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About DaveT

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  • Birthday 03/27/1955

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    South Cerney, Glos
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    Stalking , Tactical Rifles (most any sort of rifle really!)
    Long range shooting and all the technical stuff you have to learn. Reloading nutter.

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  1. The HBN does leave a microscopic coating ...thats the point of it. It helps prevent the coarser fouling from carbon and copper doing its negative 'thing' as a result. There are extensive reviews on the web. Bottom line is ...it does no known harm, it DOES reduce fouling, it MAY produce a significant reduction in barrel wear particularly in the throat where the flame-erosion effect is most pronounced... especially in overbore cartridges like 6mm variants. Its not cheap to buy so a group order is best as you use minute quantities to coat bullets. You should not mix coated and non-coated bullets as you will get varying pressures..... do it or don't.
  2. I am using it in 260 rem and 6mm SLR in hopes of prolonging barrel life. With new barrels costing up to a grand fitted that makes huge sense to me! How to measure extra barrel life is the hard part. One thing it does FOR SURE is to radically reduce fouling. Its very easy to apply ... I will continue with it.
  3. DaveT

    Recomendations for reloading manual

    Choose your bullet and buy the corresponding manufacturers manual. You cannot assume that data provided by a different bullet manufacturer is safe even if its for the same calibre and weight. Its best to cross-check with at least one other manual to see if you get broad consensus on powder and loading weights. In the end you will need to be cautious of even the chosen bullet manufacturers data and work up to a final load gradually per normal practice.
  4. DaveT

    300 Norma Magnum

    Well I need to see my 338 barrel out but might well look at 30 cal option. Still tempted by a sub 50 cal bigun!
  5. DaveT

    300 Norma Magnum

    So consensus is that 300 Norma trumps 338LM re ballistics?
  6. DaveT

    300 Norma Magnum

  7. DaveT

    300 Norma Magnum

    Gents I am interested in a new build for 2019 IF Salisbury Plain comes back online..... can't honestly see myself going all the way up to Gardners to shoot as nice as it looks! I was thinking 375 CT or Barret 416 on the assumption that reamers etc can be had... its early days resesrch at present with no set-in-stone decisions. I know 2 of you and would doubt that you had chosen the 300 Norma without good reason..... do you mind sharing your decision process?
  8. True...but it might not be allowed once the ground gets wet and liable to be churned up by vehicles.
  9. I think the fix involves bushing the firing pin hole to a smaller size and honing the pin to suit rather than fitting an oversize pin. Again and per my earlier post...talk to Neil McKillop.
  10. DaveT


    Its about muzzle velocity consistency and therefore minimised vertical stringing on target. Anything 10 or less is VGood. Read up on details
  11. Neil Mckillop did mine to fix just such a problem.
  12. Also FCSA on Salisbury plain if this damned 50 cal etc nonsense ever gets bottomed out...preferably binned where it belongs.
  13. DaveT

    .260 rebarrel

    Barrel length....... as long as you can handle if its just for prone range work....30"......you may switch to 140g class in future and a slower powder / longer barrel typically = greater MV......Do some modeling in Quickload as a guide. Of course if you want it to do double-duty for stalking or PRS style matches thats too long for comfort. Twist is usually 1: 8 Throating......talk to your gunsmith but have an idea of what specific bullet you want to use. Sticking to mag length will inhibit your options on the newer longer high BC bullets. Along with throating considerations think about either single feeding at longer than standard COL OR if using aics mags taking out the blinder plate to increase COL capacity.
  14. DaveT

    Opinions on Sightron scopes?

    I once had a Sightron but found that eye positioning was unforgivingly critical compared to my S & Bs. I could not get on with it.
  15. DaveT

    Whidden Gunworks click adjustable FLS dies

    They do mail them at minimal cost.

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