It’s been a while since the last newsletter so I thought I’d better crack on and do one. Since the last newsletter we have brought on many lines from supplies from the USA including the Hi Littlecrow WFT & WFT 2 trimmers, Farley Front Rest’s and 21st Century Reloading Gear.
Firstly looking at the WFT & WFT 2 trimmer’s, with the WFT trimmer you can trim you cases down to a set depth with a Cutter that you can put in to a slow speed drill they are calibre specific . How they work is that they set the depth of cut off the shoulder so are repeatable and easy to use. The WFT 2 trimmer works exactly the same but is designed to be calibre family specific, so the .308 Win family will do 7mm-08 .243 .260 Rem with the change of a centre bushing that is available separately. They come in all calibre families i.e. WSM .223 etc
The Farley front rests give us UK shooters another option to obtain a front coax pedestal rest for either Bench Rest of F Class type disciplines or simply a decent front rest for load development. There are loads of accessories available for them and they can be adapted for either above discipline with a change of the base. They are in stock and ready to go NOW so no long waits for them to arrive.
Lastly on the new product front is the world famous gear from 21st Century which includes many innovative products such as the Hydro Press which with you can gauge the seating force required when seating bullets. Other desirable products from the range include the awesome neck turning lathe and the stainless primer seating tool. We struggle to keep some of the products on the shelf for more than a day or two as they are very popular. That’s about it for news on new products, but as I always say keep looking in the “Shop” as all new products tend to get listed there as I get them on to the site.
Bullets are at long last becoming more readily available with nearly all the Hornady Amax on the shelf at the same time, just missing the mighty 162g 7mm version. We have had good feedback from shooter’s using the new Sierra Tipped Match Kings with nearly all calibre’s holding good groups at extended ranges. They seem to be very easy to seat with regards to seating depth. Some of the long awaited American powders are at long last back on the shelf but we are still struggling to get and keep “Varget” on the shelf let alone in the shop.
On the shooting front we have been both glad to and proud to be able to support two GB shooting teams as sponsors. These being the GB F Class Team who have just finished shooting the 2015 F Class Europeans at Bisley Camp in the UK. They did us proud by shooting very well in both the team and individual competitions. The other Team we have been made main sponsor of is the GB Bench Rest Team who is currently shooting in the USA in St Louis as I type this. Good luck to both teams in their current and up and coming competitions in the next 12-15 months. On a personal shooting note I am about to start my Pheasant, Partridge shooting season. After such a wet spring and summer I’m not holding out much hope for the wild stock making much of an appearance this year.
On the rearing field it’s also been hard work with the young stock due to the weather as well. Rain and cold are not ideal for young chicks so fingers crossed for this forth coming season in that direction I have been rapidly reloading most of the summer when time is on my side in preparation for my forth coming winter shooting at both Diggle and Bisley, this year I will be mostly shooting Bench Rest with the first comp on the calendar being the 600yd at Diggle Ranges up at Manchester. I’m thinking about using the 6mm Dasher for this again but my 7mm Shehane will be wearing a new barrel hopefully by then, so I’m keen to try that. I’ll be hot footing it down to Short Siberia at Bisley in early November with the PPC in hand ready to do battle at the 100yd Bench Rest.
That’s about it for now I’ve blathered on long enough!! Spud.