Thread: Looking into FT
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Old 5th November 2013, 02:31 PM
skires skires is offline
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Many thanks again

( Sorry Crouchers ... I knew he was only joking )

I'll check out the Kilty bags. Would you believe I've just spent half an hour practising getting down and up from sitting in the living room. I too have a dodgy back ( discs in the lumbar area that cause sciatica ... lovely ). Neil sort of gave me a hint on Sunday so I've been practising holding gun at balance point with left hand and rocking back and then a quick jump up. Sad eh!

I've just taken off the snowplough and refitted the Wegu curved pad. That extends the LOP and is now probably a tad too long for me but the curve sits well in the shoulder and helps with vertical movement.

The rear of the stock on this seems too low and is also at quite an angle ( bottom of butt about an inch closer to trigger than the top ). So with the pad set highish ( that just feels right ) it's at the max LOP. I can see the saw coming out to make the rear perpendicular with the bore and lessen the LOP with the pad highish.

1, 2 OK ... thanks.

3 Maybe a problem ... nobody loves me. Hmmm ... interesting point about the sugars and nerves. I get worried that my sugars will dip during the 3 hours or so shooting so I carry a bottle of Luco and a Snickers which I munch on. So the sugars are doing me no favours?

4 I only shoot November to March. Must be lovely shooting in the warm.

5 I have a Combro and a Chrony. The 77 is using 8.4gr AA Field 4.52. At the start of last Winter with the temp at about 10 degrees it was doing 770 - 780 fps. When the temps got cold and closer to zero it shot up by about 30fps ( I know ) so I had to take out a washer and dropped it to about 790 fps max freezing and 760 fps @ 10 degrees.

Going through the 3 positions with the Wegu back on, it's ok sitting and kneeling but when standing it defo makes the LOP too long. Can you have a variable LOP adjuster fitted with a quick lock/unlock and change the LOP for standers? Anyone do this?

Thanks again

Last edited by skires; 5th November 2013 at 02:34 PM.
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