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Zero Alpha Podcast Pt 2 with Nathan

12 Oct 2017
@ 04:13 pm (GMT)

Jimmy Flynn

Hi everyone, I'm glad to say Nathan and I planning to do a follow up on the first podcast I did with him late last month. Its penciled in for next week.

So I would like to offer the forum members the chance to put your questions to Nathan, just leave a reply to this post and we will do our best cover them in the podcast.

Also just as a shame less plug I have a successful kickstarter project that's only got a few days left to run. Any of you AR owners might be interested in having a look.



12 Oct 2017
@ 06:38 pm (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Re: Zero Alpha Podcast Pt 2 with Nathan
Cheers Jimmy,

I would like to ask if there is a bullet design in the works from Nathan. Not so much that he has been consulted on designs but rather as the driving force.

Thanks heaps,

14 Oct 2017
@ 08:28 am (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: Zero Alpha Podcast Pt 2 with Nathan
Another projectile one Jimmy.

The main manufacturers seem to be in pissing contest to see who can produce the heaviest, highest BC projectile for a given calibre (along with the lightest rifle mmmm!). Action/calibre combos that where known to have generous mags suitable for optimum LR work are struggling to be suitable without mods.

Do you see this ending or a trend that will continue?

Are you seeing people chase these pills by changing twist rates in new build?

Cheers Marty
18 Oct 2017
@ 07:38 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Zero Alpha Podcast Pt 2 with Nathan
Hi guys, my waffle session part 2 is now live:
18 Oct 2017
@ 09:29 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Zero Alpha Podcast Pt 2 with Nathan
Actually that link is dead sorry guys. Will contact Jimmy the host.
18 Oct 2017
@ 09:34 am (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: Zero Alpha Podcast Pt 2 with Nathan
Heaps of great info contained in that waffling again guys, great job!
Thanks for answering our questions Nathan.

My hope is some of the major brands will see the flaws in their designs & head back towards what works instead of whats cheap, trending or cooool!

Precision machinery/tooling that can efficiently turn out tight tolerance components is ready available and already in use by all major brands. Customers shouldn't have to buy a premium or semi custom rifle to get a solid platform to work with. It can be easily changed with mind set or brand direction (ie Tikka with their tight tolerance mass manufacturing processes).

One day maybe.........
18 Oct 2017
@ 09:53 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Zero Alpha Podcast Pt 2 with Nathan
Second time lucky:
18 Oct 2017
@ 03:16 pm (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: Zero Alpha Podcast Pt 2 with Nathan
Was a good podcast cheers Jimmy and Nathan.

I always love marketing departments where an engineer/designer makes it as easy as possible to manufacture then marketing puts it twist on it. Full size bolt, 4 rings of steel, single stack magazine for reliability, etc
Think we all live in hope for a nice magnum action without to many faults..

Made a very good point about carry weight.
Might have to tell my mum she can hunt with a cheytac as there is 5 of us my brother being the lightest at 8.10 and me the heaviest at 10.8.
When ever baby weight comes up I just look at my wife and laugh as no one in the family has had one under 7lbs yet.
Doesn't go down well but at least I know what I'm in trouble for, for once.
19 Oct 2017
@ 10:18 am (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Re: Zero Alpha Podcast Pt 2 with Nathan
The carry weight issue was great. I have brought it up before that my rifle is close to 5kg or 11lb. I need a proper weight (measurement) but it surely is hefty. On thr flip side it is great to shoot.

Recoil is very manageable. I would say light even when held properly. Roughly the same as a 12g with clay target loads.

But I've not yet had the opportunity to carry it a long way in the bush. I was going this weekend but realised I couldn't make it. Very sad but such is life.

Great podcast. Big thanks to Jimmy and Nathan.


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