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Andy RV

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  1. Andy RV

    Powder for 69gr TMK

    Well 24gr of RS40 gave me a mean MV of 925m/s, that’s more like it!
  2. Andy RV

    Powder for 69gr TMK

    I tried 23, 23.5 & 24gr of RS40 this morning and they all shot very well. I’ve loaded up some more at 24gr to test over the magnetospeed next weekend.
  3. Andy RV

    Scenar 155 and Swiss Reload

    I got the best accuracy at 45.5gr out of my 20” Tikka CTR, MV is 800m/s.
  4. Andy RV

    zeroing problem

    Did you check the position of the front mount on the dovetail?
  5. Andy RV

    zeroing problem

    You haven’t got the front mount too far forward have you? The dovetail tapers out and could pull the mount off centre.
  6. Andy RV

    Powder for 69gr TMK

    Cheers guys, I bought a tub of RS40 this morning, I’ll report back when I’ve tested some loads.
  7. Andy RV

    Satterlee load development method

    Pressure, velocity and action time. It doesn’t matter if the cases have been reloaded or not, as long as they’re consistent throughout the batch. There are a lot of variables within the round which you cannot truly control and two rounds is not nearly enough to establish all of the results which could occur.
  8. Andy RV

    Satterlee load development method

    All of this case prep and assembly effort seems to be completely lost by firing only two rounds and concluding on the best charge weights for further development. A repeat of all of the rounds fired would no doubt result with different results! ... in my experience of a few thousand rounds fired through NATO EPVAT systems.
  9. Andy RV

    Sako vs Tikka

    One more point, the Sako double stack mag allows you to fill it up in situ, where as you have to drop the tikka mag out to fill it. Here's my Sako sniping bunnies last weekend;
  10. Andy RV

    Sako vs Tikka

    The only issues I’ve got with the Tikka’s is the length of the action (long!) and the plastic mags wearing at the lips causing misfeeds. The tikka recoil lug is superior to the sako. I’ve got the Sako, and I’m very happy with it. Also consider the CZ’s, they’re not as ‘polished’ but the mini Mauser action is very good.
  11. Andy RV

    Countryman of Derby: Great service

    Yep I can’t fault countryman, I’ve spent far too much there!
  12. Andy RV

    Powder for 69gr TMK

    Yes 2560 f/s is quite leisurely! I've just read your thread on 69gr TMK, interesting... My 20" barrel won't help but I did expect a higher result. The pressure for the highest RS50 load is low at 3250 bar meaning case capacity runs out before high pressures are encountered. In my experience with 5.56mm NATO using Nitrochemie (RS) & PB Clermont (Ram Shot) propellants with 62gr bullets 3600 - 3700 bar is normal at ambient temperature. I'll get a bottle of RS40 sometime soon and see what that gives me.
  13. Andy RV

    Powder for 69gr TMK

    Gents, Can you recommend a suitable REACH compliant powder for 69gr TMK's out of my 1-8" Sako .223? I've found an accurate load with RS50 at 24.5gr but velocity is quite low at 780 m/s. I need a propellant with a higher energy content and faster burn, RS40 looks like a good candidate?.. Andy
  14. Andy RV

    My new varmint rifle

    Ah yes so they do, thanks! I’ve gone for the lows.
  15. Andy RV

    My new varmint rifle

    Looks great, I've just ordered a 5-25x56 PMII for my .223 Sako 85 laminate varmint. Am I correct in thinking that Sako only offer the 34mm rings in low height?
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