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  1. Hi All spent time last night testing some new ammo at the club . anschutz 1416 on bipod at 25 m 10 shots each test winchestersubs 42 gr new type good group and tight sideways .5 inch but a spread of 1 inch up and down . £6 per box new type 38 gr eley subs .5 inch group , smaller head than before £ 7 RWS subs best group less than 10 mm ragged hole , very waxy all over £ 8.50 was previously using the old eley subs 40 gr and looks like you cant get these anymore so was looking for a replacement, RWS or Eley for the future depending on what the shops have . cheers
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    Good scope for archer night vision

    Used my archer on a hawke 3-12x50 side illumination and parallax, sr pro reticle for years until moved to a drone 10x. Never used the illuminated ret but loved the unit and now use it as a spotter or on the hw100 for round the barns . Had to get a plastic sleeve made up to fit the aluminium adapter ,so just took the scope in to Northallerton shooting shop where the archer was bought from and the man behind the counter popped out back and made me one on the lathe . Btw scope used at 6 times mag
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    N 150 versus N 550

    Thanks for the info boys , all very usefull I will use the data to make up long barrel life /accurate rounds ,would prefer the n150 as it comes in big tubs . latest results for n550 and berger 185 jugs in 308 were best accuracy at the bottom end of the load range ,started at 40g to 46g n550 and best results were at 41,5g on a hot heatwave day 22 to 24 deg c .got some loaded now for chrono test next time out to play . sets of 155/175/185 bergers 155/168 amax and sierra155tmks all at 2.9 coal which was the best for all the bergers . cheers
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    17 HMR scope and mounts advice

    nice one mate enjoy the 223 , buy best quality gear first time out and you wont regret it in the long run . very happy with my hmr but have had dodgy ammo ie split necks but only with remington and federal brands . hornady and winchester are fine .
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    17 HMR scope and mounts advice

    Hi there info re scopes , had aZeiss 3-12x50 On mine for a while but as it’s fixed parallax it wasn’t very good at closer ranges , so went back to a sidewinder by hawke sr pro reticle and am very happy with the scope .
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    N 150 versus N 550

    Thanks for reply , was just checking a few loading manuals for future reloading. Hornady has in its 9th edition a section on 308 win and a few pages on info for 308 service rifle showing some interesting info for viht powders .
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    N 150 versus N 550

    Hi all would like to know why when using n150 it seems to need less powder than N550 ,the confusion is that n550 is a high energy powder so why don’t we put more n 150 in as this should be a lower power powder . cheers
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    Sierra 155gr TMK for mid/long range?

    Hi All Answer to my own question if any others were wondering about Rt/R values . Rt/R is a ratio measure of how aggresive the ogive is to bearing surface . a ratio of 1.00 =perfect tangent smooth nose to bearing surface , ratio of 0.5 = aggressive VLD types abrupt change of curve of nose to bearing surface . info according to applied ballistics /bryan litz web site . tangents =easy to tune and jump tolerant . versus vld's need to find sweet spot .
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    Sierra 155gr TMK for mid/long range?

    Hi all Laurie what is Rt/R as in your post above . Thanks
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    Sierra 155gr TMK for mid/long range?

    Just for info the 155 Tmk s don’t suit my AI AT 308 but 155.5 burgers are great .amaxes work well too . Cheers
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    .308 home loads

    Latest load for 185 Berger juggernaut 41.5 gr N550 great results less than thumb nail size groups at 100 m at cow park 6a range at wathgill . Started from 41 and worked up to 46 grains , there was some good results at 44.5 but started to see marks on the case head . So now have loads for 155,175,185 burgers ,also 155, 168 Amax , lapua 155 standard and L scenars . Only need to get them chrono ‘d and bobs your uncle . Cheers
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    EU Beginner load development - 6.5creedmoor

    Hi Ronzi for what its worth I started with redding normal type dies and neck sizing after fire forming ,then moved to better quality forster dies and now trying neck bushing dies .checked some old ammo with the hornady lnl co-entricity gauge which were made by the basic redding dies and all were less than 4 thou of runout/ straightness ,compared to the forster which gave less than 2 thou runout . just goes to show that basic gear can produce great results . bullet seating for 308 cal I try to make sure that the part where the start of the taper of the boattail starts is seated in to the bottom of the neck where it joins the bottleneck part .have tried jumps of 30 -130 thou to the lands and have found no significant gains .. Enjoy the learning curve and as said find a combo that works then stick with it cheers
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    .308 Target rounds

    Hi scotch egg N135 is my load for the 155 grain bullets , N 550 and N150 are for the 175 and 185 juggernaut bergers . n135 with 42.5 gr of powder for the 155 gr lapua ,amax , bergers 155.5 fullbore works very well from 26" barrel accuracy int 308 .1/2"groups at 100m and at 300m all shots in the black . with the 175 berger longrange boat tail 44.5 gr of N 550 works great , will move to n150 when the 550s used up .hope the info is usefull
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    .308 Target rounds

    Works great for me ,N550 for the heavies then onto N150 as it comes in bulk containers .
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    Glass wearers

    just started using glasses to read with and got away without proper glasses to shoot with until i got eyes tested and prescription for normal sight is +0.5 for far stuff and +2 for reading .Using varifocals can be making a problem in that once adjusted for a clear reticle if I move my head a little the bottom part of the ret goes blurry ( small lens area normal day glasses ) so got same prescription in some shooting glasses more like aviator style and as theres more glass area the varifocal is over a bigger glass area so a bit less pronounced area of change in magnification . was thinking a more simple pair of glasses with +0.5 top area and + 2 bottom part would be the best compromise .hope this is of use

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