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Re: mountain gun 70 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: mountain gun

Hi Bob, Steph read this thread this morning and said to me, "in your attempt to help Mike and steer him away from ballistics waffle, you have posted your own waffle". She is of course correct. How ironic. My apologies to all. I do take helping hunters quite seriously at times, too seriously in this instance. Thanks Bob- although why a Queenslander is posting in a Mountain rifle thread I do not know. Another irony. The .300 Win Mag is certainly ideal but sometimes folk want to get away from the m..

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Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser 70 months ago by Drew Pigott Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser

FALSE ALARM! Whoooo! The bolt would not retract because I had threaded a screw that holds the base for the scope too far into the top rear of the action, just behind the stripper clip boss. This made contact with the boss on the top side of the bolt that sits proud when the bolt is open; all this presenting me removing the bolt. Major sigh of relief. The very last thing I wanted was to of destroyed a rifle that has a great deal of sentimental value to me. Sorry for the confusion. All the best, D..

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Re: Rem 700 sendero bolt (problems?) 70 months ago by Alvaro Piqueras Alonso-Lamberti Re: Rem 700 sendero bolt (problems?)

Quote:Hi Alvaro you may want to have a read of this thread http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/1713.html Hi Joshua, thanks for the link. I have readed your thread but didnīt remember it now. I think the best I can do is go to the shop and ship it back to the importer. What i want to know itīs if i should ask for a new one, or if itīs possible to fix it. Please, can you tell me the serial number of your rifle? Mine is RR 45867 B... maybe the same batch? A..

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Re: Rem 700 sendero bolt (problems?) 70 months ago by joshua sutcliffe Re: Rem 700 sendero bolt (problems?)

Hi Alvaro you may want to have a read of this thread http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/1713.html

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Re: Magnum vs LR primers 71 months ago by jason brown Re: Magnum vs LR primers

I think you will find a lot of guy here are using a normal large rifle primer. I my self am using the federal 210 standard primer. im not sure about the powder you use. there are other threads here on loading the 7mag, take a look. but I guess if you want a magnum primer and if whatever your doing is working. then its all good.

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Re: new rifle 71 months ago by chris neal Re: new rifle

your in n.z arnt you. theres a sendero on trade me for $1500. that's cheap, I thought of getting it, and I already have one. oh Nathan, its Jason. im just replying to this thread, not logging in and im coming up as chris neal. something not quite right going on, the other chris neal post was mine too.

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Re: Any 30-06 users? 71 months ago by Drew Pigott Re: Any 30-06 users?

Bob, http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/29/thread/1586.html This is the link. I thought I had posted it but must of forgotten. Sounds like good performance to me. I've got some 180 grain Sierra Pro Hunters an Reloader 22 I'm going to load after deer season. I'm in the Southern US. Completely different quarry than what you have access to. [email protected] Thanks! Drew Pigott

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Re: Any 30-06 users? 71 months ago by Drew Pigott Re: Any 30-06 users?

Hey Bob, I'd love to see any pictures you have with Woodleighs. I've been looking at them for a long time. I know Nathan would probably like some pics for his .30 cal page in the Wound Data Base. You've convinced me! I'm going to have to try a box of 180 grain PP's! Ive heard nothing but good things about them. Do they seem to open up fairly easily (like a partition) on longer shots, if you've shot animals at 250-300 yards with the Woodleighs? That 240 grain .30 cal is something else, I can imag..

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reloading, case length. 72 months ago by jason brown reloading, case length.

i thought id share something iv been looking into. first im not an expert by any means, and figures quoted are just my experience, with my rifle. they may be very dangerous in your rifle. do your own measuring for your rifle. so i brought this up a while ago but i cant find the thread. it was about case length and to be exact case neck length. i was wondering if there was anyone measuring there "true" case neck length for "there" rifle. im not sure if there is a lot of benefit or if it was even ..

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Re: Underperforming 7mm Rem Mag 72 months ago by Gregory Perkins Re: Underperforming 7mm Rem Mag

It sure would be nice ( and safe) if the specific powder model and primer type used could also be specified along with the specific bullet model and weight. I'd like to assume everyong in this thread is using same powder and primers and bullets but it is not good to "assume" anything.

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Re: n.z hunting tactics 73 months ago by Gavin Chau Re: n.z hunting tactics

sorry about the thread revival but this forum needs more posts! In Australia I have been hunting on the same 2 properties for the last 2 years - more a force of habit than anything else - on these properties we have a few methods of getting game besides the usual spotlighting. in one spot we split into 2 groups on a series of mountain ridges - in the afternoon there are often goats and pigs high up in the scrub on top of one particular ridge - one group shoots these at short range and the remain..

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Re: anyone know how to bed a tikka t3? 73 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: anyone know how to bed a tikka t3?

Hi Xander, have a look at the Sako A7 thread. There are photos of a taped lug, very similar action.

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Re: weaver style bases 73 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: weaver style bases

Hi Joseph. I generally bore sight at 100 yards on the target I am about to shoot. Just the basic old fashioned method. Three things can cause a barrel to shoot way off. The scope base screws being drilled off centre, the recceiver threads for the barrel cut off center or a barrel with an extreme stress. I have seen all three over the years. The windage bases are an adequate fix. When it eventually comes time to rebarrel, you can have the receiver threads trued. The only remaining variable after ..

