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Re: BEST DIE SET FOR RELOADING 30-06 IN A RCBS ROCK CHUCKER SUPREME 26 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: BEST DIE SET FOR RELOADING 30-06 IN A RCBS ROCK CHUCKER SUPREME

Hi Rob i agree with Chris comments in other thread Nathan books will really be ideal for walking you through a lot of these things. i love the lee collet, i own two sets of custom sets plus many factory ones. your very luck as the lee ultimate sets come in 30.06 these are great 4 die sets for a really good price. also pick up a lee trim gauge while your at it. just be aware if your shooting brass that you haven't shot before the brand new brass will require slightly less powder then once shot br..

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Re: Z -max projectiles 26 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Z -max projectiles

Aside from Bob's input, this thread should be treated with caution. Anyone new to hunting should be wary of this thread because it contains a great deal of misinformation, non evidence based anecdotes and zero necropsies. I will try my best to correct some of this. Hornady jacket material is generally softer than Nosler. If a bullet is too soft for the job at hand and meets too much resistance on impact relative to its weight and construction versus game weights, the bullet may cause sufficient ..

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Re: Confused. 26 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Confused.

Just be grateful that you do not have to go through what Europeans have to go through to get into hand loading (explosive license etc). Ireland has been through even more difficult times. I think this year is the first year that they have ever been allowed to even contemplate it, treated like 'the enemy' for centuries. Strangling hand load supplies is a great form of gun control. Realistically, it would have been better to not bring this up on an open forum as you would be surprised where the an..

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Re: ADI powders 26 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: ADI powders

Hi Jason, when I was young, I had folk (salesmen) tell me that ADI was just a cheap powder made in Oz, conjuring images of an Australian in a hut somewhere in the outback, making powder while trying to split the beer atom. Fortunately I was able to get past all of this and see the faults in my own processes. ADI make good powder, its as simple as that. So lets put that to rest. Trying to diagnose this via the net is hopeless. I will try to offer some ideas but without having the rifle in hand, y..

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Re: The Cult of the All Copper Projectile 27 months ago by Steph Foster Re: The Cult of the All Copper Projectile

I am sorry guys, this is a very long post however I think that this is such a big subject that the length is justified. I have to admit that I am really not convinced or sold on the idea that lead projectiles are responsible for environmental lead toxicity. I think it is a very limited and narrow view point. Rather like having a house that is suffering from sinking foundations, dry rot and termites but deciding that the front door needs replacing. Just a quick note on the subject of lead toxicit..

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The 9.3's 27 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta The 9.3's

I have just seen and done the first read on the 9.3x57 and 9.3x62 and didn't see anything posted on them so I thought I'd get the ball rolling on a discussion thread! :) Let me be first to thank Nathan for putting in the research and doing these write ups that are free of charge on the knowledge base. Really good write ups and as the knowledge base grows I like the additional insights you put into your write ups that aren't cartridge specific. I especially like the comment about shooting fantasy..

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Re: Heavy Recoil versus Imagined Recoil 27 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Heavy Recoil versus Imagined Recoil

OK, how do I post this without ending up with a divorce. If recoil has a negative affect on accuracy, then it must be addressed. Accuracy must always come first. When I am teaching, whether via the website, the books, one on one or via lectures, I begin by placing great emphasis on the stock and rifle design followed by technique. I do not expect folk to pick up the first POS they find and 'take it like a man'. But what I do hope, is that with the right kit and the right form, the client can use..

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Re: Heavy Recoil versus Imagined Recoil 27 months ago by Stephanie Foster Re: Heavy Recoil versus Imagined Recoil

I am really glad that you started this thread Lane because I find the subject of recoil very fascinating. What I find so interesting is the question when did recoil and the avoidance of it become paramount when using a rifle? It seems that people spend more time thinking about recoil than they do thinking about a planned hunt. So to me it seems that maybe the issue is more about where a person puts their focus, rather than actual recoil. Maybe I have been very fortunate in the sense that over th..

