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Re: 308 and 208eldm vs 200eldx 21 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 308 and 208eldm vs 200eldx

Hi Zach, I wanted to leave this one for a bit as I wanted to think it over. Our forum members have made some good points to consider. You mentioned that your turrets are set for the 208gr. If so, then leave things alone, hunt with the 208gr and see how you get on. You have already gone this far, now it is time to follow through and obtain field results. It would be nice to have a bit more velocity but this is what it is. The same goes for the turrets, I have never been a fan of quick dials made ..

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Re: Trouble shooting. 21 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Trouble shooting.

You are correct Paul, quite correct, there is no big deal. The micro changes in OAL are as you say, no more of an effect than changes in wall thickness or temper. We have used the Lee system for many years for precision ammo for ourselves. Steph was going to post that for a number of years, she also made (winning) comp ammo for clients but decided that this thread has already gone on long enough and that she cannot force anyone to understand how or why the system works. As an example of normal p..

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Re: Trouble shooting. 21 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Trouble shooting.

Hamish brings up a good point. I know my cordless drill is nowhere near accurate or true. It wobbles like crazy, mass produced, planned obsolescence. Good for polishing, cleaning, and I do use it with my primer pocket cleaners, but at a very low, controlled speed. I also had a set of electronic verniers that were affected by fluorescent lights. The closer the proximity to the light, the weirder the reading. Gotta love warranty. And yes, it is nice to shoot off of jean covered, sand filled ziploc..

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Re: Technical help needed - barrel length 21 months ago by Phil Van Zuylen Re: Technical help needed - barrel length

Funny after reading this thread I was browsing Trade me our online auction site here in NZ and spotted a lever action Winchester .25-35 for sale.Had never heard of one before..learning everyday.

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Re: Browning X Bolt 21 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Browning X Bolt

NO just no. the faults with the browning just a few is, to light, no aftermarket parts, square barrel threads and tang safety. i would stick to remington, you could buy a remington in 7mm rem mag check the barrel shoots alright then have it reamed to 28 nosler for other members that aren't to sure what the 28 nosler is, it's basically a 2.5' 7mm rum. if we look at the 404 jeffery case that's its based off with turned down rim. we have the saum's at 308 length, the wsm at 6.5x55 length, the nosle..

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150 Federal Fusion performance, 3 animals 21 months ago by matthew winter 150 Federal Fusion performance, 3 animals

I apologize in advance, but I seem to always forget to get out the camera. I am too focused on getting my meat cooled down rapidly. This season I was able to shoot a 90lb pronghorn antelope behind the shoulder, a large Mulie Doe (130 lb or so) through the shoulders, and made a bad shot another Mulie Doe that hit the rear quarter. All between 70-200 yards, muzzle velocity 2850 fps. These are reloads with pulled bullets and an above max load of H4831SC. I imagine factory federal fusion rounds are ..

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Re: 270 bullet 21 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 270 bullet

Hi Michael, in a looser tolerance Axis, the 130gr Rem ammo will be going around 2850 to 2900fps at best. If you switch to the 150gr, you will lose another 200fps. The three basic options are: 1, shift your point of aim further forwards. 2, use a more potent factory load such as the Superformance or Precision Hunter. But do take care to avoid going less than 140 grains when using these as the light SST can suffer limited penetration at such high impact velocities. 3. Begin hand loading. But do ke..

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Re: Technical help needed - barrel length 21 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Technical help needed - barrel length

I can't be much help but been reading thread out of interest not sure if you have many martini actions around where you are? Think there's 3 sizes large (303) medium (310 cadet) and small (22lr) I could be wrong as they aren't that common any more the medium could make a nice base to work off, I have read an article on a guy that built a 256 win mag (25-357 mag) on one. Not sure if the 256 win mag would be of any interest it? The ruger bolt action set up for 357 mag would make a very nice rifle...

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New Press and Dies 22 months ago by Mark Whitaker New Press and Dies

I've had a few days off and been researching single stage presses and sizing dies. My trusty Dillon AT500 had served me well but now i've bedded my rifles, fixed triggers and done all the associated Nathan approved mods as well as rereading all his books, I have come to the conclusion that the Dillon is probably not up to the task of producing accurate repeatable rounds. From the computer world: "Garbage In - Garbage Out". I bought it 20 years ago when I was shooting hand guns more than rifles. ..

