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  1. 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!
  2. DaveT

    300 Norma Magnum

    So consensus is that 300 Norma trumps 338LM re ballistics?
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    300 Norma Magnum

  4. 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?
  5. True...but it might not be allowed once the ground gets wet and liable to be churned up by vehicles.
  6. 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.
  7. DaveT


    Its about muzzle velocity consistency and therefore minimised vertical stringing on target. Anything 10 or less is VGood. Read up on details
  8. Neil Mckillop did mine to fix just such a problem.
  9. Also FCSA on Salisbury plain if this damned 50 cal etc nonsense ever gets bottomed out...preferably binned where it belongs.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Just tested one of these in 260 Rem. Makes homing in on setback a breeze. You still have the coarse setup ....thread it down and then back off a tad...but after that SO much easier than the standard screw it in a bit and see if it gives the right sizing...repeat until you overshoot and push it back too much! Easy detent clicks after initial coarse setup give precise half thou incremental shoulder pushback on newly annealed Lapua brass...I think their website says .001" per click but I get half that. Brill quality dies...I will be getting other calibres to replace my current FLS set.
  13. DaveT

    Whidden Gunworks click adjustable FLS dies

    They do mail them at minimal cost.
  14. I have done several of these and you would not believe how much fun and good shooting is involved unless you try. Tiff puts incredible energy and ingenuity into these shoots... expect to be enjoyably exhausted by days end!
  15. I tried the monopod bug quickly went back to a TAB Gear bag..... much quicker to adjust with a squeeze.
  16. I will take 500 if you can pm me payment details please.
  17. I have one...takes seconds to adjust... is repeatable.
  18. Ouch..... as expensive as it is embarrasing! I can picture him furtively looking around and hoping nobody noticed!
  19. Shooting the bayonet is a WTF error!
  20. Nowt wrong with the Magnetospeed either... but watch out for the strap loosening and it will be a faff to get the spacers right and the bayonet properly just under the bore. They all have foibles but having both Magnetospeed & Labradar its Labradar for me. Shots being missed are usually due to incorrect trigger settings in the unit user setup or having the muzzle too far away.
  21. Nowt wrong with the Labradar... it will measure MV just as well as the US version... it simply won't track bullets downrange much past 50 yards whereas the US version goes further.
  22. It defo is 900 metres. I used to shoot my 338 there untilI figured I was wasting expensive 338lm ammo at such short range!
  23. DaveT

    6.5mm 123gr Matchkings

    I run them in 260 rem and find that load and POI are exactly the same as 123g Scenars. FWIW I use 41.5g of N550
  24. Wanted for AR15 if there is one out there gathering dust. Cheers

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