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    Wanted part boxes of bullets

    See my reply to Malxwal's post last Friday M
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    .224 softpoint/hollowpoints

    Hi Malc I have 60 PPU HPBT 55gn 64 Hornady Vmax 60gn 74 Nosler Varmint spitzer 55gn 100 Dogtown(made by Nosler) FBHP 50gn 55 pounds the lot incl Uk postage M
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    Summer 2018

    Not good for duck - I put 7 week old growers on 3 ponds,, all have dried up and the duck wandered off(they can't fly yet). Trying to keep one pond going by putting bowser loads in (3 loads at 10,000 litres each) every weekend. Cannot sow game crops as ground too hard to get the plough in - even if we did they would shrivel and die (we put brassica game crops for partridge). So I'm praying for rain - but as I am pretty secular, nothing seems to be happening M (more miserable than ever in baking Monmouthshire)
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    Foxes. What do you do with them?

    Exactly forums have been infiltrated before M (paranoid in sunny Monmouthshire)
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    Starting out

    As scotch egg says but it is an absorbing pastime! I find a lot of pleasure in chasing after the elusive perfect load! Not got there yet and probably never will but it does engage the grey matter. M
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    interesting little problem

    the 44 magnum is a handgun cartridge, and is used in gallery rifles here in the UK as handguns are banned. So all this type of cartridge are crimped and there is no such thing as neck thickness. Both lots of brass had the same OAL and were crimped at the same time with a taper crimp. When using crimp on a straight case, as long as all the cases are the same length all the crimps are the same. I will check the wall thickness of the two types of brass, but the variation in MV to get this sort of variation in POI would be huge, especially in view of the powder charge of 19.5gn which fills the case to 3/4 full As above straight walled hand gun case so not normally a factor?
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    interesting little problem

    At the range today with Henry "Big Boy" in 44M. 60 rounds all loaded on same day, same batch of powder, same batch of bullets.30 rounds in one make of brass(A), 30 rounds in another make of brass(B) Shooting 10 shot strings. All rounds in brass A shot all over the place, was lucky to hit a 12 inch target. All rounds in brass B shot true apart from some vertical stringing due to barrel heat? This rifle with this load of 240gn RNFP (plated) over 19.5gn N110 is a hot load running about 1500fps and normally giving 1 MoA at 50m. Range in hot sun today, so barrel was pretty hot to start with and after a 10 shot string was too hot to grip - hence the vertical stringing on the brass that shot true? So why does 1 make of brass shoot 10 MoA and another 1 MoA Enquiring minds would like to know PS loads measured on beam scale, and when shot over Chrono have single digit Sd M ( a bit puzzled in sunny South Wales)
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    tripod..night stalker etc with ball head

    Got a trigger stick tripod that's seen minimal use if that's any good. Forked head unscrews so you can fit what you want. Comes with thread adaptor down to standard camera size tripod thread M
  9. Hi sandtrap, they are yours if previous sale falls through - will advise M
  10. Note prices include postage, so they are cheap enough
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    Rifle Cases

    Hi, been reading with some interest a similar topic on another part of the forum, so not to Hijack that thread, I could do with some opinions on Drag bags. Does anyone actually use them as such? Are they sufficiently padded to protect the rifle? I have a similar bag for my M&P 15-22, and would not like to drag it or drop it! (no brand name so no grief). I use a standard rifle slip for my 223, but I have to take the moderator off to get it in, and there are no pocket or facilities for other bits and pieces. This does give me some problems, as I am somewhat disabled and can only carry on my back and/or one hand. The AIM bags seem to be popular, but not having even handled one, are they worth the money? On an aside, I see some photo's on the other thread showing a rifle in one of these bags with straps round the scope and the action - does that not tend to shift the scope, or give rise to damage of the scope? M in sunny Monmouthshire
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    17 HMR scope and mounts advice

    Hi, as far as I can remember, when I shot a 17HMR, I used to zero at 75 yards and the poi was within 1/2 inch of poa from 50 to 150 yards. X6 mag did the trick for me - Weaver K6. even new they are available around 300 and I have choice of two for 150 😀 M
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    Twist rate

    Hi - Varm I take your point, and agree completely. I do need more experience of dealing with wind at the longer(for me anyway) ranges. I have no problem with a steady wind and dialling the required windage on at various ranges (God bless Strelok). As you say, the trick is reading the gusty wind, which is quite often the case on my ground which a shooting estate laid out for high pheasant (lots of ups and downs). your suggestion of 60gn Vmax at 3150 or 3150+ is a nice thought - Treetop, Chris-NZ I have some 53gn Vmax somewhere, so I can load some up and try for node at a higher MV while waiting for the 60gn to arrive. M
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    Twist rate

    Hi, I use 52gn Amax over 25.3gn H335. This gives me around 3150fps. The other day I was playing around with a gong at 260 yards and a metal rabbit at 110 yards in a stiff breeze at around 90 DegreesThis required 4 clicks on the windage at 110 and 10 Clicks more(i.e. 14 clicks total) at 260. Strelok gave 15 clicks 14 clicks is 3.5 MoA that is around 9 inch at 260. Your standard crow is somewhat less- so chances of a miss are high!! M (still getting his socks blown off)
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    Twist rate

    OK - plenty of food for thought. Before I lash out on bullets, I think I will run a few "what if" scenarios through Strelok M

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