I ended up using 87g harnady HPBT with varget. Nosler 80gr BT's worked well too.
I have now rebarrelled to 6x47 lapua but if you wnat the 243 reloading data I collated I will happily publish.
I have found a good way of getting what you re bullets, but it relies on knowing a friendly RFD.
Talk to your RDF and ask them to Fax their RFD certficate to Midway UK
Please order for expanding heads on midway, and pay for it online. get order sent to RFD
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It could also be the brass - how many times has it been reloaded? If the brass has been shot too often without annealing it can loose it flexability and consequently not expand to give a good seal.
I would agree with Jonher though, most likely to be not enough powder.
I reckon this is pretty good accuracy - yes that is 5 shots, fired prone @100yds... but not from an out of the box rifle! :shock:
My best group ever; 0.069" - thank you Rhino Rifles for the barrel!
This is spot on - FAC's state calibre they do not state cartridge, so 7mm would give you felxability to change if needed and is acceptable for all RFD's. If they try to designate a cartridge on your ticket argue the point - the NFLS only needs calibre.
I had a similar issue with Avon and...
Try Reloading Solutions in oxfordshire. I get all my cases from Aftab, nice guy and really helpful. I ordered my Redding dies from Midway - they can take a while to arrive though as they come from the states through MidwayUK.
From what I can understand, Barak Obama is talking gun regulation and consequently the yanks are buying up everything they can in case he goes ahead with it :roll: .
This is what bullets, powder, primers and brass has all shot up in price - everything is in short supply!
I could not agree more - the old Sako 591 was a tuly great action, built to a lot better specs than todays Sakos!
My 308 is a Remmy 700 LTR - 20" barrel with a JetZ moderator. >.5" and cheap. Easy to carry with a great stock.
First day at the range with my newly barrelled Sako. I first broke the barrel in with some old 90gr sierra's with a light H4895 load.
I was working up a loads using H4350 and berger 105gr VLD's, seated 2thou off of the lands with a .267" neck bushing. I started at 35gr and worked up through...
Good call on the reading - I will try to find a copy... but by the sound of it I will be lucky... back the internet!
I see where you are coming from - but I remember clearly when I started reloading - Lyman press, RCBS dies, lyman lube pad, reloading block.
I guess you and I both...
I second re'M'ington on that... Tony at WRG got me an excellent deal when I bought my old sako, and always seemed to be a decent price on ammo.
I grew up going to school in Wotton. I have used Mark Hazels form time to time but I tend to stear away from him now - he is expensive and was...
Muir - I did not read only half the post! I read the whole thing, then looked into what you said as it interested me :shock:. What I posted was new to me and probably to quite few others as well. :-D
Interesting to read about the combinations of primer, neck tension, powder & seating depth...
Fair shout - about a 3yr waiting list for a full custom job, however if I could afford one I would be more than happy to wait :-D . He is reasonable on the the screw cutting front though, about 4wks. Plus you get to look around his workshop and see how it is all done - his gunrack is enough...
Fubar, quite possibly, I do not know all the ins and outs of metal working on a lathe; I do know that the work needs to carried out by an engineer. Someone who has been trained and has experience. Quite often I find that riflesmiths are not trained engineers, just people who have good...
I could not agree more. I have just had a Jet-Z fitted to my remmy 308. I paid a total of £450 (£290 Mod, £120 thread cutting, £40 proof) for it; yes expensive I know but the RS I use for this type of work is one of the best in the business and his workmanship is truly excellent.
Yes - I went for the 6*47 Lapua. Mad looking round - it is quite a bit smaller a 243 but seems to enjoy the higher pressures. I am trying to find my 7.37mm drill so I can make a stoney point cartridge for the OAL gauge :evil: They are buggers to get hold of over here!!!
The job looks a...