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    Swaro Alumina style caps

    Now is it just me or are Swaro caps a bit shit compared to those cheap Leupold Alumina caps....

    Was load developing a Sako Carbon light (don't get me started on the constant failure to eject a spent case scenario, yeah I know gotta expect that from a cheap rifle ) for a good client with a "you beauty" (it really is Team Seagull) Z8 yesterday

    It was always going to be a mission, I couldn't find the lands on the Sako even with a 197 SMK... we made a doovery & it turns out a REM 700 7-08 rem has around 5mm free bore & a T3 Tikka has 6.5mm & this 7 x 64 has around 20mm

    Anyway back to my rant, every time I fired the rifle the eyepiece cap flew around under recoil & smacked me on my glasses.....quite annoying...

    Neither of them appear to lock back like those the Leupold Alumina caps, they just flop about under spring tension...have I missed something here...????

    One plus it looks like the 7 x 64 might shoot the 120 TTSX at around 31-3200+ fps, time will tell, its pretty lively & there is no way the throat will ever erode

    Very nice rifle if you can put up with the spent case not wanting to leave the ejection port at all & your nice scope getting marked along with the cases getting dented.....

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    Is that a long action? The short actions are a wee bit hit and miss for the ejection problem but I haven't come across a long action that had the same issues, my wsm does it if you're being a girl with the bolt, rip it back quick and she spits them out no worries, it's also much worse if there's not another round in the mag and I think that wsms can be a bit funny full stop for feeding and ejecting in certain rifles, it feeds sweet as in mine.
    Wanted to get swaro caps for my z5 but they don't do objective only eyepiece which is a bit dumb, even vortex does flip caps for ALL their scopes, thinking of swapping it for one of them... maybe that's the answer to your problems too Greg, throw a Vortex on that "cheap rifle"
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    Sako fan boys will be here to knock you down any second
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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    Sako fan boys will be here to knock you down any second
    Seriously disappointed for mid to high end Euro kit...makes that crappy American junk look pretty good to be fair.....

    They are quite welcome to come & show me what I'm doing wrong......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Is that a long action? ....maybe that's the answer to your problems too Greg, throw a Vortex on that "cheap rifle"
    Yep long action.

    Even I'm not silly enough to suggest a Vortex to this client

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    Nice chambering choice though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    Nice chambering choice though!


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    Yep seems to go pretty well but the throat length is a little disappointing to be fair.....

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    Well I guess it had enough primary extraction at least to drop the case on top of the mag or hit the scope
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    So it’s not just Remington’s that have the no eject muzzle loader feature ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    So it’s not just Remington’s that have the no eject muzzle loader feature ��
    No it ejects alright, then the case hits the bottom of the scope & falls straight back into the action, marking the scope & denting the case mouth in the process, a very handy feature....

    If shooting freehand you could just roll the rifle whilst ejecting & gravity would be your friend, but lying prone or shooting from a bench with a bipod not so much.......

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    The owner must be a calm sort of guy for you to be ripping the shit out of his $10k worth of gear.

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    [QUOTE=Spudattack;699497]Nice chambering choice though!


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    It might have been way back in 1908.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kokako View Post
    The owner must be a calm sort of guy for you to be ripping the shit out of his $10k worth of gear.
    He is & hardly ripping the shit out of it, just stating some observations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    Nice chambering choice though!


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    It might have been back in 1908, but 280ai would be a better way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    He is & hardly ripping the shit out of it, just stating some observations
    True, that eject design fault is just a total fuck up. Let’s hope they sort it on the next model. Maybe a plunger ejector like on the 3 lug TRG-S.
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