Today, I was at last able to take my restored Sauer drilling down to the BSRC at Bisley to test my homeloaded 7x57R rounds, using those Belgian DL1 bullets that I imported from France. I'd settled on a limited range of loads, staying away from the absolute maximum, and skipping the minimum too, asisted by using Quickload as a check. So I settled on four loads at 0.5gr increments from 40.0gr of N-140 to 41.5gr. In the middle of the target you can see the group of S&B facrory loads with 140gr SP bullets, the patches were for shots when I was adjusting the elevation. The first group is essentially perfect. The next one much worse, the one after that worse again, and that's where I expected things to settle. But then the heaviest load performed excellently again! I think I'll go with that one. Either way, it's great to have it confirmed that this rifle can shoot. Now I await May 2nd when I may have a chance to use it in the field!