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  1. Who makes this please Triggersqueeze?
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    .284 Win brass availability.

    Just for information I loaded up 5 rounds using the doughnutted (necked up Lapua) brass and shot a group (5 rounds) that went .437 i know it’s only one group and I will test further but if going off that it would seem the doughnuts haven’t made any difference to accuracy. This is my first experience with doughnuts and as such I wouldn’t know what is “normal” when using brass with this issue. Does it normally cause accuracy to go wild?
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    .284 Win brass availability.

    Thanks for the info Laurie ref the issue with the Winchester brass and confirms it's Norma as the option after all (in order to avoid necking up etc).
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    .284 Win brass availability.

    Thanks for the replies. I am with weejohn regarding my interest in reloading and neck turning etc. I bought and still have, all the K&M neck turning equipment but I vowed never to neck turn another case. So to answer Noideer - no i didn't neck turn or cut into the shoulder. I've managed to get away with it for (i'm guessing about 4 firings) but when seating bullets the other day I felt the doughnut as the bullet shank went below the shoulder. Looks like the Norma route if i want an easy life by the sounds of it. I'm assuming there is a supply issue with Winchester brass.
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    .284 Win brass availability.

    Dear all It seems Winchester .284 win brass is thin on the ground. I can obtain Norma but at £150 per 100 it's not a cheap option. What is everyone using these days? I have a KM expander mandrel to neck up Lapua 6.5x284 brass but I'm trying to avoid this option as i have started to experience dough nutting on my last batch. I'm guessing apart from Norma, necking up Lap brass is the sensible option.
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    Entry level semi auto

    For your budget Armsan all day long. The Rem 1100’s are not a wise choice these days due to parts availability. I cant get over how good the Armsans are for the money and if you buy one second hand you will have plenty of change out of £500.
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    Cz replacement stock

    The American stock doesn’t fit the Silhouette. The distance between bottom metal screws is diffferent. I have looked for a replacement in the past but drew a blank. Someone on here might know otherwise and if so I’d be interested to know too.
  8. Dear all I have 2 full and one part box of these (246 in total). I’m looking for £40 plus post. Please PM if interested.
  9. Thank you Laurie. I was assuming there to be some latitude in favour of the .284 based on the increased bore size as you confirm and so thought it seemed a sensible suggestion to be able to substitute .284 with 6.5x284 data. I wonder why Viht don’t list any .284 data? It seems surprising considering the popular use of this cartridge in competition.
  10. Dear all I am reloading for my .284 Win and have changed over to Viht powders now exclusively. I notice that Viht only lists 6.5x284 data and not .284 Win data. I am sure I read somewhere that data for the the .284 Win can be substituted with 6.5x284 data (assuming same weight bullets etc). Before I go down this route I wondered if anyone had real world experience of this and or any opinions from the guru's out there as to if this is a safe route to embark upon (assuming the usual caveats)? Many thanks
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    Trigger Tech

    No probs. I got them both from Paddy.
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    Trigger Tech

    I sold both of my Timneys to go Triggertech. Very pleased. Not sure if they are any significant improvement over the Timney in terms of the felt pull but the design and the aesthetics are.
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    McMillan Stalker

    That is a very impressive weight for a rifle of that ilk. Is it the stock in the main that contributes to the majority of weight saving?

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