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|94 months ago by Nathan Foster||Re: 270 Weatherby magnum - bullet choise
Hi Arve, thanks, glad you are enjoying the site. OK, regarding the 140 grain Accubond, it is a very violent, wide wounding projectile but can suffer at the extremes. When pushed at extremely high velocities and used at close ranges on heavy bodied deer, penetration can be poor and in many instances, excessive weight loss can be the result. On the other hand, as velocities fall below 2400fps, kills can be quite delayed. The 140 grain AB works very well in the .270's out to ordinary hunting ranges..Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > 270 Weatherby magnum - bullet choise
|94 months ago by Nathan Foster||Re: scope mounts for browning x bolt
Hi Tim, much depends on how far you want to shoot. If you want to shoot right out to 900 yards or so, then yes, a 20 MOA barrel can take take the pressure right off your scope. Generally, it is a good idea to put a canted base on a .308 for long range work. Just bare in mind, every once in a while, the 20MOA bases can cause the scope elevation to bottom out. This is usually caused by minor discrepancies in surface finishing of the the receivers from rifle to rifle. In such instances, the front o..Forum Index > Optics > scope mounts for browning x bolt
|95 months ago by Nathan Foster||Re: Win 70 Extreme Weather
Hi Richard, the addition of a B&C stock is a great upgrade for the M70. The plastic stocks Winchester used prior to this were possibly the worst on the market, as was the method of hot glue gun bedding which would fall apart after a period of use. I have not handled this latest model M70 so some of what I will say is speculative. For a start, I have no first hand experience with the new M70 trigger, its adjustment range or rifle to rifle consistency. I can only hope that it has the full adjustme..Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > Win 70 Extreme Weather
|95 months ago by Nathan Foster||Re: To Pillar bed or full length bed a rifle?
Hi Ryan, the short answer, is to utilize both full length and pillar bedding. Regarding pillar bedding, pillars are best utilized where there is a risk of stock compression over time. This is most apparent on on wood stocked rifles because the wood fibres can become crushed, resulting in a split stock. This occurs especially on older rifles where oils have continually run into the wood fibres but in contrast can also occur with dry, brittle stocks. In my own processes, I pillar bed wood stocked ..Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > To Pillar bed or full length bed a rifle?
|99 months ago by james hoskins||7mm mag powder choices
Hi I have been working up a 7mm mag 162gr amax load and have been using 2225, I see you suggest 2217 and 2213sc in another thread, I am currently achieving around .7moa accurracy which I want to improve on, should I be looking to move towards one of these 2 powders, is 2225 not the best choice?Forum Index > Precision long range hunting and shooting> 7mm mag powder choices
|100 months ago by Nathan Foster||Re: Actions
Hi Murray, yes, you are reading that right. However for the smith, its more a case of "I don't want to go down that road". The M700 is the easiest action for smiths to work with, both for machining and bedding. By easy, I don't mean this as a reflection of time factors or the skill levels of the smith, however skill levels are relative if the shop is employing apprentices. By easy, I mean that the receiver threads are usually cut in such a way that the factory barrels can be removed without the ..Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > Actions
|102 months ago by Nathan Foster||Re: Good starting platform??
Hi Jonathan. Of the rifles you have mentioned, the T3 and Rem SSPS are both good light weight rifles for the Alps. It really is up to you, which features you find the most desirable. As for the .270Win cartridge, most readily available factory loads in NZ feature a 130 grain bullet, many are very good. If you want to step things up further, for Thar and reds, a hand loaded 150 grain bullet is very emphatic for both close range and longer range work. Many people are currently facing tough financi..Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > Good starting platform??
|102 months ago by Nathan Foster||Re: 243 Win/ 95 Berger Test
Hi Jim, OK there are quite a few possibilities. I would like more info so if you can bare with me, we’ll get started. Regarding the bore: Have you tested other bullets in the Savage, if so, did they also produce fliers. If you have tested other bullets and accuracy was good, were the bullets flat based or with a vastly greater bearing area. How was the fouling, is there a complete lack of fouling when you look into the muzzle. When you look into the muzzle from 30-45 degrees, can you see circula..Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > 243 Win/ 95 Berger Test
|103 months ago by Nathan Foster||Re: 243 Win / 95 gr Berger
Hi Jim, I have posted a reply on the other .243/95gr VLD thread you started a few weeks back. Nathan.Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > 243 Win / 95 gr Berger