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Re: Supressor on 25-06 35 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Supressor on 25-06

hi Jeremy i would leave it long but there's a little more to this depending on the contour of your barrel. if your barrel is of very thin profile its sometime better to shorten it so there's more metal for threading and a better shoulder for the suppressor to butt up against. i wouldn't go shorter then 22 try leaving it 23-24 if possible is my opinion

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Re: Remington 710 action 35 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Remington 710 action

looks good Chris is it sandwinched between muzzle break and barrel or did you thread it? this is really interesting and looking for forwards to up dates

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Dealing with dissent 36 months ago by Andrew Murray Dealing with dissent

How do you lot deal with blokes that want to tell you that you're shooting wrong? Like Patrik's post "Hold that Forend" it works [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/12056.html]... Surely others can see the results but still want to say you're doing it wrong? I notice that just about every shooting image about target or long range shooting has a guy with a bipod and both arms down the butt of the stock. Surely the results speak for themselves right?

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Re: Sandbags 36 months ago by Christopher Howse Re: Sandbags

So I purchased a generic brand X bag type sandbag. I wear my jeans as work wear till threadbare. So my EBay X bag by straight shooter shooting supplies Australia cost $50 Posted and that seemed OK to me as it seems like quality cordura type material with some no slip where it grips the rifle and is shaped suitably as the bag is intended. Using creek sand from a dry outback creek the same as we use in concrete it weighs in at a whopping 15 kilograms filled with sieved creek sand. My idea is to ha..

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Re: Straight Shaving 36 months ago by Cor Nepgen Re: Straight Shaving

I think we need a video illustrating the advantages of the tactical beard vs the back and bum fluff... Hey Nathan? hahaha This thing is the best I've read in a long time! This thread got my interest up I have to admit, might just look further into this shaving thing.. (at the moment I just trim it once week and mow it over at a number 2 clipper every 2 weeks). I think in very simple terms the sharpness is about geometry. So the thinner the blade the better it cuts. Hence your explanation of lyin..

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Re: One hunting rifle! 36 months ago by Aussie Hunter Re: One hunting rifle!

Well , it seems like the general consensus is that .30-06 might be an ideal hunting calibre. No mention of AR2206H from Nathan so a subject for another thread

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Straight Shaving 36 months ago by Andrew Murray Straight Shaving

Hey all! I'm a straight shaver. I hated shaving before I got into it, but now I really enjoy it. It takes a little to get into but for me it's definitely been worth it. Here are some of my razors: These photos are taken from StraightRazorPlace.com where I am a member. Before After Custom Shaving Brush [http://straightrazorplace.com/brushmakers-alcove/121728-aussie-canadian-connection.html] I've inserted the link to the thread as the photo's aren't mine but it is a brush that the guy made especia..

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Re: One hunting rifle! 36 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: One hunting rifle!

For me, possibly the .30-06. I love my .308 hack but if I had to sell off everything including the long reaching magnums but still wanted to be able to shoot relatively long while having plenty of power for all situations, then the .30-06 would win out. I have built a few good .30-06 rifles now and while they do suffer more wind drift than the likes of the 7mm Rem Mag etc, they never fail to please. Its always hard to say though. If we went Mad Max, then the .223 might be the better choice for a..

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Re: Interesting Book 36 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Interesting Book

The Book "A yankee in the trenches" is now available as an open source share since being out of print for many years, then finally formatted into a PDF. An interesting book in that it is almost a fly on the wall view of the Commonwealth forces. A must read for any war history buff. I assume the book link you posted is of the same publishing fate. If it is not, I would prefer to delete this thread.

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Good news from the 'smith - P-14 is done 36 months ago by Paul Leverman Good news from the 'smith - P-14 is done

Got an email just now from my 'smith. He's finished the barrell for the P-14. He's got it threaded and chambered, and honed out. I'll have to wait until I get it home to see what's happening with brass. There was an issue with the SAAMI chamber specs and what my dies made. He also throated it to suit the 208gr A-MAX, which equates to somewhere around 1/4" longer than normal, .240" if I remember correctly. Except for the fitting and bedding of the barrel and action into the Boyds stock, the wood ..

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Re: carbon fiber stocks 36 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: carbon fiber stocks

Most of the issue is the shape of the stock as Nathan has explained in his books. Other than that, and very important is improving your shooting technique from various positions. The carbon Fiber stocks from makers like McMillan and Manners as well as some NZ firms, if you choose the correct shape, are flawless in this regard. Other things you can do (especially in NZ is to add a suppressor. Here many have a good gunsmith thread the barrel and install a a high quality muzzle brake.

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Re: Remington 710 action 36 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Remington 710 action

far out that's far more advance then i was thinking Chris. i was thinking simple kinder like this [http://s40.photobucket.com/user/terdhydroslideengineer/media/20160912_182403_resized_zpss01w7ocj.jpg.html] if my amazing drawing hasn't cleared that up haha a muzzle break kinder like this with the back threaded and a separate cup or cylinder that screws over it. i can't see how you would machine it in one piece otherwise that would be better. i suggest some grub screws through the thread so it ca..

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Re: Remington 710 action 36 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Remington 710 action

Hi Chris. I thought I would share this thread, a man of your skills would surely be able to whip up a shielded muzzle brake like Nathan talks about. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/11852.html

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Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile? 36 months ago by Paul Yates Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile?

