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Three with the Lee
      #357271 - 07/10/21 09:15 AM

heres a few pics, of a hunt a week or so ago. Re barrelled Charles Lancaster 150 PPU's
Good boar leaving his bed wallow , 40m shot thru some bamboo. Drop on spot.

sow thru some crappy bamboo, couple of shots

young boar raking shot

recovered 150 PPU


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Re: Three with the Lee [Re: 264]
      #357273 - 07/10/21 09:25 AM

Good stuff Mick.
Lee Speeds do add a bit of class to a hunt.

And in my own case, nostalgia: my first ever centrefire rifle, given to me by my Dad at age 12, was a Lee Speed.

You might want some better bullets in case of buffalo, though!

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Re: Three with the Lee [Re: Marrakai]
      #357274 - 07/10/21 10:41 AM

Well done, Mic, as is usual. That separated jacket and core was interesting. When I first saw this, I thought they were bonded, but then though - no, can't be.
Still, coming apart at the end of travel is not a bad thing,
especially when so well expanded. My buddy Keith had good luck with Hornady Interbond 150's in .308 Cal., fired at 2,750fps from his P14 .303 chambered on a .308 barrel.
The elk was just over 400yards and dropped at the shot, double lunged. The 2 deer he got with the same load were just over 100yards.

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Re: Three with the Lee [Re: Daryl_S]
      #357279 - 07/10/21 10:38 PM

Well done mate!
Nice day's outing for your ol' girl!


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Re: Three with the Lee [Re: 93x64mm]
      #357294 - 08/10/21 08:36 PM

A good size boar that. I love shooting open sights - just classic stalking up to the animal. Lee Speed is a classy instrument for the job. Well done.

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Re: Three with the Lee [Re: 35Whelen]
      #357295 - 08/10/21 10:38 PM

Well done Mick, excellent animals and great looking country. The Lee-Speed certainly looks the part in those pics, beautiful rifle. Did you have it re-barreled with a new barrel to the original profile or was it a good used barrel that was fitted.

Matt.

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Re: Three with the Lee [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #357332 - 11/10/21 03:41 PM

New barrel profiled the same as the old one without the rib. Cheers Mick

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Re: Three with the Lee [Re: 264]
      #357339 - 12/10/21 06:53 AM

Yeah good job. I actually much prefer the Lee-Speeds without the rib. Looks great.

Matt.

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Re: Three with the Lee [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #357345 - 12/10/21 05:48 PM

I like the hunt with the Lee Speed.

Amazing such an old cartridge can still kill modern game! Like it did a hundred plus years ago !!! And not a creedmoor!

Loved to see the old girl being used so well.

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Three with the Lee [Re: 264]
      #357346 - 12/10/21 06:40 PM

Nice work there Mick. The Lee Speed is a classic and good to see it in use.

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