Hi all, have been thinking about the above and I am sure you guys will be able to steer me in the right direction. I have only recently started shooting earlier this year and my first purchase was a .222 tikka 590 which I am more than happy with. I suppose the ammunition isn't so bad at £23(ish) a pop for 20 Hornaday/Remingtons but there must be a way to cut out the middle man and buy similar/better ammunition from someone who reloads, by reading the forum this seems the way ahead for better accuracy. The selection available locally up north does not appear to be brilliant either. I am reluctant to put cheaper factory ammunition through the barrel as I will hopefully have this rifle for years to come and want to look after it. Is this legally allowed and is it accepted pratcice in shooting circles? Id rather someone private have a few pounds in there pocket extra and the odd bottle than hand my hard earned money over to the tax man. Many thanks, Gordon.