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Re: Reloading Newbie 71 months ago by Shelby Martowski Re: Reloading Newbie

Hi Nathan, and thanks for that. Yes my plan is to use the Nosler 160gr partition. I've been using it for many years. I've had friends reload for me in the past. This bullet has never let me down. And after reading your articles in the KB and a thread where you recommended it to another guy I know I can't go wrong with it. BTW I finished up my bench last night and just need to get my equipment mounted. Thanks again.

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Re: Best All round rig for my Budget ? 71 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Best All round rig for my Budget ?

5.5k F FFF FFF FF far out that is a lot of $ to have in your hunting budget if I sold everthing in my gun cabinet I wouldnt come close. chose wisely my good man and as Nathan so aptly put it look out for cowboys. I believe you need to work out your "needs to do" before you can work out what to do it with. How far is long range to you??? (optics) do you want to bash the scrub aswell or snipe from afar??(barrel length) What do you want to be shooting at???(energy levels) there are alot of great .3..

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Re: Best All round rig for my Budget ? 71 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Best All round rig for my Budget ?

Hi Jit, I don't really know how to answer this because I have supplied all the info you need in both books. The final decision is yours and it is up to you to put the pieces together. Start by deciding on whether you want a two gun battery or one all around rifle. If you have a two gun battery, you may like to adopt a .308 and 7mm rem Mag as examples. If you want just one rifle, a .30-06 or 7mm Rem Mag may do the trick. Much will depend on how many shots you fire per year and how far you want to..

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checking an animal is safe to eat 71 months ago by jason brown checking an animal is safe to eat

I thought id start this for me and anyone else new to hunting. ok, so im in new Zealand, maybe add which country your in if your including any helpful information in your post/reply. I havnt been hunting for long, maybe three years, well at least things I want to eat. I understand there isn't too much to worry about in new Zealand but surly there are a few things to check on an animal to know its ok to eat. all my hunting is fairly self taught so I don't know a lot. my first animal was hacked up..

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Re: Forster stock inletting guide screws 71 months ago by Les Mulloy Re: Forster stock inletting guide screws

G'day there David I saw your post regarding guide screws - I hope you don't mind me sticking my nose in.--- I have just recently completed a bedding job using Nathans' compound and guidelines. I found the same problem with the thread but as Nathan said the headless bolts will screw in a short way, until finger tight -- I was so paranoid with this step that I even put " vasceline "on the bolt threads and into the action threads as an extra precaution. ( please don't beat me Nathan l.o.l.) --- The..

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Re: Forster stock inletting guide screws 71 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Forster stock inletting guide screws

Hi David, I use 1/4" UNF for the three rifles regardless of thread pitch. You will find that the unf thread starts into the M70, goes in a short way, then stops (finger tight). That is all you need. Yes, be very weary of any guide screw that is of a close fit diameter regarding the holes in the stock because once compound gets into the stock holes (always does), you will have trouble getting the action down into place- resulting in a stressed job. Then, as you say, it can be equally difficult re..

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Re: Donations 71 months ago by Stephen Lindsay Re: Donations

We have all become so used to free information on the internet that we take it for granted. But the information is usually only "free" because the site is littered with adds or it is supported by a company or an organization that has a product or a point of view to sell. It is seldom unbiased information. On this site we get so much absolutely for free, and Nathan makes it obvious that he is not beholden to any special interests. I am personally very grateful for all the personal attention I hav..

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Re: Scope Strategy 71 months ago by Mike Neeson Re: Scope Strategy

Sorry Josh got my threads confused.

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Forster stock inletting guide screws 71 months ago by David Bath Forster stock inletting guide screws

G'day to all, I received the stabilizer and bedding kits: thanks Nathan. Firstly I thought I'd give a heads up to anyone that wasn't aware of it. I discovered that rem 700 & win m70 use different thread sizes on the action king screws. Remington & Savage use 28tpi. Winchester m70 & Marlin x7 use 32tpi. I have a set of Forster stock inletting guide screws and was planning on using these as the guide screws on my bedding job. In the recent 30-06 ackley thread there was talk of the guide screws get..

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Re: 375h&h as a long range rifle 71 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 375h&h as a long range rifle

Hi Mark, you must have been overly cautious as you put this in the General rifles thread rather than the long range thread. Perhaps you are subconsciously thinking that your rifle is not really the best for long range? Well,I have been using the same bullet of late. I did a gun rag article on this bullet a while back, I wrote about it in my last book- I can't see anything wrong with thoroughly enjoying a .375 H&H. My only concern is that the SMK bullet is very tough. Even if the tip is opened up..

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Re: n.z hunting tactics 71 months ago by jason brown Re: n.z hunting tactics

I didn't know this thread was still going.... well to sum up my luck in the last while... I don't eat goats but iv had a few at a decent range which is my prefured hunting method, iv passed on one or two doe's with fawns. iv got a couple of deer at a close range. I always try long range first, its just what im into. but in the area most of this took place if im really hungry and just want meat (venison) I will stalk in the trees or at least close range around the edges. and its not from lack of ..

