Those who have been following my path towards reloading my own 7mm-08 cartridges may have picked up that I've almost immediately gone off the beaten track and decided to be the first person in the UK to use DL1 bullets, made by Degol in Belgium on behalf of Freyr in France. The first obstacle was laying hands on said bullets, as it appears that supply isn't just a problem with US bullets. However my man at Freyr just received a massive consignment, I confirmed the order on Monday (haven't paid yet, must remember to do so), and a man in a van just delivered them half an hour ago. So in an attempt to make you share the excitement, here are some pictures of the box and its' contents. As I know you'll want to jump into the ballistics stuff, the last one shows one the 150gr DL1 bullets (RHS) next to the Sierra HPBT of the same weight that I've been loading for practice. Not the same profile and the DL1 is ever so slightly shorter, but the ogives appear very similar, as I suspect will be the seating depth.
Stay tuned for more developments, with first tests planned for October 26th.
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