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    What velocity for 30-06 and 240gr Woodlegh PP?

    I load the 200 grainers with about 53-54grs of Norma MRP (which is "the same" as RL22). I use Fed 215's or CCI 250's, though. Not a particularly hot load, but it works well in my rifle.
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    What velocity for 30-06 and 240gr Woodlegh PP?

    Agree. I don't have a 300 WM, but other rifles though, should the need arise. As I said initially, Woodleigh lists this bullet as for the 30-06, with a recommended impact velocity of 2400-2000 fps. I'm not sure I could even get it up to 2400 at the muzzle with reasonable pressures. And with...
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    What velocity for 30-06 and 240gr Woodlegh PP?

    You are probably right - I'm just experimenting here. I was curious, as I found it hard to get a viable load. Given the load tested, it would work great for short range work, say 0-50 meters. But that's a pretty narrow scenario. If something heavy - that 'needs' a big pill - is on the menu, it's...
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    Case lube

    RCBS Case Lube-2 has worked for me since I started reloading just 4 years ago. But like @Shootist43, I have also gotten the graphite powder for the inside of the neck, so that I don't have to wash the case inside. Haven't tried any other stuff. That little bottle really lasts a long time...
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    Eight Hot New Cartridges

    I guess that this is true in most countries, though I don't know the percentages. I'm just a bit saddened that we're walking the path of mass-producing cheap, low-quality stuff that is meant to break (or at least to be replaced). This is not just hunting/shooting related gear, but TV's, phones...
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    Eight Hot New Cartridges

    Of the rifles I own, the youngest cartridge turns 114 this year. The rifles are newer, but not new. --- Begin rant --- ;-) I would like to think that the second half of the 19th century up to WWI was when all the relevant development happened. Rifled barrels, jacketed bullets, ammunition in...
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    Range Shots

    Thank you for those figures. RL22 should be quite close to MRP, as they're made at the same plant, with the same specification or 'recipe'. Velocity aside, I was quite pleased with the results. I only made 5 cartridges with this one load. One shot is 'missing' due to chronograph testing. 100 m...
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    What velocity for 30-06 and 240gr Woodlegh PP?

    Yep - MRP is the next candidate on the list. That is what I use for the 200's. As for COL I seated the bullets 1 mm off the lands (1/25 in), for a total length of 85.5 mm. Thank you for those figures. RL22 should be quite close to MRP, as they're made at the same plant, with the same...
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    What velocity for 30-06 and 240gr Woodlegh PP?

    You are correct. It is a rather heavy bullet for the calibre, but I got myself a box of 50 just to see what it could do. I usually shoot Lapua Mega and Norma Oryx 200's - but I recently got myself the heavy Woodleighs, along with some 220's from Sako, Sierra and Hornady. The interesting thing...
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    What velocity for 30-06 and 240gr Woodlegh PP?

    Well that is another option :)
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    What velocity for 30-06 and 240gr Woodlegh PP?

    Just wondering if someone is shooting this combo, and what velocities you're getting. I did some simulations in GRT, and it seemed like I would reach something like 720 m/s at the muzzle. (approx. 2350fps). My chronograph told a different story. 670 m/s (2200fps) at the muzzle and 2000fps at...
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    My home smells of brown vinegar and coriander...

    It was good that I stumbled into this thread - was some time since I made any. Now there are 2kg's of beef being "biltonged" (only have a rather small biltong box). Should be ready by the weekend.
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    My home smells of brown vinegar and coriander...

    I cut the meat along the grain/muscle fibres in 2cm thick slices (approx 3/4 inch). Just a short time with a little vinegar and coarse salt, say 30 mins or so. Then rub in some nice spices. Coriander, black pepper and chili flakes always, but you could throw in some crushed szechuan pepper...
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    Bought an original FN in 404 Jeffery

    Congratulations on a great find! And welcome aboard AH.
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    Comment by 'cmk' in media 'Beaver Tail Knives'

    Knowing that @Peter Larsson is a knife maker, I would assume that he made them himself (maybe not the blade, but the handles and sheaths). Also, he is a fellow Swede, so... "Sweden" is my guess. :-)
 
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