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Lithgow la101 22lr 27 months ago by Mark Whitaker Lithgow la101 22lr

Before everyone spanks me, long range is relative, 1000 yards for the hot rods etc, so 150 yards for a 22lr is "long range". So, I sold my 375h&h Ruger #1 and bought a Lithgow la101 22lr, synthetic stock and threaded barrel (it came with it, pretty useless in Australia) and the local gunsmith lightened the trigger to approx 1 lb. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but I have started to break in the barrel as per Nathan's instructions, added the extra stock spacing to lengthen the length of ..

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Re: Howa Project 27 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: Howa Project

Hey all, final update for this thread. I got the same OSA (Outdoor Sporting Agencies) ammo: Buffalo River with the Sierra 135gr Hollow Points. Range was 100yds and wind was non-existant. Shooting from a bench with bags as rests. Managed this group: 0.098Mil or 0.338MOA, you can see the fouling shot to the right. Then this one: this was the final group. There was some fiddling with the scope but this group is right on centre and 1 mil high (approx 4 inches). This group was 0.093Mil or 0.319MOA In..

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Re: hammer forged vs cut or button rifling 27 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: hammer forged vs cut or button rifling

Hey guys, Sorry to dredge up an old thread... I wanted to know if there is any truth to the idea that hammer forged barrels do not need a break in process... My thoughts are that this idea has no merit, in fact a hammer forged barrel I saw recently had more visible burrs and tool marks than my Howa. Either Howa have picked up their game and are finishing barrels like they did pre-2011 (see the rifles book) or hammer forging has no great benefits to bore finish (assuming the tools used to cut the..

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Re: Tripod forend rest for hunting? 27 months ago by mark whiteley Re: Tripod forend rest for hunting?

LOL http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/14000.html its kill shot clips off the best of the west over a year of producing a show for christs sake, time to take a chill pill, its entertainment LOL that type of rest is used by people who require the most stable rest for highest degree of accuracy and precision all the time the bench rest and long range shooting crew for a scenario where you would be sitting waiting for game to come out into your shooting ar..

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new rifle 27 months ago by Brendon Greig new rifle

Hi guys I finally got my new rifle Remington 700 in 7mm rem mag had some issues finding one as the importer had none in stock finally found one 1st mistake I got it threaded before trying it 2nd mistake I stabilized and bedded it before testing it when first firing it i found it to be a heavy fouler so contacted Nathan for advice and decided to send it up to him to sort the bore for me but due to the bedding not being right he couldn't get suitable grouping to be happy due to my finances and Nat..

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Re: Len Backus' Long Range Hunting 27 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Len Backus' Long Range Hunting

Thanks Rob, they requested a few articles so I have allowed them to utilize a couple of articles which might aid learning, plus one just for fun. I used to post regularly on LRH.com but I just don't have the time now. I still answer private tech questions from forum members but again, I have so many other commitments at present. At the moment, I am editing my past field notes and data on the 9.3 family. But I also have to juggle this with the ongoing field testing of new bullets etc and also hel..

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Re: 175 eld x length problems 7mm practical 28 months ago by Greg Quick Re: 175 eld x length problems 7mm practical

Hi Thomas. Good I'm glad someone has learned something from all this ranting and raving I've been going on about the DBM. I'll have to check out the cartridge you're talking about. I've always hesitated to go back to a 300 win mag. One of my first rifles was a browning A bolt chambered in a 300 win mag and talk about a piece of shit! You can't thread a brake onto one of those so everytime I pulled the trigger it felt like getting punch in the chest by Jake the mus. No fun at all! Sold that teeth..

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Re: 175 eld x length problems 7mm practical 28 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: 175 eld x length problems 7mm practical

Hi Greg been reading post and learning a lot. i tend to think of things less of f#@k up and more of an advance learning curve. i did wonder if it would be worth changing to a precision platform and wyatt bottom metal to. you could probably not lose to much if you sell your stock and magazine to some tacticool commando type this is a thread on the precision platform stocks http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/14016.html on the 225 eld-m i have been using t..

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Re: Suggestion for new .308 28 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: Suggestion for new .308

Hi DB, I've just pice up the Howa 1500 with a Heavy 24" barrel. It's a dream to shoot. It's sitting in a factory Hogue stock and honestly you could fire off rounds all day. Minimal recoil and nice feel. I'm in the process of accurising as per the Accurising book. Last stop is bedding for the rifle itself then some load development. I've been having an update thread called Howa Project. They are indeed inexpensive but I'm not sure I'd call it "cheap".

