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  1. rem708

    Discount from A1 Decoys

    OK after discussions it has now been re-enabled for PW and BASC members! pwmember5 is good to go!
  2. Hey Guys, Was just about to place an order with A1 Decoys and tried the old discount code 'pwmember5' and it appears to no longer be valid. Anyone know of a new code? Cheers
  3. rem708

    Bisley tie

    Yes please
  4. rem708

    Grey Partridge reintroduction

    I know of a shoot in Northamptonshire that are big on Grey's and have a huge area set aside for natural breeding. It is also supplemented with reared day-old's
  5. rem708

    Reload 7mm STW

    I'm actually reloading for someone else and then once I have some starting data I will teach the owner the whole reloading process. Not sure I would ever want to go near 7mm RUM with its short barrel life when you could almost achieve the same velocity/energy in a STW. OK belted cases have their own issues (bulging)
  6. rem708

    Reload 7mm STW

    How did I miss the Nosler data (should have gone to specsavers : This is a beast of a cartridge! Never loaded belted cartridges before so it was a bit of an eye opener when one has to consider the small, but very significant, bulge near the belt. However, solved with the Belted Magnum Collet Resizing Die from Innovative Technologies :: http://www.larrywillis.com/ My usual 7mm08 compared to the STW
  7. Hi all, is there anyone out there who has loaded 7mm STW. I'm looking for load data with European powders i.e. Vihtavuori 160/165 I have stacks of data with USA powders! Will be starting with 140gn Nosler bullets. Cheers Guys
  8. rem708

    question re dies

    How can you have matched dies - They do completely different jobs! You may have 'match' dies i.e. supposedly more accurately made and have much finer adjustment mechanism but I can't see how matched and dies can be words collectively to describe dies. If you said who the dies were made by the green box maybe more significant. Have to say I agree with everyone on here - dies are mass produced so unless its a custom calibre then just get on an use them and don't worry about the 'matched' aspect. ps good calibre to reload - been doing this for some 40 years
  9. Not a lot to go wrong on a 505 - very good indeed!
  10. rem708

    67mm when people want 65 mm

    Not sure what that link shows? I was referencing a British Proof House not a international Org that might have different take on specs.
  11. rem708

    67mm when people want 65 mm

    Why not pose the question can a 67mm cartridge be safely used in a 2 1/2 chamber to a proof house. At the end of the day these guys are playing in this area every day
  12. Well I'm afraid you have lost the most important piece of diagnostic help I can give. One comment - you are setting COL by magazine length - VERY BAD gauge of bullet depth!!! If you are pushing the bullet into the rifling then there are two things that can happen. Firstly it takes more energy to get the bullet moving which causes peak over pressure. Secondly if the barrel is tight you could be pushing the bullet back into the case! This can also generate a higher peak pressure. This potentially excessive pressure could be the cause of primers lifting in their pockets (although I would have thought you would have metal flow into the firing pin hole!) If nothing else learned - get pictures first :yes:
  13. I could make numerous comments but lets first have a picture of the fired cases with raised primers please?
  14. rem708

    Reloading 308

    well getting the bullet in the neck might have been interesting :yes: :yes:
  15. rem708

    Reloading 308

    There is no way that case has passed through a resizing die of any of the types I know about. If using a collet neck sizer the mandril would just not go in that neck (I often use 243 as doner cases for 7mm08) If using a full length sizer the button on the decapping pin would expand it out to the correct 308 size. What dies are you using? how did you trim to length as most pilots will also not go into the neck!