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Re: Invoking Andrew to ask a (gulp) Creedmoor question 16 days ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: Invoking Andrew to ask a (gulp) Creedmoor question

Shamelessly posting a reply so the thread will show in the homepage feed...

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Re: .17 hmr help 29 days ago by Jake Carey Re: .17 hmr help

I had a Ruger .17 that I could not get to shoot, and eventually I realized that in my excitement I had disassembled and cleaned and checked everything except the factory scope rail. Turned out all the screws were about 1/4 of a thread twist too long for the holes. No wonder it had been returned. I shortened them and the groups shrank dramatically. Even the recoil of that little bullet was enough to bang the scope around. Not to insult anyone's intellect, it's just my experience. Afterward it tur..

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Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet 1 month ago by Magnus Vassbotn Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet

Ahh, yes. Ricochets are much more frequent with monos than cup and core bullets. Something I have experienced several times myself (on rocky, dry ground). But as Scott implies, safe background should be safe regardless of bullet choice. A low velocity lead bullet will ricochet just as much as a high velocity copper. Regardless, If you or your assosiates are uncomfortable with monos, I believe the Partition 140 or the Accubond 140 is a good choice (or Woodleigh PP160). Alternatively Interbond or ..

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Re: The Door 1 month ago by Florida Cracker Re: The Door

Don't normally open the "Other Topics" forum so I didn't know this thread was running. My thinking parallels Bill Badgley - the book is so much more than a story. Highest kudos to Nathan and Steph. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet 1 month ago by Magnus Vassbotn Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet

Hi Alvaro. First, I haven't read the whole thread here, so maybe I'm just saying things that have already been mentioned here, and maybe I've missed some points about the stoutness of the TGK vs similar bullets. This reply is just my take on your question of bullet selection for your criteria. I haven't tried the TGK (or TMK), but I have shot a lot of various medium game with similar bullets (eld-x, a-max, interlock etc), and would not choose any of those for good penetration at close range from..

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Forum errors with multiple pages 1 month ago by Jonathan Kitterman Forum errors with multiple pages

Is any else having trouble views forum posts with multiple pages? I just tried viewing a few different posts with more than one page. It seems the page buttons and the next button are corrupted with incorrect links. Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet in long range hunting and shooting. https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/17453.html [https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/17453.html] Page one button has a..

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Re: Howa Bedding 2 months ago by Scott Struif Re: Howa Bedding

Hi, Marty. You cautioned Brandon earlier to be mindful of stock-material compression, even with laminate, which sounded like good advice to me. Pillars would, of course, preclude that problem. I donít use blue Loctite on action screws, but it would certainly prevent the screws moving any. I havenít seen it discussed, relative to action screws, but, in automotive applications, torque-specs are generally given for dry threads, as lubricant on the threads will change the forces being applied, and w..

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Gratuitous suggestion 2 months ago by Scott Struif Gratuitous suggestion

Nathanís recent email to members contained a link to his new Vimeo feed, where he answers random questions posted on this forum, via video responses. I learned about this new feature before todayís email, because he posted a link to it in a forum thread Iíve been following. Iíve been watching some of the videos, and picking up tidbits of info that, if I poured over the books, are probably there. Still, itís worth hearing live. I realized that much of what I had read, and thought I absorbed, was ..

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Re: Howa Bedding 2 months ago by Brandon Warner Re: Howa Bedding

I finished the bedding job last weekend on the Howa. I have a question about mag box clearance. With the new stock, when I originally fit everything, I noticed it was pinching the box and the rear screw came up a couple threads higher then it did in the Hogue. This caused the rear action bolt to interfere with the bLot when cycling. I addressed this by removing 1/8Ē off the rear action bolt and the same off the box. Holding the rifle at one oíclock and loosening the front action screw the front ..

