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About chaz

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  • Birthday July 2

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    South Worcester
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    Distance steel plate shooting.
    making up accurate rounds.
    Game and vermin shooting.
    .25 Air Ranger (FAC)
    .223 Remington
    Tikka T3X TAC1 6.5CM
    12 bore Beretta A302
    12 bore Eiber Side by side
    12 bore Hammer action single barrel.

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  1. I value Laurie's opinion very much, and have read from my load data pad to give people as accurate an opinion as i can. I don't have 'quick load', so i can't give the pressures... All i would say is start a lot lower than this load, as i did, and stop when you reach any pressure signs. And also know what the pressure signs are... But here is my data using my F1 Chrony. New Lapua, small flash hole, and small primer brass cases. Using Federal Gold Match primers. 139 Lapua Scenar bullets. And the most accurate load of Viht N150 was 39 grains giving me an average of 2779 fps. And a group of 0.327" over an 8 shot string at 100 yards. My writing isn't very clear, but the bullets were seated from the lands at either 2.200". Or 2.208" from a moderated 24" Tikka TAC1 Barrel. And it was a calm, 58 degrees F day. Just to add, i'd be interested to know what PSI the rounds were doing... Cheers. Chaz.
  2. If you can already reload safely, then bar decent components, Dies, brass, and the like. The main thing i would say is consistency. Once cracked, i dare say you can produce far better ammo than, most if not all shop bought ammo... It makes such a difference to grouping. Or at least it did for me. Good Luck. Chaz.
  3. 6.5 Creedmoor Loads

    I bought Viht N150. After buying it and reading some forum posts, I thought i'd just wasted £75 - £80.... Yet I've found N150 to be a great powder for the 6.5CM. I use it with various loads. Using Lapua brass, Fed Gold primers. With the 139 grain Scenar's, and a load of 39 grains of N150 gave me .4" groups at 100 yards. I achieved just shy of 2800 fps. Obviously, all rifles are different, even the same make, so you would have to start a lot lower than 39 grains, and build the load up to remain safe. Chaz

