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About Richiew

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  1. Richiew

    Which electronic powder thrower/dispenser

    Thought the crunching powder thrower was just the sloppyness of my rcbs gear glad to know its the fault/ characteristic of the powder .Just getting TNT to redeliver the scales so might have some toys to play with for next weeks reloading session . Lots of ideas to follow up too , many thanks to all
  2. Richiew

    Which electronic powder thrower/dispenser

    Thanks for the post ,what a great idea !! never thought of that one . there are so many good ideas out there , these forums are great for shareing ideas
  3. Richiew

    Which electronic powder thrower/dispenser

    hi all didnt want to rubbish the commercial gear as I'm sure it all works well ,but wanted to point out that we can get side lined into a certain product set .we all tend to follow brands ,I have had 3 landrovers which I thought were the best 4x4 ,they all leaked were noisy and unrefined but did the job well once you knew their ways . changed to a Shogun auto and was so shocked that I'd put up with landys and now have luxury ,quietness ,can talk to passengers and still manage 75% of what the landy could do . lab spec scales are always going to be so much better than cheaper models in accuracy , resolution and repeatability .going to see the difference between a charge on the beam scales compared to the A+D scales then weigh out charges as before but using quality kit .might not be any faster but will get rid of paralax problems looking at a pointer on the beam scale .Remember when using scales in the labs at work we didnt need to be using check weights everytime we turned them on, they usually got calibrated once a year . Thanks for the replies , safe reloading
  4. Richiew

    Which electronic powder thrower/dispenser

    ordered an A and D scale just now , trickeler system to follow if all works well . Why do we go along with big makers products that are in effect not too good and not always fit for purpose . theres a lot of much better produts out there if we just take the time or get good advice to send us in the right direction . the reloading equipment makers dont always make the best gear for our needs . thanks Martin for an alternative view
  5. Richiew

    Which electronic powder thrower/dispenser

    Hi Martin thanks for the info and link to videos ,NOW this looks much better - a proper proffesional lab grade scale with a trickler , I should have thought of this before .Used to work in a Lab at ICI and know how accurate they can be .Could just buy a very good scale and use my thrower and trickler ?.Youve got me thinking of other option s cheers Richie
  6. What loads of N 150 for the 185 juggs have poeple found to work well ?? also whats the speed ? . cheers
  7. Richiew

    Which electronic powder thrower/dispenser

    thanks guys for the info ,always liked rcbs gear so will look into them . otherwise I'll stick with the beam scales last chrono was 4.5 sd on sierra tmk's in 155grain .Was looking to speed up the loading cycle but if consistency counts then i can stick to the slow way .
  8. What types are good or bad and most accurate . have seen lyman gen 6 and most of the big players .so would like peoples opinions of whats worth spending money on . thanks
  9. Richiew

    what speed to expect

    thanks for the info , will put it all in my notes /info file . looks like 155s 2800 to 3000 mark , 175s 2500 t0 2600 and 185s are 2400 to 2500 fps to get good results . was just after info as what to expect and if I need to get more speed and find another accuracy node . cheers
  10. Richiew

    what speed to expect

    Hi All just wondering what speed I should be expecting for 308 loads in 155,175 and 185 grain bullets, chrono,ed my loads and am getting 2700 for 155;s , high 2500,s for the 175's ,and only 2300 for the 185's . So although accurate loads at 100-300 m I would like to know what speeds would be good for upto 1000m . currently using N550 but moving to N150 cheers
  11. Just for info the 185 bergers were good, but not what I expected they are same size as the 175s but obviously a tad heavier . they do seem to give more recoil both in push against shoulder and some torque/ twisting compared to the 175 or155.5 's . this makes them harder to stay on target through the scope . cheers
  12. Hi all sizes from old O-ring from my AI mod for 308/ 7.62 ,; 41.7mm OD ,34.7mm ID , 3.5mm thick ring . new O-ring fitted from a box kit from machine mart I think, -- 41.5 OD , 34.5 ID and also 3.5mm thick . new one works a treat . found the old one was worn in places and it also let gases past it when shooting . this showed up as the silicon grease used to lube the O-ring was being blown back along the barrel and was making a mess of the plastic skins . you could also try any hydraulic pipe making company / marine type shop usually just cost a few pence . cheers
  13. 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
  14. Richiew

    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
  15. Richiew

    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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