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  1. 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 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 .
  4. Drone/Rifle dilemma

    Hi All Alan Rhone website has pic rails that slide onto dovetails and lock with 2 big screws , very solid as have one on my anschutz 64 action for mounting the drone 10x to. these can be specced with diferent moa slant although mine just zero/ flat .also saw some rails in gunmart Britannia ??? look rather good as they have a cut out for the ejection port . dont buy any that clamp on with side bolts / screws as they foul on the drone quick release parts as I found out to my own cost . hope this helps cheers Richie
  5. Hi Allswell WOW !!! what a difference it makes .ordered the parts monday and they came wednesday , plucked up the courage today on day off to start cutting the plastic side plates after removal . cut them with a junior hacksaw and finished off the edges with some needle files ,cut the internal webs off with a small pair of electrical sidecutters . Even with the extra spacers fitted for my long arms the supplied allen bolt fitted a treat. Been laying on the upstairs floor getting the comb reset and experimenting with eye relief on the scope .Massive difference in head position returning to same spot and reduction of paralax hopefully . Bipod adapter fitted to underside of front stock lifts the front of rifle up just the right amount to suit a very flat prone position with a little bit of barrel elevation .As found last weekend the normal bipod mount position seemed too flat for the army range when we needed our targets to be a minimum 70 cm above the ground to clear the regulations re moving targets . All them poor groups might just be my fault now Ive got a steady platform . Thanks Richie
  6. Hi allswell Brilliant !! just what I needed , will be onto Graham at sporting services today cheers Richie
  7. Hi Allswell lovely bit of kit ,I also have an AT and would like to fit the rear monopod - how easy is it to fit ?? . also have you info as where you got the adaptor to fit the bipod under the front stock . cheers Richie
  8. Drone pro 10x vs Pulsar N355

    Hi vmax sorry for late reply , as for daylight use for the drone pro 10x. the HMR has had this scope fitted from may and has been used weekly in daytime till its dark then take off the front pink coloured filter and carry on shooting till its really dark then turn on the IR .Image quality in daytime is very good if scanning slowly ie refresh rate keeps up with the movement ,if scanning too quickly picture quality and colour rendition drops but then comes back to full quality when you stop on the target . normal cr123 batteries last a months shooting - 4 times out shooting and 3 hours each session turning unit on when target spotted and ranged with binos, built a battery box for 2x 18650 batteries with voltage regulator to supply 6v and this is still at 100% after 6 sesions out even after using the drone as a spotter so very happy with the extended battery life . Hope the info helps cheers Richie
  9. 308 175 gr bullet makes which works best

    Hi ALL Info re the 175gr berger LRBT . loaded a set up of 5each of these with N550 powder starting at 43 grains upto 46.5 in half grain jumps. 43 g all close together 1" 1/2 group 43.5 g as above 44 g big group 2" 44.5 best group 1/2 " 45 g 3/4 " group 45.5g 1" group with vertical spread 46 g 1" group 46.5 g 1 1/4 " group Shot at 100m on a windy snowy day at Blackbeck catterick, Accuracy international AT 308 26" barrel , Lapua brass COAL 2.81 as per berger loading manual . Also tried some 168 gr Amax with N550 ,45 grns 2.81 coal , only had 5 but got just under 3/4" group . Only reason for the N550 was that local shop had it in stock ,would have liked to try N150 , maybe next time ? cheers Richard
  10. Hi All Found good results with Lapua scenar and scenar L , berger 155.5 fullbore ,amax 155 ,and sierra 155 tmk's. Question is I would like to try either 175 /185 weight bullets from the same makers and would like to hear peoples views regarding - secant /tangent/hybrid successes . Rifle is Accuracy International AT 308 which seems to have long throat but shoots well with coal lengths of 2.8 to 2.9 .Thanks in advance for your replies . Cheers Richie
  11. Drone pro 10x vs Pulsar N355

    Hi VMAX started off with a nite sight then moved up to an archer image intensifier and now on a drone pro 10x , drone mounted on the 17hmr and is used for daytime and night shooting with a NM 800 ir for night time . absolutely love it ,bought at the northern shooting show in may and used weekly till the xmas break .max distance was at 174 yds on fox that dropped to head shot so very happy with the product. happy new year to all
  12. Hi All Anyone with info regarding how to get hold of the extended battery pack for drone pro , have looked at US sites and not sure if they export to UK . Have tried night vision UK but they are usually not in stock and don't answer emails . Thanks Richie
  13. Drone pro extended battery

    Thanks very much for the replies , got some great ideas for designing a small battery box /regulator for the drone .goin to be lots cheaper than the armasight and can turn the volts down to 6v so well safe even with full charged batteries .cheers phoenix for the ebay part links .
  14. Drone pro extended battery

    just found on hobbyking R/C a battery box to hold 2x18650 batteries made by FAT SHARK ,£17 ish unfortunately will need an inline regulator so will give it a go . battery life should last a few months .....
  15. Drone pro extended battery

    Cheers for info , looks like a trip to Maplins for some bits .
  16. Just some info regarding reloading rcbs rock chuck 4 kit from spud1967 ,powder trickle r to get spot on loads , lapua cases , try a few makes of quality bullets same with powders .berger hornady and nosler manuals to get a feel for best powder amounts . Ordered from spud and a few minutes later he rang me to further discuss my requirements good service . Have upgraded to Forster dies and am very happy with the setup .takes a few nights work to clean and load up 200 rounds . Start low and build up powder charge in half grain jumps , worked off max load minus 10% to find start point. Stick to makers case overall length to start with until you find a good powder combo then fiddle with bullet seating depth. Enjoy
  17. Hi Ralph factory ammo wise i have tried ppu-not too good at 2" groups at 100m and also hornady match 168 g -which were very good also normal hornady bthp which were good too ,not sure if 155/168 grains .tried some radway green ammo from 1985 these shot just as good and were very cheap ,check out the posts on 308 reloading or 175 gr 308s to get e few ideas where to go for home loading .save the brass for later ,.if you find some good cheap ammo that works use this for practice then later fine tune and go the reloading route. still looking for the best load a year on from reloading !! thought i had a good load then after a windy day at catterick ranges it wasnt as expected -poss just me shivering tho? If all else fails just enjoy making a big bang then go home and retry the loads that worked so keep a log or notebook as you shoot to look back on later/take photos with phone helps . cheers AI AT 308 26" barrel
  18. 308 175 gr bullet makes which works best

