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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Yep I’m sure I have that copy!

    Made me buy thisAttachment 187094 Browning BLR.243

    Just as a foot note: Thank you very much @stug for posting that.

    Did the same author also not write an article around the same time in R@R about a Sako Forester where he put round storage in the underside of the stock?
    Interesting to see that back then he was having the same trouble we are having now in obtaining powder, although I’m sure it was for different reason’s.
    I lerve BLRs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    I bought a near new BSA .243 Majestic when I was working at West Arm, Manapouri in 1967, the only .243 I have ever owned. I shot three deer in the first week, all chest shot in the bush at about 40-80 metres range, and never recovered one! The blood trails petered out in the wet bush fairly quickly. I promptly sold it on and got my father to put my old .30/06 Garand and a couple of packets of ammo on the Road Services bus for me (different attitudes in those days!). I never had a problem after that, and still use a .30/06 today. I had a hunting mate who swore by the .243 but he lost about 50% of the animals he shot. There is no doubt they would have died but a long way from where they were shot! The .243 was developed for shooting ground hogs and that it is the best use for it in my opinion!
    my mate had a 243 which he gave to me in a swap for the day with two rounds(i kid you not as thats all he brought into the bush)for my 303 which of course had a 10 shot mag,anyhow i fired at two different deer at close quarters and never found any of them.that was about 1967 and of course ive never owned a 243 till the other day buying a nice win mod 70 carbine for its intrinsic value
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    Photos...old bean....where are the photos????

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    Update- have stripped most of the metal work out- cleaned most of it up- removed rust- removed 99% of the black coating on the rings- will give it all another once over tmrw- cut the ring screws down, then scrub with jiff rinse and then degrease, and at some stage will Duracote either Matt black or Blue/black.
    Will also do same to barreled action soon, and sand back the stock- oil the shite out of it and send to @Hunter_Nick to recut the nearly disappeared chequering. I was thinking of attempting that part bit its too easy to eff up- and is above my pay grade

    There was urethane liberally splashed about the place, inside the magwell, all over the bottom metal, i guess in an attempt to keep water out of the inletting in the stock- which is well urethaned inside.

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    Iím awaiting with anticipation on how this turns outÖ keep up the good work.
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    Anyone wanna hazard a guess at the weight of this BSA Walnut stock?

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    Had one years ago in .243,Very heavy but makes the recoil non existent ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTSMAN View Post
    anyone with any links to how to disassemble trigger and adjust be appreciated.
    Further to what has already been written re trigger, I had some real trouble with mine because some 'worthy' had assembled it incorrectly in the past. Gundoc posted a very good factory diagram of the assembly. To lighten the trigger I replaced the trigger spring with an aftermarket Tikki T3 Yo Dave spring as they are near enough the same length and diametre. The trigger 'Pall' / sear engagement can also be adjusted but I left it with full engagement as I dont trust the slop on old pins etc to be safe if adjusted. All parts were polished on the faces that contact the box. The internal walls of the box also polished. Polishing made a marked difference
    Ended up with a very good light trigger that has a little backlash and creep but is totally safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Further to what has already been written re trigger, I had some real trouble with mine because some 'worthy' had assembled it incorrectly in the past. Gundoc posted a very good factory diagram of the assembly. To lighten the trigger I replaced the trigger spring with an aftermarket Tikki T3 Yo Dave spring as they are near enough the same length and diametre. The trigger 'Pall' / sear engagement can also be adjusted but I left it with full engagement as I dont trust the slop on old pins etc to be safe if adjusted. All parts were polished on the faces that contact the box. The internal walls of the box also polished. Polishing made a marked difference
    Ended up with a very good light trigger that has a little backlash and creep but is totally safe
    yeah mate- I saw that post by Gundoc and sent my trigger to him for a tidy up- its now brilliant 2 stage, first pull is like 1 or 2mm and then crisp let off ,I'm very very happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The bomb View Post
    Had one years ago in .243,Very heavy but makes the recoil non existent ,
    I remember seeing you at Oamaru hut a long time ago with a 308 Ruger Ultralite I think it was? Shit I just remembered that was a forum hunt- through this forum maybe or the other? possibly 2008/9 or 10 ish? I cant remember....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTSMAN View Post
    Anyone wanna hazard a guess at the weight of this BSA Walnut stock?
    1000grams minus the metal work
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTSMAN View Post
    I remember seeing you at Oamaru hut a long time ago with a 308 Ruger Ultralite I think it was? Shit I just remembered that was a forum hunt- through this forum maybe or the other? possibly 2008/9 or 10 ish? I cant remember....
    Nah I was running the mini30 in those days,swapped out the red dot for the scope and got a spiker on an evening hunt if I remember,I wasn’t on the forum hunt me and a mate had fly camped at Jap creek and headed back to hut for pickup by helisika.met you,seventenths and Simon I think it was,he had the spaniel,I had Bronson the GSP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The bomb View Post
    Nah I was running the mini30 in those days,swapped out the red dot for the scope and got a spiker on an evening hunt if I remember,I wasn’t on the forum hunt me and a mate had fly camped at Jap creek and headed back to hut for pickup by helisika.met you,seventenths and Simon I think it was,he had the spaniel,I had Bronson the GSP.
    thaaaaaaats right, I had me then 15 year old stepson with me I think, goood good times.

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    I miss my mini 30, best bush gun out there I reakon..buyback gave me $3500 for it though,think I paid less than a third of that for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The bomb View Post
    I miss my mini 30, best bush gun out there I reakon..buyback gave me $3500 for it though,think I paid less than a third of that for it.
    haha thanks aunty.

 

 

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