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Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ??? 13 months ago by Chris Murphy Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ???

Right O you jokers ive been sitting back with my pop corn watching this thread and this whole light weight rifle thing pisses me off. Iain I am a south island hunter and most of my hunting is days away from vehicles. I am also not a great physical specimen, I'm 6 foot and 70 kg dripping wet. For a multi day hunt my pack weight is 18kg and I carry a 4.5kg (9.9lb) 7mm Practical No 4 contour barrel and S3 6-24x 50. This is very light for such a magnum and I have to keep my round count up to stay ac..

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Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards 13 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards

hi Ryan please have a read of this https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/9545.html and i agree with you about learning "the only thing no one can take from you is your ability to learn"

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Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ??? 13 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ???

Iain, sorry, I couldn't resist giving Warwick a jibe. He is the master stirrer. Regarding your comment about fibreglas stocks, I had started another thread here somewhere about the B&C that a customer wanted to attach to his metal. It is solid fibreglass and appears to be well made. I was quite surprised though at how easy it was to flex it. Easy may not be the right term, but by simply twisting it in your hands, it did flex. Not a lot, but more than I would have figured to be possible. I unders..

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Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ??? 13 months ago by Iain Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ???

Thanks for the input folks. Bob I get that being scrawny doesn't enable me shoot accurately with less weight. The issue for little blokes is always carrying the load. Sort of like a big car versus a little car with a bootful of gear and large passengers. Interesting that your light 308was such a pig. Are you referring to high country Aus.or NZ ? There is a world of difference. Mine (6lbs scoped) is lively but certainly not vicious. I think it has something to do with stock design, and the materi..

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Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ??? 13 months ago by Iain Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ???

Quote:Hey Ian. A group of us had a talk about this last year. See link to disscusion below. I guess that part of the hunting and shooting scene is being, keeping or getting fit enough to carry and shoot an accurate rifle. Just like a contract fencer has to carry his spade and post rammer up hills dig post holes, place and ram them tight. 10kg less body weight even 5kg lost makes a huge difference and is an investment in your own health and well being. Entirely up to you to choose. It's one of yo..

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Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ??? 13 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: NZ South Island Rifle Weight ???

Hey Ian. A group of us had a talk about this last year. See link to disscusion below. I guess that part of the hunting and shooting scene is being, keeping or getting fit enough to carry and shoot an accurate rifle. Just like a contract fencer has to carry his spade and post rammer up hills dig post holes, place and ram them tight. 10kg less body weight even 5kg lost makes a huge difference and is an investment in your own health and well being. Entirely up to you to choose. It's one of your ava..

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Re: Sierra 85 gr HPBT Gameking 13 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Sierra 85 gr HPBT Gameking

Luke Pauls had some good results with the 108 ELD-M at around 3230fps + - 4fps and tight bolt lift 😲 @ 3425fps https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/17932.html

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Re: Sierra 85 gr HPBT Gameking 13 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta Re: Sierra 85 gr HPBT Gameking

Just a quick follow up on this thread. I've loaded the 85 gr hpbt with H4350/AR2209 but since I had trouble finding actual hard load data for this powder/bullet combo i loaded only up from 42.0 to 45.0 gr 0.5 gr increments in Winchester 243 brass and with Fed 210M primers. 42.5-43.5 all ran at about 3075 fps and 0.75 MOA accuracy at the same POINT so I'm thinking that was the low accuracy node. From 44.0, 44.5, 45.0 gr velocity increased to about 3200 fps and groups opened up to about 1.5 MOA an..

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Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video. 13 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.

Hi Noah, yes the shooting vid is next. I left the thread on for the owner. He had a past shoulder injury from a vehicle accident but is doing well without any recoil taming devices. So he may yet want to remove it. Hi Bryan, yes unfortunately a thread protector does not bolster strength at all. Thanks for your kind words guys.

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Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video. 13 months ago by bryan long Re: Remington M700 Troubleshooting video.

Agree with Noah on a shooting video and how useful it is to see some of the book steps demonstrated on video. How hard your working to break in the barrell etc. and to see how crap it was to begin with. I'm also wondering when you cut off a threaded barrel? will a 1/2 unf always spread even with a thread protector in place?

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Re: Just saying hello 13 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: Just saying hello

Yeah fair sure man. I do it from time to time when I have some questions that weren't covered previously or may have information to add to the thread without the need to star a new one.

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Re: Just saying hello 13 months ago by Olly Agbebi Re: Just saying hello

I forgot to ask. Is it OK to ask questions on fairly old threads?

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Re: Just saying hello 13 months ago by Olly Agbebi Re: Just saying hello

Thanks for the warm welcome chaps. Have no fear, I may only have signed up recently but I've been lurking out of sight for a good while and using the time to search through past threads and articles in the hope of avoiding the standard repetitive type questions that new boys ask ...... however, there's a reason why my nick name is Ooops :0)

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Re: .45 ACP Handguns and Whitetails 13 months ago by Mike Davis Re: .45 ACP Handguns and Whitetails

great conversation and Im going to hi jack thread to ask SIMILAR question...... what about the good old .45 long colt??? looks to have similar figures ,the reason I ask is Im about to embark on a project rifle thats haunted me for years,a .12ga shotgun sleeve full length barrel turned to be snug fit inside the shotgun outer....break open with hammer..... I was thinking .45/70 but doing the chamber to .45long colt will be easier and give me an idea how she going to work out and if needed I can re..

