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  1. Would anyone know where the steel shot comes from for the cartridges that are loaded in this country, is it made in the uk or is it all imported. The lead shot that is made in house with Gamebore will give it flexibility on supply and saving some cost somewhere. But once steel shot is needed by the whole country it will probably cause supply issues.
  2. Do you need to replace the plungers at the same time, I need to replace the springs on a 687 20b as one is sticking and is not easy to locate new ones online. Not been to a dealer yet but will.
  3. Visited the game at the weekend and only noticed that bio ammo were the only cartridge company making an appearance. Did the major companies avoid it because they would of been grilled about non lead cartridges and the prices. I did have a chat with bio ammo and the blue shot type they have got I think seems to be aimed at non steel proofed guns.
  4. I have seen and used some of those fishing round bait bands, they stretch over the wing and last all day
  5. So just carts have got 2 more cartridges to add to the eco wad market, express and hull. But the cost of them.
  6. Back in July all steel went up about £50 a thousand and no warning it just happened, it looks they are going up again now. That’s a massive increase in less than a year. Did some cartridge makers not stock pile huge volumes of components in massive storage buildings specifically built to combat this problem.
  7. All steel has jumped £50ish a thousand this last month, it’s probably to make the bio wads look less expensive. Most of the 32g loads all use the same wads regardless of who manufactures the, surely that wad would not of gone up this amount. I did notice that gamebore have changed the wads in the 32g load and are using a different way to slit it. has lead jumped the same amount.
  8. So they are on just cart for 380 a thou and they have Put the super steels up by £50 a thou
  9. Good news, but we’re gamebore not in with the other manufacturers saying it will take years to produce and loads of cash. been preparing for steel with a bio wad for years
  10. So they can reduce recoil massively in this new poroduct, so maybe the future plan in steel cartridges is reducing the recoil for people with light game guns if they can are allowed to increase the speed of them. Also I would agree with the comment before is that they are planning a bio steel wad of some sort.
  11. I have see on the gamebore Facebook page a q&a session with the George Digweed and a gamebore staff and they discussed a new wad they have developed. due to be released in 6 weeks says it reduces recoil etc and it’s also to replace fibre.
  12. Does any one remember the first time they used a magnet I had got a home made magnet by chance and the bloke said they are deadly, I had to have it and this was in 2002. After reading about them in various magazines the £50 I paid seemed ok as they were something like £200/300 in the adverts i remember settting it up in the garden and turning it on but seeing it fling round at a rate looked totally stupid and I had the farmer taking the mick out of me saying I had been had. I set up on the swathed rape not knowing what it was all about and I remember that by the time I walked back to the hide and stood up I saw a pigeon going round it. I got around 50 on the day and the farmer said a few days later that someone was shooting the other day, well he didn’t know what to say when I said it was me. i dont think many people were using them in my area and the results were great and am still using it to this day.
  13. Just to show you all an eley lightening 36g cartridge that was loaded wrong at the factory. You can see from the pic that the wad has been squashed and the steel shot has gone down the side of the wad. I only notice because it wouldn’t go into the chamber of the gun. I sent it to eley to see what they had to say and they did reply saying it was just a mistake and had no issues in that batch number. The steel would of traveled down the gun without a wad to protect the barrel.
  14. Just got a new magazine cap for the auto from beretta estore. The new one does not have a small pimple in the thread to stop it unwinding, the end cap gets a bit tight to undo so it will just unwind the magazine thread which would take the gun apart from the inside. Leaving me unable to unscrew the end cap. good job I kept the old one
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