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  1. 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 👍👍
  2. 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 put feeders too near woods if you are not keeping your squirrels in check.This last year has cost us about 1k in feeder damage and about 3k in water pipe damage (owner did not want us to have a squirrel day!!!!!) Again with this weather, keep feeders on slightly higher ground and not in dips where the ground becomes a small lake. I like Manola feeders as the birds favour them - so does all the other vermin - rats have been a big problem too. Can't poison them because there is maze in the feed and the vit K is an antidote to the poison. I'm not going to advise on any automatic feeder because you need to regularly see the birds. You can't just feed and walk away. Big bin feeders do save time but you still have to move them. I'm sure you are going to get a lot of advice. My moto - keep it simple
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Are these new or used?
  6. 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. This increase in metal makes it very strong around the receiver for a 223. I used to have the bullet just touching the lands and it does, without doubt. push the pressure up. Backing off even a few thou reduces that peak pressure. I would suggest trying a different case manufacture but with the same load. You might find the brass reacts differently even though the internal dimensions may affect the pressure. One question. Does the shot brass, once cooled, bind when re-chambered in the rifle?
  7. 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 too fouled anyway
  8. 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 cause get the rifle to a gunsmith for checking and maybe re-proofing (mind you sounds like you have already done that 😄 )
  9. 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.
  10. OK after discussions it has now been re-enabled for PW and BASC members! pwmember5 is good to go!
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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)
  14. 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
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