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  1. Intro from a new member

    Hi, New to deer stalking and recently completed DSC1 with the BDS. Based in the Shropshire area and interested in all aspects of stalking and deer management. In the process of applying for a FAC so looking at .308 and 17HMR rifles. Starting to build the gear and will get some dry and live...
  2. Stubborn Fouling in Last Inch of the Barrel

    Hi All, I have a 20" .308 barrel that seems to get a build up of very stubborn fouling (carbon) in the last inch of the barrel. Any ideas what could be causing this? Is it the load, the moderator, the barrel itself? For context, it is a very new barrel, shooting 150gr bullets using N140 powder...
  3. Corrosion in rifle barrel?

    My 308 rifle has fired less than 200 rounds. When cleaning it the other day I noticed some strange marks in the barrel near the muzzle. Any ideas what these marks are? Copper deposits? Carbon deposits? Corrosion? Pitting? The rifle is cleaned religiously and hasn’t been heavily used. Or is this...
  4. Lightweight stalking rifle

    Hi guys, I currently use a 24" tikka in 6.5 creedmoor for all my stalking. It sometimes is far too long and a pain in the ass 🤣. Thinking of saving up and getting something a little lighter and more handy. Just looking for ideas what you guys all think? My initial thoughts was to get a 308...
  5. For Sale: Steyr Scout .308

    Due to an upgrade, I am selling my Steyr Scout in 308. This has been a wonderfully accurate gun for the three years of light use I have given it. Its lightweight and short overall length have made it a very useful gun, especially when walking or in a vehicle. These rifles have wonderful review...
  6. Best .308 Hunting Ammo?

    Looking for suggestions for .308 hunting ammo for a new hunter
  7. Best Calibre for Deer with Copper Bullets

    I am researching a new calibre for my main deer rifle. I have a .303 SMLE which is great for woodland but I can’t make it accurate enough (for my personal standards), 6.5 CM which I bought and enjoyed using with 143gr ELD-X bullets. I am now shifting to non-toxic and finding the 6.5CM lacking...
  8. Sold: .30 Cal Sierra TMK. 175 and 195Grain

    Decide to change the bullet for my rifle. These will fit any .30 cal with the right twist rate. e.g. 308, 300WSM etc. I have Sierra 175 Grain TMK - 181 bullets. 100 are in a sealed box, the rest are in an open box - £70 posted Sierra 195 Grain TMK - 195 bullets. Both in original box - £79...
  9. Shooting to the right

    I've noticed that my setup seems to shoot slightly to the right at 200m or if using faster ammunition at 100m. For example, with 150gr bullets (in my 308) I am bang on at 100m, but 1" to the right at 200m. With faster 110gr or 130gr bullets I am 1.5" to the right at 100m. Can anyone explain what...
  10. Vihtavuori N135

    Does anyone have any experience of N135 with 110 / 130gr .308 bullets? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Any hints or tips? I'll be working up a load shortly with it so am keen to hear of others experiences / opinions. Thanks
  11. For Sale: Big Price Reduction 308 Dies

    Most of the stuff has gone so here's a deal on the original offer at a significant price reduction: 308 Redding Body Die RCBS Bushing Neck Sizing die - NO decapper/expander ball BUT with 2 bushings Forster Bench Rest Seating Die £65 was £110 Please comment below then pm if you are...
  12. Fox Lead Free Homeloads

    Hi All, One of my landowners has asked that I only use lead free ammunition going forward. I've therefore ordered some lead free bullets from Fox for me to reload. I've gone for 150gr bullets in .308. I'll be reloading them in Sako brass with CCI primers with N140 powder. Has anyone got any...
  13. For Sale: ASE Ultra SL7i sound moderator .300/.338 threaded M14X1

    Selling my ASE Ultra SL7i sound moderator .300/.338 threaded M14X1 Bought new from Jackson Rifles, cerakoted sniper black by Chris at Spartan Refinishing Light use only as been on my Scotland rifle, so used for two weeks a year and zero check. Can only do face to face (when we are allowed out!)...
  14. Sierra Gameking .308 on Muntjac

    Hi All, I was stalking recently and shot a Muntjac Doe with a 150gr Sierra Gameking from my .308 rifle. The shot was about 65m. When I retrieved the carcass the bullet had passed straight through with a very narrow wound channel. I expected the Gameking bullet to have mushroomed more?! Are...
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