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  1. Yes RS60 is good, but RS70 did it with less pressure and better ES/SD for me... Armound 54 grains in a 32" barrel. - 55 gives me 2930. Normal safe loading warning etc...
  2. cpc certificate.

    Initial driver CPC is different to the ongoing 35 hours training for legacy or already qualified drivers. The initial CPC is an extra theory test (module 2) at a DVSA theory testing centre, and a practical test on strapping etc. (Module 4) at a DVSA driving test centre.
  3. Can you help?

    I believe that most of the website bits are sorted by Stuart from Osprey Rifles. I'd either give Mik or Stuart a call - you can grab their numbers from the Osprey and Dolphin websites respectively. I would advise that you will get much more interest here - including most GFCA members :-)
  4. My 2p would be go with a straight .284" Win. My initial thought on reading your post Subject line was "F-open and low/no recoil - well thats a 6mm Dasher." But then you have said that a .284 was OK for you. My reasoning for the unaltered .284" Win are several fold - but that's to take nothing away from the advice you have had above. The prime motivator for any of the 'improved' versions of the .284" is to get more case capacity and allow you to drive that 180 gr bullet faster - towards magnum velocities (3000 fps or so). 'Normal' .284 velocities are in the order of 2850 fps if you use the traditional Hogden powders. However there are a few powders you can use - both RS60, but even better RS70 - to get to at least 3000 fps quite safely without pressure signs or using a compressed load. I personally use a straight .284" in the GBFCA, and would normally run velocities in the order of 2950 fps, but I can stoke it up if I need to. Personally I dont feel that need - 2950 was plenty to take a stage at 1000 yards. Any points I dropped were my missing a wind drop off, and in that case your done for regardless of another 50 fps. People will knock the RS powders and say they wear out barrels quickly etc, but if you are tring to be 'no compromise' then 2000 rounds is about all I think is reasonable to expect of national level accuracy in any case. If you find that your shoulder is suffering then you can back it off to 2800 fps with ease, Other benefits are: cheap dies (relatively) as they are off the shelf No fireforming good norma straight .284 brass from stock If low recoil is your aim in F-Open, make sure you use all of the weight allowance. My rig is still 3 lb off the limit and I have used pretty much the heaviest everything! If you then added lead/steel slugs into the but it would be very tolerable indeed. You could also get the barrel threaded and invisible capped - then run a sideport brake during practice to reduce recoil further (just let me know what county and when your shooting so I can make sure I'm elsewhere!).
  5. Dolphin gun company

    From when I handed over my deposit the barreled action was back from proof inside 3 weeks. The stock took a while but I had that made up from scratch in my choice of colour etc... - had it been off the shelf I think I would have had it all done within a month.
  6. Finding my lands and CAOL

    Being over the book length means your ammo does not conform to SAMMI spec anymore. That does not matter - provided you work your load up in a safe way as normal. Its one of the reasons that handloads must only be used in the rifle they were developed for.
  7. Night force compition

    I have one, brand new but it is the latest model with Zero-stop and 10 MOA turrets... PM me if your interested as it was for a build that never happened.
  8. F class shooting

    In any case - you have nothing to loose with a 32" barrel in F Class. You can then use a straight .284 to get to 2900 fps without braking a sweat, or back it off to whatever you feel is suitable and give your brass and barrel an easy life (which is surely the point of a .284 and not using a WSM). For reference I send 180 grain Berger H @ 2880 fps with a 32" barrel, and can get north of 3050 fps without pressure signs.
  9. Any pressure bearing components are licensable, and therefore must be locked up. In my opinion, the action would be the bit a person with bad intentions would most want... why not just pop the barreled action out and in the safe if you're short on space? No need to lock the stock up.
  10. Multi flat actions

    Thinking about it... Would a milti-flat action not help resist the action torqueing in the bedding - helping the bedding resist the forces across the whole action length not just the recoil lug?
  11. A 16mm barrel on a .338?! Think I need a pic of that one :-) Never seen anything like that before.
  12. You may struggle at that price as it's more than a new Sebed Neo...
  13. Touching lands /pressure increases

    If it's a max load in tie rifle when you ate off the lands, then it will be over if you jam. But if your not at max then you may not notice. Just make up 2 rounds that are backed off 1 gr,2 at -0.7, 2 at -0.3 then back to full load to make sure.
  14. Which seater die to get?

    Redding type s would be my choice.
  15. Target Scope Wanted

    Call Brian here: http://www.foxfirearmsuk.com/index.php/iphone-ready For £300 quid you wont get anything 'prestigious' or flash, but you will get a perfectly functional scope that will do the hob for 600 yard target playing.
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