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Re: Howa Project 28 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: Howa Project

Sorry for the giant image. I realise that how these images display via my phone and PC are different. Via my phone the images are scaled to look appropriate whereas on PC they are the full size. Here is the rifle in normal view... I posted regarding the optics here so I won't bother repeating it now. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/21/thread/14088.html [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/21/thread/14088.html] After a quick play..

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Howa Project 28 months ago by Andrew Murray Howa Project

Well Gents, It's arrived. I plan on making this thread a journey from taking an out of the box Howa and turning it into a tack driver using the methods Nathan's book series. To start with I have taken a photo of the rifle. It's a Howa 1500 in .308 with a 24" heavy barrel. It is a pillar bedded Hogue stock. It also came with a picatinny rail as part of the deal. I purchased the rifle for $569 (Aus dollars, please not all prices quoted are AUD). Add delivery it went to $618. Due to Aus firearm law..

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Tourbon Outdoor gear. 29 months ago by Andrew Murray Tourbon Outdoor gear.

Hey gents just wanted to throw a heads up for a gear supplier I recently purchased some stuff from. I'm not affiliated in anyway other than having made a recent purchase. I was just impressed with their products and service. The company is Tourbon Outdoor. They are an Internet supplier. You'll find them on ebay and other online market places. I am sure they are a Chinese based company but they obviously have stock supplies in Australia because it only took 4 days to arrive. Which includes a week..

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Mushroom growing take 2 29 months ago by Andrew Murray Mushroom growing take 2

OK so after my last effort I have decided to start another thread. These are mushrooms just starting to grow from a wild specimen I found up a tree. They are Oyster Mushrooms. The cake is made of a bird seed mix that was in a jar. The little pins are the start of the mushrooms should be ready in about 5-7 days.

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Re: Front rest question. 30 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Front rest question.

Shawn - have a read here. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/22/thread/11675.html [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/22/thread/11675.html]

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Re: Help with Groups 30 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Help with Groups

.22LR rifles can be picky as to the ammo they like. I use Lapua CenterX in all of mine. As well, several of my Anshutz .22 rifles have been epoxy and pillar bedded, and they shoot extremely well. Here is a site a person can find help on in doing this: http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=568979

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pikau 31 months ago by Mike Davis pikau

After going through a few commercial daybags over the years which have all failed in one way or another I finnaly talked SWMBO into sewing me up my own pikau..... we measured up my sons bought one (ridgeline) and increased sixes to suit me better basically a piece of polarfleece 1800mm x 800mm folded in half with side seams sewn,its nice camp pattern but as it might get hard use carrying we used shorter piece of blaze camo around about the 1400x800 size sewn inside....two tennis balls one in ea..

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Re: Mushroom Growing 31 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Mushroom Growing

Read this Andrew and it works. We all struggled with pics in the beginning lol http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/29/thread/1586.html

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Re: 7mm mag /ELD-X 31 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: 7mm mag /ELD-X

I did not want to barge in on this thread but eps was curious... Why no 28 to 30 inch barrels on a hunting rifle? Well I guess I have nothing against those who do use them all right. Their choice. That being said, if I were six foot 5 or better with long arms, they would be more manageable from an all around hunting rifle. Not for me however, I found the one long bbl rifle I had that was being used mostly for target shooting and was just fine in that situation but I ended up shooting shorter bar..

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Re: HS Precision stock renovation 31 months ago by Ben Law Re: HS Precision stock renovation

Had a bit of a tinker this morning, the mikes studs were too big for the threads in the stock. I remember reading online somewhere about HSP changing the thread sizes somewhere along the line. Probably a good thing because I re-tapped them to fit the larger 10-32 thread. I have a can of Dupli-color bed armour ready for another day.

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Re: Megs first bush deer 31 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Megs first bush deer

Id forgotten this thread was here, Meg led me into 3 deer last month,Imissed the first,didnt see the 2nd but the 3rd got a 180grn .308 pill through boiler room and trip home to the freezer. took me a while to work out what she was doing/trying to show me but now we starting to gel/Im learning to read her better things are looking up. trusting her and going whereever SHE wants to take me was the hardest bit to get my head around. happy times ahead. spent weekend up on the open tops...left her at ..

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Re: .270 / 7mmRM / .30-06  Consultation - Traditional Hunting Ranges 32 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: .270 / 7mmRM / .30-06 Consultation - Traditional Hunting Ranges

Given the options in Ricardo's post I would go with what Mike says. I gave one of my boys a Remington model 721 as well as a Sako Mannlicher both in 30/06 and both rifles shoot well and handle all sorts of shots at elk and moose. I have shot more than a few large grizzly bear with one as well. We had a thread on this site some time back many may recall. I posted a comment about a guide-outfitter here in northern British Columbia Canada who hunted all over the world and took an astounding number ..

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Re: Greystone muzzel brake 32 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Greystone muzzel brake

hi Jared had quick look there's few thing i don't like but could be wrong blast directed towards ground kicking up dust, not sure how much noise comeback. have a look on this thread http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/11916.html Chris has given up on the shield from what i know but he is using the muzzle brake with great success. the ports are angled 15 degrees fowards so the shooter plus bystanders don't get blasted. think Chris had it made and the guy ..

