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Re: 35 Whelen 63 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 35 Whelen

When I get my ass into gear yes. I will be attempting to get the .338 data edited for uploading this Thursday / Friday.I hope to keep to this two day per week regime for sometime so that we can get through the .338's and so forth. Joshua, the .35 Whelen is one of my favorite cartridges. It is also one of Steph's (the others being .270 Win and 7mm RM). I prefer to build rather than buy. A basic bolt action rifle with 24" barrel is the go or 22" for those who insist. From a 22" barrel and up to 24..

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Re: New to reloading 7mm Rem Mag....advice? 63 months ago by Kenney Re: New to reloading 7mm Rem Mag....advice?

1.5" from your ruger, I'd be stoked mate ;) Nathan is correct in his books in saying that barrels come and go, if you start with this mindset itl be a whole lot easier when you discover the barrel is poked. In hindsight even though it's a frustrating expierience to go through, it's also a relief to know that when all the options are exhausted and you have done everything and it still won't shoot to know that all along the poor groups are not because you are a poor shooter. Now to complete the pr..

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Re: Consuming Aussie wild pork 63 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Consuming Aussie wild pork

I hope someone comes forwards with first hand experience to help you. There is a big difference between "pigs can carry" versus "pigs do carry x disease in Australia". many times domestic cattle are the culprits of disease carrying. feral animals tend to get the blame. All of the diseases I have seen listed for pigs in Australia can be killed by freezing meat, then cooking it. Slow and long is the rule for cooking pork anyway. However, there is a risk when handling game prior to cooking. Lets lo..

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Re: New rifle ordered 64 months ago by jason Re: New rifle ordered

hey mate, take a look at the optics section of the forum, there was a resent thread. sightron vs vortex iv got too sightrons. s2 bigsky and s3 moa reticle. both are very good. if I need a scope in the future I will just go straight for another sightron. value for money I think.

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Re: Help me make up my mind ! 64 months ago by mark whiteley Re: Help me make up my mind !

you may not like my opinion Craig but I'm going to give it, both are over priced, a new shillen chrome molly is about $200 ozzie and the match grade hand lapped stainless shillen are about $290, both in what ever you like contour, cal and twist. I have just had a #6 match grade stainless sent to my door for $375 ozzie, I went through a supplier as I don't know how to get export permits from the us, so he was part of the cost as well, I will be getting the barrel chambered, threaded, the action t..

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Re: ammo temp 64 months ago by sllindsay Re: ammo temp

This was a very timely thread for me. I have a Rem 5R .308 that shoots extremely well. In March (60 degrees F in Oregon, USA) I had been testing the difference between 130gr TSX and TTSX bullets and I found the TSX shoot 0.5" higher. I repeated the test twice this month (low 90s now) and TSX still shoots 0.5" higher, but both bullets are now shooting 0.6" higher than they did in March. Prior to reading this thread, I would have been clueless as to the cause. Thanks guys! sl

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Re: Sightron vs vortex 64 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sightron vs vortex

Hi Rob, up until Mathews recent thread regarding his scope calibration, the many Sightrons we have handled have been true to MOA. The same cannot be said of Vortex. This means that you either need to use a phone app like shooter which can do the conversions in the field or manually perform the conversions when making a printed drop chart. I do have and use the shooter app- but for the sake of safety, I prefer clients and readers to have printed drop charts and save phone batteries for intermitte..

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Re: Nathans new book, your thoughts! 64 months ago by Gavin Chau Re: Nathans new book, your thoughts!

bit of a thread revival but having read this (second) book once as soon as it came out, I was very impressed but maybe didnt have enough knowledge to get the most out of it other than simply following the instructions - I recently re-read it (and the first book) as a friend of mine is looking to buy a new LR rifle I know Nathan isnt really into theoretical stuff (and probably say its bullshit!!) but I started to run a lot of the accuracy load data through quickload and compare it against the opt..

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Re: Belts 65 months ago by kelvin brace Re: Belts

Hi all - thanks for the feedback - this thread has kept me smiling all night. @sllindsay - I saw Mikes belts - and am going to head into an army surplus store nearby and have a look! The kilts actually look like they would be good in the bush - but not sure I've got the guts to wear em! As Nathan has now outed me with photos (thanks ;-)) you can see I often go the short shorts route - but in recent years have been wearing long trousers more and more - I cant figure out why - I think peer pressur..

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Re: Belts 65 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Belts

Hi Kelvin, great thread! This has been a bit of a bug bear of mine for many years. My issues are: 1. keeping my pants up (bloody annoys hell out of me). 2. Keeping kit handy including the essential knife. If you guys don't mind, I want to wind the clock right back. In our early settler photos, you will see pioneers and soldiers wearing wool pants. The truth is, these pants were often what what men posed in but did not actually wear in the field. The kiwi bushman actually went native pretty quick..

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Re: Weatherby 30-378 65 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Weatherby 30-378

OK, goodbye thread. Hitting the delete button now. Good luck in your travels Eugene.

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Re: Weatherby 30-378 65 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Weatherby 30-378

Well that went badly. Ok, lets see if we can help with your dilemmas. The Mauser action has a very short magazine. Both the magazine box and the action itself have to be milled to accept long cartridges such as the .375 H&H which was an original Mauser chambering. There is however a great deal more thrust produced by the Weatherby cartridges, even though pressure ratings are the same. Milling forwards into the action potentially weakens the cross section of the bottom lug rebate. At the top, it ..

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Re: simple bush curry 65 months ago by jason brown Re: simple bush curry

thanks Nathan. but to be honest im not a curry person. id try the short goat one you described in the pork recipe thread though. it reminds me of being young catching eels and lighting camp fires because I could mostly. about to go home, unsure of what to do with an eel left over and the extra newspaper. I will burn them. for some reason the eel was wrapped in the paper and thrown on the fire. but the paper just burnt and left the eel. but to my surprise, the eel was cooked! breakfast.

