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  1. For Sale: Powders, Bullets, Other Bits

    Hello Chaps, I used to post on here a long while back but as I said in one of my last posts a few years ago, stalking turned out to be something of a comedy of errors for me and I packed it all in - lack of time, money, etc. I was rummaging around in the reloading cupboard earlier this morning...
  2. Classified Ads Policy

    Hello, I have some bits and pieces to sell, including a complete rifle, but also accessories, bullets, powder, etc. which would probably be of use to anyone who wanted the rifle. Is it acceptable to post once in the Firearms section for all the kit I'm selling, or should I create 3-4 separate...
  3. Stalking @ GAP 180

    Well chaps, this is a somewhat delayed write-up of my outing two Fridays ago, which I was lucky enough to take with Paul, owner / executive director / BigChief™ of the GAP 180 stalking syndicate based in Hertfordshire. I arrived a little after 2pm having arranged with Paul to meet him at the...
  4. Compressed Load Behaviour

    So chaps - it's reloading week in neutron's household, so another day, another question for the gurus! I've got a 150gr deer round for my .308 as follows: Reloder 15 46.5gr 2.725" Murom Primer 24" barrel 2820 fps It's pretty good, has killed deer without incident (i.e. no runners - yet)...
  5. H335 - "Boomy"?

    Hello chaps, It's a long time since I've been here lately - should have posted this question in September but I've been so busy I've not had a chance. That's a way of saying that I hope my memory of what happened / was said is correct. I was at a BDS range day at the start of Sept. I was...
  6. Resetting my scope - any tips?

    If this is in the wrong section, apologies - perhaps one of the mods could move it? I went to a range to today and have been struggling to understand the results I've seen with the rounds I was testing. I was testing three different reloads for safety and to find powder maxima for them, but...
  7. Oh the woes of reloading...

    Ok chaps. Let's say that a friend of mine - a not very experienced reloader like myself - has just stumbled across a rather embarrassing potential problem with his reloads and faced the prospect of having to deconstruct and rebuild most, if not all, of the rounds he's got stored in the...
  8. Quickload Data Request

    Hello chaps, I wonder whether some generous person here would be willing to run some numbers through QuickLoad as I don't have a reloading manual that gives data for anything this unorthodox: .308 Win Reloder 15 or H335 RWS Brass (don't have the actual capacity, sorry) OAL 2.800" Hornady 220gr...
  9. Detonating Primers Problem

    Well, just in case the title of this post was misleading, I'm not having a problem with primers detonating - rather, I've got an increasingly large pile of squashed, dented or otherwise fubar-ed primers sitting around in my garage that I want to detonate. Unfortunately, until recently, the...
  10. OAL, Seating to Ogive and Bullet Tips

    Quick question for anyone who can give me a hint one way or the other. For better or worse, I use a Lee seating die. It was impressed upon me very early in my reloading career that a consistent OAL is as important as being consistent in other ways, if one wants to load consistent, hopefully...
  11. What's the heaviest bullet any of you have put in a .308?

    Hello chaps. Been a while since I've been here, but I'm looking for a new reloading project and I'm hoping some of you might help me with a bit of preliminary information. Here's the background: I've got a mate who's thinking about getting and running a .45-70 as his woodland stalking rifle...
  12. Wanted: Roebuck stalk nr. Wimborne, Dorset on any of 5th-8th May

    Hello chaps, This may be too short notice, but I have a holiday in Dorset planned for the first full week of May (4th-9th inclusive). I was going to go stalking in the Purbecks with a friend one morning whilst I'm there, but he's been taken seriously ill and now can't (obviously) take me. Is...
  13. Thinking about a trip to Scotland - anyone got some recommendations?

    Ok - here's the situation. My 30th birthday is coming up in September and it's been suggested to me by my relatives that I might like to go hunting in Scotland for a few days as a means of celebrating / enjoying it! This is obviously an idea I like the sound of, but there are some questions to...
  14. Effect of OAL on Pressure

    Hello chaps. Quick question for the reloading crowd. I took a couple of ladders to a BDS range day today. I've been trying H335 under a 110gr SP in .308 and Reloder 15 under a 150gr SP. I couldn't get close to maximum loads at all. I was expecting that there might be a point before maximum...
  15. Tarnished metal on ammunition - why and what can I do?

    Quick question for anyone who's more experienced than me (which should be almost everyone!). I bought three boxes of ammunition with my rifle when I got my FAC last year. I took all three types out on my first trip, tested them all, settled on one of them and zeroed the rifle. There was the...
  16. A Couple of Quick OAL Questions

    Hello chaps, I'm working on my first reloads having finally received powder and bullets enough to get started. I'm working on a couple of ladders to look for pressure signs and find out what's safe in my rifle. After that, I'll load smaller variations around whatever looks promising and test...
  17. Which Luber / Sizer to Buy? Gas Checks?

    Ok chaps - another week, another question. I am a curious person and I've decided to direct that curiosity once again at reloading, so I've decided to load up some cast bullets for my .308 at subsonic velocity. There is no particular reason for doing this other than that I can and I want to...
  18. Guys Rescue Three White Tails w. Hovercraft in Minnesota

    I thought this was a fine example of human kindness and also rather amusing - the poor deer do see to be somewhat up **** creek without a paddle on that ice...: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10490790/Deer-rescued-from-icy-lake-by-hovercraft.html
  19. Hornaday Data Request

    Hi guys, Does anyone have / is anyone willing to provide some data from the Hornady manual for me? I'd like to know what it recommends as good powder for a Hornady 110gr SP / RNSP in .308 Win. Bullets are very hard to get round here at the moment and I've been offered the chance at some of...
  20. Thanks to James @ Jager Sporting Arms

    I just wanted to say a public thank you to James Clark at Jager Sporting Arms for the screw-cutting work he did on my new rifle yesterday. I remain grateful that James was willing to give up the best part of a Saturday to help me get my new rifle ready for use on Monday - thanks to his efforts...

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