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Re: Sierra 30cal 195 TMKs in the 308  and the 30.06 ?? 13 months ago by Iain Kemp Re: Sierra 30cal 195 TMKs in the 308 and the 30.06 ??

Oops ! I've been a lazy bastard and started this thread before googling - Sorry. There is some info on the net, but I would still be interested in any first hand experiences.

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Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards 13 months ago by Kenneth Kephart Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards

Ryan, Your build should be a thumper! You might also look into E.R. Shaw for your barrel and work. I've bought 2 barrels from them and absolutely love them! My 284 Win barrel, 24" polished, blued, 11 degree recessed crown in their 1.5 contour for my Mauser build was $272 shipped to my front door. Does make for a HEAVY rifle though. 10lbs scoped, no ammo. You can always thread the barrel for a brake. Another option is a recoil reducer in the buttstock. Essentially a mercury tube with an oriface i..

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Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards 14 months ago by Ryan Nafe Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards

A couple questions for you guys, though I do think the answers are in the book: 1. Does anyone see major potential problems with going with a stock from Choate that has a full-length aluminum block? I believe the stock is made from fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene, similar to the Ramline military rifle stocks. At a minimum it could be said to be a solid improvement over the factory Savage stock (not exactly the highest praise :D ) and the particular design I’m looking at doesn’t have any unne..

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Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet 14 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet

Here is a thread from another forum with some further info on these new bullets. You have to sort the wheat from the chaff but towards the end if the thread there are some pictures of the bullets sectioned and compared to the ELD X . It appears that these bullets will follow the TMK vs ELD M in that they have a slightly thicker jacket and slightly larger and deeper hollow point and plastic tip than the ELD X. FWIW https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/sierra-gamechanger-bullets.205659/

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Re: 375 Ruger Handloads for Alaska 14 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 375 Ruger Handloads for Alaska

I just want to clean this thread up a bit as it may be confusing for new players. Regarding the .375 cal Gameking (250 and 300gr). As many of you know, these have an extra thick jacket and tough core. Nevertheless, when used on large animals, it is all quite relative. If you have used a regular Gameking in a mild small bore on fairly large bodied deer, the performance is quite comparable (eg 7mm08 / 6.5x55 140gr). This bullet has the potential to produce very broad internal wounding when appropr..

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Re: 30/06 projectiles 14 months ago by Ben Law Re: 30/06 projectiles

following up another old thread... i had a play with the 208 amax a while back. the mag lenght in my marlin xl7 is 85.9 so i set coal to 84.9, max coal is 86mm, powder 2209. they shot ok, around an inch at 2200-2350fps. from 2350-2550fps, very poor, around 2-2.5". decided to try something different and loaded up some 168 zmax and 180 sst. wind was blowing 30-40kmh, so i didnt expect too much. surprise was the 58.5gr zmax load, av 2849fps, es 18fps. also i seem to remember not using a sling when ..

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Re: Have a laugh! 14 months ago by Caleb Mayfield Re: Have a laugh!

Luck, Paul. On the Home page for the site there is that section that shows the two most recent posts. Because of the way this site functions, the posts in that box show up in kind of an unprocessed format so all the links and tags and formatting shows up. In the forum threads it shows up as processed html code so you don't see all the tags and such. I caught your post when the link was visible on the home page and copied it when I didn't see it on this page. https links are a secure link. If you..

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Re: 7mm Practical long range 180gr ELD-M footage 14 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: 7mm Practical long range 180gr ELD-M footage

Don't mean to hijack the thread. I saw this on filming high speed objects and it's pretty cool and informitive http://petapixel.com/2017/11/13/ultra-high-speed-cameras-shoot-25000000-fps/ So fast that they can film the start of an atomic explosion.

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Re: Some 7mm Rem Mag Questions 14 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Some 7mm Rem Mag Questions

1. Hi Luke, I have tried throating the Rem Mag on two different barrels but it does not work so well. The jump is too long for the neck diameter and neck length. Just leave it as it is, it will be just fine. It just needs time. If you really want to ream it, go with the 7mm Practical. 2. Jim Mosely posted this in the LR thread: 180gr ELD-M RL26 / 67.3 grs Fed GM210M primers Rem Brass Length measure off the ogive / 3.750 .006 off the lands MV / 3019 fps You would need to start a lot lower and wor..

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Re: Some 7mm Rem Mag Questions 14 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Some 7mm Rem Mag Questions

Hi Luke, yep, the little Tikka rifles can be a mongrel. If you can get into a groove with them, all good, if not, they have to be altered or moved on. The stock design is of course a major issue. Upgrades can work well- but then we have to get the bedding right which can be tricky. It all depends on how a guy wants to play it. In the Tikka vid, I worked with the gun as-is so as to not bust a guy's wallet having already laid out cash on his rifle. I worked with what I had in front of me. I proved..

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Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet 14 months ago by Aaron Peterson Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet

So Sierra has now said that the minimum impact velocity for these will be in the 1800-2000fps range. So, not a great “long range” bullet, but I already knew that based on their construction. I just wanted to update this thread with that info.

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