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Re: Bullet Comparators and Results 32 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Bullet Comparators and Results

Thanks again, guys. I have copied and filed this thread to have it as a quick reference for later. This is good stuff. Because it's winter and I'm bored silly, I took an unopened box of 208gr ELD-Ms and put each bullet through the comparator. Interesting results. Of course, we will never know why this is, but there were two distinct bullet groups. In each of these groups, the differences between bullets was less than one thou. The difference between the two groups was four thou. Twenty-five per ..

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Re: Scope setup recommended for CZ 550 American safari classic rifle in 375 h&h 32 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Scope setup recommended for CZ 550 American safari classic rifle in 375 h&h

I don't want to hujack this thread so short of it is I bought 3 Leupld VX3 scopes 3.5 to 14 per and put one on a 7x57 Remington Classic, a .308 Win in Remington, and a 783 30/06 (now the barrel is .358 Win). load workups and barrel breakin, casual shooting of them for a year was exactly 235 rounds on the 7x57, 198 on the .358 and 225 on the .308 Most was in summer nd I would quad about 7km in to where I like to shoot, During load workups I would change the scope turrets to close to the aiming po..

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Re: P-14  .308 Norma Magnum 32 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: P-14 .308 Norma Magnum

Bryan - I'm going to hijack my own thread here. Do you hunt whitetail long range? Across 1/4's or sections?

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Re: Copper bullets 32 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Copper bullets

if you took out the fourth paragraph of the origonal post in this thread it would be a solid statement/point/argument/reasonable discussion BUT to put in they are "the most effective for dropping on the spot" makes it laughable........ my money would go on a partition for that title everyday of the week. and if you take out both the front wheels well its going down and wont get up no matter what you use......game can and will move off without back wheels but cant do so with front ones unusable. ..

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Re: Browning BLR .358 Winchester 32 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Browning BLR .358 Winchester

Some really good advice on this thread and no great need for me to elaborate other than to say that the BLR forend can be problematic with regards to accuracy and that there is no one size fits all fix for this. Also, if the rifle is scoped, the scope will sit high which combined with a poor trigger and poor forend design, is not conducive to good shooting. There is still some room for improved lever action rifle design. Somebody mentioned the classic Savage earlier, a bit of a shame that this w..

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Re: Interesting load development outcomes 32 months ago by David Hartley Re: Interesting load development outcomes

Today's load development yielded a very satifying outcome. The red bullseye is 40mm diameter. This thread hasn't generated a lot of interest but it's maybe worth sharing the outcome as several suggestions from elsewhere and here said it was the bullet weight and 1 in 10" twist rate, a common concern with .243. But I've shot 100gr Sierras for years in a .243 T3 with the same twist and had ok groups. On another forum someone suggested load density (fill ratio) as a starting point, so I switched to..

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Re: Antlers and Inches 33 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Antlers and Inches

Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a hunting partner, describing successful hunts of the past. It wasn't until I was re-reading this thread that it dawned on me how we had been describing the animals. It was by weight, at the butchers. Apparently, we don't really care how many points the animal scores. The descriptions used were comments like "a big bull", in reference to a mature bull moose when taken under the Limited Entry Authorization; another was "a bull (or cow) elk", with the u..

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Re: Hawk Custom Bullets 33 months ago by Ryan Nafe Re: Hawk Custom Bullets

That's essentially all I've been able to find out as well, Luke. The funny thing is that the bullets that I'm interested in from Hawk would likely have very similar performance to the Winchester Power Point 180's, as someone mentioned in the .308 thread I started. But factory loads are getting kinda boring :D

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Re: Browning BLR .358 Winchester 33 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Browning BLR .358 Winchester

BLRs ....... Nathan not a huge fan and gunsmithing can be ....expensive due to design/way rifle put together (threading foe a suppressor cost us 3 times as much as for my bolt actions) the triggers are....interesting...someone on here summed it up the best Ive seen "they suck and blow at the same time" that said we bought and older one made by Miroku in .308 and it will do around the moa and slightly under ,my older Brother has had one for years and has put in respectable groups with it at the r..

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Re: 30-378 Wby Mag 33 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 30-378 Wby Mag

Hi Mike, there is no expander button on the bushing die. It is the bushing alone that sizes- without pushing the case back and forth. Thanks Paul for helping out with this thread, all good advice that needs to be followed. It really does make such a big difference. Retumbo / 2225 or H1000 / 2217 will be ideal. Start load 100 grains with either. Make sure you use a chrony and start looking for sweet spots at 3050fps up, though you may also want to take note of low nodes.

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Re: Close-Range .308 Loads 33 months ago by Ryan Nafe Re: Close-Range .308 Loads

Nathan: Quote: In your 20" barrel, Varget / 4064 loads will not reach book quoted speeds. You'll be down a good 100fps or more. In your short barrel, H4895 is the most effective and without pressure issues. You can use this with all bullet weights. Thanks, I'll see if he has some of that powder on hand, otherwise I'll buy some and use that as a baseline for other possible powders. Much appreciated. Quote: The round nose bullets do not always show great differences in energy transfer in this cali..

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Re: HS Precision stock renovation 33 months ago by jason brown Re: HS Precision stock renovation

I read this thread a couple of weeks ago. I have the same stock and used super cheap auto "bed armour" in a spray can. It's a mat black. About 25 dollars. It came out well, I also did the bottom metal. Great look and texture. I can't yet say how long it will last, but seems strong. At this stage I recommend it.

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