cart SHOPPING CART You have 0 items
SELECT CURRENCY

Discussion Forums

Search forums
Forum Index > Search Results
You searched for: "thread" 716 total matches
Re: learning curve of reloading 50 months ago by Mike Davis Re: learning curve of reloading

thats "refilling" not reloading.........I reload a very few loads for our shotguns using an very primative stack n whack type hand loader.... rounds wont chamber in everyone of the shotties but they are made for the break open guns with a light charge of steel shot so the fit for the purpose they are made for (low recoil legal killing loads)...... now give me new unfired cases and I can turn out rounds better than factory, that will chamber in anything. as thread title says..its a learning curve..

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > learning curve of reloading
Re: Savage Axis with grouping issues 50 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Savage Axis with grouping issues

hi scott. i highly recommend Nathans books, the one on rifles will help you from having similar issues again. the axis is not really a good platform to work off you'll see why in the book. also have a look around on the forum there's few threads on guys working on tikka's, howa's plus few other brands might be good read. also Nathans video's on youtube are great

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > Savage Axis with grouping issues
Re: So far so good with my first bedding job done with nathans products. Thanks! 50 months ago by Mike Davis Re: So far so good with my first bedding job done with nathans products. Thanks!

Im in process of doing mine...mod 70 winchester lightweight bonus.....elcheapho....... before I went to get some bolt blanks/threads I thought to my self "wonder whats in the bits container in the garage???" turns out the crappy brass coated/coloured allen screws 3" long that held the old BBQ together are just the right size and thread pattern LMAO just got to love that.

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > So far so good with my first bedding job done with nathans products. Thanks!
Re: Remington 700 COAL Excessive? 50 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Remington 700 COAL Excessive?

hi guys this subject comes up regularly regarding 308win. you don't need to worry about coal and jump have a read of this forum. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/6562.html depending on mag length you either seat 1mm shorter or bottom of projectile/boat tail to bottom of case neck

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > Remington 700 COAL Excessive?
Re: Cleaning rods 50 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Cleaning rods

A lot of RC planes have a carbon rod for the main wing spar. How would a thick brazing rod go? You could silver solder the threaded end off the old rod onto it and possibly the handle spigot too. Or use some Penny /Panel washers and make a handle from a drilled piece broom stick or some plastic rod?

Forum Index > Equipment > Cleaning rods
Re: Home and alternative remedies 50 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Home and alternative remedies

Steph uses tumeric quite a bit, tells me its a super food so it ends up mixed in everything and you can barely taste it anyway. I find recovery from martial arts training to be slow in the winter. I am carrying quite a few injuries at present, put my back out when throwing an opponent (must be getting too old huh). I went to the chiro, he was good but wrenched shit out of me. Went to the Osteo, not really my thing sorry. Went to the Chinese, they beat the shit out of me and I am feeling much bet..

Forum Index > Off Topic > Home and alternative remedies
Cleaning rods 50 months ago by Warrick Edmonds Cleaning rods

I happen to be in the market for a new cleaning rod. So off I go to the local gun shops where I'm presented with two choices. A stainless rod for $80Aust or a carbon fiber rod for $150Aust. Being a good student of Nathan's books I want to choose the carbon fiber, however for that price? What irked me was that the previous weekend I'd stopped in at a hobby store and picked up three meters of 5mm thick carbon rod (for my knife making) for a total cost of $20. Where does the 150 bucks come from? I ..

Forum Index > Equipment> Cleaning rods
Re: Is Leopold vx1 3-9x40mm is good scope to start with? 51 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Is Leopold vx1 3-9x40mm is good scope to start with?

Hey Jonathan. Have a look at my post on buying the Sightron SIII 6-24X50 it's a lifetime investment mate. A fantastic scope for the money. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/21/thread/5640.html They work incredibly well. I got mine off 4scopes in the USA posted to NZ.

Forum Index > Optics > Is Leopold vx1 3-9x40mm is good scope to start with?
Re: change.org adler lever action petition 51 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: change.org adler lever action petition

Its fun to play God. In New Zealand, we had some birds, some rats and some Maori fullas. The Maori liked hunting and fishing. Then the white man came and spread himself around along with every other culture- and is still spreading himself around with every new subdivision and new house we put in, breeding willy nilly. Then we have the arrogance to say that such and such an animal is a pest and unbalancing the eco system. And so we carpet bomb our bush, kill some possums, kill the birds we are su..

