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  1. Eaton Rifles

    New Scope

    Weird as you'd think they would have announced something?
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    So where is our hero?

    Apparently he has been in hard training for the upcoming GP by going out on his electric bike....🤣
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    So where is our hero?

    Maybe the Queen has recalled him to sort out that mob in Kenya.... Either that or to give someone some driving lessons in Norfolk.
  4. So Andy has bought a 360º video camera which effectively records in a complete sphere at the end of his magic wand. He tried it at the Club Sunday while we were shooting around and last night I finally managed to get it working with my Rift headset. I must say that the view is a bit odd in VR as the unit has a single camera on each side to capture with, so even though it's 360º there is no depth perception, so essentially it's the same as if you were viewing the scene with one eye shut. Saying that the effect is superb as you can literally turn and look in any direction completely independent of where the unit was originally pointed. This allows you to look at the shooter then look down range to the target or look upwards into the trees. Obviously the technology is in it's infancy but I think once multiple camera per side are evolved that give a true 3D depth perception then this type of filming will be incredible though the software will also have to evolve to keep file sizes manageable as currently 5 minutes at 4K is about 2.7GB. I've attached a screen dump of the view, this is flattened out as the final view is wrapped around 360º.
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    So where is our hero?

    I don't think anyone here has upset him, it's just like my old Great Uncle Frank he's gone off for a paper and forgotten why he'd gone out and also the way home, it's an age thing....
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    Yin Tong pellets....

    Yes, we have a tin landing at Springfield tomorrow courtesy of Andy. It will be very interesting to see how these medium-heavies perform. Certainly from the photo Andy sent they look extremely well formed which doesn’t surprise me as the Chinese are supreme at copying something and making it better...just ask the Russians after they lent a couple of SU27’s to the Chinese on the premise it was try before they buy. They reversed engineered them, upgraded the avionics and added a full glass cockpit. Then to add insult to injury, gave the Russians back their planes saying ‘thanks but no thanks as we have better’....🤣
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    Yin Tong pellets....

    In defence of the 9.5gr pellets I tried it may well be that particular weight just doesn't work at the spin rate and velocity of my barrel as I've heard good things about the 8.4gr flavour.
  8. Eaton Rifles

    New Scope

    When those Debens first came out any spare were immediately snapped up and hoarded.
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    New Scope

    I must admit I liked my Sightron SIII, had the infinity model so no silly topping out at 70yds. I don't think I noticed any temperature shift over a couple of winters and summers, great rangefinder and very clear optics.
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    New Scope

    Fixed power scopes are fine, in truth they're my favourites as they tend to be both brighter and lighter than comparable scopes. The problem comes with people who get anxious about 'losing' the target and getting timed out. I would say that if you're not pulling the rifle up directly on the target then your position is wrong, so move until it is.
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    New Scope

    Neil mentioned that the reticle was slightly thicker than the Leupold one, so it just depends on your eyes.
  12. Eaton Rifles

    So where is our hero?

    And more importantly one that always agrees with his crazy ideas...🤣
  13. Eaton Rifles

    New Scope

    The funny thing is that the Sightron is supposedly a copy of the Competition scope.
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    Yin Tong pellets....

    Steering back on-topic, they looked very nice a sort of semi-pointed design and quite long. Unfortunately my barrel didn’t like them, tried a group at 55 and you could drive a bus through it plus I had one that actually spiralled (like an out of control space-station?) and hit sideways...🤣 So many thanks to Andy for splashing out £18 to try these but I think I’ll stick with the heavies...👌
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    Yin Tong pellets....

    Half off-topic if you don’t mind, par for the course here...🤣
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    New Scope

    The x40’s do pop up every now and then, but as you say most get sold within clubs or regions and tend to go as soon as. Maybe post up on a few ‘wanted’ sections and see what response you get?
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    SEFTA Regional Team & Kit . Prizes .

    As our hero would say, that was mere bagatelle...😉
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    And so my friends, the end is near....

    I suppose now that our hero has departed for his homegrown soap box it does feel like it.
  19. ...and almost time for the final curtain, I.e. round 8 of the World renowned SEFTA Winter League. It’s scheduled for Kent Woodsmen and they always enjoy ‘bookending’ a season, but if we have some of the predicted rain this week and next rendering the field unusable, it will get rescheduled to Springfield for the final round.
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    New Scope

    I've had all three flavours over the years and keep coming back to the x40 as the best all-rounder for ranging consistency, brightness and view around the target. The x45 ranged 'slightly' better but was considerably darker and in the one I had it had a fine reticle with target dot so in dappled woodland was a nightmare. My current x40 is quite special in that it has the fabled no.27 reticle and is parallax corrected to give me 9.5 - 75yds with no adapter. If you do see one up for sale snap it up as they are becoming rarer.
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    And so my friends, the end is near....

    Ok, so if Kent gets rained off who else will host the final round, or do we simply push it back a week and hope things improve?
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    New Scope

    NeilMac tested one and found it very good but Iultimately I think he preferred his Comp. scopes which are also fixed mag.
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    And so my friends, the end is near....

    It was discussed in the hut at Springfield a few weeks ago as a few people thought that it had already changed to Springfield for some reason, you were there?
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    SEFTA Regional Team & Kit . Prizes .

    Not quite, you're an honoury 'boy' for the purposes of this competition so if we suffer, you suffer....
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    SEFTA Regional Team & Kit . Prizes .

    Can't be any worse than ETL's 'Field of Doom' that sorted a few at the Champs a few years ago...
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