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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. Here's one for you to ponder. Has anyone tried to use or build a precision long range target or tactical rifle based around the .270 round? I only seem to have heard of it as a great deer rifle etc, but with the right bullets, match barrel and all is it something that would work? any thoughts or experience would be useful All the best
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Hi. What profile is the last one (dia of muzzle etc?) Cheers. Sorry, read it again and the profile is mentioned. Duh.
  10. Mid week price drop: £50 inc postage or £45 face to face.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Just testing the water here, but I've recently replaced the H-S precision stock & 4 round detachable mag on my Savage, mod 12 LRP short action rifle, with a chassis system. I was just wondering if there is any market for the H-S stock as its far too good to chuck out? I believe its model no. is PST114, with an Ali full length bedding block and is made from fiberglass & Kevlar, Uncle Mikes recoil pad & sling swivel studs. Its channeled for a heavy tactical / varmint barrel and is the 4.4'' action bolt spacing with center feed. these are sold in the U.S. for around $495 Any help would be appreciated Cheers.
  15. Cheers Ronin, thats good news as, like I said, its too nice a stock to bin
  16. 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.
  17. I hope you mean "1,000 yards"?☺️
  18. Cheers for that Varm, I'll have a go with that and work it from there. I wasn't trying to get high velocities in the first place, I was only working from multiple articles I'd read to give me a ballpark figure to start off, and while "Quickload" is helpful, I've learned from experience not to trust their predictions on loads too faithfully, as they're quite often way off the mark. A morning down on Short Siberia will be needed me thinks!
  19. Thanks for the input fella's, much appreciated. Everything was as it should be re; the rifle, scope etc. It's funny though, as a few days before I had just finished running the barrel in with its original H-S Precision stock and I was using cheapo S&B 140 grain FMJ's, VV N150 loaded low at around 38 grains, and it was shooting o.k. not brilliant, but I was still running the barrel in as mentioned, and so far has only had 60 rounds through it. The brass I was using was once fired Hornady with large primers (using CCI BR primers). As for load development, this was to be a starting point for me. I made up this small batch to see how they would go and take it from there. I agree that the velocities were a tad high (highest recorded was 2829 fps) and should be looking at 2750 or thereabouts, so that'll be easy to take care of. Cheers
  20. Well, I had an interesting morning yesterday at Bisley testing out some homeloads at 300 yds. Loading 44.3 grains of RS62 behind some Nosler 140 RDF's. COAL of 2.815'' (giving a .009 thou jump to lands). The rifle was chucking them all over the bloody board. I was getting velocities from 2791 fps, up to 2829 fps and everywhere in between ( a little too fast I think)! but I've never shot like that before. I know it wasn't me as the other two rifles I took were consistent V & 5 shooters to 300, 900 & 1k all day long, and in excellent conditions too. But here's the rub. Its a new rifle, Savage mod 12 LRP, which is supposed to be a pretty good factory rifle. Mated to a new MDT chassis and very decent scope and is a peach to shoot, so I'm a little perplexed and don't know what to look at first, but suspect it may be down to the ammo?? These bullets have a wide array of opinions from really good to not that great and powder is good for this caliber (6.5 Creed). Any thoughts anyone?
  21. I'd go the .308 win - 6.5 Creedmoor route.
  22. Ok Pete, I'll have it. Could you pm me regarding payment etc.
  23. Hello Pete. If its the "Accu Shot" one, I'll have it. please PM me Cheers
  24. Hello Varm I've been reading your results with interest as I'm trying load development with a new 6.5 CM using the same powder in a 26 '' barrel. what COAL or jump were you using for the scenars? I understand that this round is fond of a bit of jump, say 30 - 40 thou, is that the ballpark area you're in? I'm not going the Scenar route (no pun intended) but thought I'd try the Nosler 140 RDF's in my Savage 12 LRP to see how they perform, but even with a 30 thou jump, this puts them under a 2.800'' COAL (2.796'' actual) while touching the lands obviously makes them 2.826 COAL, so I guess I've possibly got a short throat?

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