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  1. The only problem with non-toxic Tungsten is its not so "non-toxic"!!! Embedded Weapons-Grade Tungsten Alloy Shrapnel Rapidly Induces Metastatic High-Grade Rhabdomyosarcomas in F344 Rats The jury is out for me. I'm not going to eat anything that has been hung more than a few hours if shot with tungsten. If the quarry is not going into the food chain then who cares. Draw you own conclusions but you can't beat lead
  2. Pick a powder you can source from at least two places. That way you should be able to get it when you want. Vihtavori is a firm favourite as it comes from Finland so there should no supply problems. I have used this for years and do reload 243 with it. Given a choice I would look for Reload Swiss. This is now my go to powder. Not a huge amount of reloading data available yet but its improving. The reason for the switch is temperature stability. Our Olympic team were sponsored by Vihiavori but a couple of years ago they had a bit of a surprise when shooting in high temperatures (
  3. I think this is used in the water industry. Might be worth popping on your complete face mask - to comply with government regulations and go look at your local water treatment works 🔫😁 Just looked on theBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1kg-High-Purity-99-9-Antimony-Sb-Metal-Block-Ingot-UK-/233418007055. I don't use it so can't really help.
  4. Yes we had munti problems as well but much later in the season. We also use a green bin on a stand that has a spring in the bottom (not sure what they are called). Hold about 40kg of feed so easy to fill - sling in a 25kg bag. Not easy to move unless near empty Like the idea of a tyre to hold the hats on 👍👍
  5. lots of variables here! OK some advice. Don't leave a feeder or drinker in one place for too long. I moved all of mine ever time I filled them this past season because the ground was so wet and its a breeding place for disease. Remember birds empty out as fast as they eat so there is a lot of excrement around feeders. Microplasma is only one of the major diseases we need to be very wary of. Feed where you need to keep the birds. Away from boundaries and generally around cover. Partridge like some open ground to route around on so on the open side of cover. Pheasants like woods. Don't
  6. Technically you don't need a SG license to buy shotgun cartridges. The shops ask as it proves you are not prohibited under section 21 of the firearms act. Shop might ask to see it for primers as there is some restriction on who can purchase
  7. Can't give you any help on this cartridge but I simply love the name embossed on the primer. Must be old as no one does that any more - sadly
  8. Are these new or used?
  9. interesting. Firstly I shoot a Rem 700 and the marks on the base are quite common from the ejector button as its very flat with sharp corners. If you look at the outer edge of the primer it is still nicely curved. Also if you look at the crater caused by the firing pin it curves inward. I would say the primer is NOT showing any signs of over pressure. When I have gone to the limit the primer outer edge squares off and the inner crater flattens out and metal flows backward down the firing pin hole in the bolt. The action on the 700 is very strong and is the same profile as that of the 308.
  10. I personally always throw away the first couple of shots and then start testing. However, it depends on what you are shooting. If in the field then assuming you are a good boy and clean your gun regular then the first shot has to be spot on - you can't tell the quarry to hold still for a while whilst you fire off a couple of bedding in shots 😀 If target shooting then typically the first few will be sighters anyway. So IMHO just get shooting and work out which combination of components works best for your gun - ignore the cleaning bit Final note. Never get your barrel get to
  11. I would look at the two cases from the two shots that hit high. Look at the primers! Compare to others. I suspect they are going to be very flat with metal flow around the firing pin divot. If flat then you have some over pressure event. 100 such reasons for this and as has been suggested over charging is a prime reason. I've heard of some powders - vihtavuori - not being temperature stable although its not been exactly hot these past weeks. I've had powder, again vihtavuori, go off on me! and would stick in the powder flask! thus candidate for under and overcharging. What ever the c
  12. Just be careful shooting squirrels with a .22. Consider if you miss! a CCI subsonic 960ft/sec 40gn bullet fired at the optimum angle of 25degrees will travel 1590yds and have a terminal energy of 5.5ftlb - OK not going to kill but sure won't aft hurt. I use CCI CB which is a lighter bullet and lower velocity. 37gn bullet and MV 710ft/sec manages 1133yds and has a terminal energy of 2.2ftlb (only just above a airsoft which is considered non lethal) Still going to hurt! Generally I like Eley subs.... and don't overstretch the bullet capability.
  13. OK after discussions it has now been re-enabled for PW and BASC members! pwmember5 is good to go!
  14. 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
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