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Re: 175 eld x length problems 7mm practical 28 months ago by Greg Quick Re: 175 eld x length problems 7mm practical

So I do have a magnum Remington action. Made sure of that before building this rifle. Brand new SS Magnum action threaded onto a bartlien barrel. The reamer my smith used was the latest ptg reamer. I did testing today and it does not like the bullets 40 thou off the lands. I agree I don't want to retard my rifle or do something half ass red neck style even though I am a true blooded redneck I most definitely want this right. i don't want a single shot hunting rifle. Worse case I might have to ru..

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Re: PSF27 and VG10 steel for knife blades 28 months ago by Mike Davis Re: PSF27 and VG10 steel for knife blades

Warrick ,you make a good point re cheap knives. over on another Kiwi forum there is a thread with something like 200 pages/3500 posts all about Bacho knives. they sell for between $6-15 and they come in a nifty wee plastic sheath. thereis one in each of my vechiles,haved dressed out 2 deer and a pig with one without needing more than a quick steel between animals. funny thing is same knife with mora brand on it sells for $40-60 same knife,same sheath,same steel...... mercator folders are another..

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Show us your gear 28 months ago by Andrew Murray Show us your gear

Hey guys, Just thought I'd throw a quick thread up about our different gear. I'll start off, my Auspack and webbing, still good from cadet days over 14 years ago. Goodness knows how old they were back when I got them, disposals from the ADF. Also have a few hootchies (the "oo" is pronounced like the oo in book or cook). No hoochies laying around my garage that I'm aware of... Not my hootchie but just for clarification, basically a tent, without sides, or a zip, or much really, it's a plastic she..

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Re: PSF27 and VG10 steel for knife blades 28 months ago by G. Woodsman Re: PSF27 and VG10 steel for knife blades

Thank you Lane and Warrick for the ideas. I found some more of the old threads on this site regarding knife steels as well as your web site Warrick, and they are all packed with great info. What prompted me to ask about PSF27 is that Gayle Bradley, the Texas custom knife maker, has collaborated with Spyderco on a couple of fixed blade factory knives using that steel, which he speaks very highly of, saying he finds it much better than D2 due to different way it is made. I also found an extensive ..

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Re: Howa Project 28 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Howa Project

Quite true Warwick. A decrease in trigger weight plus oil can remove low level creep. A decrease in weight, plus polishing, plus oil will of course remove all creep. But take note that polishing can easily be overdone. So do take it slowly and carefully. Little things can make a big difference. On the Ruger M77 for example, a very light touch with a soft mop on the sear, can reduce both the pull weight and creep- thats without going below 2000 grit and approximately 2-3 seconds exposure to the c..

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Re: 162 grain ELD Match vs 180 grain ELD Match 28 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: 162 grain ELD Match vs 180 grain ELD Match

So far I have good, very accurate loads for my 7mm Rem Mag as well as my 7x57 using the 162 grain ELD-M and 175 gr ELD-X bullets. So far I cannot yet get the 180 grain ELD-M bullets, so I will be interested in seeing what you find in this forum thread for when we are able to get some.

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Re: 30-378 Wby Mag 28 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: 30-378 Wby Mag

Hey Mike - I was just reading through a bunch of the old threads and came across yours. How did you make out? In regards to you last post, it would depend on what your hunting scenario is. If your ranges are short (less than 200m), I would go group size. If you want to reach out a ways, see what Nathan says about ES vs. ACCURACY. Most of my hunters are around an inch for five shots, but very rarely do I shoot over 100m, with most shots around 60 -70m, so a very acceptable accuracy level. With an..

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Re: 8mm-06 28 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: 8mm-06

Hey Alan. Have a read of my 35 WHELEN rebarrel of a BSA CF2 30-06 . http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/page/4/search//thread/9319.html Factory ammo is available too so you don't have to reload but it is best if you do to get the best from your Akley improved 35 Whelen.

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