    If you are using a custom build rifle with your spec in mind, i'd say go for it. If you're using a standard off the shelf rifle, i doubt it make any difference. If you do have a custom rifle built to your spec, i found K&M to be good quality stuff. Although i have never tried other makes...I was neck turning, primer pocket uniforming, and flash hole de-burring. Yet it made no difference to my groups. In the end i sold my K&M tools, and just bought Lapua brass,which saved a lot of hassle and time. Chaz.
  5. Cheers both. I'll get on the net and find him. Chaz.
  6. I do like the Pure Beds, but like the mix of the 2 more. I'm concerned about buying a pup, and finding out when she grows that shes not a Bed/Whippet. As i'll already be too attached to let her go by then. It probably sounds an odd thing to be concerned about, but I'm really after the breed I want, and have paid for.
  7. Thanks very much for the replies folks. I have had one previously, but i appreciate all 'same breeds' are not the same. If that makes sense... 'Silver' was a beautiful bitch, in silver grey with white paws. I walked her for around an hour. Through groups of people, other dogs and cars. She handled it first class! But nobody wanted her just because she was 7 years of age! We attended the 'charity dog show' (mainly for ex- track dogs, but lots of other breeds) with one x breed whippet and left with 2! But only as i knew the owner of the rescue center from work, and we had already had a whippet bitch cross from her.... And to cut a long story short, we arrived with 1 dog and left with 2! She was an amazing dog. So full of fun, life and mischief! It was amazing to see them play together. Silver would run across the lounge, jump onto the sofa, then bounce right over the back to catch our other dog unaware! Which we were told, was a whippet X Beagle. And her markings and and ears did look Beagle.. I just wish we could go back in time...... I'll have a look at 'The Hunting Life' . Much appreciated folks. And more replies are welcome. Cheers Chaz
  8. Hi folks, Since the loss of my lovely Milly a couple of months ago, i'm thinking of getting/buying a Bedlington Whippet. I've away's had rescue dogs with various hang-ups that have been hard work, beyond the normal hard work a puppy can be that is... Not that i am bothered by this though. But what i have found over the years, is the last 2 dogs from Dog Trust have not been keen on males. I have to admit that at times this has stressed me out a bit. Mainly as the one dog did nothing but pine for the entire time my wife was out at work. Despite lots of distraction. And the other, which we still have, as we had her from a pup does the same. I presume it's been down to most scum bag dog abusers are male... So this time, i'm trying to locate a Bedlington-Whippet Pup from a breeder, or reputable source that has no behavioural issues already ingrained, from abuse from previous, or breeder owners. I've never paid for a dog before, but for once i want to have a dog that is happy in my company, (As i'm disabled and at home most of the time) and not pine for a female all the time. Granted, this is no guarantee, but it's a better bet. And having had a Bed/Whippet before, i like the breed. But being a novice, I've no idea how to avoid cruel 'puppy farms'. Apart from insisting on seeing the dogs parents, looking out for 'staged' loving and caring enviraments in the house. And checking out all documents given with the various agencies. Along with vacinations and worming. Some advice would be appreciated. Although, my mind is made up on having a Bedlington-Whippet. The dog would a pet, but will go for plenty of walks, and if possible come shooting with me. Thanks in advance. Chaz
  9. I've stuck with Vihtavuori powder since the shortage of other powders a few years back... So just thought i'd put my 2 pence worth in.... I thought i'd made a big mistake by buying Viht N150 for my 6.5cm. But i was wrong. I can only talk about my results in my rifle with the Lapua 6.5mm 139 grain OTM Scenar. In my 24" barrel, 1 in 8 Tikka T3X TAC1, using Lapua small primer brass. I was achieving sub half moa with all 4 groups at 100 yards using 39.0 and 39.1 grains of N150. The velocity was at and just over the 2800fps +/- 10 fps. (Dont have my data book to hand) I'm currently making up loads to test the Sierra TMK 130 grain, and the Hornady 143 ELD-X. But so far it's been great. The only signs I've seen of high pressure is a very light, (and sometimes not at all) scuff on the extractor. And i really do mean very light. The loads all being around 15 though from the lands. I have to add that i started off around the mid way of the advised powder charge given by Viht. I have also found, and been advised by a very well known reloader on this forum that Viht are very conservative in their load data. And have found this to be very true. Cheers Chaz
  10. I love the K98, and have always wanted one. If i hadn't just spent 3K on a 6.5cm set-up i'd of had that. Typical..... Looks really nice. Good luck with the sale. Bump.
  11. That whole set-up in the picture looks awesome Varm! Especially the stock!
  12. I've shot at 300 and 600 at the Kingsbury Range, through the club i was a member of then, called 'Offa's Dyke'. I was using my basic skinny barrel 24" (I believe) Certainly not a 20"... You will need something like the now 75 grain ELD Match, (previously the 'A-Max' in Hornady flavour) From memory i needed 14-15 moa to hit the 600 yard target. Not sure if you're reloading. I do, and at the time i used a converted Tikka mag that accepted very long, (for .223) rounds. The only thing i found a pain, is the height of the comb, (cheek rest). It was too low to see through the scope properly. I bought an 'Accu-Riser' cheek piece from www.accu-riser.com A great bit of kit, (Less than £20 delivered in a week from the USA). I unscrewed the supplied very low cheek piece, and used one of the holes already there to screw my 'accu-riser' on. Then marked and pilot drilled the second hole (closest to the butt) and self tapped it with the second screw provided. You then have 2 rubber type cheek pieces (that clip on securely), basically low and medium/high. I only needed the low/medium. I mentioned this, as the bag type you velcro on just move about, and look pants. You will get the best out of the .223 if you reload. But if you're just after the fun factor, then just crack on with whatever you buy. I agree that at this point there's no need to buy a 'better' scope. Albeit, more magnification may be better. You need to know if you get on doing long range and enjoy it.... As regards ammo. If you end up reloading, then you can just buy a plastic 'sled' that goes into the magazine like a round. They're cheap to buy... Then with the bolt open you can single feed by hand. Which is fine if you're target shooting like i did, as you shoot a shot, then your 'shooting buddy' will take his shot. You'll also need a chamber 'safe' flag. The pole of the flag goes in the chamber and the flag is clear to see by anyone with the bolt back. That way the RO will know the rifle is clear. Apologies if i'm teaching you to suck eggs. Just my observations from your posts... Have fun. Jamie
  13. ase sl7

    I've a Triton Predator on my 6.5CM and i'm really pleased with it. The only negative i can say about it, is that it gets hotter than the barrel on my Tikka TAC1 6.5mm. No idea why...
  14. What we wear should have no reflection on what we do, or what we 'are' The clothing is for a purpose for 99% of shooters.
  15. I'm going to post this without reading any of the posts. Just the header... 'Is the image of the British shooter important' I don't think anyone could narrow down a 'British Shooter'?? We come in so many shapes, sizes, temperament's, ages, back grounds, and life experiences. From the single young man with an air rifle to ex and current SF. I really don't think anyone could cram us all in the same box. Which is what makes UK shooters so interesting. Maybe i'm alone on this way of thinking....?? We are, and can be what we want to be. I laugh at what i would call 'snobs in tweed plus fours/ breeches' But they probably laugh at 'my kind'. That's what keeps me on the forums. We're such a diverse group. Some very nice giving folks, to those, that, well shall we just say don't give.... Anyway. A happy new year to all of you. I felt all 'Bob Cratchit' then!

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