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  1. 6mm calibre choice

    It has a better shoulder angle, and a longer neck. Both improve accuracy over the tired old .308 based design of the .243. Almost parallel case, instead of tapered, means better mag feeding. The 6Xc was designed to shoot up to 115 grain bullets, and handles anything from 90's upwards on the standard reamer and its throat.
  2. CIP proofed items are perfectly legal here. The UK conforms to CIP. All sako's , Tikka's etc are cip proofed only. Never see our proof houses. I fully expect that to change after Brexit however.
  3. 6mm calibre choice

    Not considered the 6xc ? Stupidly accurate and good quality brass off the shelf. No fireforming, a good long neck, and no mag feeding problems. Its case belies its power.
  4. Question to all ex forces snipers out there (if any).

    He will be one of the 50% that were snipers whilst in. The other 50% were in "the unit". They all demand a discount. I switch off these days when the opening gambit is " used to" or I'm currently..... A discount to the first squaddie that comes in....who tells me he's a cook. some mutha must be.
  5. Neck sizing v full-length sizing

    Regardless of what sizing method you use, if your seating die is set up with a lock ring, then it can only seat that bullet to the same depth as the die bottoms out. Where the shoulder has been sized to, is irrelevant. Full length sizing cases can affect different calibre in different ways. On some, it can lengthen the necks, on others, it can shorten them. The reason the groups change is because the internal volume of the case has been changed, and will give a different pressure. To get the most from f/l sizing, you want the bolt dropping with minimum resistance on a newly sized case. That way, you are not overworking the brass. Also, you are as close to minimum headspace as possible. Thats where the accuracy is. You don't want the case growing 0.004" every time its fired.
  6. A few simple answers to your conundrums. 1. Put the VLD chamfer tool in a cordless, and use it under power...you won't get the chatter marks then. 2. Tumble your cases AFTER case prep. It will remove any minute burrs and also brass shavings. 3. If you want the smoothest transition twixt bullet and neck, get a motor mica case neck kit. It comprises of a set of mounted brushes, and some funny white powder. Its a dry lube. This makes them as smooth as silk. Dont try snorting it, off a Whore's thighs though....it doesn't work like coke. Allegedly...
  7. Sako Finnbear action for a build??

    You won't go wrong with an older sako Tom. The only thing to consider is stocks. They aren't available for a lot of them anymore, so you are stuck with what you get. Usually good stocks though.
  8. I like to sit and plait my rectal hairs when i,ve a minute to spare.... Ever wondered what happens to the minute scourings caused by this, on the bullet....when you launch it down a steel tube at 60,000psi and 3000fps ?
  9. M16A1 retro build

    Beautiful. What a timeless design.
  10. AI Firing Pin Protrusion

    If you ring me in the shop on monday, i'll tell you exactly what it should be, and how to measure it.
  11. 7mm Saum spraying

    So you have a 28" sporter weight barrel, that will put 10 rounds consecutively into 3/4" in wind, at 100 yards, and its burning 60+ grains per round ? Take up benchrest....you have the luck of the devil.
  12. 'Works in everything' N140 load for 6.5x47?

    140 , Rel 15 , and Varget are so similar Matt, I've always used the same data for bullet weight , in anything suitable for those powders. To be on the safe side work a grain lower, though I know from experience that 140 won't spike like rel 15 can. 140 is very stable, batch to batch, unlike rel 15. When I used rel 15, I used to buy five tubs at once, and pour them all into a bowl and mix them, then put them back in the tubs. That levelled them up a bit. My pet load is the same as yours, but with Varget. It works in the 6.5's I build, and a good benchmark to test a gun with. I don't load develop them further, simply don't get the time. The bullet being a lapua scenar.
  13. This rifle is awesome but I’d like similar set up but 6x47 ! 


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