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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Rhino took a couple handfuls of "Bullwinkle droppings" back home with him. He works on the BULLWINKLE platform, so he thought they should see what it leaves "behind"
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I hope he did not have to explain them to US Customs people.

Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Rhino took a couple handfuls of "Bullwinkle droppings" back home with him. He works on the BULLWINKLE platform, so he thought they should see what it leaves "behind"
(You do think differently when you drink)
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Originally posted by paddyofurniture paddyofurniture wrote:

I hope he did not have to explain them to US Customs people.

Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Rhino took a couple handfuls of "Bullwinkle droppings" back home with him. He works on the BULLWINKLE platform, so he thought they should see what it leaves "behind"
(You do think differently when you drink)
Hoadie


Nope!! only got busted on the Wine and Pickles I had in my carry one !! guess that stopped them before
 looking further into the Moose Poo !!!!!!!!
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"....I hope he did not have to explain them to US Customs people....."

i was wonderin on that as well , i know crossing the other way we got checked for potatoes and fruits , seems you-all think you might get cooties from them up there in canada 
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I know how you feel, it is quite ridiculous really.
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A little late here, but has anyone used Woodleigh 215 gr RN's. I recently got ahold of 100 of these bullets which are purported to be the hot tip for hunting with a .303. I haven't been able to find any loading data for these bullets so far but I'm sure it is out there.
 
Also I have been trying to get ahold of some Hornady 174 gr RN's for a Hunting Load.  Not available anywhere right now.
 
So far the best I have gotten out of that gun was shooting 150 gr Privi Partisan ammo.  I also have some 180gr ammo from them.
 
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Check out "www.woodleighbullets.com.au", they have a load data section. I'm thinking about trying some myself. I use their "130gn PP SN" @ 2883 Fps and it works great, knocks the "stuffing" out of Fallow and Red Deer, also works on Sambar (the ghost of the bush) but shot placement needs to be a bit more precise on them. I use ADI AR2208 for them and ADI AR2209 for the 150gn Hornady. Woodleigh Bullets list ADI AR2208 and ADI AR2209 for the 215 grain pill.
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I looked at that data but it only calls out powders which I don't have access to.  I need something for normal American Powders like IMR 4895,4064 or 3031 all of which should work just fine with this cartridge and bullet.   Just have to find out where the charge weights are in relation to other cartridges.
All of the manuals I have give loads for 150,174 and 180 gr bullets only.
 
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215 Gr data is hard to find here possibly because the bullets are as well!
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Are they the powders that you have on hand ? If your interested i can work out some data to use at your discretion. Have you or can you get something a bit slower burning....IMR4350 or IMR4007Scc ? What type of "action" do you have...No1 or No4 ? I've had a quick look at the charge rates vs load density vs chamber pressure and the 2 powders above seem to fill the "case" more with lower pressures which will lessen "felt recoil", benefit case life, put less stress on the "action" and enhance accuracy (goes with the "recoil" bit) than the powders you listed. If you have the powders stated in your "post" i can work out "starting" and "Max" loads if i've got some info (action type, head space, barrel length, etc, etc...) about the firearm the load is intended for.
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Woodleigh finally did get back to me with some loads that I can try.  They had Varget listed and I have that, and also had H4350 listed. and I have some IMR 4350.   I have enough information to get started.
 
I don't plan on shooting a bunch of these at nearly $1 a pop however I do want a hunting load that works right and I've got 100 tries to get it right.
 
I got the bullets from here http://www.huntingtons.com/ but had to wait for months due to the Longshoreman's strike in LA.  I think Midway has some now too.
 
I also finally got some Hornady 174 gr RN's and will work up one for those as well.
 
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Good going, Randy. Concerning those 174 gr. Hornady's...are those new production?
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Canuck:  They are new production.  Got them from Mid South Shooters Supply.  I had been waiting for Midway to get them in but they still haven't and it's been two weeks since I received these.
 
Got 200 174gr RN's and 300 150gr SP's about $27/100.
 
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Thanks for that, Randy. I will have to go online and order some from my Canadian sources like Cabella's and etc.
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Canuck;
I'm not sure if your aware of it or not..but as a licenced Canadian fireams owner, you are allowed to import something like 900 rounds of ammo at a time.
I can't see bullets being any different.
Just sayin..it may save you some coin.
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Thanks Hoadie, I will look into that!
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