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About Richiew

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    Shooting, scuba diving

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  1. Kit Advice Please!

    Hi Ejcb very happy with my rock chucker kit , tried redding dies but found forster to be better once I started to look for more exact and more accurate rounds , rcbs case timmer works well too , calipers digital from machine mart at £ 20 .lapua brass and you can use the box after to store 50 made up rounds ,cant see why a metal rod v plastic one for the COAL gauge is any better but it does help to chamfer the hornady case at the neck end and colour the neck with a sharpie and insert fully into chamber - give it a few twists then pull it out ,if it went fully in there will be a markto prove it fits fully into the chamber neck , cheers and enjoy the better accuracy of reloaded ammo
  2. 155.5 Berger

    Very happy with my 155.5s in 308 , new batch was different but not by as much as 40 thou , best load to date with 42.5 gr of N 135 with coal of 2.85 inch although the 2.9 inch worked well as per Berger match grade factory ammo , .5 Moa groups at 100 m . Cheers
  3. On the range with the PMII 5-25

    CANT recommend them too much, got a 3-27x56 on the accuracy int and was so happy that when funds allowed I put a 5-20x50 ultra short on the anschutz .22lr .can see bullet holes at 300 yd and x14 is greaT FOR THE 22 SHOOTING RABBITS UPTO 100 YDS . SORRY BOUT CAPS LOCK . p4 fine reticle on both
  4. 308 dies neck size only

    Hi one hole just being reading the posts again and picked up on your comment re runout , not had the made up bullets measured as yet but they do sometimes look as though the neck is off centre after the case has been sized .started off with redding dies and found the return stroke to be very stiff as it expands the neck ( using the graphite media ) changed to forster dies with a ball type expander rather than the barrel redding type and the effort of expanding has dramatically reduced . Also the forster dies seem to be less fussy to get the decap pin to be central when looking down at the open end of the die . next step might be to check runout before going too far into the bushing etc route .What do most people do to check runout ????? cheers
  5. Hi Raw was happy with the AI scope mount but changed over to a SPUHR 4002 as this has same 38mm height as the old AI mount.fitted with S&B 3-27 x56 very happy with a very sturdy mount ,got it from optiks warehouse .hope info helps
  6. AI AT Length of Pull

    Hi RAW just need to find the ideal LOP with the spacers then measure the gap and add about 10mm to make sure the bolt is well into the alloy chassis. Luckily i had a box of various lengths of 6mm allen bolts in stainless from biking days , think the 110mm ones were used .Got mine from a local industrial estate fasteners supplier .my LOP was ok with the two wide spacers and one thin one .done by holding rifle and addind a spacer with your arm bent at 90 degrees till the butt pad is snug in the crook of your arm .currently testing 185 juggernauts and have found 155 and 175 bergers very good.Have fun
  7. 308 dies neck size only

    thanks for the relies , lots to try out and think about , was looking at getting just a universal decapper then forster dies with bushing only . think they come in 308 with bushes for 6. 4 and 2thou neck sizing for tightness on the bullet -hope this makes sense . cheers rich
  8. 308 dies neck size only

    Hi all happy will the dies at present ie redding and Forster ,neck size and decap with internal neck sizer .question is would I get more coeccentric ness if using neck die type which doesn’t have an expander ball and just has bushes to set neck tension . If decap pin/expander ball is only a bit not central then it’s going to pull the case neck a bit skew on the way out . Also has anyone tried the 21st century contricity gauge , thanks in advance
  9. Lapua 308 brass

    Thanks lads great info , the raptor kit looks good so now looking into that .some good vids on youtube . cheers for the replies
  10. Lapua 308 brass

    hi there would like to anneal but not sure if the cost of the machine vs new brass works out cost effective .if only using one set of brass and doing the annealing when do you finally say enough is enough and buy new brass ? and start all over .for the price of the AMP annealer I can get a shed load of brass to last at least 10 years worth of shooting .
  11. Lapua 308 brass

    Hi Morse thanks for the reply ,I have been neck sizing only and have used the brass to load 155s with 42.5 gr of N135 for most of the reloads then lately some 175s and 185s with upto 46 gr of N550 .found a few necks with a slight chip on the outside after chamfering but that could be me overdoing it a bit,tried less pressure and got a lyman electric case prep gizmo and only gave a light pressure outside chamfer with the inside done with a VLD chamfer -much better results .Noticed a drop in accuracy lately so might get the last load for the 185s sorted then goto new brass for the best loads . cheers
  12. Lapua 308 brass

    Hi All info /advise regarding how many times can Lapua 308 brass be reloaded before its time to chuck it . Its not been anealed and am now on the 7th use and the cases dont seem to expand,leaving sooty cases that dont need trimming to length anymore . Does this mean they are work hardened too much and past their sell by date ???? Thanks for any replies regards Richard
  13. To neck turn or not to neck turn

    Sorry to say but if ordering from spud make sure its in stock first ,lots of gear online doesnt seem to be ready to dispatch ,.waited for my order to be fulfilled in march with problems re RCBS order so asked to change to TAB gear, order in december still hadnt arrived ,so had my order changed to berger bullets order which came ok when finally in stock january .tab gear found at LODOCK gear in december and was delivered in 3 days rather than 8 months wait.Dont pay money up front if not in stock . Hannams reloading will put you on a waiting list then email when actually in stock ready to be ordered if you deal by phone rather than web order .
  14. New Kahles 318i

    Have a look at schmidt and bender ultra short 5-20 x 50 about 12" long with p4 fine reticle ,locking elev turret and cap to cover windage .non illuminated in mils clockwise turrets . very happy with mine .sporting services supplied .
  15. Last weekends shoot in still conditions using the monopod for first time and also first time at 300metres ,shooting prone and once sighted/ sorted the elevation ( easy job with FFP scope ) I was hitting target centrally and scoring at worst 4s and mostly 5s with quite a few V bulls ,think its a 1 1/2 " or 2" centre . So very happy with the new gear fitted to the AT308 . home loads of 42.5 gr N135 with 155 gr lapua scenars loaded to COAL of 2.825" .Everything working well .

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