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Re: Federalís silver bullet 2 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta Re: Federalís silver bullet

Quote:Luis - not to hijack the thread, how do you find the FC brass? Obviously, you like it, or you wouldn't have bought it, but I'm interested in the characteristics like hard/soft? , primer pockets? , number of loads? sizes well? . Any input would be appreciated. Thanks. And, sorry Scott. I have a batch of 60 pieces of federal premium nickel brass that I got for my m700 7mm rem mag that I shot when I first got it a few years ago. THe 165 gr Sierra btsp load shot really well for me so I bought ..

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Re: Federalís silver bullet 2 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Federalís silver bullet

Luis - not to hijack the thread, how do you find the FC brass? Obviously, you like it, or you wouldn't have bought it, but I'm interested in the characteristics like hard/soft? , primer pockets? , number of loads? sizes well? . Any input would be appreciated. Thanks. And, sorry Scott.

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Re: Am I the Guy Looking the Gift Horse in the Mouth? 2 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: Am I the Guy Looking the Gift Horse in the Mouth?

Reporting back on an old topic: My friends' course was postponed due to weather and the pandemic but we did it yesterday. Weather was picture perfect. Prior to the earlier postponements and after the discussion on this thread I did talk with my friend and he was clear that the round count would be considerably lower than 200 in a best-case scenario. It seemed that he wanted to give a high number to ensure no one showed up short, which I can understand as he is designing this course to be offered..

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Re: Setting up a older Remington trigger 3 months ago by Scott Struif Re: Setting up a older Remington trigger

Hi David. Most manufacturers nowadays use locknuts to secure trigger screw adjustments, then put a dab of glue on the locknuts to hold them in place, in the unlikely event they wander loose. Nail polish is recommended for home gunsmiths for that purpose. In your case, there are likely no locknuts. If you use blue Loctite on threads, you have to clean it and any oils that may have seeped into the threads, before reapplying it.. That could be difficult. Iíd adjust the screws to where you think wan..

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Reloading...270 Winchester 3 months ago by Daniel Schindler Reloading...270 Winchester

Greetings. I am seeking your experienced opinions here. I already know that some (many?) of you have more reloading experience than I do and why I am posting. FWIW, Iím not a reloading newbie in spite of the fact that I was an English majorÖas was Mr. OíConnor in my defense. From .375 H&H all the way down to 6mm, Iíve successfully loaded MOA loads with the reasonably frequent 1 hole 3 shot group @ 100 yds. Maybe my handloading skills could be fairly described as intermediate with my triple check..

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Re: Illuminated FFP 3 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Illuminated FFP

Hi Scott, yes thats the trouble. When speaking to the head sheds at Sightron, they stated that the only way to really get FFP to work in low light at the current reticle thickness, is to use illumination. Their concern is that if they make the reticles thicker, customers will complain. My concern is that the customer is not always right and that illumination is just one more thing to go wrong. Its nice to have it as an extra option, not the only option. The following is an edited cut and paste f..

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More of Andy's 3 months ago by John D. Hays - New Mexico More of Andy's "Have a Laugh"

It seems that Andy's "Have a Laugh" thread is locked up --- too much mirth. If some Webmaster can unlock it, then we could keep all this absolutely priceless and intelligent humor together. In the meantime, I will try to post a story my mother told me long ago about life in the middle of the 1930s Dust Bowl.

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Re: 200gr Muzzle velocity 3 months ago by Matthew Morrison Re: 200gr Muzzle velocity

Yes I have been augering down to this notion this afternoon. No Not too much copper. Good bit of fouling after 12 shots this afternoon. Rings are tight. tMOA thread pitch I do sure appreciate you framing it up nice and succinct. I will go back to 100 yards I will keep the 76.5 gr H1000 and the 3035 MV. I'll let yah know how it goes: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1p6aoviLe2HZsVUmMx2DgVCrD_DvQX0lM?usp=sharing

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Re: 200gr Muzzle velocity 3 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 200gr Muzzle velocity

Ha, fun to stir... OK, at .177 height, 100 yard zero, 3035, Alt 1900ft, Sierra says 8.2 while shooter says 8.3. Either way its dial up 8 MOA plus one click for 550 yards. So basically this is merely adding confusion to matters. At 12 inches of extra height at 550 yards, you have somehow gained just over 2 MOA or two extra inches height at 100 yards. So what we are looking for is something dramatic, a major change in POI. I am really sorry Matt but you may have to pull the target back to 100 and ..

