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Tamus

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    Scotland (South-Central)
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    Stalking, fishing, shooting game... and country life in general.
  1. I just thought I'd share this about my sometimes driven boar set-up. I say 'sometimes' because I generally use my .30-06 but on one outing I took a gunless friend and lent him my ought six and to good effect as he took his first pigs with it. This meant that I was left with my 6.5-.284 ... Now some folk will tell you that a 6.5 is 'marginal' for boar. Accordingly, I was not sure just how well the 'lesser' cartridge would do. I reckoned I'd better load 'strong' so I ordered in some Norma Oryx 10.1 gram bullets from Alpin Hunting, at a very pleasing price too. A good stout, bonded-core bullet methought. My thinking was, as it happens, right. The Oryx was/is a good tough choice. To resolve my 'concerns' I first did a wee test, back to back with the ought six on steel plate at 40m... turns out that the reduced cross-sectional area of the six point five plays in its favour. 10mm mild steel plate punched through with ease using both cartridges but moving up to 14mm, on some I-beam flanges, left the 2680 fps 185 grainers, from the .30-06 unable to penetrate fully where the 6.5's punched through... And after some good fun training on rabbit clays, off we went to the driven hunt. By now the results came as expected. Pigs dropped just as cleanly, with both good head and thorax hits, to both our rifles. I can't speak for any other cartridge but using the 6.5-.284 loaded as described above and to an MV averaging 2,747 fps, measured at about eight feet from the muzzle, does the job very nicely. As far as I'm aware the 6.5 and 10 grams are acceptable minimum bullet spec for big game use in many European countries (I've used this in both Poland and France now) that is, provided the muzzle energy is adequate (local regulations vary). However, there was nothing minimal about my outcomes. Even my hosts were impressed and my two shot 'double' actually looks quite WBF on video... Happy days :-)
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    Looking for 7x65R f/l die set

    Well, time has passed. I have my reloading well in hand for my recently acquired, 7x65r chambered, drilling and it turns out to be a very consistent tool. Now, having asked friends to help me source some once fired RWS brass from the continent, I slightly unintentionally find myself in possession of hundreds of such cases... far more than I'm ever likely to need. So, anyone looking for some 7x65r brass?
  3. Tamus

    Looking for 7x65R f/l die set

    Well, time has passed. I have my reloading well in hand for my recently acquired 7x65r chambered drilling and it turns out to be a very consistent tool. Now, having asked friends to help me source some once fired RWS brass from the continent, I slightly unintentionally find myself in possession of hundreds of such cases... far more than I'm ever likely to need. So, anyone looking for some 7x65r brass?
  4. If I may continue the analogy; some of the best F1 drivers don't drive for Mercedes.
  5. I have a Hornady L-N-L progressive press. Not much used, and especially little used now that my son has a young family and we no longer spend our nights lamping foxes. It's no Dillon but it's still a useful tool.
  6. Tamus

    Car Kettles that Work?

    There must already be someone out there doing a turbo-charged/supercharged, electric fan, solid fuel (charcoal or wood) burning kettle/stove... Be 'carriable' on ferries'n everything... Surely? If not, I hereby claim intellectual property rights (and 50% of any gross profits arising from use of this idea, by anyone whomsoever)
  7. Tamus

    New trade member ....BBT.

    Just read this... So good to hear that Borbal/BBT is up and running Geoffrey. From a former Border-barrels customer... I wish you every success and good luck in this new venture. Tom F.
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    Looking for 7x65R f/l die set

    Thanks Paul You have a reply.
  9. Tamus

    Looking for 7x65R f/l die set

    I note that RCBS actually list 7x65r Brenneke separately, which is good. Most makers and sellers seem to feel that 7x64 Brenneke dies can be used but there are differences between the rimmed and non-rimmed pair... apart from the obvious 'rim' ... According to the C.I.P. drawings; shoulder angle is a little different as are case basal diameters and taper (though not by much). Then there's the extra millimetre of neck length (which probably won't be as much of an issue as the other considerations). All that aside, I still can't find a current UK stockist and the US stockists seem to feel that they are not able to export dies to the UK at the moment, which I don't fully understand. So, I'm still searching for an available set. I realise that drillings, break-action rifle's, etc, aren't probably, common currency on here but I still live in hope that someone reading this thread might be able to point me in the direction of a likely source. Please? My drilling really needs fodder and my stock of manufacturer loaded rounds isn't going to last long :-) All the best for the New Year, to all. T.
  10. I'm looking for a set of reloading dies for a cartridge I'm about to start using. At the very least, I want a full length resizing die (with deprimer/pin) and also a bullet seater die... a crimp die option would be acceptable too but not a strict requirement... all to suit 7x65R Brenneke. I'll consider most/any good quality makes. So... Who can currently supply me with 7x65R dies here in the UK? Recommendations please. Thanks ~ T.
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    Viht N560 Edinburgh area

    Quoted me £81.50 for 1kg N560
  12. Tamus

    Viht N560 Edinburgh area

    Thanks Thanks weejohn. They do have some and I've asked them to hold a tub for me. (y)
  13. Tamus

    Viht N560 Edinburgh area

    As title, anyone have it in stock now and within reasonable travelling distance? Thanks~Tom
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