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Re: simple bush curry 65 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: simple bush curry

I really need to put this in its own thread for two reasons: 1. Authentic Aussie damper 2. Bloody awesome website link with excellent prices thank you!!! How much flour for your damper Bob- 1 cup?

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Re: Concentricity guages 65 months ago by jason brown Re: Concentricity guages

great thread shawn, and reply Nathan. I enjoyed reading this its something iv been interested in for a while. do you inspect the fired case for chamber concentricity? is it the same 3 thou acceptance?

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Re: Remington 700 Sendero Barrel, Chambered in 7mm RM and threaded - 200rds use 65 months ago by Aaron Waru Re: Remington 700 Sendero Barrel, Chambered in 7mm RM and threaded - 200rds use

could be keen chris ,how did barrel shoot? Aaron 0274857730

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Remington 700 Sendero Barrel, Chambered in 7mm RM and threaded - 200rds use 65 months ago by Chris McKoy Remington 700 Sendero Barrel, Chambered in 7mm RM and threaded - 200rds use

Sendero barrel for sale, chambered in 7mm RM, stainless fluted and threaded for a hardy (hardy itself can be included for the right price). I've fired 205 rounds through this and only selling as I'm changing calibers and getting a new barrel made. I have no idea how much these things are worth, any reasonable offer considered. Cheers.

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Advice on bedding Tikka M55 66 months ago by Wayne Woodard Advice on bedding Tikka M55

Looking for a bit of advice on bedding my Tikka M55 222. There is a steel insert in the stock that the recoil lug fits in, I was thinking of leaving this and just grinding the rear down and bedding the lot. Their is room for relief areas on the lug. The tang also sits on a metal plate (washer). Should I cut it and use a section of it (or something the same thickness), epoxied in place, as a height reference? The tang is not threaded so what would be a good way of fixing the guide bolt? I would l..

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Re: Brass preparation for LRHunting (and DIES selection) 66 months ago by Alvaro Piqueras Alonso-Lamberti Re: Brass preparation for LRHunting (and DIES selection)

Thanks all; Bob, now I have to use the hornady dies, until i can aford another. Probably, my next tool will be a forster neck turning tool (K&M seem to be nice, but as I have the forster trimmer, this can save me a lot of time). Nathan, thanks for the info. As you stated in the firsts responses to this thread, runout sometimes can help nothing (except telling you something is wrong), so for now i will wait for the concentriity gauge (will be happy when i get one!). Sorry to say, but this time I ..

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Re: Intro / Spotting scope recommendation? 66 months ago by Scott McKean Re: Intro / Spotting scope recommendation?

Hi All, Pretty long time between posts, have been busy selling my IT Company (all worked out) so have been pre-occupied. Thanks to everybody for the valuable input, I haven't bought a spotting scope yet but it does seem like just having a video camera would represent better value for money. If I was buying new I'd be looking at: http://www.nvt.com.au/p/1327/sightron-36x50-spotting-scopes-code-si1836x50kit.html @ $387 as the next one up: http://www.nvt.com.au/p/1328/sightron-series-waterproof-206..

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Re: Sierra Game Kings 66 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sierra Game Kings

Hi Jared, I had a look at the link. You have not done yourself any favors as the pictures clearly show spine hits. The largest wound is from a high raking shot and is very typical. Any frangible bullet of sufficient weight will do the same with the same shot placement. The bone of the spine becomes secondary missiles. To state that the Gameking itself caused this level of wounding is mis-leading. Further down the firearms talk forum thread, someone has pointed out the same to you and suggested t..

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Re: Why 8x56for moonlight hunting? 66 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Why 8x56for moonlight hunting?

Thanks for taking the time to post the math in the new thread Danny. It has been a very long time since I looked into this. If we have a full moon, I can use either the Sightron SII 6.5-20x50 or SIII 6-24x50 out to just over 300 yards when both are set on 6 or 6.5 power. Nevertheless, I find this somewhat pointless as the moon is only full and high at certain times and I do not plan a hunt based on the full moon. If anything, I prefer to hunt nearer the new moon. The Sightrons give me around 5 t..

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New unfired 28 67 months ago by Bob Mavin New unfired 28" #5 barrel chambered in 30-06 Improved $450

G'day all I have a stainless 28" barrel for sale chambered in 30-06 improved, threaded for Remington 700. I bought an unfinished rifle from a deceased estate. I wanted to build a light weight hunting rifle, my Gunsmith removed the barrel, said it's a high quality, lilja or Maddco with a very good chamber job & high quality bore. It measures .8" at the tip. Cheers Bob [email protected]

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Re: Sierra Game Kings 67 months ago by GREGG FOSSE Re: Sierra Game Kings

Terminal bullet performance is indeed an extremely complex and sometimes mysterious subject. The amount of experience, testing, knowledge and observation evident in this thread alone is nothing short of awesome. Even with continuing advances in bullet design, the old ways of a large caliber hard cast (or jacketed) bullet at moderate velocity continue to harvest game for many hunters, with the usual provisos of killing speed etc. and the premium bullets seem best utilized for extreme range or dan..

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Re: Sierra Game Kings 67 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sierra Game Kings

Hi Jared, I am not surprised to hear that you have had good performance with these bullets. I have had good results with the Sierra GK as well. But is was also a GK that let me down many years ago and inspired me to research terminal ballistics, a 6.5x55 Interlock sealed the deal, the result of this being the site you see before you. I do not know how many animals you have shot in the several years you mentioned, I have now shot many, many thousands of head of game to obtain results and also net..

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