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#46 belly47

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:51 am

my next decision is which ammo to try, I guess I will have to buy a few different types from what is available to me and do some tests.

these are prices from my two nearest gun shops

John Forsey

Norma.  62gr    £27.   for 20
Norma  Vmax.   40gr    £29.   for 20
Federal tnt green. 53gr    £28.   for 20
Sako gamehead.     55gr.   £22.   for 20



Countryway

Hornady.    50gr £23.60. for 20
Winchester. 50gr.  £16.    for 20


let's hope the Winchester shoot the best!

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 06:46 am

Winchester are that price for a reason. Your gun might love them though so give them a go. Don't forget to give PPU softpoints a try also. Some guns love them and some don't but definitely got to be worth a try for the price. 



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:15 am

Stick around 50grain or less. By all means try other weights but I bet you settle on 50 or less ☺️.

PPU definitely should be tried.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:51 am

I'm not aware of anyone down my way that sells it

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 11:15 am

Also known as Prvi Partizan.  :thumbs:



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:09 pm

Well all I can say is my .22lr moderator stays on all the time without problems, a CF mod should be removed everytime, my first choice in ammo (although you must try a selection) would be Hornady, Sako, and Federal, my mates .222 hates winchester, but of course yours may love them, if yours likes Hornady, you will find them the most explosive :icon_eek: on foxes, literally, but as Underdog says,  you will most likely settle for 50gn or less, the PPU may shoot well in your rifle, my .243 does not like them much, but I find them quite a hard bullet more suited to deer than fox, I would stick to something ballistic tipped, lights out every time.



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:49 pm

Well all I can say is my .22lr moderator stays on all the time without problems, a CF mod should be removed everytime, my first choice in ammo (although you must try a selection) would be Hornady, Sako, and Federal, my mates .222 hates winchester, but of course yours may love them, if yours likes Hornady, you will find them the most explosive :icon_eek: on foxes, literally, but as Underdog says,  you will most likely settle for 50gn or less, the PPU may shoot well in your rifle, my .243 does not like them much, but I find them quite a hard bullet more suited to deer than fox, I would stick to something ballistic tipped, lights out every time.

My LR mod stays on all the time too. They can.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:20 pm

I collected my new rifle on Thursday evening!

tikka T3x in .222
nikko Stirling diamond lr scope
Stalon moderator

will hopefully be able to try it out over the weekend

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:31 am

Looks grand.
Also looks too heavy for me but I am an old phart getting.

R. 👍

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:14 pm

I collected my new rifle on Thursday evening!

tikka T3x in .222
nikko Stirling diamond lr scope
Stalon moderator

will hopefully be able to try it out over the weekend

https://preview.ibb.co/hjQsEv/20170810_2...

What's with the Easter egg and chocolate bunny???. Bit early init? :-)



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:46 am

they've been there since Easter this year,
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:18 pm

 

 

If your tikka barrel is like mine was it won't need much cleaning!

The big concern is moisture, like bringing a cold rifle into home and condensation forms on it and the bore.
I run a loose patch through to remove any damp fouling after a few hours. As you know, there is no coating of bullet lube protecting the bore like a rim fire.

If there is a moderator store it muzzle down. Moderator's are water traps, from the combustion and rarely get hot enough to vape off.

I like the Forrest foam for cleaning the bore of copper fouling.

Externally I use my black powder patch lube. Candle wax and olive oil mixed together, nothing rusts coated in that.

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I always keep 3 or 4 of the Napier pads in the cabinet. Got that VP90 stuff in them that stops rust and corrosion.http://www.napieruk....itor-VP90_.html http://www.napieruk....itor-VP90_.html Don't know if it's all BS but I've never had any problems while I've been using them.
Have heard they work well myself.

I always wanted to fit a 12v bulb in my cabinet to created a gentle heat but never got around to it.

 

 

Not sure I'd recommend that. Fastest way to rot anything is moisture + heat.

 



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:43 pm


 

 

If your tikka barrel is like mine was it won't need much cleaning!

The big concern is moisture, like bringing a cold rifle into home and condensation forms on it and the bore.
I run a loose patch through to remove any damp fouling after a few hours. As you know, there is no coating of bullet lube protecting the bore like a rim fire.

If there is a moderator store it muzzle down. Moderator's are water traps, from the combustion and rarely get hot enough to vape off.

I like the Forrest foam for cleaning the bore of copper fouling.

Externally I use my black powder patch lube. Candle wax and olive oil mixed together, nothing rusts coated in that.

U.

I always keep 3 or 4 of the Napier pads in the cabinet. Got that VP90 stuff in them that stops rust and corrosion.http://www.napieruk....itor-VP90_.html http://www.napieruk....itor-VP90_.html Don't know if it's all BS but I've never had any problems while I've been using them.
Have heard they work well myself.

I always wanted to fit a 12v bulb in my cabinet to created a gentle heat but never got around to it.
 
 
Not sure I'd recommend that. Fastest way to rot anything is moisture + heat.

 
Most cabinets are in cool areas of homes.
A gentle heat source will help prevent condensation.
If there is that much water vapour in a home that adding a small bulb causes corrosion then the whole house has major issues already!
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