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    When I sight in my bolt actions(depending on caliber)I typically sight in 3 inches high at 100 yds.The thought being that from 100 to 400 yds holding on the target with no correction for distance will result in a kill shot.I use 3 shot groups and remove the bolt between shots for air circulation.I keep an IR gun in my range box to make sure the barrel temps are similar'After getting to a happy place on the target I take the rifle home and leave it in an unheated garage overnight.The next day I take 1 shot from the cold gun and if its a kill shot I take it hunting.At deer camp I leave the rifle in my truck not in the cabin or tent too keep it cold.As a result of this practice I understand what you mean about the cold, one at a time sighting in process of a drilling.What you said about the drilling being a "stiff" group of barrels makes absolute sense to me and will be a piece of info I will definitely hold on to.Your comment on the torpedo bullet intrigues if for no other reason than ive never heard of it Ill look it up. Thanks for sharing your experience in these areas

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    smithpwx,

    I don't think RWS is making the TIG bullet any longer and may have replaced it with one they call the "Ideal Classic". I don't have any experience with the new one but if it works like the old bullet it will be fine. They still make the H-mantle bullet in some calibers. If you run across any loaded TIG's in your calibers then I would buy them. They were one of the best out there. The H-mantles are every bit as good as the Nosler or A-frames. All the RWS ammo is generally very accurate as well.

    Thanks, Diz

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    Diz looked up the bullet after reading your post it has a resemblance to the sellior and bellot 173 spce not making any comparisons just noting a similarity pwx

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    pwx, I think S&B loads good ammo but never used it against game. RWS made some very complex bullets with multiple cores and jackets to control expansion and keep them together. It would be hard to compare the two as there are so many other factors to consider. I wish RWS and Norma were easier to get here. Diz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diz View Post
    I don't think RWS is making the TIG bullet any longer and may have replaced it with one they call the "Ideal Classic".
    No, they still make the same bullets on the same machines. They just renamed them from "Brenneke TIG and TUG" to "Ideal Classic". The monickers "Brenneke", "TIG" and "TUG" were always owned by the Brenneke company, Langenhagen, http://www.brennekeusa.com/cms/ . RUAG, the owner of RWS and Norma, did not want to pay licence fees for using the names to Brenneke any more. So they simply renamed their products and advertized them as "new".

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    Axel, I stand corrected but I am glad as they are VERY good bullets. Thanks for the update, Diz

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