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The inner shock wave from brake escape flows back and assaults your eardrums and may eventually result in hearing loss.

The .32 Special barrel would stabilise the heavier bullet and would also be better with cast bullets because of less rotational torque.

Even a heavy roundnose bullet from the .458 Win. Mag, will be deflected by twigs and light branches.

For an action, the best bet is the Zastava M70.

Make sure the bullet is a controlled expansion design since your shooting could be anywhere from 50 to 400yd.

You can figure on a reduction of somewhere between 180 to 200 fps with the 7mm Rem. Mag. fired from a 500mm barrel.

Button rifling causes the metal in the bore to displace around the die and is usually much shallower than conventional cut rifling.

Over time I've used slow burning powders in my .240 Weatherby, but always with a Magnum primer.

All .257 Magnum rifles built before 1973 had a rifling twist of 1:12" which is too slow to stabilise spitzer bullets much longer than those weighing 100 grains.

Your old load of 62.5gn of Re-19 would have driven the 90gn Sierra H.P at about 3500fps

It not only balances nicely and swings smoothly, but has plenty of accuracy and knockdown power.

The internet shows some astounding velocities for the .303 Epps, so I've decided to have a rifle built in this calibre.

62.5gn of Re-19 would have driven the 90gn Sierra H.P at about 3500fps.

If I were you, I'd try within two grains of your regular powder charge with the Woodleigh 225gn bullet.

. I've used this .25-20 load on goats out to 150 metres with excellent results.