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    FO, lapsed SB, Silhouette, TR & pistol shooter

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  1. Depending what Chrono you use, you will likely see more variations due to atmospheric and ambient conditions than you will from any differences in brass. As Brillo says, I've never observed any significant difference over a half dozen or so different cartridges either.
  2. Leeman

    rebarreling a ruger no1V

    Luke Wadsworth re-barrelled my No. 1, not many gunsmiths are prepared to do them. He's based in Huddersfield so not that far from you. I can PM his contact details if you're interested. Richard.
  3. It's not a problem for Remington or the majority of their customers!
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    Faulty Reloads

    Seat some primers in empty cases and see if they ignite, you will hear them with no powder or bullet. Could be weak firing pin spring or oil/grease in the bolt that is reducing the energy of the firing pin, some primers need more energy to ignite than others. Richard.
  5. Bushing full length sizer & micrometer seater dies. Barely used so virtually as new with box & shoulder bump gauge. £150.00 plus post
  6. I'm sure joe west stocks would have the inlet for a Quadlite or Quadlock action
  7. Chaz, Can't really help other than I remember reading somewhere years ago about a French pistol called a velo-dog to scare dogs away from the postie, which I guess is what you've got. Nice nails BTW. Richard
  8. Leeman

    Anschutz 1907 wedge advice pleas?

    You can buy 3" wide plates which are designed to fix onto the forend rail. Sinclair used to sell them but they are now part of brownells so you could try the UK website. That won't do anything to counteract the slope of the forend but I wouldn't think it would matter on a 22. I made one myself out of some plastic I had lying around and with a countersunk bolt and cobbled together threaded square washer that fit the rail it worked very well for load development on a narrow stocked .308 target rifle. Richard.
  9. Leeman

    Glass wearers

    Drum, I'm in the same boat, have needed glasses to read for the last few years, but distance vision very good. As Catch 22 says, just adjust the ocular to suit your current vision so the reticle is sharp against a blank background, that's what the ocular is for, then if you have parallax correction you then focus the image onto the reticle so there's no apparent shift. I don't think you should be adjusting the ocular against the target as your eye will be trying to jump between the reticle and target. I shoot every week and don't use glasses, Richard.
  10. Leeman

    65x47 cases

    Furyan, You could turn the die down a bit more so it cams over as you raise the handle which may be just enough or try a different shell holder/grind down the top of the one you've got which is obviously a one way ride. you could also get a small base die if they are available in your calibre. Richard.
  11. Leeman

    ruger no 1

    Had a 6mm Trueflite barrel fitted by Luke Wadsworth from Huddersfield, he's an interest in single shot rifles and has done a bit with the No.1, very pleased with the work.
  12. MD, A little bit more advice. The loads in the link that Chris has provided all should be worked upto, don't just bung that amount of powder in the case and call it good, start a couple of grains under and in a case the size of the 6BR I build up in .3 grain increments, loading a couple of cases each time. I shoot over a chronograph and expect to see something like 25fps increase for each increase in powder weight. If I find there is a very small or no increase in speed, then I would probably stop there and try a different burning rate of powder unless I 'm happy with the velocity. The other advantage to doing this is you get plenty of opportunity to feel how the bolt opens (assuming you're shooting a bolt action) and any heaviness is easily felt, which should alert you to the fact that you've exceeded safe pressures. Shiny marks on the case head from ejector or extractor or cratered primers (although this can also be from loose firing pin fit) would cause me to back off the powder charge as I don't need hard bolt lift. That load I mentioned, 30.6 grains, I actually started at 28.5. Hope that helps. Richard.
  13. MD, You can't really blame Vihtavuori or any component manufacturer for being conservative, there are so many variables in terms of barrel and neck dimensions, powder/case/bullet/primer lot and the ability of the reloader to recognise signs of dangerous pressure. You just have to take a view on what is reasonable based on the reloading manuals, other information available and your own experience. If you are new to reloading then the manuals are a safe way to start. Richard.

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