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by willow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Seb or Farley?
Replies: 26
Views: 3160

Re: Seb or Farley?

Ivo.M wrote:I'm currently chasing a Seb mini. I'd appreciate any help.


I was on a waiting list for one since late Feb but haven't heard anything and don't really need it now, you can jump my spot in the queue if you want.
by willow
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 280 AI information Blog
Replies: 21
Views: 2718

Re: 280 AI information Blog

32" Bartlein 5R, 1:8.5 twist. 59.4gr of 2217 yields 2830 av, SD of 7 with 180gr VLDs. Using Norma 280AI brass, CCI BR2 primers. Groups well but I think there's another node at 60.8 of 2217 which I will experiment with next month when I'm home.
by willow
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one
Replies: 18
Views: 3172

Re: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one

I use cci br primers and Nosler brass. I am up to eight times loaded. I am waiting for a custom small base die as the cases are getting a bit tight in the base and fl does not quite get to it. I fired one case 8 times with 62 grains for a test and seemed to hold up ok Good luck with your testing Th...
by willow
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one
Replies: 18
Views: 3172

Re: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one

Both my 280 Ackley's sit between 60.8 and 61.1 after the initial speed up. Usually giving me around the 2970fps There is a lower node around 59.2 that gives me 2910fps but I found my 61.1 was a great node from 300 to 1000 yards That was using 2217. I did try 2213 and 2209 but came back to 2217 as t...
by willow
Fri May 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: RS propellant (Reload Swiss)
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: RS propellant (Reload Swiss)

I had a look at their website but there's no mention of international distributors. Any idea who is bringing it into Australia?
by willow
Thu May 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one
Replies: 18
Views: 3172

Re: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one

I have a 280 AI that I'm playing around with, and can get over 3000 fps with 62 gns of 2217 behind a 180 gn hybrid. Not sure about case life with this load :) 60.8 gns 2217 shows promising accuracy at 2950 I'm also evaluating 59.8 gns 2217 which gives 2850, and also has encouraging accuracy. All wi...
by willow
Wed May 24, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one
Replies: 18
Views: 3172

Re: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one

Thanks Willow for your help! It's very daunting developing a calibre ! I've been trolling the net and it seems 2217 is the go to powder for this cartridge. Willow I'm aiming pardon the pun for 2930 To the me limit of 2950 fps . The node I've been told are are around 2920-30 to 2950-70 which would g...
by willow
Wed May 24, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one
Replies: 18
Views: 3172

Re: 280 AI - Load development - Stage one

Like a couple of other F Open shooters that I know of, I am starting to play with a new 280 AI, chambered by Matt Paroz (re chambered actually, as Macguru had put 200 rounds through it as a 280AI, but it needed to be rethreaded to fit my BAT Model M and came in at 28.5" in length. I absolutely...
by willow
Fri May 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Coatings for dies to reduce clearances
Replies: 14
Views: 1365

Re: Coatings for dies to reduce clearances

I just heard that Luke Ester from ProCal bought a hard chrome set up purely for this purpose so I will see if he can do it. As per Brett's suggestion I checked headspace with this die and I can get a fair bit turned off the bottom to move the case up into the taper and shoulder to tighten that area...
by willow
Fri May 19, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Coatings for dies to reduce clearances
Replies: 14
Views: 1365

Re: Coatings for dies to reduce clearances

I just heard that Luke Ester from ProCal bought a hard chrome set up purely for this purpose so I will see if he can do it. As per Brett's suggestion I checked headspace with this die and I can get a fair bit turned off the bottom to move the case up into the taper and shoulder to tighten that area...
by willow
Sat May 13, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 280 Ai loads
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: 280 Ai loads

Haven't shot mine for a few months now since moving to Perth but I'm back in Sydney next week and will reacquaint myself with it thankfully. I use Norma 280AI brass, just ran it through a FL sizer before I originally fired it and that was that. I'm using 180gr VLDs, jammed 10 thou. Haven't tried jum...
by willow
Sat May 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New Two Box Chrono
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: New Two Box Chrono

It's more coin, but I reckon LabRadar is still the way to go if your pockets are deep enough.
by willow
Tue May 02, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Precision Rifle Series is here!!! And It Looks to be BIG
Replies: 70
Views: 8899

Re: Precision Rifle Series is here!!! And It Looks to be BIG

it's a bugger that it has to be shot out in the never never due the range template constraints !!!!!!!!! it's about 1300kms from Sydney. There's a similar match, this weekend at Hornsby. Matt P ...and then Matt P goes on to win the match at Hornsby. I feel that if it has a barrel and goes bang, Mat...
by willow
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Precision Rifle Series is here!!! And It Looks to be BIG
Replies: 70
Views: 8899

Re: Precision Rifle Series is here!!! And It Looks to be BIG

It looks very hard ! Well at least at the top level ! I wonder if we will get to the same level as the Yanks ? Have a look at the 2015 final ! https://youtu.be/sNe-rR5JisQ They're on a different level over there in terms of organisation, sponsorship and practice. Guys shooting 6.5x47s are shooting ...

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