    Thanks gbal good info and advice as usual cheers , the Amaxes were very consistant along with the tmk and lapua L `s ,the lapua normal line were the worst but still 3/4 moa all loaded to 2.85 coal , made another load to 2.825 to play with for next time . looking back on notes from earlier this year all the bullets worked well at 2.80 coal as per the loading manuals -hornady ,nosler ,and berger at recommended 2.810 " .so apart from trying at 2.875 " Ive done 2.8,2.85, 2.9 mag length , and the results have been pretty much the same .must have very tolerant jump rifle/bullets . BTW I accidentally bent one of the amax tips quite badly and shot it anyway , didnt affect the accuracy although only at 100m .Its time to load up and enjoy shooting ,if the weathers good get the good stuff out if not shoot the second best but still have a great time .
  19. More info regarding cleaning the AI moderator ,as posted before I always had trouble cleaning the area where it screws onto the bake usually spending hours with a screwdriver slowly scraping away crud/carbon , . PROBLEM SOLVED . Just bought KG industries kg1 carbon remover so thought I`d give it a go on the mod and hey presto one clean mod ,just followed instructions on the bottle and no more crud etc cleaned up so easy .Worked well on the barrell too and what came out the end cleaned the muzzle brake aswell . Happy days
  20. 308 175 gr bullet makes which works best

    Checked my 155 tmks at the range today and found that the green bit where it joins the copper part is slighly wider than the copper body ,still performed well though . 155.5 bergers were the top performers today . see other post in favourite hand loads . got some berger 175 lrbt that came in the post this week so looking forward to trying these soon . Enjoy the weekend
  21. .308 home loads

    Just got back from Deerpark at Catterick today 10mph crosswind , rain then sun ie the usual mix . As before the Berger 155.5 were the best grouping 0.5 moa second best Amaxes , equal 3rd Lapua L and the Sierra TMK , lastly the Lapua scenars even though still at .75 moa . All seated at 2.85 COAL ,150 bullets down range -a great day . 50 bergers left over so reseated these to 2.825 to try next time .Forster die was set up for a zero point of 2.85 coal so was just a matter of turning the knob one turn down which seats 25 thou deeper and hey presto job done . Looking back on previous results the 155 amaxes were the previous best groups at < .5 moa when seated at 2.800 coal as per Hornady manual . All groups 5 shot and the ones that were very good kept going till had a ragged hole with 10 shots through .5 moa . only allowed 100m today so well happy . rifle now cleaned and chilling with a beer cheers all
  22. .308 home loads

    Hi all first post so go easy rifle is accuracy int At 308 with 1 in 12 twist 26" barrel , started with ppu ammo and got 2" groups at 100 m , not impressed !!. changed to hornady factory ammo 155 amax and 168 gr hpbt and got much better groups but still not as expected .moved onto home loading with viht n135 powder starting at 39 gr and moving up in.5 jumps to 43 grs using the hornady cases and lapua 155gr scenars and 155 amax s . getting good results now with a sweet spot with both bullets at 42.5 gr and 2.8 " coal .75 " groups .still not happy so moved the seating depth around and got a hornady length gauge to measure cbto . berger fullbore 2.2" cbto coal 2.889 lapua scenar l 2.243 cbto coal 2.842 Amax 2.223 cbto coal 2.845 sierra tmk 2.223 cbto coal 2.94 All above 155 gr apart from berger 155.5 s . accuracy has improved dramatically with best being berger fullbores at a 5 shot group with 3 through same hole and another two touching - less than 12mm ,. also 10 shots through hole less than a thumb nail . Amax s are second best and are less finicky in seating depth also cheaper . some of the seating depths seemed a tad too short so moved to 2.85 coal with the bergers and had 5mm of bullet in the case now all at 2.85 coal - amaxcbto 2.225, scenar l cbto 2.250 ,sierra tmk 2.135 cbto ,berger 2.249 cbto Happy days now with small groups less than .5" for 10 shots if I keep my cool and stay consistent at 100m cases neck sized only, now onto Lapua brass, and primers are whatever is available ( cci / fiocchi ) hope this helps any new boys cheers
  23. 308 175 gr bullet makes which works best

    Hi Cienfuegos What powder of the Viht series are you using ??
  24. 308 175 gr bullet makes which works best

    checked my 155 tmks and can see a step where the tip joins the copper , Amax `s are a much better seamless join .sent out some emails to check on availability of Bergers so will see what turns up . thanks for the info ,it does pay to get as much info as poss . as they say knowledge is power !!
  25. 308 175 gr bullet makes which works best

    Cheers Stu47 when and where were the TMKs From as it might put me off buying too many . berger quality does seem to be very consistent ,175lrbt and 185 jugs are my next to try , although for the 155.5 FB the sizes quoted in their reloading manual doesnt match actual measured with digital calipers. Re 155s have some lapua scenar-L and comparing these to standard scenars the L`s look to be pointed ie have a second angle at the tip and also the hole at the end is much smaller than the std scenars . cheers Richie

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