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    Variations in MV

    Hi, one of the calibres that I reload is the 45LC for an LBR. I chronographed some rounds the other day and was surprised at the variations in SD and MV All rounds are loaded in Star Brass at 1.276+/- 0.001 Powder is VvN320 6.0gn measured using a Hornady auto trickler to throw a nominal 5.9gn and the trickle up to 6.0gn with a Frankford Arsenal trickler on a Redding Beam Scale bullet is 250gn LNRNFP with lubed groove and Alox coatingloaded to 1.600 +/- 0.001 and crimped Each batch of 10 was shot in two 5 round series. Format is Batch; Average MV; ES; SD Batch A 753 66 18 Batch B 729 46 14 Batch C 761 74 23 Batch D 753 94 28 With the other pistol calibres I reload(357M & 44M) using the same technique, I have ES between 20 and 35fps, and SD 6 to 10. The only thing I can think of here is that the case is large with a small volume of powder giving variations in burn time. Or possibly temperature - it was around 0deg C that day Any thoughts any one?? Suggestions for a fix?? M
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    LBR case

    Hi, sometime ago someone was asking in a thread about cases for LBR - I used to use a modified Shoulder o' Mutton gun case, but the case below is much more practical. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112448866429 Just waiting now for some foam blocks to customise the rest of the case ATB M
  3. Hi, trigger stick is ok as far as it goes, but quite expensive these days( I bought mine years ago -Gen1). Better are quad sticks, but again many bucks. I find this pretty good, it is easy to carry when folded up in its bag(it has a loop to go over your shoulder) and can be deployed reasonably quickly. The result is not as steady as bags and a bench, but it is not far off, and it costs about the same as a trigger stick does now. https://www.opticswarehouse.co.uk/product/caldwell-dead-shot-field-pod-shooting-rest/ I use it in conjunction with a folding chair that also goes over your shoulder on a loop. The one in this link is similar, but I bought mine in the UK a long time ago, and cannot remember the make - but I can have a look tomorrow https://www.amazon.com/Hunters-Specialties-Furniture-Chair-Realtree/dp/B00AZHG2H8/ref=sr_1_36?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1548092419&sr=1-36&keywords=shooting+chair There is an awful lot of kit out there - it just costs money! M
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    Show us your shotguns!

    Hi' shotguns are my first love, especially English side by sides from the hey day of British manufacturing and innovation (1860 - 1920). At present my shotgun cabinet contains: 10G Tipping & Lawden (London) Damascus s/s hammergun (Black powder proof, 2 5/8 chamber) 1877 10G Arthur Conyer(Dorset) Damascus s/s hammer gun (Nitro, 2 7/8 chambers) 1887 12G Holland & Holland (London) Damascus s/s hammer gun (Nitro, 70mm chamber) 1876 12G Scott & Son (London) Damascus s/s hammer gun (Nitro 70mm chambers) 1875 12g Maleham(Sheffield) Best boxlock s/s hammerless ejector (Nitro 65mm chamber) 1905 12g Abbaticio & Salvenelli (Famars, Italy) Self cocking ejector s/s hammer gun (Nitro, 70mm chambers) 1970's 12g Browning B25(Liege, Belgium) best boxlock o/u hammerless ejector Pintail model #261 of 500 (Nitro, 70mm chambers) 1981 16g Army & Navy(London) sidelock hammerless ejector s/s (Nitro 65mm chambers) 1908 Many others have passed through, including several Purdey's which avarice persuaded me to part with. Unfortunately my increasing disabilities preclude shooting these as often as I would like - especially the 10G guns, which are great fun when shot with Black powder loads!! Nothing like the old smoke pole on a quiet evening flight - especially when ones companions aren't familiar with the sight and sound of a 10G Black powder load😈 M somewhat overgunned in Monmouthshire
  5. Hi I have Lever action rifles in 357M and 44M calibres. My question is: What is the perceived wisdom of using plated bullets before/after lead, and jacketed before/ after lead/plated. Am trying to develop reasonably accurate loads for all these bullet types, but am tying myself in knots - there seems to be several ideas of yes/no to the above scenarios out there. Some times I get good results, the next time out I get crap groups Ho Hum M (miserable as ever in sunny?? wales)
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    .22LR Scope, for 20m to 100m

    Hawke Airmax - cheap as chips, does the job, and is illuminated. Readily available retail and second hand. Mine is an old one with MoA turrets and a mil dot recticle(!) but they may have seen the light by now. I swap mine twixt air rifle and rimfire (QD rings) M
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    Best tool for removing military crimp?

    Hi Michal. Primer pocket reamer. Hornady et al manufacture, 1967spud and CDSG sell them. Not expensive, had mine years, saved hundreds of cases M
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    Measuring performance

    Varm, you mention another thing that really gets me -with my 223, first shot from cold barrel is always off. As per pic below(the first shot is 0.85in from bull centre, distance to target 105yd). How do you get round that? M
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    Measuring performance

    Hi, I am interested in how everyone measures performance of their shooting or a specific load. I use On Target software to analyse my targets, and am interested to know which is the best measure of the quality of a group. There are several measures - Mean Radius, Extreme spread, and Group size(Width and Height). Another variable seems to be number of shots in a group - some say 3 shot, others 5, others more. I always go for 10 shots myself, but there are not many occasions there isn't at least 1 flyer!! Then there is what one should be expecting to get at the various ranges 50,100, 200, 300, etc Then there is the capabilities of Pistol calibres(Gallery rifles 357M,44M, 45C), centrefire rifles(223,243,308 etc), and the ubiquitous rimfire(22, 17HMR) Total confusion reigns (for me anyway) M
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    Not had a problem with PPU cases myself, I use them on 3 calibres. Easy way round your problem is a primer pocket reamer - I use them to reclaim ex military cases. I can't remember how much they cost, but I think it was a few pounds from either 1967spud or CDSG M
  11. Hi Farmer - £50 cash? I live near Raglan, and shoot at SW2000 every week M
  12. I use AR500 gongs in various guises and sizes, but always been a bit cautious since I saw this........
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    Bit of a mystery?

    The way I look at is: Rig is zeroed with the slow bullet, so the axis of the parrel is pointing in such a direction that the loop of the bullet trajectory means that it lands on the POA at 50m. Light travels in a straight line, so the scope axis is pointing straight at the target whilst the rifle axis is pointing slightly up so that the loop of the trajectory falls to the POA at 50m. Insert the faster bullet, then with the above scenario the bullet will impact above the POA I like that better, but 8 moa is lot, and this is very repeatable, and I get 1 to 1.25 moa 10 shot groups with both bulles, only not at the same POI!!
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    Bit of a mystery?

    Hi - Henry Lever action rifle in 44Magnum with Rudolph 4-16x42 scope atop 240gn copper plated RNFP bullet over 6.8gn Unique exiting the muzzle at 990fps, rig zeroed at 50m 240gn copper plated RNFP bullet over 19.5gn N1110 exiting muzzle at 1500fps - rig unchanged but now POI is 8MoA below POA at the same 50m. Now in my simplicity I imagined that the POI of the second bullet should be above POA? Or am I being stupid?? M (puzzled in sunny Monmouthshire)
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    Wanted part boxes of bullets

    See my reply to Malxwal's post last Friday M

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