Quote:Hi Paul: An old general rule of thumb is a sectional density of .260 for moose. This means using a 140 gr. shell which has a sectional density of .261. New technology in bullet construction has reduced the importance of this number. I would consider 130 gr copper bullets. You will keep velocity over 2600 fps for your range, and energy over 2100 ft-lbs/sec. Great penetration. Just as suggestion. Vick Hi Vick, Does that rule of thumb include projectiles with a higher SD than .260, or is ther..

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Re: Barrel Fluting good or bad? 36 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Barrel Fluting good or bad?

Hi Andy and welcome to the forum. this thread maybe of interest to you http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/11776.html i may sound like a salesmen but i highly recommend Nathan's books. my wife gets annoyed as my copies are always left somewhere as i seem to be always looking something up.

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Re: Brian's Bullet Selection 36 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Brian's Bullet Selection

Yes quite true, you could go with Corelokt ammo. It is rather slow but the rifles and ammo are made to suit each other and it does perform well on game out to moderate ranges. The Win Power point bullet is somewhat softer. To others who know the A-Max; while the form is different, the two are much the same but with the obvious differences in BC's. The pine rod sounds just ideal for this. Bit of an odd thread as I have taken this around in a circle sorry. My fault for neglecting to think about yo..

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Re: 6.5 Creedmor vs the Swede 37 months ago by Cor Nepgen Re: 6.5 Creedmor vs the Swede

Hi Lane, Yes its interesting to see the 6.5 excitement going on. Have you read the cartridge book yet? I think it has a very good background and application for the caliber. I think the recent craze with t he 6.5 has some to do with competitive PRS style shooting. I have look sometimes for interest sake and it seems most of the top guys use brass of the Creedmoore or 6.5 x 47 Lapua. These are either using the parent case as is, or necked down for a 6mm wildcat variant. I think the competitive sp..

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Re: Thoughts/Opinions Howa 20 37 months ago by Mike Neeson Re: Thoughts/Opinions Howa 20" Heavy Barrel for Hunting/Carrying

Gordo, it's the thumbhole Boyds stock. I was a bit dubious about the whole thumbhole thingy, but I really like it. Fits and handles beautifully. The cut out for the action REALLY NEEDS BEDDING. Will try to keep you updated on the breakin and accuracy. We got this setup recommended by others on this forum who have had great results with them. We had this discussion here: http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/11090.html [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resou..

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Re: Consuming Aussie wild pork 37 months ago by Gordo Re: Consuming Aussie wild pork

I know I'm resurrecting an old thread, but no-one had actually replied with first hand experience, so I thought I would now as it might be of interest to future readers. The short answer is yes, we always ate the wild pig we harvested. From about 10 years old, I used to go pig shooting with my father. Several times a year, we'd travel to a town in Southern NSW and camp along the Murrumbidgee river. About 10klm from our camp, there was a large area of crown land that was covered with lignum reach..

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Re: Sierra 6.5 tmk 37 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Sierra 6.5 tmk

hi john. Nathan has been testing the tmk not sure which calibers he has done few comments on them but so far they seem like they perform well but i think there's more research to do. from his blog A quick Review of the Sierra TMK: Recently I have been testing Sierraís Polymer tipped Matchking (donít worry, Iíll be into the new ELD-X range soon enough). This is a relatively new high BC bullet design from Sierra boasting a massive hollow point behind its big green tip. As a quick summary - it work..

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Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile? 37 months ago by Paul Yates Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile?

By the way, I was intentionally vague about the 150 grain "moose" projectiles that I selected. Let's just say that the one I chose was not discussed earlier in the thread and I don't want to make everyone feel as if I ignored their advice. I will give one hint, however; Nathan would likely be very skeptical about my choice.

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Re: Sticky bolt 37 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Sticky bolt

If you can Mike post a photo, Nathan has listed instructions on how to do it via photo bucket etc. at this link. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/29/thread/1586.html Base of the neck parallel or where the shoulder taper starts? The headspace is set off the shoulder angle in this type of cartridge. When full length sizing any cases I leave this measurement as tight as possible. Just easing the tight feel that you are experiencing on the bolt. Many rifles deliver..

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Re: Sticky bolt 37 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Sticky bolt

Hey Thomas. Haven't you heard of that stuff called thread tape? gap tape and hole tapes to come!!! Good info thanks for sharing mate. building new Teefree rifles with worn out Sako production line tools! Hahaha!

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Re: 30-06 or? 37 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: 30-06 or?

Yep, bloody hard to beat out of the box & they generally don't need bedding to perform! The Varmint is only 400'ish grams heavier and 1" longer and has a 5 round mag std. Better stock shape than the Lite for field shooting and will help aid accurate longer shots (main requirement). In the field a bit the extra weight will be a bonus which will also come from good optics as Thomas has said. Ask Nathan about guys trying to shoot std Lites accurately in the field (or SPS's in plastic stocks), takes..

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Re: 30-06 or? 37 months ago by Benn Harvey-Walker Re: 30-06 or?

Thank you all for the input. Really appreciate it. My feelings were that with modern powders and projectiles, and assuming barrel quality being relatively equal, I couldn't see any reason why a 30-06 would shoot necessarily any less accurately than a 308. The thread of doubt came from reports about competition shooting back when the 30-06 was the mainstay and the 308 was the newcomer ... 40-odd years ago. My 6.5x55 is my go-to rifle (about to put a new True-flite barrel on it), but given it runs..

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