Forum Index > Off Topic > change.org adler lever action petition
Re: concentricity tools 51 months ago by Ben Law Re: concentricity tools

I drilled and tapped holes into the 50x50x5mm shs and cut short sections of threaded rod and screwed them in. It can be interesting when you discover some really poor ammo. I have some factory stuff that doesn't shoot too well, one round measured .017 run out at the projectile. I'm interested to see if/how much accuracy improves once all my brass is fire formed and neck sized compared to my fl sized rounds that have poor concentricity.

Forum Index > Precision long range hunting and shooting > concentricity tools
Re: Rem Sendaro 7mm load dev issues/headache 51 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Rem Sendaro 7mm load dev issues/headache

Hi Radley, don't blame the belt, this has nothing to do with the issues you are seeing. For starters, the brass you are using is a pain in the ass, both Nosler / Norma and Federal. Both are weak in 7mm rem Mag. If possible, change to Win brass. If you continue to have extraction issues, it will be a primary extraction problem with the action, not a brass issue. Or- it could be a reloading method issue. None of this has anything to do with the belt on your brass. The area just behind the shoulder..

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > Rem Sendaro 7mm load dev issues/headache
Re: 8x57 loads 51 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: 8x57 loads

bugger thats a shame grant. martin taylor swaged .375 projectiles down to 9.3mm wonder if you could do 338 to 8mm. this the thread http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/6080.html there also one some where, where i asked nathan about 7mm to 270 to take advantage of the amax's seems possible and one day ill try it. otherwise sierra or speers at a guess

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > 8x57 loads
Re: Remington 700 51 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Remington 700 "Long Range"

Nathan covers that stock design in his book Jacob, will work but it exaggerates recoil to a degree and the fore grip is not as good as say the Sendero. I have only used one of these stocks on a 308 (I think it was?) and it worked ok on that. My understanding of these is that they can vary in builds (check the old threads) but generally they were along the lines of a SPS varmint in the better quality stock. All the normal Rem tweaks will be needed as in your book and build quality is still on the..

Forum Index > Precision long range hunting and shooting > Remington 700 "Long Range"
Re: small calibre muzzle brakes 51 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: small calibre muzzle brakes

My son & I are about to build a 223, wish lí d known it needed a brake to be shot accurately as l would have ordered it with a threaded muzzle. Damn. If a shooter cannot recover sight picture after firing a small calibre like a 223 or simliar at it's medium/maximum effective ranges they are doing things horribly, horribly wrong. Set up your gear and get some techneqiue worked out as Chris & Jason have said. Justifing brakes on small cal's, give me a bloody break....... I will stop my ranting the..

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > small calibre muzzle brakes
Re: concentricity tools 51 months ago by Ben Law Re: concentricity tools

well i knocked up the jig the other day. cost me about $15 for the dome nuts and some threaded rod, as i already had the dial gauge and magnetic base. works well. [/img]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/bjwlsdmf/P1010731%20-%20Copy_zpszl0bvfth.jpghttp://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/bjwlsdmf/P1010730%20-%20Copy_zpsdsmzx5jr.jpg[img] i can see all my fire formed brass has .001" or less runout. my 223 handloads are mostly the same but a few had upto .005" bullet runout, i s..

Forum Index > Precision long range hunting and shooting > concentricity tools
Re: What are members other hobbies or projects 51 months ago by jason Re: What are members other hobbies or projects

Warwick I can relate to the fun police. At my local beach the council have blocked off private beach access for quads. We now have to travel along the road and in the designated access. You have to now have a car licence, they class the beach as a road. You can only go in the designated part of the beach. They have fenced off the sand dunes to save the plants from quads, maybe fair enough. You need to also register the quad for the road. Also register the quad with the council every year. And mu..

Forum Index > Off Topic > What are members other hobbies or projects
Healthy and supportive 51 months ago by Nathan Foster Healthy and supportive

This "off topic" forum has been set up on request, currently on a trial basis. If you can't keep your posts light and need to vent, then so be it. But do try to support each other in a caring and concerned manner. The TBR forums have attracted a wonderful group of kind and warm hearted hunters from around the world so I hope that this continues within this thread. Please note, I may not be able to spend much time on this forum as I am already stretched thin. Also, being that I am normally in the..

