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    Lothar Walther barrels

    As we understand it, LW's best barrels are made from Boehler's version of a PH17/4 precipitation hardening stainless steel. Contrary to mythology, such steels are not difficult to machine if you know how to do it and use the correct tools with the correct feed rates. Think of it as the machining equivalent of knowing not to put diesel in a petrol engine and stomping on the 'go' pedal. The steel itself is particularly strong, tough and corrosion resistant, all desirable qualities in a tube whose surface will be subjected to 50,000 psi, a supersonic flamefront in excess of 2,400 C and metal to metal abrasion. Finally, button rifling leaves the surface layer of steel in a state of compression with fewer exposed grain boundaries than cut rifling.
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    Schultz & Larsen

    We can certainly vouch for their accuracy...
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    Bighorn in Creedmoor

    Great looking gun ! We're intrigued by the choice of stock. Whilst many people are going for chassis style, predominantly aluminium stocks, a fair number are still sticking with the more traditional, if we can call it that, McMillan style. What are the advantages of that? We like the look of it, and it seems ergonomically similar to the wooden stock on our CG63, particularly the upright pistol grip. Does it just suit some people's style of shooting better? Or is there some other advantage?
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    Berdan cases

    We've a buckletload of 7.62x54R, 7.62x39, both in steel, and plenty of brass for 7.5x55Swiss, some GGG 7.62x51 and a few other odds and sods of Berdan
  5. We just purchased the aforesaid ten did us, and can vouch for them being worth every penny. The seller is a delight to deal with too.
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    6 Creedmoor

    We can state, from original research rather than plagiarism, that 6mm is exactly 0.44 mm bigger than 5.56mm. Whether the fox would appreciate the difference could be a topic of further research if there is enough interest in the subject and a grant to fund it.
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    Pierced primer! Trip to the gunsmith?

    Keep calm and reload, ooman.
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    Pierced primer! Trip to the gunsmith?

    Both a vindaloo and a pierced primer can cause those symptoms...
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    Pierced primer! Trip to the gunsmith?

    A minor thing...
  10. Any results in from the Flatliners yet, ooman ?
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    Choice of 6.5

    By that argument, Pops should be focusing on a buying a Rarden. Go for the 6.5x55 AI, Pops, you know it makes sense. We may even let you try our CG63 to sharpen your appetite.
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    King of 2 Miles in France

    In a word, "WOW."
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    Choice of 6.5

    6.5x55 Norsqueagian, Pops. A proper Viking cartridge with over 100 years of pedigree behind it. We have several rifles chambered for it, some of them now in their third century, and all capable of knocking that young Creedmoor whippersnapper into a cocked hat. Slightly greater powder capacity will allow you to use a slower burning powder to prolong barrel life whilst still matching or beating the velocities available with the lesser cartridges.
  14. We generally tend just to neck size our brass and keep a separate batch of cases for each rifle. Ought we to be doing differently if we go down the .300 route?
  15. Hmm, it's beginning to look like .338 is still the way to go. The .300 may have potential but at the moment is still a partially unknown quantity with a few bugs that need to be worked out.

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