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Re: Rem 700 5R Milspec 308 74 months ago by S Lindsay Re: Rem 700 5R Milspec 308

Also, if you go to page 6 of this section of the forum, there is a thread started by Trevor Wilkes about six months ago that I found very helpful. sl

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Re: Neck sizing dies?? 75 months ago by Michael Neeson Re: Neck sizing dies??

Hi Ed, big fan of the Lee collet die. It is cheap, works REALLY well and does not require lube. It is a diamond in the rough and can be made much smoother with some polishing. Check out this link for a detailed account on how to get the best performance. Basically you are squeezing the neck against a mandrel - very little friction or wear on the case. http://benchrest.com/showthread.php?49899-Lee-Collet-Die-Adjustment But I dare say everyone is going to have their favourite and I bet most of the..

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Re: .204 reloading and general 75 months ago by jason brown Re: .204 reloading and general

just an up date for anyone reading or following this thread. iv fired 350 rounds now. most of which are load developing and shooting targets. iv taken a few rabbits at about 350 yards with the 80 amax, iv mostly hit big bones but they open them up well! my dog can only expect half a rabbit usually. the amax seating stem did nothing! still ring marks on the projectiles. I have a 65gr gameking load now, something a bit tougher for close shots on small deer goats. it was developed to have about the..

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Re: Throat corrosion? 75 months ago by Michael Neeson Re: Throat corrosion?

Hi Jason, it's a reasonably cheap flexible "endoscope" which plugs into your computer and acts like a webcam. This particular one has a 7mm camera head with LED lights... but I still needed to put my torch at the muzzle to get a picture. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200945942752?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 It's focal length is too long to compare with an actual borescope and get good closeups, but it does have it's uses. Don't bother using the supplied software, it's crap. D..

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Re: copper fouling photos 75 months ago by Michael Neeson Re: copper fouling photos

No need to answer previous post! Found it further along in another thread! Cheers.

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Re: 7mm amax hunting performance 76 months ago by jason brown Re: 7mm amax hunting performance

hi Nathan, I just got back from another hunt, much the same distance (415) on a good size billy goat using the amax again. like we talked about, I aimed right on the shoulder this time, it dropped and didn't take a step. it was quartering away. usual small entry, 7mm size I suppose, broke the fore leg and about three ribs, through the lungs and wind pipe, and came to rest in the neck muscle. it weighed 68.5 grains, and that's after all the flesh was removed from it. which I thought was interesti..

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6.5 160 grain Matrix VLD 78 months ago by Riley Decker 6.5 160 grain Matrix VLD

I was finally able to test some of Marshal's 160 grain VLDs from my 30" savage 6.5x284, i found best accuracy at 52.5 grains of retumbo (easily under a 1/4 MOA at 100 yards) .174" off the lands (the first seating depth i have tried) at about 2750 fps. Others shooting this cartridge have also found these bullets like 52.5 grains of retumbo and like to be seated at least .080" off the lands. Here is a great thread with lots of data in it: http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/160gr-matrix-112..

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Re: annealing brass and meplats 78 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: annealing brass and meplats

Hi Stephan, I have answered the annealing brass question in the general discussion thread, will cut and paste below: Pan of water, halfway up the case. Blow torch (and pan) as per bullet annealing video in KB I set the vise so I can walk around it, I do one case at a time. Apply heat to the shoulder and neck, once the case neck goes dull cherry red, I rotate the blow torch around the case so that the cherry color goes around the case neck. It is easiest to do this in a low light, prevents going ..

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Re: muzzel brake or new stock 79 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: muzzel brake or new stock

Talk about put me on the spot Warrick. Just re-reading through your post (woods carry rifle), I get the impression that you are leaning towards getting a new stock rather than a brake. I can only tell you that if you take a snap shot in woods conditions with a brake and no hearing protection- you'll only do it once. There is another recent thread here, a reader called Jim passionately dislikes brakes because of the risks. I am somewhat in the same camp. I try to reserve the use of muzzle brakes ..

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Re: .338 long range bullet performance 79 months ago by sllindsay Re: .338 long range bullet performance

Allen, See Nathan's reply to a similar question on Jan 20 for the Jan 19 thread "Berger VLD" in this same section of the Forum. I think that covers the differences between the two VLD bullets pretty well. sll

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Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical 79 months ago by Riley Decker Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical

I will be doing some expansion testing with my sample to make sure they fragment nice but still hold together enough to penetrate a ways. I will start a new thread with my findings. If they do work out i will have no hesitations to put one in an antelope this year if we get the chance. Riley

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Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical 79 months ago by Riley Decker Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical

Hi Nathan, Sounds impressive. Marshal is sending me a sample of the 160 grain 6.5s to try in my 6.5x284, he is doing R&D right now. I should be able to push them to 2900 fps or more from my 30" barrel. The .720 BC is only an estimate but even at .7 at 2900 fps the ballistics are very impressive!! I ran that through a ballistic calculator, and at 2500' ASL, 50 degrees F, with a 10 mph wind from 3 o'clock, at 1000 yards there is 45.2" of wind drift, 1783 fps, and 1129 ft lbs of energy!! I am reall..

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