Forum Index > Off Topic> Healthy and supportive
Face time? 52 months ago by Francis Saunders Face time?

Hi Nathan I have just been reading with interest the thread from Bush Chook. Also the idea that you posted on live discussion work shop. In your last post to Bush Chook you said that not seeing the rifle and the way he shot made isolating the problems hard for you, which I can we'll agree with. Just a thought. Have you an IPad? You could video face time with clients that do. I no that this would not solve all the can of worms and may even open up a few...but it may be worth looking into. Cheers ..

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion> Face time?
Re: concentricity tools 52 months ago by Ben Law Re: concentricity tools

Quote:I use a Sinclair Concentricity Gauge on Nathan's recommendation. The case sits on top of two pairs of ball bearings for support & is simple & accurate. Really happy with it. I ordered the unit from the states. here's the link to a Youtube promotional clip; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkjkhKoE9U I looked at the design of the Hornaday unit & thought it was poor. I could see how it could give you errors & be miss leading as it relies on the base of the case being true from memory... not ..

Forum Index > Precision long range hunting and shooting > concentricity tools
Re: concentricity tools 52 months ago by chris murphy Re: concentricity tools

Hi Ben have you thought of making one. have a look at http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/4476.html

Forum Index > Precision long range hunting and shooting > concentricity tools
Re: Tikka T-3 chamber size and resizing 52 months ago by Bert Saenen Re: Tikka T-3 chamber size and resizing

Hi Martin, thank you for your reply. When I did try this the first time I didn't have the concentricity tool yet. My main problem with seating this long was neck tension. Three of the four test cartridges (without primer or powder) collapsed in the Redding Instant Indicator. The one test cartridge I still have has minimal runout. The needle in the concentricity tool just wiggles a bit. FYI, these are the COAL and CBTO to jam I recorded (all with Lapua cases): Hornady 168gr AMAX: COAL 2.896" CBTO..

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > Tikka T-3 chamber size and resizing
Re: Can Tikka T-3 CTR bottom metal be retrofitted to standard T-3? 52 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Can Tikka T-3 CTR bottom metal be retrofitted to standard T-3?

hi bert after reading your post i done a little bit of research as i was wondering if the ctr bottom metal could be modify for the trg42 magazine for the magnum tikkas, don't think its possible. how ever came across these http://www.atlasworxs.com/cart/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=11 its bottom metal that will accept the accuracy internal mags which may be a cheaper option. one of the forum members used one of there straight replacement ones that accept the standard tikka mags on his rifle. ..

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > Can Tikka T-3 CTR bottom metal be retrofitted to standard T-3?
Re: BRNO ZKK Project 52 months ago by Mike Dewey Re: BRNO ZKK Project

Thanks for the reply Nathan. Have some of your compound from another project. Ordered two just in case... Wondering about relief between the front 'pillar' and the threaded projection under recoil lug. Contemplating just filling gap with compound then Dremelling out some relief if needed. What think? The Leopold 2-7 x 33 VXR is maybe a newer version of what you're thinking of, I can easily fit a fist between brow and rubber eye piece. Put probably close to 150 rounds through without trouble off ..

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > BRNO ZKK Project
Re: barrel fluting / cooling fins? 52 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: barrel fluting / cooling fins?

this thread gets the old gears between the ears turning alright. might be brazing copper olives ( pre made copper rings ) onto my p14 barrel before i get it changed just need a reliable way of checking temperature. heard something the other day that aluminum dissipates heat quicker then water or oil. so now im thinking could you get to decent size plate cut out a groove for a barrel. the after you shoot a string of shots clamp them onto barrel to cool it down quicker ( has to be a tikka owner th..

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > barrel fluting / cooling fins?
Re: surprised by a norinco bush ranger 53 months ago by Mike Davis Re: surprised by a norinco bush ranger

with barrel taken off shorter/threaded and a gunworks Spartan on her it is a pleasure to use...7.1grn of trailboss behind a 151 cast is subsonic cat sneeze.

Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > surprised by a norinco bush ranger

ABOUT US

We are a small, family run business, based out of Taranaki, New Zealand, who specialize in cartridge research and testing, and rifle accurizing.

store