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  1. ATHLON HELOS 6-24X50 FFP scope for sale. BNIB. Cost £560 new, but open to offers. I'm on 07590420108 ( no withhelds please). WEST SUSSEX.
  2. Saracen7

    .22 Wmr - any experiences

    I use Remington 33 grain Accutip, and it's superbly accurate, and flattens foxes.
  3. Hi Eric. How much are you doing your 300WM Norma brass for? 


  4. I've yet to try those, but I'm very keen to check out the new Hornady 245 grainers with the aluminium tips. I nearly bought some Hornady 225 ELD-X ' s, but not done so yet. The 225 ELD-X' s would fit the bill for a UK deer legal bullet ( designed to expand). I may get round to trying both soon, or possibly Nosler 220 partition / Acubond. Ideal for varmints 😂😂.
  5. As an update, should anyone care, I've had some very positive looking groups with these 230 SMK 's loaded as follows: RWS brass. FEDERAL 215 primers. 67 5 grains of RL26. 94.9 OAL ( about 0.25 mm off of the rifling in my 1 in 8 twist Lothar Walther barrel). A little under 1/2" groups at 120 yards under field conditions. I'm convinced they group better than this, but I wasn't shooting them under ideal conditions. I've not chronographed them yet, but will do, and no, I don't shoot ladders, as I regard the exercise as pointless. I'll randomly work my way up to what I regard as my maximum load, using single shots, and achieving a rough zero in the process (in half grain increments in this calibre), then fire a four shot group, having already made the OAL close to touching the rifling. Check the group, and if its its got room for improvement I'll back off half a grain ( I only do jumps this big on a large capacity case like 300WM). Once the powder charge is optimum, I'll have a play with the overall length. These look promising, and a BC of 0.8 is very beneficial. 😁
  6. Saracen7

    270 Winchester 110 grain V MAX

    That's what I thought. At present I use Hodgdon H4831SC., which is, of course, large unavailable. Good news is, is that we actually left the EU on the 29th of March. Hopefully this EU broccoli will end soon.
  7. Saracen7

    270 Winchester 110 grain V MAX

    What powder and charge do you use?
  8. Saracen7

    300wm Brass

    I have 100 brand new Winchester cases. £80 CASH. Richard. 07590420108 ( no withelds please).
  9. Hi people. Being a big fan of using my 270 and 300WM rifles on everything, I wondered if anyone has any experience with the 270 Winchester and the 110 grain V-MAX? I'm really looking for any reloading data for this calibre and bullet, and any other comments please. At present I have a fairly good load worked up for my 270 M65 heavy barreled TIKKA using H4831 SC, and a light crimp to hold the bullet in its cannelure. Its very accurate, even at 600 yards ( tried it for the hell of it at this range), and I use this load for most of the time, including for deer ( which I head or neck shoot). Its especially comforting on land that's a little flat, as these bullets really explode. I was considering working up some loads with RL16, and was curious if anyone else has any suggestions for loading recipes? I may even try some 85 or 90 grain bullets for the hell of it. All replies are greatly appreciated.
  10. ' Septic tanks' 😂😂💦😎👌.... Cheers. I bought some from SPUD 1967. I'll probably wait until a have a faster twist barrel installed, as they need a 1 in 8.
  11. Hi folks. I've used the Berger 230 OTM Hybrids in my 300 Win Mag with great success for long range targets etc... , but due to price, I'm looking at trying the new Sierra 230 Matchking ( 0.8 BC!). Yes, I know the Sierra requires a 1 in 8 twist. The Berger flys well out of a 1 in 10 twist. Anyone tried heavy 30 calibre bullets ; what were they, and what results were obtained? Thanks.
  12. Saracen7

    Lamping scope

    Go for a quality fixed power, ideally German Glass. Even a thick reticle is useable on foxes up to 300 yards. How often do you ever shoot over 300 yards at night?
  13. I use a 270 Winchester TIKKA M65 rifle for many things, when I'm not using my 300 Win Mag. The 270 is extremely accurate, shoots flatter, drfts less, and generally hits harder than most 308 rounds. I don't find the recoil at all noticeable Muzzle blast is irrelevant, as I always use a sound suppressor. As for barrel life, who knows? I don't really care either, as if I shoot it out, I'll get it re - barreled. I've out shot people using AW's, and they and their equipment, don't suck; so a 270 can't be that bad. I regard most negative remarks regarding the 270 as far fetched, the same as the supposedly all singing and dancing hype of the 6.5 Creedmoor, as hype too. You get worldwide, historical, and unjustified opinions on what's good and what's not in the shooting world, and putting down the 270 is one of them. Similar hearsay has been levelled against the 9mm v 45 ACP and the 44 magnum v 357, for self defence. The age old subterfuge that the 45 ACP is a better self defence round, are unfounded , as does the nonsense that a 44 magnum has too much recoil for self defence. Be different, get a heavy barreled 6.8...... Whoops, I mean 270, and enjoy its great ballistics, worldwide ease of ammunition, and then realise why, as a, hunting round, it came out in the top three ever ( if I remember correctly).
  14. I specifically use a 270 for target shooting, and as my main foxing round, when not using a 300WM. The 270 has better ballistics than a 308,and it's a heavy barreled rifle, so with a sound moderator, it's a delight to shoot. In fact, I only only these two centrefires now, as there's absolutely no point owning a smaller centrefire, as there's no argument even in the safety department. Choose your back stop, choose the type of bullet structure carefully. There's not much can't do with a 270.

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