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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. DaveT

    New Project

    +1 on Ronins load
  2. DaveT

    Hornady! Again

    Just my 10 pence worth but I need to feel confident in the quality and consistency of my reloading materials. The projectiles may or may not fly well anyway as Andrew has rightly stated BUT we are handloading in order to produce (usually) better and / or cheaper than factory. If the bullets are not quality controlled, the brass maybe not concentric or varying in weight / internal volume, the powder burn rate varying in a major way etc etc etc then I would find better suppliers with more focus on quality control. Its not hard to make quality handloads but we don't want shoddy raw materials from any source.
  3. DaveT

    General purpose target rifle.

    The calibres mentioned will not cause recoil problems. Adding a moderator might be a good idea if recoil concerns you as it reduces the effect to a worthwhile degree.
  4. DaveT

    General purpose target rifle.

    Not sure on factory ammo for those two.
  5. DaveT

    General purpose target rifle.

    Plus 243 win, 260 rem
  6. DaveT

    General purpose target rifle.

    223 will limit your range potential significantly (600 yards) .......the ammo will be cheapish. 6mm or 6.5mm will be far more versatile and good for 1000+...... ammo a bit more spendy. 600 yards may seem far out at present BUT once you have your drops sorted I assure you that you wll raise your eyes to the horizon!😀
  7. DaveT

    New Powder Trickler Works Well

    I found the Lee powder measure to be a huge weak link in an otherwise great setup. I hope my V3 upgrade will sort things.
  8. DaveT

    Accurate mag

    Unreliable feeding.
  9. DaveT

    Accurate mag

    I did that and it works well BUT.... it is advisable to weld/ fill the holes created by drilling out the front plate as the noses of rounds can catch otherwise.
  10. You use the click adjustable feature to FAR more easily and accurately set the degree of shoulder setback you require to set headspacing (typically resizing the brass to be shorter by about .001" at the datum point on the shoulder than its fired measurement.) With standard dies you have to unlock the lock ring, turn the die down a fraction then relock and see if the resize operation gives the desired headspace....a real ball-ache and sooo easy to overshoot and create excessive headspace. With the Whidden you do have to do the coarse setting in the same way BUT the fine and final setting is easily crept up on by turning the ring 1 click at a time which netts about a .001" change...... mine actually produces a half thou change per click.
  11. DaveT

    Loading tray/block for .338 Lapua.

    Yep....forstner bit and a drill = custom made blocks. I added a routed fancy edge and oiled the wood....included a central tray for tools in a 100 round block with leatherette liner. Completely over the top and bling but totally functional and cost damn-all.😆
  12. DaveT

    Loading tray/block for .338 Lapua.

    Block of wood , right size drill bit and 30 minutes effort.
  13. +1 for Whidden kit especially the click adjustable FLS.
  14. DaveT


    The higher number G1 can be a marketing ploy...its a higher number so may be seen as 'better (by the uninformed) ' than the G7 value of a competitor bullet. Some may genuinely need to use the G1 in their ballistic app even though G7 is usually more relevant. The move towards custom drag models will gradually take root.
  15. Also N570 (95g) but with 250g Scenar....2954fps ex 30" barrel

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