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    Squirrel, Rabbit, Fox, Deer, Game Birds, Fishing. Air Rifle, Rimfire, Centrefire, Shotgun. Paper punching, clays and Hunting

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  1. Must be worth a look, these are new to me, but be careful of Marketing Language Spot animals out to 500yards with clear useable beam identification out to 400yards. Just the same, those figures MAY mean you can shoot out to 200!
  2. Some people will hail the HMR with much further distance, I actually agree on 130 yards and I'm easy up to that sort of distance with the HMR or WMR. If I know I'll be shooting further I take something bigger! Wind is an issue with every calibre, some more than others, but the HMR has a wind drift issue that I personally think is a bit overdone! Just the same, if you are in a particularly windy location and looking at medium,/long shots regularly, then perhaps a step up from HMR is a good idea!
  3. The HMR has somehow developed a reputation for wind issues, the .22lr is WORSE, so I don't get it! Check out the Federal site you can compare the ammo!
  4. I'm coming to this late and admit I've read none of the replies, but why a 22-250 if you already have a .243? Plenty of light loads for the .243, in particular the 55/58g V-max which are a pussycat tp shoot and brilliant for fox etc!
  5. Check the usual places, guntrader etc, but be careful if it really is cheap, there will usually be a reason!
  6. I thought this would be easy but I can't find an answer. Best I have is Midnight Central European time which I am told is 23.00 UK. Can someone please confirm the UK time we actually leave. I'm planning a party and fireworks and it would be more than embarrassing if I got the time wrong! MANY THANKS!
  7. Its about bullet weight and powder load, generally you will find 22-250 will recoil more than others in the group, but as SD said not a lot. You are not chucking a 150g++++ bullet downrange with a 22-250.
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    Chrome plating

    ???? Its got to be chrome/silver, not the gold type colour!
  9. Seems the mild weather is making them wake up, I've seen both wasp and bee already, and just seen the referee stung at the Masters Snooker. Funny old world, if we get a cold spell now which kills them all off it could be quiet season!
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    Chrome plating

    Thanks all, making enquiries of Powder coaters...estimate to chrome plate the stuff in my picture is £300...wasn't expecting quite that much, still a lot cheaper than buying/fitting new fire!
  11. Deker

    Chrome plating

    Thanks, emailed them pics asking for advice/costs! Found someone else in Wembley and in Alton, they all seem a fair way off, such is life! Edit...…. thought about Powder Coat, but concerned about temperatures, top centre of fire surround gets VERY hot (too hot to touch), the rest seems ok, need to find out more about Powdercoat, is there very high temperature stuff about?
  12. Decorating time and I was going to get a new gas fire for the living room in Chrome, the gold is going, Then I thought about getting it chrome plated, the fire works fine, just the wrong colour. I need all this plated, the grate front can all get done, not jut the gold bits. Anyone know anything about chrome plating, any idea of costs or where I can get it done, as close to Reading as possible. Cheers
  13. Now there's a strange thing, many here have spoken about various rimfires bouncing on their quarry, of course it can happen, but I actually witnessed a .204 splash on a fox, fortunately the guy shooting was alert and good and got another off quick, one regret I have is never taking a picture of the splash. Some who have .204 swear by them, others have moved on quickly and whichever way you look at it .204 has not taken off in the UK.
  14. I deal with a lot of foxes, and a lot in peoples back gardens. .22lr, HMR and WMR are all very capable of fox. Of course there are times a C/F will prevail, but comments I hear regularly that rimfire is no use on fox you need centrefire is bollocks, It's about the situation!!! Same with head/chest/bib shots, none are better than the other, you have to weigh up every situation and place the shot to best advantage. .
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