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  1. Reloading with Rosie

    I've met him.....I prefer Rosie
  2. Reloading with Rosie

    Vince Rosie and Rosie Red Cheeks
  3. It's got one of my early sidecharger conversions and brake, it's possible i may have spun up the barrel too :-)
  4. Ergo product supplier

    It’s easy enough to get Ergo products here, but there are invariably ITAR restrictions attached regarding re-export, so while some people may be happy to send you one with a wink and a nod, it’s really not the wisest thing to do
  5. The Mighty AK Continues as the AK-12 and 15

    The SA80 couldn't even handle std NATO spec 5.56, and they had to change the recipe....which then saw it removed from the NATO ammo interoperability charts. It wouldn't cycle direct impingement systems, such as found on the M16 Even to this day the C7 SFW rifles use a different recipe of ammo from Radway Green
  6. The Mighty AK Continues as the AK-12 and 15

    M855A1 is a 2 part bullet with a steel tip (not core) and a copper body. It’s designed to be barrier blind but also yaw and fragment in a short space therefore offering more incapacitation and giving the now std issue M4 with 14.5” barrel increased combat range The problems with it have been due to the steel tip it has had a habit of tearing up feed ramps and magazines to some extent, but also with the increased port pressure it has also been breaking guns. This has been mostly taken care of with a refining of the ammo to reduce the peak pressure, but HK who make the M27 , essentially a HK416 haven’t kept pace and it’s still breaking bolt lugs in those rifles. The feed issue has been rectified by a redesigned USGI mag with a different feed angle, and Magpul foresaw that when they introduced their Gen 3 mag The only issues remaining are that it’s still damaging the M249 Minimi but also the extended range of the ammo is still causing issues on some ranges due to the extended danger area (+800 Mtrs) but also he damage it causes to range targetry furniture
  7. FAC and re-barrelling of rifle

    You can stamp the old number on the new barrel if required, so in that case you'd only need a variation if a serial number was changing
  8. FAC and re-barrelling of rifle

    Who's this braiders you speak of?
  9. The Mighty AK Continues as the AK-12 and 15

    M855A1 is a fantastic round, although it was beating up the rifles for a while. That is now rectified for the most part, but the performance of the bullet has been highly impressive. I've been lucky to shoot quite a bit of it and it exhibits "Match" like accuracy and terminal and barrier performance are so good that the USMC dropped their MK318 SOST bullet and have also gone to M855A1 As for .30cal, the M80A1 is lso something that has been hugely impressive
  10. Shooting Show

    I went to the Bike Show....much more fun
  11. FAC and re-barrelling of rifle

    You give it to me and I do that for you as a repair and scrap the old one for you, no need for a variation
  12. Posting a Sect58(2)

    My std reply to the "what's in it?" question is "nothing that shouldn't be in there, and I don't have to tell you what it is", coz they're only concerned if it's batteries or liquids etc
  13. Posting a Sect58(2)

    I'm here for you Bro
  14. FAC and re-barrelling of rifle

    You can't do that unless you are an RFD, that's what they're there for
  15. Posting a Sect58(2)

    Send it Royal Mail Special Delivery RM are legally obliged to carry anything, it's not prohibited and they can't refuse
  16. Sellier and bellot 6.5 creedmoor

    It's a subjective thing, some people don't bother because they don't have the time/space/inclination/kit/wherewithal etc etc Some people are obsessed with it and have to reload everything, even when it doesn't show up in the results. While good ammo is always better, we discovered ages ago that ammo doesn't win our matches, so why waste all your spare time when you can get the results you want for modest outlay? I'm not against it, but as I get older and manage to score decent ammo at decent prices then the enthusiasm for reloading takes a back seat more and more
  17. Sellier and bellot 6.5 creedmoor

    10 of the top 15 in Practical and 8 of the top 15 in Service use factory ammo of one kind or other, inc myself, but of those that use homeloads, given the particular match it's not unknown for them to use factory...and vise versa too In our game it's all about shooting ability, ammo is the least of your worries. If you could hold 2 MOA all day long you'd win everything, and why bother when you can buy ammo for £40/100 or so and not be disadvantaged?
  18. The Mighty AK Continues as the AK-12 and 15

    Not entirely sure about a couple of aspects on that report, expecially as the Russians have a dedicated suppressed rifle system that they do seem to field in substantial numbers....at least from news reports I've seen n TV The Vintorez VSS (Special Sniper Rifle) is another variant of the AK family. Chambered in 9x39 it fires a 250gn bullet at subsonic speeds fro a basically necked up case. The reason I read elsewhere that they produced a newer version of the 7.62 is because in some places there are still ample stocks of that ammo and they still have plenty of friend nations they supply and support https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9×39mm It's also worth noting that as the AR15 is now in its 7th decade of production, it still continues to be improved and is now at the point that future selection of an improved rifle will become very difficult if not impossible. The AK and AR, both entirely different have ben the two that have stood out and are unequalled. The SA80 was a failure, as was/is the G36, Sigs rifles have not been successful, FNC a waste, AR18 never made it, Famas is being replaced and nor have any others been adopted in large numbers. In fact for two world famous companies who have long histories of making their own weapons systems, both FN and HK have had their best sales successes making variants of Mr Stoners finest
  19. Biathlon Rifles?

    There's a bit of a difference between a .22lr round at 1" QAL and a .223 at 2.260", and that system wouldn't be very efficient I think. The nearest you could come to that I imagine would be a straight pull AR, a Blazer or some other similarly styled rifle, but on an AR you need a length of stroke of approx 4"
  20. Sellier and bellot 6.5 creedmoor

    I see you didn't post a link to your Euro bullet suppliers, who are they? Spudulike is selling the pooder for £20 more, and then there's the postage I have accounts with both Lapua importers and know what the trade price and what a fair mark up is.....and that's a giveaway price, but up to them I suppose The fact remains though that not everyone has the desire to make their own ammo.....which is what this thread is about, is it not?
  21. Sellier and bellot 6.5 creedmoor

    Mates Rates® If Edinburgh Rifles wishes to make 3% over trade on brass that's up to him, likewise on the powder and the imported bullets. You're getting the deals, but don't be selling those costs to others as the norm! Paul, contrary to what you think, some people don't reload for a whole host of reasons, next thing you'll be saying is that people only shoot sat on their arses behind a bench..........wait...
  22. Biathlon Rifles?

    It's a .22, you can hold the bolt closed with your thumb
  23. Sellier and bellot 6.5 creedmoor

    Exactly not everyone reloads, has an interest in reloading or has access to cheap or grey imported components
  24. Sellier and bellot 6.5 creedmoor

    I spoke to the importer and they don’t even have a code for that stuff yet
  25. Best methods to clean up the chamber??

    Well I've yet to see a steel or stainless steel bore or chamber brush

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