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    Fishing, shooting, photography, grandchildren and recovering from my 70th birthday bash.

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  1. Brillo

    Seb Pod-Pad

    Justin’s spot on. There’s no point in filling the middle two, it achieves nothing. I came to the conclusion that it part of the design to hold the outer two in the correct position and so it folds neatly into one piece. If you fully fill the outer two it’s difficult to get them flat so a partial fill is much better.
  2. I can only repeat my first reply in that I have never observed a measured difference. I shoot F Class, both Open and F TR, so the only calibres I’ve taken velocity readings of new and fire formed are .308 and .284, and with Lapua cases. The op is reall asking a rhetorical question because the only way he/she is going to get a satisfactory and conclusive answer is to test both.
  3. I have never observed a measured difference in MV between new and fire formed cases. The pressure limiting factor is the chamber, not the brass.
  4. Better hang on to those Berger 155.5s Bob. They’re the best for 300 to 600 and non blustery days. Keep your options open.
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    HPS Target Rifles Ltd.

    I can tell you categorically that the present team are top class. The new team have done a lot of work for me and the fact that I have won a fair share of F Class medals must say something about their workmanship. I am also a member of an F TR team. The other members of that team also use HPS and we have picked up medals in national competitions. I guess that says it all.
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    Help if possible guy's.

    I’ve got the manual. What do you need?
  7. Brillo

    Barrel conditioning

    Hi Bob, I’ll see you on the Sunday as I’m in the GB team in one form or another. See you there. Mark
  8. Just a couple of points on VarmLRs recent post. RS52 as opposed to RS50 is the powder with the higher energy burn and hence produces higher velocities. RS50 will give you slightly lower velocities but you can compensate for the difference with maybe 1 MOA extra on the elevation at 1000 yards. i mentioned this earlier; the new version of the Sierra Palma #2156 is a completely different bullet to the original. It is not any where near as jump sensitive as the old version and it is very consistent in weight and dimensions. The old one was so bad in this respect you had to sort them if you wanted even half decent groups. The other plus point is that the new ones come factory pointed. If your chamber allows for the 2155 the #2156 will be fine too. Most MR shooters are now moving away from the poor BC Sierra 190 to the new 200 grain bullet. The BC is a lively 0.8 but they prefer a 9 twist barrel.
  9. Brillo

    Barrel conditioning

    Congratulations on your purchase Bob. So you went for a brand new Mik Mak build rather than the one we discussed at Kingsbury. You had a good choice either way. Run the new barrel in. You’ll have peace of mind if nothing else. It’s probably the most talked about subject in shooting and no one has proved it’s detrimental either way. I don’t know anyone in the FTR world who doesn’t run a new barrel in, so that says something. After all, it’s only 32 rounds and doesn’t take long. Furrybean (Dan) and Catch are right IMHO. Use the load you intend using going forward and get some idea of how that new rifle is going to shoot. N150 and the 155 HBC bullet is a good choice. You will love the Joypod when it arrives. You’ll see more if those than any other at any F Class comp. You can use a temporary rest of some sorts until it arrives but trying to shoot without one in the F Class world is not a sensible option. The weight of the rifle tells you this. I’m not at Kingsbury on the 9th but will be at the shoot after that. If your joypod hasn’t arrived by then I’ll bring my Dolphin bipod for you to use for the day.
  10. If you’re looking at 155 bullets, try the new Sierra Palma 155 grain #2156. It is so much better than the earlier model, which had size problems. The early 2156 was also jump sensitive but this new one, for some reason I haven’t fathomed out, is very easy to tune.
  11. Brillo

    Quickload help needed for 7mm rsuam

    I’ll run it later Neil.
  12. Brillo

    Summer 2018

    Was shooting at Kingsbury today and I’m still melting. Never seen mirage like it except during the first detail of the Holburt Comp during the Imperial.
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    GB FCLASS Web site

    I’m getting an error report. i seem to remember that they were doing an upgrade. Stuart Anselm posted in the GBFCA Facebook group on Tuesday that there’s a problem with the security certificate and that he would re-post on Facebook when it’s resolved.
  14. Brillo

    Tier One 34 mm High Rings

    No longer needed.

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