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Re: Best bullet for big game at long ranges in .300 Magnum and 30-06 71 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Best bullet for big game at long ranges in .300 Magnum and 30-06

Hi Truls, I covered this in my last book- Long Range Hunting Cartridges. I think the most important factor, is to first understand how different types of bullet work at different impact velocities toi gain a full, fundamental understanding of terminal ballistics. This same topic is also being discussed in the .30-06 Ackley Improved thread. You are on the right track and I would suggest that you try the 200 grain Partition- at least for one hunting season. You will find that this bullet is much m..

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Re: Deciding on 1 best all round rifle for NZ 71 months ago by GREGG FOSSE Re: Deciding on 1 best all round rifle for NZ

David - I happened to stumble across a rifle/caliber combination that seems worthy of consideration in your quest for the best all-around rifle. One thing that appeals is that this rifle has a barrel already threaded to accept a suppressor or (heaven forfend) a muzzle brake should you choose to use either in the future. This rifle is also a little heavier (for the caliber) in weight, which will make recoil manageable and help a great deal in making this rifle enjoyable to shoot and practice with..

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Re: Deciding on 1 best all round rifle for NZ 72 months ago by jason brown Re: Deciding on 1 best all round rifle for NZ

a bit off topic but.... yesterday I seen a brand new suppressor get used for the very first shot. it was suppose to be able to handle 76 grains of powder it was a 7mm Dakota, it got blown off and hit the 25 meter target boards. it didn't make a new hole or clip the sides, it must of just pulled off at the threads. the guy was trying to get the crap out of his eyes. so just be careful with your suppressors.

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Re: Close to Long Range Projectile 72 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Close to Long Range Projectile

Am going to cut and paste these across to the .26 thread which inspired your post Deerndingo. Sorry about that.

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Re: Finished new build! 72 months ago by deerndingo Re: Finished new build!

Nice looking rig. Nathan's right. Don't pick at a hidden loose thread. Only you know its there and it really doesn't matter...until you pick at it!

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Re: Knife 72 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Knife

Have been watching this thread and it's intersting to see what people like to use! It is a very a personal peferance, l carry a 4" bladed Rehbock steel drop point, with an antler handle (great grip) on my hip at all times, holds an edge like no other knife l know. l have found longer blades a bit much to wield but if we had bears and such l would re-think that! Just fornd that it balances well in the hand. ln my pack l have a roll with a stainless Victorinox curved boning & small filleting knive..

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Re: 30-06 Ackley Imp. 72 months ago by Les Mulloy Re: 30-06 Ackley Imp.

G'day Nathan Really appreciate that advice. I have a bedding question for you -- I have ordered your bedding compound. Have also watched your bedding video several times - only concern I have is with the threaded rod guides into the king screw holes -- what precautions can I take to ensure the guide rods do not become stuck in the stock ?? To me it seems like a potential for " Murphy's Law" to strike ( again !!! ) Or should I let the missus worry about it !!! Regards -- Les Mulloy

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Re: 7mm08 ? 72 months ago by David Laing Re: 7mm08 ?

I think you will find it comes down to projectile choice. 7mm is fine for those small deer. iv read your other thread too. I think you will have a much better understanding of what you want if you buy nathans books. (I don't get paid to say that, but im sure others will agree). in this game there is so many different ways to go because people have different ideas. I knew little at the start but nathans advise has proved to be spot on over time. if your spending $1000 on a rifle whats about $100 ..

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Re: Action truing/blueprinting - aftermarket bolts - aftermarket extractors 73 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Action truing/blueprinting - aftermarket bolts - aftermarket extractors

Hi Alvaro, once the receiver is trued on the M700, the factory barrel cannot be re-used because as you have noted, it has not been trued and at times the threads do not match. The normal process is to remove the barrel, true the action, then fit a new barrel. The PTG kit is for use on a lathe. It is up to you whether you want to explore this. If there are no appropriate services in your locvation, this could be an opportunity for you? PTG also provide instructional DVD's that you can utilize to ..

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Action truing/blueprinting - aftermarket bolts - aftermarket extractors 73 months ago by Alvaro Piqueras Alonso-Lamberti Action truing/blueprinting - aftermarket bolts - aftermarket extractors

Iīm thinking that this will be my next improvement to my rifles, if time, money and wife permits. But here is difficult to find a good gunsmith to do that so, before to make the effort and investment, want to know your thoughts and experiences. It seem to be a good idea to truing the action. But I think that square the receiver can help only if the lug and barrel are allso squared. Maybe thatīs the reason to buy an aftermarket recoil lug (like Nathanīs M700 in the "7 practical" article). Otherwi..

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Re: mountain gun 73 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 74 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?) 74 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?) 74 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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