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  1. Quick follow up - Andy has a price list and list of possible contours etc One thing that he said was that "I would need your import license to get the export permit" Is this just my UK FAC with relevant slots? or do I need an import licence, could I ask a dealer here to receive the barrels? He is based in Austria Best James
  2. Thanks Baldie/CW thar means I can just have sent to a dealer I think Gazzar - I am waiting on Andy’a latest reply on timings etc Will keep you updated james
  3. Cumbrian - Yes - they are proofed in Austria - Is this definitely acceptable in the UK? Apologies for my ignorance here. Gazzar - Base price for a semiweight/match profile R93 barrel in 308 or similar standard caliber is Euro1125 - 1050 for standard barrel and +75 for the nonstandard profile. Threading, coating etc is extra I will be looking to get 2 barrels from him - will let you know how it goes Best James
  4. I have sent a few emails just now to Andy and I will ask about the prices for the R93 as well Questions still stand on import and proofing - any ideas out there?
  5. Thank you - issue is I still need the stub Andy Atzl builds his own by the looks of things - and in future you could rebarrel it!
  6. Hi I am looking to get a couple of barrels for my Blaser R8 - one for stalking in 6.5CM and one match profile in 308 The issue is that the factory sporter profile 6.5CM is a 1/10 twist which will not stabilise the heavier 120gr-140+gr bullets I want to use to get the most out of the calibre and the wait on the factory match barrel is long. Given reports that the custom house is both unresponsive and expensive even for blaser (I suspect that their pricing person was taught to charge in Africa by a particularly misanthropic and recently wounded Rhino) I have looked at custom options. In the UK I understand that brock and Norris will rebarrel your existing barrel and 'stub' but my only R8 barrel, in 308, is still going strong. I am not aware of other local options. Looking abroad I found bix n'Andy who have an excellent reputation for triggers and I have them in my R8 GRS stock and a carbon stock - http://bixn-andy.at/en/laeufe/ This looks good and I am getting in touch - I wondered what the import process would look like given the barrel will need to be proofed etcany thoughts on this and wider r8 barrel question? Thank you
  7. 6.5mm varmint bullet recommendations

    David thanks - I'll see how I do -
  8. 6.5mm varmint bullet recommendations

    David - How do you find the 143gr ELD-X's ?? I have loaded up 50 for my 6.5CM Dolphin custom rifles (which is 1/8 twist). Over a ladder test of RS62. They get good reviews but I did see the thing about over penetration. Its unfortunate that the Blaser sporting profile is 1/10 - there is no chance that will stabilise a 143gr
  9. 6.5mm varmint bullet recommendations

    What the barrel twist rate? I am trying to get a 6.5CM barrel for Blaser R8 but the stock, standard profile barrel is 1/10 which seems daft - the quality, high BC bullets at 120gr - 140+ apparently need 1/9 - 1/8
  10. pheasant

    Good Work! That would make a cracking Christmas card. You could send them to your most loyal and free spending customers
  11. pheasant

    Did you take that Mark? Very Festive!
  12. New laws on expanding ammo

    Got it Thanks
  13. New laws on expanding ammo

    Banus Thanks - on terminology and on main question For the avoidance of doubt - I can now make up and use expanding ammunition - cartridges with expanding bullets as you say as part of my allowance as per the amounts and usage restrictions on my FAC?
  14. New laws on expanding ammo

    HelloI wanted to get some specific advice about the recent law changes regarding expanding ammo (I will need to be precise here in my language to differentiate between expanding bullet heads and loaded rounds)I understand that you are now able to buy expanding bullet heads online and in shops without your FAC - Indeed I have purchased some Hornady ELD-X (bullet HEADS) in 6.5mm and 308I have an FAC and a range of rifles of 22, 223, 6.5CM and 308 approved for target use but not stalking and appropriate quantities of ammo linked to them. FWIIW I am an NRA and BASC member. I have just completed a beginners stalking course and am joining a club to learn and be safe. - I am now planning to get a variation on my FAC to allow the use of the 308 and 6.5CM for stalking in appropriate locations.In advance of this I WAS planning to make up a ladder test (rising charge load) of both 308 and 6.5CM ammo with the expanding bullets heads to test at 100 yards to find the accuracy nodes for these bullet heads in my rifle - I hasten to add - To be clear I have NOT done this yet.Then it struck me - a person is allowed to buy cases, ordinary bullet heads, primers and even propellant without an FAC - but assemble a full round without an FAC and this is an offenceDoes the new law change just allow purchase of expanding bullet heads and do you STILL need a SPECIFIC variation to hold assembled expanding ammo or is now all ammo - expanding and non expanding treated the same ad you just need permission to hold that quantity of that calibre of ammo on your FACAgain I am not planning to make up any ammo until I am absolutely sure here
  15. The New format site - problem

    I am struggling to find the "new content" button where I can see follow up posts on threads I have contributed to any clues Thanks Hobbit

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