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    Quote Originally Posted by stevodog View Post
    What's the problem with the lee beam scales? I use the one I got with the kit ok. I make sure to centre the beam so as not to get stuck on the side and it's accurate trickling up to the mark.
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    There's nothing wrong with the Lee scale, they are accurate enough alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
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    What part of the country are you in?

    Maybe there is an experienced Reloader nearby who is willing to show you the ropes and get you started.

    That's how I got started.

    I'd be happy to help if your in the Hawkes Bay.

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    Cheers mate, Im in Wellington but might PM you once I get the rest of the gear together and have cleared some of my workbench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manu View Post
    Trail boss powder and some lead projectiles. 151 grain. Shooter NZ makes them. Look him up on here.


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    Just thinking - is there an obvious reason why would I use 151gr projectile in subs instead of say 220gr?

    If I am restricted to 1075fps to remain subsonic and gravity has the same pull on any object then increasing the projectile weight means more energy at the point of impact surely? Or is it a case of subs being so under powered that the increased projectile weight is totally negligible like 40gr vs 42gr .22lr?

    Obviously a goat headshot with a 155gr isnt going to be any better off than a goat headshot with a 220gr but maybe 220gr would have a bit more momentum behind it to expand more or a bigger chunk of lead to tumble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonW View Post
    Just thinking - is there an obvious reason why would I use 151gr projectile in subs instead of say 220gr?

    If I am restricted to 1075fps to remain subsonic and gravity has the same pull on any object then increasing the projectile weight means more energy at the point of impact surely? Or is it a case of subs being so under powered that the increased projectile weight is totally negligible like 40gr vs 42gr .22lr?

    Obviously a goat headshot with a 155gr isnt going to be any better off than a goat headshot with a 220gr but maybe 220gr would have a bit more momentum behind it to expand more or a bigger chunk of lead to tumble.

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    @JasonW

    The heaviest projectiles are best for subs for exactly the reasons you have outlined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonW View Post
    Just thinking - is there an obvious reason why would I use 151gr projectile in subs instead of say 220gr?

    If I am restricted to 1075fps to remain subsonic and gravity has the same pull on any object then increasing the projectile weight means more energy at the point of impact surely? Or is it a case of subs being so under powered that the increased projectile weight is totally negligible like 40gr vs 42gr .22lr?

    Obviously a goat headshot with a 155gr isnt going to be any better off than a goat headshot with a 220gr but maybe 220gr would have a bit more momentum behind it to expand more or a bigger chunk of lead to tumble.

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    Comes down to the rate of twist on your rifle. Your twist rate might not be able to stabilize a 220gn projectile and 1050fps.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Manu View Post
    Comes down to the rate of twist on your rifle. Your twist rate might not be able to stabilize a 220gn projectile and 1050fps.



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    Oh yeah Im with you.

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