pressure though. The recoil was punchy which was to be expected and noted that a number of empties were melted at their mouths, this I understand is due to fibre use so they’ve been binned...
  10. Well, here goes.. case: once fired Hull ‘high pheasant’. Powder: Hodgdon H110 - 14 grains.. Primer: Federal 209A. Wads: 2mm OPW plus 12mm Fibre wad. Crimp closure too.. Sorry if I appear a bit ‘officious’ here but usual caveats apply, so if you’d like to replicate, please use caution in assembly and no responsibility can be accepted if it all goes south.. I’ll add that these loads function in my OU but have not been proof house or pattern tested yet.. Earlier I’d found a published load of 21grms using 15 grains of H110 plus Fiocchi F616 primers. I’ve no access to 616 primers so subs
  11. Quick update folks.. got in touch with MEC and they stated that the resizing die should have an ID of 0.470” - 0.473”. Mine sits at 0.470” so it’s going to be a bit tight. Now, they also advised ensuring the deprime punch is concentric with the resize ring which I’d assumed would have been the case, not so on my machine. So, after some additional fiddling the situation has improved. Now have a bunch of once used, high pheasant cases sporting full crimp closures Hull would be proud of, loaded with 20gms of 7’s sitting on fibre wads, driven by Federal 209A primers and Hodgdon H110 powder. A
  12. Thanks Walker570.. as for chokes I currently run half in bottom barrel and three quarter in top and I’m collecting two more multi chokes tomorrow from my local dealer (£15.00 each, which is reasonable I suppose). Now, as for barrel proof, you’ll find this information under the forearm, as previously said, mines 10.2mm not 10.4mm as expected. Not a lot in it but I’d like to know what other Yildiz 410 users have..
  13. Hi Walker570 - did you manage to mike up your resizing ring on the MEC yet..? Also, I’ve noticed my .410 barrels are proofed 10.2mm which is a tad smaller than the expected 10.4mm, not that it’ll have any relevance to the chamber dimensions apart from potentially higher pressures. Be interested to know what other Yildiz .410’s barrels are measured at.. Thanks.
  14. Spot on Gas Seal.. this reloading lark needs a bit of intuition and definitely a tentative feel for how each stage functions and delivers. I find myself now gently pinching the case at the base - plastic interface during crimping in a bid to detect case collapse/bulging which for me, happens at this point on the final straight. I know then to either adjust the crimp plunger and/or cam or alter the wad size or put less shot in.. Deep joy. Thankfully, I’ve not wasted too many brand new primed Fiocchi cases but oddly enough, still enjoying these challenges..
  15. Hi Guys - you’re probably aware of this but if you’re using new cases you’ll need a decent pre crimper such as GAEP, Siarm or Ballistic Products. These devices effectively cut/form the six or eight folds needed to produce a tidy crimp finish on unfired cases. The standard plastic MEC ‘spindex’ is good for used cases but not good enough for new in my opinion.. that’s my experience. And, when you’ve bought, installed and calibrated said device and start producing those perfect crimp finishes, please let me know how you did it.. As for used 410 cases - once used Eley and Cheddite fibre
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