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Re: Long Range Considerations 4 months ago by Scott Struif Re: Long Range Considerations

When I discovered this website a year and a half ago, I realized how ignorant I was about terminal ballistics. That you can hit an 8Ē gong at a given distance doesnít mean you can make an ethical shot. I had assumed my 30-06 was deadly as far as I could accurately place the shot. My personal best was a 450-yard shot on a pronghorn with a 150-grain cup-&-core at a pedestrian MV. I recovered the unexpanded bullet from the heart. (Nathan explained to me in another thread why that happened . . . low..

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Re: Long Range Considerations 4 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Long Range Considerations

Martin.....how far,how fast,what position is ethical can be sorted really quick by answering ONE simple question....are you minute of milk bottle capable 100% of the time???? WTF you ask??? can you CONSISTANTLY hit a 3ltr plastic milk bottle at a given range from given position everytime.....if you can,well you can chest shoot a deer at stationary deer at same range,afterall a 3 ltr milk bottle/jug is pretty darn close to 8"x8" standing I will back myself to 75 yards on that...sitting braced on ..

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Re: Rebarreling Delay - Stuck with .22-250 for Coues Deer 4 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Rebarreling Delay - Stuck with .22-250 for Coues Deer

Well having recently been shown error of my ways/had nose firmly rubbed.... I will hesitantly suggest find some FIFTY grain ttsx by barnes I have had great run with them in .223 I started thread the other day about monos in .224 its worth taking time to see Nathans comments and link the partitions would be my pick if you cant get the 50 ttsx to group or are dubious of terminal effects. I deliberately went 50 over the 55 as wanted every little bit of speed I could get ,not going to be issue in 22..

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Re: People Complaining About Recoil 4 months ago by Ben Law Re: People Complaining About Recoil

tons of 223's - 308's come with brake's or threaded muzzle these days, which kinda sucks, i don't trust threaded muzzles for long term accuracy particularly when they are much smaller than the barrel diameter.

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Re: Head shot 4 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: Head shot

In late 2017 and early 2018 we had a thread going titled "Neck Shots on Medium Game with Frangible Bullets." I think there was some overlap with this discussion. In that thread I explained my parameters for taking certain shots. I re-read them this morning. They still sound theoretically okay. I mentioned the stomach-sick feeling of taking a bad shot and wounding a deer in passing, but it was definitely a past tense mention. In fall of 2018 I got cocky and careless, feeling good about having snu..

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Re: Speer projectiles? 5 months ago by Simon Crowther Re: Speer projectiles?

Thanks for that Nathan. Actually I've posted this thread in the wrong place, I'm not after long range precision ammo, just decent hunting ammo. I am very fussy though, I can't stand the thought of maiming an animal. My normal ammo with either Sierra Pro-Hunters or Hornady SSTs is shooting great. I suppose I've always been very lucky with reloading and so far have always managed to load very accurate ammo, this is the first challenge that I've had. I'll have a rest from reloading while I have a t..

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Re: Remington bankruptcy 5 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Remington bankruptcy

Interesting link there, Scott. Lots of good and not so good info. The usual mixture, and then the usual animosity common to internet threads. Two posts caught my attention: the modified stock pictures and the formula. Looking at the stock mods, the size, shape, and location of that "anti-torque lever" gives me the idea that torque cannot be a major factor, unless using a free recoil shooting technique. That stock extension, in my opinion only, could easily be replaced by a firm grip (Hold that f..

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