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Re: Help to improve accuracy in a heavy 7mm08 rifle 53 months ago by [email protected] Re: Help to improve accuracy in a heavy 7mm08 rifle

Quote:hi soren i suggest you get straight into ordering some bedding kits from nathan if your on short time frame, i think his books getting printed in different countries depending on where you are so thats might save some time if you order them. i have never come across a chassis like that before look well made but i think it will take some damming when bedding as it seems to be very shallow. is there a chance you can open up the barrel channel on your wood stock for new barrel? re bed that so..

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Re: Help to improve accuracy in a heavy 7mm08 rifle 53 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Help to improve accuracy in a heavy 7mm08 rifle

hi soren i suggest you get straight into ordering some bedding kits from nathan if your on short time frame, i think his books getting printed in different countries depending on where you are so thats might save some time if you order them. i have never come across a chassis like that before look well made but i think it will take some damming when bedding as it seems to be very shallow. is there a chance you can open up the barrel channel on your wood stock for new barrel? re bed that so you h..

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Re: Skype group call 53 months ago by jason Re: Skype group call

Honestly.... yeah, nah. The amount of info or detail you go into needs to be able to be re- viewed over a few times to sink in. I would of thought this would make you even more busy. And often someone's question has been asked in a similar way before in a previous thread. And usually its dis- missed as it's not a concern to us at that very time. people need to search old threads. I guess you could do the videos from the lazy boy. But I would guess they would be much like the forum as very accura..

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Re: Maintenance Lubrication and Copper Questions 53 months ago by Timothy Good Re: Maintenance Lubrication and Copper Questions

I know this thread is a little long-in-the-tooth but I just ran across this test of a bunch of lubrication products that seemed relevant. Very interesting and seemingly comprehensive. http://www.dayattherange.com/?page_id=3667 Mike, still sorry about your lost barrel--about any lost barrel--but it sounds that based on this study that you might have done worse a lot sooner than with FrogLube. But the heavier grease you are using now sounds like the best medicine for longer stints when the gun is ..

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Re:  Nathan,Bore guide for cleaning rod ? 53 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Nathan,Bore guide for cleaning rod ?

Hi Craig. Dan from Reloaders supplies gifted me a bore guide a while ago. I do use it- specifically to keep solvent out of chambers. The guide is not so helpful if lapping as I have written in book 3, but it really is useful from prevent runny solvents like Eliminator or KG-12 from running to the action and mag well. It saves a big clean up. But as for preventing chamber damage- well, I have a tool specifically for this called my brain plus an additional tool called common sense. These were the ..

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Re: 7mm accuracy issues 53 months ago by jason Re: 7mm accuracy issues

You will find a few good posts on this if you look at past threads. Myself found the 154 sst hard to get grouping. It was ok but not what I hoped for. With thoughts of it being my fault not being able to shoot straight. That was until I tried the amax. But anyway look at those old threads plenty of good info in there.

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Re: sako carbonlight 54 months ago by Ricardo Laborin Re: sako carbonlight

Guys, very cool thread! Andrew, thank you for sharing, it resonates a lot with me. I too bought a Sako 85 Finnlight in 300 WSM that takes me back to high school fistfights whenever I shoot it, but sure damn wanted it and paid a lot for it!! I'll put it on the block for sale as soon as the new 300 comes in, mind you, at 8.5lbs unscoped and with a straight recoiling stock. Funny thing is, I've never seen an old-timer carrying ANY light rifle that was not a .22 Saludos!

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Re: sako carbonlight 54 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: sako carbonlight

Thank you Andrew, much appreciated- that was a nice motivational read, keeps Steph and I going. Getting a good chuckle out of this thread.

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Re: Sweets7.62 54 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sweets7.62

Uncle Nick would know (Nick Harvey). OK, just a bit more to add to this thread. [http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/NathanFoster1/media/Sako%20muzzle%20WL_zpsrbki1d0r.jpg.html] The above photo shows a Sako suffering from severe copper fouling on the lands. Other rifles may show the same in the grooves. This coating is in essence fused to the bore. Think of it as being pretty much guilded / braised in place. If we put Sweets through this bore and leave it for an hour, the Sweets will have worked ..

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Re: 6.5x55 loss in pressure 54 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: 6.5x55 loss in pressure

Hey Tyler. In Nathans reloading book he explains all . have you got it? His whole series of books are worth every penny you will have them for life and so full of good sound knowledge . Look at this it's from Nathan. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/6405.html

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Re: 338wm load development 54 months ago by Buck Slammer Re: 338wm load development

Hi Martin, it wasn't my intention to offend anyone. So, I am sorry. You are quite right and I will withdraw from any argument with you or anyone else. Are you Australian? Do you hunt Sambar? I do, and I was applying my knowledge of the animal and the terrain familiar to the majority of Sambar being pursued by hunters. Because a shot on Sambar infrequently results in that grand creature dropping on the spot. And in that terrain if they even run a short distance they are obscured by heavy vegetati..

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Re: 338wm load development 54 months ago by Buck Slammer Re: 338wm load development

Hi Nathan, I mustn't have read the entire thread closely enough and missed the intermediate long range requirement, however the Partition isn't too shabby as that front section is quite soft and does lots of damage and supposedly works down to 1800fps. The problem with the standard 338 is that it starts out slow to begin with so that 1800fps isn't that long a distance perhaps, at least with the 250gn slug. Anyway, I am curious about your work so I just ordered your entire collection. I am hoping..

