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    .300WM load data

    Thanking you Incisor! That’s very good consistency you had there. Did you have any particular tricks, such as using the Innovative Tech collet die for removing the bulge ahead of the belt? What dies did you use? Does anyone else have any .300wm data they’d be willing to share please? Thanks!
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    Unique alpine tpg1

    I think it’s a bit weird the cheekpiece and mag are ‘missing’? Kinda fundamental things to loose or not still part of the gun. 🙃
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    .300WM load data

    Hi all, Im looking to gather your experiences and some suggestions loading the .300WM. Gun has a 26” tube, 1-10” twist. I’ll probably load Peterson, maybe Privi brass, and shoot the 190gn, 200gn or 210gn target bullets. I know I can go heavier but I like a balance of bullet weight and velocity. Distances will be out to 1200m max. What are your thoughts on powder? Maybe Viht N160 or N165? Thanks in advance.
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    Barrel cleaning: how and why?

    Personally I like to clean the carbon out of the barrel after each shoot, regardless of round count. The carbon and moisture buildup in the bore will encourage rust. So a couple of patches of a carbon remover (Hoppes 9 or more recently use the CR2 cleaner), then a few dry patches to ensure bore is dry, then one well soaked patch of CorrosionX to protect the bore in storage. This gets wiped out with a dry patch before I go shooting. I don’t worry about the copper until the target tells me to worry about it.
  5. I’d say you already have everything you need. You just need to get out and practice, practice and practice some more, specially reading the wind.
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    2k scope

    When I was looking at reticles, I couldn’t find a model with the H2CMR to actually look through. A bit of Googling and found lots of positive comments and some very useful photos. Attached is a image I previously saw prior to buying my scope’s. Despite the poor quality upload image, you can see the very fein .2MIL windage marks really help those fine wind calls or measuring for clicks on a target. Personally I think the standard .5MIL hash marks are too coarse. For note, each circle is a 1MIL mil dot. The windage marks are .2MIL. The elevation are 1MIL mil dots with .5MIL hash marks. I like the mil dots being empty as you can see the aiming spot properly. Thickness of the reticle itself is the same as the P4F and isn’t too thick even on x25 mag. Having used the H2CMR reticle for a while now I definitely find it very useful for those fine wind calls. Doesn’t look cluttered to me and helps me adjust my shot very quickly. Anyway, good luck - you won’t be disappointed with a S&B.
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    2k scope

    And I think therein lies the key, the OP should really get out and not only look and handle a bunch of scope’s but actually try some before dropping his £2k. The perfect solution for one might be less than favourable for another.
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    2k scope

    Another vote for S&B PMII 5-25x56. So much so I’ve bought 2, both with the H2CMR reticle which I find superior to the older PF4 because the finer .2MIL hash marks make for even more precise wind holds or measurement when dialling corrections. Obviously the glass is amazing but I really love the turret system of the PMII. Personally I still think it’s the most user friendly on the market, specifically when you get into the realm of double turn.
  9. Sadly still looks like Sennybridge ranges, Rogiet, Warminster and Kingsbury are all still closed for us. 😭😭😭
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    Depriming Lapua 6.5 cases

    My Lee universal depriming pin was too large to deprime my 6.5x47 brass (small flash hole). I chucked up the depriming pin in my cordless drill and span it round with some fine grit sandpaper dabbed with olive oil in the hands. A few seconds later and it fit fine, depriming no problem.
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    22-250 Twist rates

    Yeah if I was considering a custom 22-250 I’d be looking to shoot the 90gn + bullets with a 1-7” twist. In the 22-250 you could push them to some outstanding speeds, making it an excellent long range gun. If you go 1-14” twist you’ll be limited to light bullets which don’t perform at distance, no matter how hard you try and push them.
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    Safe Storage

    Personally I’d contact your FEO and seek their advice. Depending on how good & helpful your local authority are, I think they should come take a look and advise you on what’s best. I really don’t think a garage is suitable (assuming easy road access) because they’re easy to open up. Unless you have an alarm fitted? But surely there should be a room inside the house with solid brick walls for you to attach your cabinet too? Even if you have to install extra long bolts through some plasterboard to get to the brick.
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    Best QD mounts

    I’ve used an Era-Tac one piece QD mount on my .338NM switch barrel for a few years and it’s great. Build quality and repeatability, even after taking on and off dozens and dozens of times works a champ. Not cheap but would you want to buy cheap stuff if requiring ultimate repeatability? https://www.optics-trade.eu/uk/era-tac-one-piece-mount-34-mm-lever-20-moa.html

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