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  1. Bert Reynolds

    Scope for 450/400

    I’m guessing I’d like it to be good for 0-200 yards. It has QD rings and decent sights. The previous owner had a Trijicon 1-4 on it. Eye relief is big on all the straight tubes scopes. If I went Leupold I think I’d go the vx5. It seems very good value for money.
  2. Bert Reynolds

    Scope for 450/400

    I’m after first focal plane but I’ll keep that in mind with the reticle size. I guess my biggest concerns were if it would handle the recoil and had good twilight performance. As its half the price of the Schmidt and bender equivalent. I’ve never been a fan of the rail mount and the rifle came...
  3. Bert Reynolds

    Scope for 450/400

    I’ve had one illuminated scope and didn’t see any benefit over a thick first focal plane reticle. I just prefer ffp scopes due to the heavy reticle. I have an older ffp diavari and a newer Zeiss victory and I prefer the ffp.
  4. Bert Reynolds

    Scope for 450/400

    Hi all I am in the market for a scope for a 450/400 ruger no1. I’d like something with a straight through tube, non illuminated and preferably first focal plane. I was looking at the S&B zenith 1-4 and the Leupold vx5 1-5 (Leupold is second focal plane and no longer bring non illuminated into...
  5. Bert Reynolds

    9.3x62 plains game

    Feed ramp seems to guide the round into the back of the barrel. So the tip hits the flat part of the back of the barrel. I spoke to a gunsmith the other day who said it could do with a small chamfer on the champer and a slight change to the feed ramp.
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    9.3x62 plains game

    I’ll be leaving from Perth. I’ll remember this and put my reloads in a factory box
  7. Bert Reynolds

    9.3x62 plains game

    I meant the Woodleigh round nose affects the range. I’d have no issues using the partitions if they would feed.
  8. Bert Reynolds

    9.3x62 plains game

    It’s the soft points that won’t feed. I’d imagine the Woodleigh soft points would be very similar to the partition. I’d imagine the Woodleigh round nose would kill just as well. But they do affect the range.
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    9.3x62 plains game

    The 286 grain partitions did not want to feed due to the soft point hitting the back of the chamber, chipping off some lead and then it would prevent it chambering. I fixed this by using the accubonds and the Woodleigh round nose. My main concern is that the 250 grain Accubond is too soft for eland.
  10. Bert Reynolds

    9.3x62 plains game

    Sorry, I meant Eland (was typing half asleep). The 250 grain Barnes would be the other load I’d consider. But the Accubond shoots very well.
  11. Bert Reynolds

    9.3x62 plains game

    A few reasons. The weatherby comes in a fine rifle, the MKV deluxe which I’ve always liked. It has good long range reach out. And the double radius, belted case looks sexy!
  12. Bert Reynolds

    9.3x62 plains game

    I’ve had 286 grain partitions. It shot them ok, but they did not feed. My next question, is the 250 grain Accubond good for impala?
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    9.3x62 plains game

    Hi all. A friend has invited me on my first plains game hunt in South Africa later this year. I will most likely hunt Eland, kudu, wildebeest and maybe 2-3 smaller species. I have a 9.3x62 sako that I’m quite familiar with and shoot well. It has a 1.5-6x42 Zeiss Diavari with asv turret. I have...
  14. Bert Reynolds

    Longer shots 9.3x62

    A left hand 8x68s on a zastava action with a Walter barrel and a pre war rigby style stock is a rifle I will have built in the future. But won’t be before next years hunt. Will try some accubonds ands an asv scope for now.
 
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