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Tom's semi-custom .308
Tommo's .308 'Kidney crusher'This rifle belongs to a friend of mine and is known to all who have made it's acquaintance as the 'Kidney Crusher'. It was created by the Rifle Store and is based on a Remington 700 action. The 25" barrel is a Pac-Nor and is fitted with an RPA muzzle brake. This reduces the felt recoil alot but can loosen the fillings of anyone standing within 20ft of it when it's fired! The carbon-fibre and kevlar stock is the HS Precision Heavy Tactical model and is fully adjustable for comb height and length of pull. The rifle also features an HS Precision detachable 10-round magazine, Badger Ordnance oversize bolt knob and 20 MOA scope rail. The scope is a 10x42 Super Sniper.
Guy's 6.5x55 Stainless/synthetic Tikka T3 Varmint
My Tikka T3 Varmint in 6.5x55This is my main target and occasional stalking rifle. It is made entirely of stainless steel (useful when you shoot at Altcar Ranges!) and has a glass re-enforced black synthetic stock. The barrel has a 1-in-8 twist and is a heavy varmint style designed to resist over-heating. The rifle features a 5-round magazine and is used with a Harris bipod for prone and bench shooting. The scope is a Bushnell 3200 Elite Firefly 5-15x40 and is mounted on Hawke picatinny mounts on a Farrell 20 MOA scope base.
Neil's .308 Savage
Neil's Savage BVSS in .308This is Neil's Savage Model 12BVSS Varmint in .308win (Short Action) with AccuTrigger and a stainless steel barrel and action. It has a heavy fluted, fully free-floating and button-rifled 26" barrel with a 1-in-10" Twist. It is fitted with a Nikko Stirling 10-50x60 Diamond Sportsman scope with a NATO RF Reticle and Butler Creek Flip up lens covers. It is also equipped with Burris Xtreme tactical 30mm rings and a Ken Ferrall 20MOA Base.
Darrell's .223 AR15
Darrell's AR15 in .223This is Darrel's .223 AR15. It features a Cactus Arms upper with left side cocking handle and a Spike Tactical lower. It has a Magpul trigger guard and PRS stock. The machined alloy forend is from Yankee Hill as is the bipod mount. The 18" barrel is a stainless fluted match barrel from Wilson and the rifle has an Arnold Jewel match trigger. The scope is a Falcon Merlin 10x42 tactical with skeleton mildot reticule. The rifle has 20 and 10 round DPMS mag's but uses a bob sled for single loading as it likes long, heavy rounds at an OAL of 2.31".
Guy's .223 AR15
My AR15 in .223This is my new toy. It was made by Mark Bradley, a successful British AR15 shooter who also makes top quality AR15s. It has a Sabre Defense lower and the upper sports a 1-in-8 twist stainless 20" barrel from Border Barrels fitted with a muzzle break custom made by a mate of mine, Pat. The forend is a DCM float tube and the stock is a basic M16 style stock which together give a cool retro M16 look. The trigger is a single stage trigger from Accuracy Speaks which gives a crisp single-stage break. I am still experimenting with loads but I use Varget, N530 and Lapua brass with 69 grain Scenars. I have fitted a bipod stud adaptor to the float tube so I can use it with my Harris bipod. The mag is a genuine Colt 20 round magazine that I had professionally Duracoated in matt black.
Paul's .308 CZ750 Tactical
Paul's CZ750 Tactical in .308This is the new CZ750 Tactical rifle in .308 Win calibre. It was designed for Police and Military sniper use and sports a muzzle brake and a mirage band on the barrel to prevent haze from the hot barrel distorting the view through the scope. It has a 26" semi-varmint weight barrel with a 1-in-12 twist and the stock is of kevlar reinforced solid fibreglass construction and has an ambidextrous height adjustable comb.
Guy's .303 Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.2
My Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.2 in .303This is one of my favourite rifles. It is a 1952 Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.2. It was made at the Royal Ordnance Factory in Fazakerley, Liverpool, and has all matching serial numbers including the very clean beech wood stock which I have Danish oiled. I suspect my rifle has had no military service as it is in such good condition. I haven't bore scoped the barrel but the throat looks clean and the rifling looks and sharp. I shoot reloads through this rifle and normally load a 174 grain bullet over 40 grains of VihtaVuori N140. I have been a bit naughty and fitted a bipod stud to the front of the rifle. My argument is that if they'd have had bipods in WWII, they'd probably have used them!
Aidan's .308 Tikka M55
Aidan's Tikka M55 in .308This rifle is a Tikka M55 in .308 calibre. It has a 60cm long, 7 groove right hand twist barrel and a single stage adjustable trigger. The magazine is of welded steel construction and holds five rounds. The forend incorporates a full length accessory rail and an unusual ancillary rail on the left hand side of the forend. The comb is nicely rolled over with the right side scooped out almost like a Tyrolean stock. The palm swell and the lower half of the stock are stippled to aid grip. The stock isn't walnut and looks as though it may be beech. The solidity of the stock design and the rubber recoil pad tame some of the recoil. The scope is a Nikko Sterling 6-24 X 42 MilDot on low Sako Optilock bases and rings, the rifle is unusual in having no hole for the recoil pin in the rear mount so the pin had to be drifted out.
Tom's .303 Lee Enfield No4 Mk2
Tom's .303 Lee Enfield No4 Mk2This is my Lee Enfield No4 Mk2 made in Fazakerly in 1949, her name is Betty and she is a very sweet shooter having a bore of .308!!! It is entirely matching and is taken out regularly to 300yds plus ranges and has even been used at 1100yds and hit quite well at that range. Rifling, bluing and all other conditions of the rifle are 100%.
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