Happy new year guys n gals.
As from early 2017 I’m very proud and pleased to introduce our newest team member, Nathan. Nathan comes from a non shooting background but with a varied career in both retail and customer services. His contact details will be confirmed in due course when he has settled in. He will be handling new projects for 1967spud Reloading (of which there are a few and one major big one) and main day to day operations.
With Nathan coming on board this will free up more time to allow me to continue writing articles for Rifle Shooter magazine and also restart doing more You Tube videos. (suggestions accepted).
The website is now bigger, better, faster and more secure with our very own dedicated servers, hopefully this will make the experience more enjoyable and a lot quicker to surf.
Happy Xmas guys and gals from all of us here at 1967spud.com.
A genuine thank you for all your support over the year.
We have new things coming in the 2017 new products and services will unfold as the year goes on.
The website at long last is where I want it, in both terms of range of products and speed to use it. (bit of a learning curve here, but I think we are there now)
I will introduce Nathan in the new year who starts with us in early January as my right hand man.
Here’s to 2017 and as usual onwards and upwards!!!!
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Another brief newsletter from me.
As you may have noticed we have slightly tweaked the look of the main site, good or bad let us know. If you have any issues with its features or layout please let us know so that we can rectify the problems.
You may also have noticed that we are now using a Barclays Bank Gateway for all our checkout payment options except the Pay Pal options. Its quite an apt time for me to change the gateway to them at the moment with all the Press regarding Talk Talk and their security issues. This is the main reason why we have gone for the Barclays option as its hosted with in their website and has their complete security back up along side our SSL security side. the PayPal options is done with in their site once again so that all payments via this method is once again is protected. We take your confidentiality and general security when you are on our site very seriously and will continue to do so. The main site (outside the SSL area) is broadly covered for malicious and Malware by Sitelock Security so we think we have all bases covered for a worry free time on the site.
The British shooting season is well under way as I type this, but I’m guessing as most other gamekeepers and shooter’s are experiencing we need colder weather to help contain birds and help aid feathering up. Foxes seems to be on the increase again this year from reports I am getting whilst talking to shooter’s across the country. Seems like that they are also starting to pair up already – may be another sign of this hard winter we are currently getting told is coming this winter???
On the target shooting side I still haven’t dirtied my barrel this Autumn yet but plan to do so soon down at Bisley. The GB F Class League 2015 season is drawing to a conclusion this next week end with round 8 at Bisley and going by the results so far its still up for grabs in both the F-Open and F-TR disciplines. Good luck all in the running!!!
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.
We are having a few gremlins on the site at the moment with some users unable to view the site from certain areas across the net. There seems to be a problem with the hosting companies servers at this moment in time which they are currently trying to resolve.
So many apologies for the current trouble and hope it doesn’t affect you’re use of the site for to long.
Ive just tidied up loads of emails form the last 12 months with-in the shop network, please ignore them and many apologies . I meant to delete them but hit the “send” key by mistake.!!!!!
Hi all just another quick update to bring you all up to speed with what’s new and happening to the site. Sorry it’s been so long since the last update but we have been incredibly busy.
As I am sure you are all aware it still remains difficult to keep a decent stock of both bullets and certain powders. Due to this point I am not at this time offering Hodgdson powder for sale until I can guarantee a more readily supply. We are how-ever now stocking Ramshot powder for immediate despatch as well as always Vihtvaouri. Redding dies are becoming more available at long last with certain other products.
We are expanding the lines we now sell on a daily basis. Ranging from clay traps by Bowman Traps all the way through to the very excellent Seb rear bags. Keep an eye on the Benchrest section of the shop as a lot of specialist reloading and shooting accessories have been added. I’ve split the shop in to sections “by discipline” for easier navigation.
Currently the Lyman Pro 1200 Case Tumbler is our best seller as it comes complete with media and at a posted price of £60 represents fantastic value. At long last all Lapua cases are back in stock in decent quantities and also including their new case to the range the .221 Fireball. Hornady Amax bullets are a real struggle at the moment with only a few 1000 left in stock in mostly .30 cal. Fingers crossed we will see fresh supplies again this year of Amax, i wish i had a crystal ball for that one. If you haven’t seen them yet, check out the new Bore Riders (HERE) we are now selling. Here is another small niche product but a fantastic item and really sort after.
On a personal level no shooting for me until November due to work commitments (Mainly Pheasants, I am a Gamekeeper by day) any way I will be at the targets by winter. Starting with a few local club shoots to get use to the gun again and then of to Diggle Range for the 600yd Benchrest season. Moving on to the new year I will be once again trying the 100 yard Benchrest and the odd F class week end, Which nicely brings me on to some good news for 1967spud and that is that we are now sponsoring the GB Team for 100 & 200 yard Benchrest which are currently now shooting in France attending the Europeans. Good luck guys!!
Well that’s me done yapping for a while I have a load of neck turning waiting for me to do for a customer.
Hi all and welcome to a quick post on new stock arriving and gossip from with in 1967spud.
New product ranges are arriving on a daily basis now as we speak. As we all know getting products in for orders let alone for stock from the USA is very challenging at the moment with no for see-able easing on the horizon.
Any way some good news…
We are glad to announce that we are now stocking the new Magnetospeed Chronographs both version 1 & 2 see link (here).
Also from stock we can now supply and deliver Zirkon Sand which is used for rear and front bags for bench rest shooting, its very very heavy for its mass. I’m trying to keep the price of this down to make it more economical for every day users. See (here) for more info.
Moving on with new ranges from Archer, FLIR, Pulsar, Longbow and Yukon we venture in to night vision with digital, thermal and infrared viewers/scopes available.
We have rearranged the the Home Page/Shop By to the most popular brands being shown with the option to see all current brands that we sell in the bottom left of that menu.
Hopefully the website is a little bit easier to navigate around than the previous version, I’m continually tweaking it, much to the annoyance of my IT Tech Heather.
I’ll add more here on an as and when basis.