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  1. I found that interesting - certainly doesn't make me feel too bad about the results I get down the field. I would love see exactly the same test/conditions at 100 yards. Also quite surprised to see, even with a good quality match rifle, shot under perfect conditions, with about the best ammunition you can buy, some of the batches and groups were incapable of holding the 10 ring.
  2. What's happened to these subs?

    I did a video review of the Fiocchi subs a while ago. Not very scientific but it might give you and idea of how they go. Of course, may well be different in your rifle but only so-so for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEiE47hkWp8
  3. 45 long colt plastic trays

    No unfortunately not Sam, a 50 tray of 1/2" holes is quite a lump for a 3d printer, around 8 hours each - £25ish
  4. 45 long colt plastic trays

    I've just printed some for .45-70. About 15.5mm holes. I could do you similar if you want something different.
  5. 22LR speeds

    Good to see real figures.
  6. What's happened to these subs?

    I'm sure it's to cut costs - to give the absolute minimum quality at the maximum cost they can get away with. Shaving 3 grains of lead off a million bullets will save about 1/4 tonne of lead. At about £2,000 at tonne that's £500 quid, hardly seems worth the effort, but why change a wining formula. For all the research and development that is supposedly going on I think there has been very little, if any improvement in accuracy in Eley , and .22RF in general, over the last 30 years. I believe the consensus, among prone match shooters, is that .22 Eley match ammunition peaked some time in the 1990's
  7. Stainless tumbling

    Here's how I do my brass with a rock polisher:
  8. electric vrs beam scale

    Every time a kernel is cut there is an inconsistent vibration, exactly what's not wanted when using a measure. No matter how upmarket the measure they pretty well all work on the same principal, powder flows by gravity into a variable sized chamber then tipped out. About the only company that seems to have made steps to addressed the problem is Lee with their elastic wiper system. I have an old Ohaus Duo measure, nice to use but not so accurate as my cheap plastic Lee.
  9. electric vrs beam scale

    Several years ago Laurie Holland did a review of half a dozen powder measures for the Target Shooter magazine..I think you would be surprised at the results, the cheap little plastic Lee, although not much "street cred" was as good or better than most. Even the most expensive failed to achieve consistently small ES figures with a variety of powders, certainly not the +/- .1 grain all day long you often hear bandied about. https://www.scribd.com/document/49879348/Target-Shooter-March-2011 Personally I'm in the beam scale camp. A good reliable beam scale will last a lifetime, an expensive digital will last a few years. Not long ago a Denver Mxx 123 would have cost $1,100 and was considered the Bees Knees, rave reviews and a "must have" item, now they are old hat, poor response to trickling and prone to drifting. Now we are onto force restoration scales starting at around £500, how long before the next generation supersedes them or they are unrepairable. I have an old Ohaus digital lab scale, cutting edge and very expensive in it's day, but no spares available now. A good beam scale, especially if used with a camera system, can easily detect a single kernel of something like Varget powder, having a digital scale with 3 figure resolution, costing 5 times as much can't improve on that because you would need to cut kernels. Here's a video of a cutting edge system, about £600 for the scale, a couple of hundred for the trickler and another for the power measure. Fast and accurate - but if you look closely at the video, around 10% of the charges he is adjusting charges with tweezers. This is a chap using a good beam scale (Lyman M5) with an Omega auto-trickler, quick and accurate. And here's my humble old RCBS 502 and a TM - video taken 7 years ago.
  10. NRA Insurance

    The "Field sports" quote, as shown in the image in post 9, is from the NRA's previous insurer, Bannerman Rendell, not the NRA current insurer Endsleigh.
  11. If you're thinking of shooting F - T/R then you only have the choice of .308 or .223.. If you're thinking of having a dabble with F-open, then neither of these calibres will really be competitive, even at club level.
  12. Hello Mark I think the thread you were referring too was on another forum https://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.uk/showthread.php/139418-Stress-Relief-Annealing-cartridge-brass
  13. Hi Bob - Unfortunately, as Gandy says, I don't get involved with these new fangled electric scales. There is a fair amount of information about re-programming the RCBS scales and various other tweaks that owner do. I believe Dave over at "The shooting shed" makes a reducer for the feed tube that helps cut the odd over charge and more information here: https://www.primalrights.com/library/articles/re-programming-rcbs-chargemaster-combo http://www.accurateshooter.com/gear-reviews/speed-up-your-rcbs-chargemaster/
  14. NRA Insurance

    So is it covered?? "Can be" seems a bit vague.
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