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  1. Reload Swiss powder choice for 6.5x47Lapua

    Hi all, Any recommendations for reload swiss powders for 143grain ELD-X in 6.5x47Lapua? 20 inch 1:8 twist barrel... All thoughts and advice greatfully recieved. Cheers, Miles
  2. 178 ELD-X Reload Swiss .30-06

    Hi all, I'm looking to work up a new load for my .30-06 using Reload Swiss powder. The projectile is the Hornady 178 grain ELD-X Anyone have any advice and experience re which powder from their range to go with? It seems RS60, RS62, RS70 & RS80 are all potential contenders. Thanks in...
  3. Load Development Process

    Hi all, I’m curious to know how you all go about your load development process. Everything I find online relates to extreme long range and doing ladder tests at 300+ yards. They also seem to require burning through 100 or so rounds before settling on their chosen recipe. Please share with...
  4. Wanted: Pulsar Quantum XQ50

    Looking for one of these if any one has one going for a reasonable and fair market price? Thanks, M
  5. Standard Deviation & Relaoding

    Hi all, Earlier this year I investedin a Chrono. What I’m curious about is how much notice one should give to Standard Deviation (SD) and what correlation that has to ones grouping. As far as I understand its really just a quantifiable measurement of how consistentyour reloading process is. I’m...
  6. 180 grain SST too much for a Red Stag?

    Hi all. Does anyone have any real world experience of how the 180 grain Hornady SST performs of Red deer when shot from .30-06? They worked well on Boar but mildly concerned they may not fully expand on Highland Stags... Thanks in advance, Miles
  7. Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 Binocular

    Hi, Anyone got a pair of these? They seem to be designed with the Birdwatcher in mind. Lots of very positive reviews. I'm wondering how they would fare for the Deerstalker...
  8. Anyone experiance Swarovski 8x32 EL's

    Hi all, I'm looking to treat myself to the investment of a lifetime... so considering my options carefully. Four contenders in the mix: Swaro 8x32 EL Swaro 8.5x42 EL Swaro 8x42 EL Range Leica 8x42 Ultravid HD Plus I had a look at all four today and really liked the clarity of the Leica's but...
  9. Swarovski EL Range Bino's

    Sorry to post yet another Binocular related question but..... I am try to decide between the Swarovski 8x42 EL and the 8.5x42 EL Rangefinder binoculars. What a wonderful decision to have to make right! I'm saving up and think I will be saving for quite some time! Clearly the built in RF makes...
  10. Is the 6.5x47 Lapua suitable for Boar?

    Hi all, I have been lucky enough to be invited driven Boar shooting. My question to you is: Is the 6.5x47 Lapua man enough for the job? I have the perfect rifle and scope set up for it, but have my reservations on the calibre's capability on Wild Boar. I will be using Hornady 129grain...
  11. Primos Trigger Stick V's Vanguard Pro Stick

    Evening all, Firstly, my apologies as I know this is a bread and butter question for the site.... stalking sticks! However I am in the market for a set of tripod stalking sticks and haven't found a conclusive answer in any of the previous threads. At present I use a polecat mono pod for the...
  12. The completed project!

    6.5x47 Lapua 20 inch Lothar Walther Heavy Weight Sporter profile barrel Sako 75 III Action Staffs Synthetic Stock Swaro Z6i 3-18x50 Ase Utra SL5 Mod 129grain SST's 5 shot group 100y 3 shot group 100y I let the rifle down a bit.... every time I have shot it on paper, two or...
  13. Sub MOA.... What next?

    Hi Reloaders, I have been working up a load for my recently re barrelled 6.5x47L. I went for a Lothar Walther #1400 - Heavy Weight Sporter barrel, 20 Inch in length with 1 in 8 twist. I’m shooting Hornady SST 129grain heads. RL 15 Federal Match primers I have got on well with it and it's...
  14. Driven Boar Scope

    Afternoon all, I have been lucky enough to be invited on a driven boar shoot in Austria this winter. I am going to take my .30-06 and have developed a 180 grain load for it. I currently have a Zeiss 6-20x50 scope on-board so I’m looking for something more suitable. I have narrowed it down...
  15. Ballistics book recommendation

    Hi All, I am looking for a book recommendation. What I am really keen to get my head round and understand is what makes some calibres more ballistic efficient than others. So for instance, .243 Win v’s 6.5x47L – the 6.5 is pushing a larger, boarder, heavier head from a smaller cartridge, with...
  16. Overview of the Load Development Process

    So... There is an "Overview of the reloading process - From spent case to loaded round" thread, which I think is excellent. I wondered if it might be useful if some kind person wanted to do a similar thread on the "Overview of the load development process"...? I have been reloading for 2 years...
  17. Developing a new Stag load

    Afternoon all, I'm developing a new Stagie load for my .30-06 Using 180 grain Nosler's - I have a load of Vhit N150 - Can I use this or would I be better going for N160...? Also... I am running out of H4350 for my .243 loads (95grain SST's) Could I use N150 on those too. It seems there is a...
  18. McMillan Stocks

    Hi Everyone, I have been looking for a synthetic, thumbhole, rifle stock for my Sako 75 III action but have been unsuccessful thus far. McMillan do one that I really like but not for my action. This raises three questions: Could I purchase a McMillan A-T/H inlayed for a Rem 700 and have...
  19. Christmas Book Ideas...

    Evening all, With it being Christmas, I am looking for a good book that my lovely father can give me. Keen to further my knowledge on ballistics, cartridges etc. I know a bit about all the mainstream rounds (.243, .308, .30-06, 270) but very little about what I consider the less common...
  20. .243 V's .243 Ackley Improved

    As some of you might know from a different post, I am having my .243 re-barreled. I don’t know whether to stick with the straight .243 or go for the slightly more exciting but more hassle .243AI…? Having done some reading up on it, there seems to be various theories floating...

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