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  1. If you need to order in, worth a box of 52 a-max. Work nicely on fox and can be mail-ordered. Failing that, v-max, Nosler ballistic tip or Sierra blitzking all work well. Don't discount lighter bullets in the 1:9 twist, I had an SPS Tactical for a bit, shot everything.
  2. Lee's perfectly decent for all but the most accurate ammo. If you're just reloading for field work and maybe the odd target, it's perfectly good stuff. Lee turret press isn't the very finest, but it will get you going and allow you enough of your £250 for dies at least. I've not bought a press for a while so not sure on the exact pricing at the moment.
  3. I sold mine and bought a Howa instead. That shot really well with 95gr Hornady SSTs over 46gr H4831SC. You could try some OAL experimentation but personally I think you'll do better with a new rifle or a new barrel.
  4. I would anyway, but which bit of legislation is this please? Lifted from the British Deer Society website. Ric Don't suppose I can trouble you for a link please?
  5. I would anyway, but which bit of legislation is this please?
  6. I already said it's not illegal and quoted the Firearms Act. What more do you want?
  7. Codpiece, why don't you just go f**k yourself? I am honestly so sick and tired of your shit it is unbelievable.
  8. Can you not read? I said .3 MOA! That's not 0.1MOA, which is very different. If you don't believe me, come over to Reading and I'll show you. Ammunition transfer is only shown on the recipient's FAC, with the originating FAC used as authority to own. If my mate sticks around while I make his ammo, no transfer is required as he's bought all his components!
  9. My SPS tactical never shot a load worse than about 1 MOA. It shot many loads considerably better than that. Not sure why that is so hard to comprehend. I don't shoot .1MOA groups very often at all. My CZ shoots .3MOA with the right load on the right day when I do my bit. It's not a fluke as it's been done several times, but it's not every group, either. The worst ones are about .5 MOA. My CZ is not a factory rifle that occurs all the time, I freely admit that, but it is true, and it is a very good rifle!
  10. You're doing what I couldn't and making a Remington SPS Tactical shoot straight?!<BR><BR>Mine shot .2-.5 MOA with 69gr Lapua Scenar and a reasonably stiff load of AA2230. I'd say that was shooting straight. Oh, and while we're there, that was the very first load I ever tried. But since I had 2 x 223s, I played with other loads for other reasons.<BR><BR>My most accurate rifle is my CZ 527 American. It has had no modifications whatsoever, except I adjusted the trigger so it's very nice. It has a plastic stock which is utterly awful, and cost £400. It should be awful, but given a 50gr V-max it will put 5 rounds regularly into .3 MOA, and I've seen it do better. It shouldn't be that accurate, but it is. Its balance is awful and thus annoying to carry, but it really does shoot straight.<BR><BR>My CZ 527 .22 Hornet is similar. 5 rounds and < .5 MOA almost all the time. I've seen it put 4 into half an inch at 225 yards, so it's a nice rifle also. That has had the barrel cut and recrowned, and I set that trigger up also, but again, that's it. <BR><BR>Oh, and reloading for others is absolutely fine, what is not is to make it my trade or business. I'm not charging the guy as he's a mate, and I don't make many for him. So that doesn't apply to me!
  11. The 243 is deer legal in England and Wales with all loads which exceed 1700 ft/lbs. In Scotland, it must have 100gr bullet for everything bigger than roe. Let's get the facts straight
  12. 243 will work with the right bullet, of that I have no doubt given the number of red deer which die each year due to a 243 bullet in the heart. However, if I was out for reds, I'd take my 308.
  13. <BR><BR><IMG class=bbc_emoticon alt= src="http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/clapper.gif"> <BR><BR>Okay, for what it's worth I'll try to be constructive in my reply (yes I was going to be sarcastic).<BR><BR>When I started out reloading, I did as most still do and that was to read books and try to work out what the best bullet would be for my rifle. IIRC it was a Ruger M77 in .223. I still have my range book here. My first attempt was with 21 grains of H322 and a 55 grain V-max. I had no idea about twist rates or powders, I was just reading and honestly thinking what I was reading was right. I couldn't even come close to the groups others claimed to achieve. So I tried other 55 grain bullets again, the groups were crap. Looking back, I had selected a good powder but not the best. I was using RG cases (from a good year) but not the best but most of all I would never be able to group the 55 grain V-max because it was the wrong bullet. I even tried a 60 grain V-max, which gave slightly better results down range, but this added to my confusion. Looking back, if I had been honest with myself I was well and truly lost. This was before the days of the Internet, heck I can remember the 'Jolly Rodger' being freely available on BBS sites. By chance I tried 50 grain V-max and BL©2, well bu**er me, the rifle shot "bug-hole" groups. I had no idea why but it did.<BR>As I progressed with different rifles, it started to annoy me and I did my level best to work out why certain bullets worked, why certain powders worked and so on. Belive me, I have done a LOT of research and testing.<BR>Now I have four steps to reloading and the results will almost always be better than MOA grouping from the start. No, I'll be more exact, always better than MOA as long as the rifle isn't shot out. <BR><BR>Now for the revelation. Will my reloads compete with another shooters "pet-load" NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!! it's a pet load and they will have done a lot of load development to squeeze every last reduction in group size. Do I believe you when you say "all my rifles shoot bug-hole" no, your talking bollocks again. Anyone who has been on the BR circuit will tell you that, but I am sure a lot of sheep will believe you. <BR><BR>What I do say is that if you do a little research, you will produce a very fine load straight away as long as the rifle and you are in good order. You could spend more time developing the load but that's not the point. The point is to produce a stable and accurate load with the minimal of reloading and shooting.<BR><BR>Of course, if you enjoy shooting and reloading, then perhaps you want to reload stacks of ammo and change your barrel every 100 rounds, thats not for me but do not underestimate the accuracy of Quick-load or the Greenhill formula, mocking either shows you to be very inexperienced.<BR><BR>Anyway, enough. I've a chicken to go in the smoker.<BR><BR>John<BR><BR>If you don't want to believe me, that's your problem.<BR><BR>I have at no stage mocked the software or formulae; they are an important part of a starting load. I mock YOU because you are incapable of looking beyond some maths and accepting that someone else does it differently and to good effect. Which is utter bollocks - I am quite prepared to accept your loading works fine for you, but I take issue with you not extending me the same courtesy.<BR><BR>My point with reloading is not to produce any load decent load with minimal testing, I take time to work up a really good load, because that's the way I want to do things. And in the end, it produces those groups you say I can't get. Is every single group like that? No, but then they never are in the real world. But if I do my bit and it's a nice calm day, the results speak volumes. Plenty of people have seen my rifles and my loads work, end of.<BR><BR>
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