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    Shooting Steel, Fox Shooting, Clay Shooting, All Shooting

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  1. biged85

    6.5 creedmoor and N160 with 140 gn ELD-M

    I have tried the CCI BR2's and am now using Federal Match LRP's as they show a small improvement and cost less. I am using Starline Brass as Norma and Hornady performed even worse. Unfortunately my rife does not like Lapua SRP brass, the primers get pierced even with moderate loads. It's just weird, I can get amazing performance reloading my .223 and follow the same procedure for my 6.5 creedmoor but I just can't get the results. I want H4350 back!!!!! boohoo
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    6.5 creedmoor and N160 with 140 gn ELD-M

    I have really struggled to get anything better than 1 MOA with 140 RDF's and even then I get the odd flyer. Out of interest, what sort of jump worked for you Baldie? I use RS62, can't remember the weight off the top of my head, I get about 2670 fps with an ES of 30 ­čśĽ which is just pants.
  3. Hi all, I am having a clear out, I have: BOTH NOW SOLD --2 x USED 15-22 (25 round capacity) magazines going for £17.00 each inc P&P BOTH NOW SOLD NOW SOLD --- 1 x USED 15-22 (10 round capacity) magazine going for £17.00 inc P&P ----NOW SOLD 1 x USED Magpul EMAG 30 round 5.56x45 magazine for £15.00 inc P&P - STILL AVAILABLE All in good working order
  4. Hi, I have a Bergara BMP (remy footprint) do have any reason to think that your stock wont fit my rifle? My research suggests it will, so just after a second opinion really. If you agree I will take the stock and full bottom metal and floor plate All the best Ed
  5. biged85

    Brass Trim Length

    Many thanks for your advice, I am going to have a go at trimming some down. I then shoot some 5 round groups and chrono them at the same time. see what happens. ATB Ed
  6. biged85

    Brass Trim Length

    Thanks Andrew, i always FLR new brass, especially the starline. Well the strange thing is Popsbengo is I have some twice fired Starline that has barely grown an all, literally no growth. Very strange indeed when compared to Hornady brass that went from 1.910 to 1.918 after one firing!
  7. biged85

    Brass Trim Length

    Firstly, thank you both for your replies. Andrew, so when you say you trim to the shortest length do you still do that if it means the brass is then shorter than minimum book length? Essentially, for 6.5cm would you be happy trimming down new brass to 1.904? (book minimum 1.910) Many Thanks Ed
  8. biged85

    Brass Trim Length

    Hi All, Quick question i was hoping someone could help me with. Starline 6.5 CM brass brand new, seems to be slightly short and varies from 1.904 - 1.912 in length. I haven't had any problems running it and have avoided trimming it as it is already short. My question is, for consistency etc would you trim it all to the shortest length i.e. 1.904? My extreme spread on the chrono is not great so looking for improvement. The few I have fired do not seem to have grown much at all. I use a factory rifle. Cheers Ed
  9. biged85

    Long range scope options.

    I agree that your best bet is going to a show and trying as many as possible to reduce your number of options. Just make sure you spend the time adjusting the scope to your eyes before passing judgement, especially FFP ones. Once you have few preferred choices then see if you can find someone who will let you have a butchers out in the field. However, If in doubt just buy a S&B PMII, you can't go too wrong with one of those! Good luck
  10. biged85


    I have been in the lucky position to test a lot of scopes recently including the IOR crusader and more recently a PM2 with LRR-Mil ret. I think I could waffle on for hours talking about them both. The IOR I tested functioned flawlessly and had its features were very impressive - i.e. mag range, the amount of internal adjustment, the simplicity of the turrets etc etc. However, it was a prime example of a scope that will forever split opinion it as simple as that. (optical clarity, position of the parralax adjustment etc) but it is feature rich and performs to a high level which is where IOR gain their following. On the flip side, the S&B PMII for example quite simply appeals to the masses. Everything is done in a way that satisfies peoples desires (renowned glass, functionality, heritage/reputation, huge range of options etc etc) Does this make it a better scope? Not necessarily! I think this is where people get in a muddle when comparing/reviewing scopes. After all SO much is about personal preference. I shall stop waffling now
  11. Baldie, Have you ever experienced temperature sensitivity with Vhit 150? ATB Ed
  12. Hi SMLE, I think you will find that pretty much any of the common target bullets in 6.5 will perform very well at 600. I find Lapua 123 and 136L shoot very well and 139's have a great reputation as well. The good news is they are readily available and good value. Load data for all of these are on the Viht website which will make things easier for you. https://www.vihtavuori.com/reloading-data/rifle-reloading/?cartridge=95 Good luck!

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