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Re: blue blaze safety vest 54 months ago by Mike Neeson Re: blue blaze safety vest

This thread is a bit old, but I found this on the 'tube you all may be interested in. https://youtu.be/XvDwMDb1bL0 [https://youtu.be/XvDwMDb1bL0]

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Re: 308w sst advice 55 months ago by Mike Neeson Re: 308w sst advice

Hi John, try reading this thread. It might help. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/4756.html [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/4756.html] In regard to seating depth, the 308w normally has a long throat so one is normally limited to the magazine length - although I'm not sure on the magazine length in the savage. My magazine is 72mm, so I load to COAL of 71mm for optimum feeding. Please read COAL article by N..

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Re: Problems with Tikka T3 Gas handling ?? 55 months ago by Craig Henard Re: Problems with Tikka T3 Gas handling ??

Apparently I dont even know how to post this correctly ! After posting I tried to open the link and couldn,t. http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/9738471/4/Weatherby_VG_vs_T3_vs_RAR Hope it works this time!

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Re: Tikka T3 vs Browning X Bolt 55 months ago by Buck Slammer Re: Tikka T3 vs Browning X Bolt

Hi, thanks to all who responded. I believe I have located the answer is a thread titled "Best WSM and/or 600 yd Elk Slayer" in the Long range hunting and shooting category of this forum. Nathan suggested the Winchester Extreme Weather in 300 WSM. Perfect - not too heavy, not too light and I love that action. Although, if someone could help with their personal knowledge regarding the magazine box and if it is long enough to seat those long and heavy A-max bullets in the 300 Win Mag (not WSM) and ..

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Re: Tikka T3 vs Browning X Bolt 55 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Tikka T3 vs Browning X Bolt

The question becomes a bit more difficult when we want to shoot long. This is the crux of the matter. Once we reach out, we find that smaller things make a big difference. For example, a light rifle that recoils heavily will produce fliers in the field if technique is not exact and identical with each shot, regardless of what the rifle is capable of at the bench. Such a rifle will not perform so well with a bipod either, shifting around 1 MOA from shot to shot with changes in terrain / ground ha..

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Re: Does Hoppes #9 need to be neutralized after use in Tikka Rifle barrel? 55 months ago by Thomas Pavelka Re: Does Hoppes #9 need to be neutralized after use in Tikka Rifle barrel?

Thank You Nathan! The internet can be a source for a wealth of information, such as this very site. Howsomever, there are times when I think we should have a button on our keyboards that is labeled "Bullshit Eliminator". Which is the prime reason why I don't last long on many of the websites they have out there pertaining to hunting. It never fails, somebody posts about for example the killing power of a 380 pistol on Cape Buffalo. The question in itself has to come from a mad man. But not to wo..

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Re: Surest Drop em in their tracks shot placement 55 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Surest Drop em in their tracks shot placement

Talk about a thread double up. OK, the spine shot has several problems that you all need to be aware of. 1. When shooting offhand, we tend to shoot high, even in close with the rifle zeroed for close work. It is important to learn to aim low as a habit in order to avoid high misses. When snap shooting offhand, aim very low. 2. When shooting at extended ranges, newbies have a tendency to want to aim high as they cannot get past the idea of the shot being long and the bullet dropping. If environme..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 55 months ago by Jarrod Knight Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

Thanks Nathan, Martin and all the other contributors to this thread, it is an absolute gold mine of information. I have two T3 supervarmints 243Win and 223Rem, it appears I have overtightened the king screws on the 243 and damaged the synthetic stock so I bought two Boyds laminate thumbhole stocks to put on the two rifles. While trolling around the net for bedding information several people on different sites were speaking well of Nathan and his products so I looked up his site and ordered two b..

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Re: Best .308w Bullet for short range 56 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Best .308w Bullet for short range

Hi Rui, my apologies for neglecting this thread. You say that Hornady is the easiest to get hold of. A certain degree of speed would help trauma but some weight is also needed for poor shots. So I think something around 165gr would be ideal unless the boar are over 90kg- then it can pay to step up to a 180gr bullet for blood trailing or use a tougher bullet. Here are some basic options: 165gr SST 170gr Flat nose .30-30 for under 100m Heavier basic options: 180gr SST 180gr round nose. 180gr Norma..

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Re: 300 win mag projectile selection 56 months ago by Ricardo Laborin Re: 300 win mag projectile selection

This thread is VERY cool and interesting, let's hope the experienced folks al chime in...I'll mimic the results from Mike. Saludos.

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Re: Standard V`s magnum primers 56 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Standard V`s magnum primers

Well, in another thread, Rui wants to shoot the GS custom bullet. Normally you need to step down a burn rate from what you might traditonally use (powder) but he could try a magnum primer. I suggested he use 125gr bullet data as an easy option based on his local load data. Its all very straight fowards- just basic experimentation. More relevant to ES and harmonic nodes (accuracy) than velocity generation.

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Re: 56 months ago by Mike Davis Re: "HornaDaddy's" GMX

slimjim/Xman has done heaps of testing of these and all sorts of .277 /6.8mm projectiles some of the projectiles have a bigger cavity than others the TSX IN 110 GRN comes to mind. they now have range right down to 80 grn as the 6.8spc11 has really opened doors...in a mini 14= ymmmmm he has tried taking plastic tip out/adding it in/deepening blah blah blah conclusion what works works really well. he got me convinced re 110grn then goes and shoots elk at couple hundy with a 130grn GMX with great r..

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I Can't Explain it But it Works 56 months ago by Thomas Pavelka I Can't Explain it But it Works

Nathan, if there is a man on this planet that can put saneness to this it would be you Brother. This is my best Russian to date, a 500 pound specimen. I caught up with this tusker in a very thick Cedar swamp bedded down. After a careful stalk I got to within 25 meters of it and snapped a twig, at which point it got up. I fired a single round from the 475 Linebaugh revolver, a sawed off 45-70 case chopped down to 1.5 inches long loaded with a 440 grain bullet at a slowpoke 1360 fps. I took it ju..

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