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    Thirsk (Bradford and Leeds for work)
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    Farming, shooting, dogs

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  1. Hi Skany you can’t receive any more messages! I’ve bought your latest nightsaber three Led torch so if you can pm me the code I’d be grateful thanks matt
  2. I’m wondering if you get more consistent fps from small primers in a 243 case...
  3. Hi All, Laurie pointed out that small primer 243 brass has become more available and I was wondering if anyone had tried it, and what the results were? Peterson brass do it for example. Thanks, Cooperman
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    .243 comparisons to 6br

    I’ve got a couple of 243’s, both very accurate, but I’m having the same thoughts as you. A mate now has a 22br and gets almost no velocity variations through my chrono, and now shoots better at long range than me. I’ve seen him use my magneto and achieve results I’m keen to replicate. My 243’s fps vary significantly more. We both home load well, and I’m obsessive with it, but can’t match the variations. im wondering whether to go 6br or dasher next, in case, no pun intended, that the SD of the BR contributes to its accuracy.
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    Lapua brass

    Hi Steve, the 222 arrived today and of course exactly as described. Perfect! Thanks for being so prompt and responsive to send them out so quick, Happy New Year, Matt
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    Lapua brass

    I will take a box of 222 please, will pm you.
  7. I will take this - as long as it links t9 StrelokPro
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    Pulsar xq38f

    Hi, I don't know about cost, but at night I have to use my Helion monocular just with my left eye, so I can use the right for the rifle. I think it’s the difference between the bright vision in the helion suddenly contrasting to the night. During the day it’s fine. i turn the brightness really low which helps but I still get shadowy vision. I think the same as OSOK.
  9. I’ve tried the SST to 3300 FPS, where the bolt was stiff, but no real pressure signs at 3200, so it’s not lack of speed. The 58s go well at 3600.
  10. Another horrible result this weekend was trying different SST loads at 200 yards and it managed a 6 inch group first was through the middle? Worst group I’ve ever seen. A bedded BAT! the 100 yards were normal😜 at fair to crap near MOA. rebarrell seems the most likely option long term. Tremo sold me 200 58s which work well enough until the frustration reaches that point. ive reloaded for 5 years now, and the other 243 and 270 I shoot are great.
  11. Hi snakeman, yes 243. It’s a thick barrel, probably remmy varmint. I’ve two 243’s, a sako 75, which likes 90g, but fancied trying the heavy bullets in 6mm. The sako shoots in the .4’s when I do my bit with my very carefully made loads. Thanks Bradders - I wondered if funny barrel. If it helps, The magneto says the first shot is always c50-60 FPS slower than the others. If it fire four, the third three aren’t any more accurate but the SD is close. weejohn - it’s definately a 1:8, which I agree is bizarre given the build spec. Thanks all
  12. Hi Terryh, I rodded it with tape, used a marker pen on the red, and finally asked a gunsmith to check - it is definitely a 1:8. Bizarre indeed.
  13. Dear wise experts of UKV, Hoping you can help. I bought a second hand rifle that looked the business from a shop in Shropshire - BAT action, Krieger match barrel, Sheehane thumbhole laminate stock, Jewell trigger, all looked great with a little used barrel. It’s been made with a reputable gun smith 8 years ago. It is definitely a 1:8 twist. I was hoping to use 103 eldx in it. Bore scope shows little use and a good throat. It’s 7 tho’ shorter than a new sako factory barrel rifle when comparing OAL with SST. It will shoot 58g vmax to within 1/2 MOA with careful handloads, slightly worse with 75g Nosler, just about MOA with 95g SST, and about the same with 103 eldx. I then had it bedded at the front, as the BAT didn’t fit the aluminium bedding block. Accuracy similar as was before, but now doesn’t put 2 of the the three shots together, just neat triangles. Reduced the barrel from 25 to 24 and recrowned. Is it possible to deliberately make a rifle to shoot light bullets at the expense of shooting heavy bullets, even with a fast twist? The build spec was for light factory loads. I tried to contact the original owner to no avail.... Thanks for all suggestions or knowledge, Cooperman.
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    Best UK Varminting Calibre?

    I tend to go light rather than heavy for foxes, although not really for barrel life. I’ve two 243’s and a 222, and for reasons of noise and weight I always take the 222 at night when foxing. I’m often shooting around sheep and cattle, and try not to disturb them. The 222 is significantly quieter. I shoot at night, off quad sticks, walking round the farm with a thermal and a small Bluetooth anker speaker to play calls via my phone (thanks to this site for the call).
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    Vixen on Heat

    Sorted now - thank you

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