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  1. Re-Pete

    Palma brass

    I switched to Palma a few years ago..............case life was around 25% better, and MV's higher. Typically 3050fps with 155grain bullets and RS52. In addition, I was able to use one type of SR primer in all the calibres that I shoot, and bulk-buy. (Murom KVB-223M) I haven't found any consistent pattern when comparing group size to ES or SD. I've had tiny groups with a huge ES, and vice versa. I sold my 308 earlier this year.....I find 6.5x47 and 6x47 better all round for my style of shooting (Plinky-plonking at 300, 600, and 1000yds) Pete
  2. Re-Pete

    More scottish bans being proposed

    There's a big difference in my book between someone walking round with a gun taking a few rabbits and the odd muntjac or pheasant for the pot, and industrial scale slaughter by the lowlife who simply enjoy killing and are willing to pay in order to do so, "legally" or otherwise. Rabbits, unlike mountain hares, are in the same league as grey squirrels, not a native species. Introduced during the Roman occupation, afaik. As for the mountain hares: Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework. Pete
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    More scottish bans being proposed

    Actually, I don't give a s**t what the acreage was, whether or not they carry ticks, or are destined to end up on some restaurant menu. I see a heap of dead hares, killed simply because they're presence was seen as an inconvenience to a money making enterprise. . The illegal killing of raptors on grouse moors is another example. Pete
  4. Re-Pete

    More scottish bans being proposed

    For "mint choc chip" read a colloquial expression for gonads.............. Pete
  5. Re-Pete

    More scottish bans being proposed

    Comparing the SNP to Marxists or nazis?? What utter mint choc chip............... Pete
  6. Re-Pete

    Digital calipers

    Bob + 1...........Mitutoyo are the benchmark calipers.................and I've also got an Aldi £9 Chinese special (Powerfix) which turns itself off after a set time if it's not used. Pete
  7. Re-Pete

    More scottish bans being proposed

    https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/mountain-hares-slaughtered-on-scottish-grouse-moors-new-report-published/ Sickening isn't the word for it...............and as for the constant whining, mostly from game shooters, that we should support each other.............good luck with that. Pete
  8. James8870, that weight of bullet in that calibre at that speed would have me twitching every time I pulled the trigger.................something ain't right, and I hope it's the chrony............ I just ran your load through QL using the standard COL etc, and it says 2754fps and Pmax 62920. 6.5x47 CIP spec is 63091 psi, so it's already hotter than I would ever consider. To get 2950fps, you're looking at 39.5 grains of Varget and a Pmax of 79899psi.............somewhere near proof pressure? I know QL has it's limitations, but even so............ Pete
  9. Re-Pete

    More scottish bans being proposed

    Is the big rabbit classed as vermin? Pete
  10. Re-Pete

    Big problem with new rifle

    So are you saying this "rumour" implies that British proof marks don't necessarily mean that the gun has been proofed, ie tested, in the UK to the appropriate spec, and that the proof house just bang the marks on because it's a European manufactured gun and "they will have already done it" ? I find that VERY hard to believe............ Pete
  11. Re-Pete

    Big problem with new rifle

    So how did it pass proof? Pete
  12. Re-Pete

    Case Lube

    Lee for inside the neck (if you're using a button die....it doesn't affect the powder), and Imperial wax for the outside. Pete
  13. Re-Pete

    6.5 creedmoor and RS62 temperatures

    It's a chemical reaction, so no powder can be completely temperature stable...............some are reputedly better than others. When I know the forecast is for hot weather, I reduce the load slightly. The receiver will get hot and also affect the temperature of the round (brass is a good conductor of heat), so the time taken to chamber and fire will also play a part. Pete
  14. Re-Pete

    RS52 and 308W load data

    What Laurie said.........do not trust Quickload when using RS52. Always start at least 15% lower than suggested and look for pressure signs. Having said that, I've found it to be a brilliant powder for 308, 223, 6.5x47L, and 6BR, but a bit heavy on barrels. Pete
  15. Re-Pete

    6.5 Creedmoor - pierced primer at 41.5gr RS62?

    There are bright circular wipe marks on the case heads that typically occur when the brass is extruding into the ejector hole, ie pressure on the high side................ Pete

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