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    .22lr .223 .308 .284 & 6.5 Creed

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  1. Cheers mate. It surprised the hell out of me, I can tell you!! As for next time....I bet they'll be all over the flipping place
  2. It was the standard NRA "electronic" TR target. I know its not the size of an F-class target, but then its not a "balls out" all singing and dancing F-class rifle either, nor is it meant to be. Crappy conditions, first time out with a stock (ish) savage rifle & barrel, home loads and just trying to get a1K zero =50.7! Whats not to like. I've been shooting TR for a couple of decades with a very good rifle (better than me anyway) and I've not got a better score than that. Happy days
  3. I'm glad Laurie gave the Savage mod 12 LRP in 6.5 CM a mention. Despite the looks of disapproval from some quarters, I got mine some time ago and put into in a MDT ESS chassis, with a good scope (Delta Stryker) and for the first time, I did some proper load development. Well, I took it off to Bisley yesterday 14/10/18 to use it at 1k for the first time. The weather was bloody awful with wind, heavy rain and a misty-murky target to shoot at. I dialled in the "predicted" elevation, made a educated guess at the wind. First shot, dead on the waterline in the 4 ring, adjusted, second shot smack in the "V". Now for the good bit. The following 10 shots all went into the bull (7 into the V). I was astounded at how good this rifle - cartridge combo was, especially as it was hard to concentrate in the conditions! in my honest, humble opinion. GO GET ONE.
  4. ezmobile

    Load development

    It was awhile ago when I tested this load, but I recall it was sometime in spring 2017......So, could we say an average of about 15 - 18 Deg C. Am I right in saying your barrel is 28''? Mine is 6 '' longer which is worth maybe 20 - 25 fps per inch (therefore + 120 - 150 fps).
  5. ezmobile

    Load development

    I think barrel length is whats happening here. I shoot my .284 with a 34'' barrel (Bartlein) using 55.3 grn of N165. This gives me 2800 fps with Sierra MK's 180's sat just off the lands
  6. Hi mate. I know the 155 bullet gets a lot of stick from some quarters, especially at the long distances, but in proper NRA comps at Bisley these are the "issued" rounds (Ruag, GGG). HPS supply competition standard rounds using the 155 grain SMK #2155 too, and nobody can say the top TR shooters don't know what they're doing!! A couple of weeks ago my club (Royal Navy TRC) were shooting "Ruag" 155's out to 1100 yds in a comp and there were some very good scores being put up, despite the bullets being trans-sonic at that distance. So, there is no doubting that bullet is ok. IMHO I think you may suffer slightly from a quite short barrel length - though thats just my opinion and will always stand to be corrected if needs be. As for the 6.5 Creed, I got one about a year ago and is proving to be a very good cartridge indeed. All the best.
  7. RS powders, as well as Vit N140, are used exclusively in my .308 target rifle which I regularly use in club comps, this has a 32'' 1-12 twist Border barrel. To try to keep it S/sonic at 1K I used 46 grains of RS52, and the same amount of Vit N140. The RS52 gets a 155 SMK # 2156 bullet up to around the 3,000 fps mark with this load and it performs very well. I have also experimented with Sierra MK 175's using Vit N550 - 43.5 grains. This works very well too, despite the 1:12 twist, and shows no "keyholing" in the target, even out to 1K, so your 1-10 will love the 175's but I think it would benefit from a longer barrel in order to get the speeds up a bit.
  8. Hi. What profile is the last one (dia of muzzle etc?) Cheers. Sorry, read it again and the profile is mentioned. Duh.
  9. Mid week price drop: £50 inc postage or £45 face to face.
  10. I have a box (100) of Hornady .30 cal ELD-Match 208 grain bullets for sale. Part No. 30731. Price £50.00 inc P & P or £45 face to face I will be at Bisley from this Sunday 22nd July until Sat 28th so I can bring them down if you're there. Otherwise PM me for postage. Cheers.
  11. ezmobile

    Twist rate

    Begging to differ. I HAVE used 77 smk's in a 1:12 Howa to 300 and they were not bad. Not quite match winning rounds , but were much better than I thought they were "supposed" to be. It was, after all, merely a suggestion to try it.
  12. ezmobile

    Twist rate

    I've used 62 grainers with success in a 1:12 out to 300 yards. why not load up a few a little heavier, like SMK 77's etc and just give them a try. They'll not be good at long range i.e. 600 yards, but "may" be o.k. for what you're doing. It's worth a try at least.
  13. Cheers Ronin, thats good news as, like I said, its too nice a stock to bin
  14. ezmobile

    .284 win with 180gr ELD M

    Hello Sean. I use 55.5 grains of N165 under a Sierra 183 grn MK (# 1983) and gets it to about 2,800 fps with a 34 inch 1:8 Bartlien courtesy of Mick Maksimovitch @ Dolphin. seated "just" off the lands. A good, accurate round.

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