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Thousands of hours of expert ballistics performance research, compiled & freely offered to the firearms community

What is Rifle Bedding?

By Nathan Foster
 
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Rifle bedding is fundamental to rifle accuracy. The term bedding refers to the fit and stability of a barreled action within the rifle stock. If the fit and stability of the metal work in relationship to the stock is poor, the rifle will be in-accurate. Bedding a rifle with epoxy resin is the optimum method of obtaining a correct fit, long term stock stability and optimum rifle accuracy.

In order for a rifle to shoot accurately, the number one rule is that everything needs to be the same with each shot. There are several variables to rifle accuracy and each variable must be addressed... read more
 

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Basic Rifle Accuracy and Ballistics
Basic Rifle Accuracy and Ballistics
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Game Killing Fundamentals
Game Killing Fundamentals
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Hold that Forend!
Hold that Forend!
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Hi Kerry, sorry for the late reply, been laid up with injuries. Thanks for the plug, much appreciated. In this instance, stock choice is to a large degree a matter of personal choice. The stock you have can be made rigid and accurate- or you can opt for a fiberglass / ali stock. It really is up to you and your budget. I covered all of this in my first book. The first book deals with the fundamentals and component selection. The third book deals the aspects of putting it all together. One aspe...
- Nathan Foster - 6:25PM
Hi Jim, sorry for the late reply, I sustained a few injuries this week which knocked me back a bit. I suggest the same 10 thou jump. Back loads off 1.5 grains from your current load and work back through with the same test loads you tried when developing the A-Max load through to full pressures. See how you get on. If things don't go well, we can look at seating depth experimentation. The COAL will be roughly .094 shorter than your current load as a ball park figure.
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THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LONG RANGE HUNTING RIFLES

Successful long range hunting requires an accurate rifle. Pretty obvious really.

The Practical Guide to Long Range Hunting Rifles draws on the vast experience of Nathan Foster and provides a completely fresh approach to the subject of the long range hunting rifle.  It educates the reader about basic rifle engineering and the physics involved in accurate shooting - covering 31 different topics right through to the final result - the ultimate long range hunting tool.


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This is definitely the go to manual for decision making for hunters around the world. Where else can you fine such a wealth of information on bullet selection.
Jim Moseley
North Carolina, USA 
 
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THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LONG RANGE HUNTING CARTRIDGES

What is the Best Cartridge & Projectile for Long Range Hunting?

The Practical Guide to Long Range Hunting Cartridges guides you through the process of choosing a cartridge and a projectile which suits you and your goals - step by step.  This book, like many of Nathan’s books and writings, takes the approach that there is no need for you to be told which is the best cartridge for you - you can answer that question for yourself once you know how. 


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Hi Nathan, the Practical Guide to Hunting Cartridges is a fantastic read and more than that, it is a reference manual! This is a book that I’ll be going back to for information time and time again, like old reloading manuals!  Brilliant Nathan, thank you!! 

Adam Faulkner, Canada


 
 

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The worlds foremost online resource for information on hunting cartridges, projectiles and their use on medium to large game.

The information on this website is not an ordinary, general overview of hunting cartridges. This knowledgebase is the culmination of 20 years intensive field research and as new bullet designs emerge, this research continues. 

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