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Re: .45 ACP Handguns and Whitetails 22 months ago by Ryan Nafe Re: .45 ACP Handguns and Whitetails

I decided to try the FlexLock 220gr +P ammo. The +P velocity increase is the main reason, it makes up for the short barrel of my S&W. In all honesty I don't think it's likely to be used on a deer this year. Because it's fairly rare that they get within 20 yards, it has only happened 3 times in the last 8 years. In the event that I shoot one with the .45, I'll be sure to document the results as best as I can and report them here in this thread.

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Re: From another website..... 22 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: From another website.....

Hi Paul, as the other posters were saying on that thread, one can overthink this. There are several variables we need to maintain within our awareness when shooting long. The eye focuses on the reticle as you say while the mind should be taking in information on the movement of the animal, wind, breathing and technique. The mind must be quiet in order to allow all of these things to be present and without exclusion. The very first chapter of my LR shooting book and its title were designed to gra..

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From another website..... 22 months ago by Paul Leverman From another website.....

I stumbled across this doing an unrelated intergooglewebbernet search. http://www.opticstalk.com/diopter-theory_topic44356.html [http://www.opticstalk.com/diopter-theory_topic44356.html] It is a very long and informative thread, a bit much for me, but someone may follow it. What I found interesting is that one poster had this to say, "When you are looking through the scope at a target your eye cannot focus on both the target and reticle. Focus on the reticle. Place the reticle on your target. If..

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Re: Barrel Lengths for .22LR 22 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Barrel Lengths for .22LR

do internet search on it...I know of guys who have whacked barrel right down 1" at a time and run it through chrony all the way down to rediculas short. the funny thing is it SPEEDS UP to begin with then steadies then drops.... you can have trouble getting bullets subsonic if too short I believe is the theory,left long they slow down once past powder burn/pressue peak sort of thing. I think above post is about right the 18" sort of thing is about ideal,I know my norinco is far too long but I don..

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358 umt / 35rum? 23 months ago by Thomas Kitchen 358 umt / 35rum?

was very interesting reading Gerry's thread was reading up on the knowledgebase about the 35 STA, i was aware there was a 358 caliber based on the rum case known as the 358 ultra mag towsley (umt) its roughly has 150-200fps on the STA. does anyone shoot one or know any one that does? it would use raw horsepower to over come the low bc of 358 projectiles. dual loading with barnes and gamekings would go nicely at a guess. thought i would ask for interest sake, we are lucky here in nz as our game a..

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Re: Knife sharpening 23 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: Knife sharpening

Last year this thread prompted me to read up on one of my state's unique natural resources - novaculite. Arkansas whetstones are pretty widely known, but it dawned on me that I didn't actually know much about them. In my reading I saw that two of the leading suppliers of finished stones are located just minutes down the road from a place my wife and I take the kids two or three times a year. So I called them up and asked if I could drop by. At both places real, live, knowledgeable people answere..

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Re: Good steel for making knives 23 months ago by Hamish Gibbs Re: Good steel for making knives

Hi Trace this post from 5 months back may interest you? http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/22/thread/14087.html

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Re: Muzzle Break .375 23 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Muzzle Break .375

hi Alan it appears this thread got missed. im not sure what action you planning on doing a build on, if its a remington have a look on the blog you'll see Nathan shooting a 375 rum in a precision platform stock and how much alone the stock can make a difference. i was talking to Clive yesterday great guy not sure if he's exporting stock but might be of some use to you. trueflite here in nz does a very good forwards venting muzzle brake it takes the sting out a caliber without the rearwards blast..

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Re: Podcast, Nathan 24 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta Re: Podcast, Nathan

Thanks for posting that up Nathan, I enjoyed the shoot the breeze on the podcast. I hope you do get to do a part 2. I had to laugh about the comments near the end about the gun weights and 9.5 lb being a good average weight. I was just reading a thread about guys bragging up their ultralight weight rifles (from a big name manufacturer that you refuse to work on) that come in around 6lb scoped. I've never shot a rifle that light but I really do wonder about those guns. Everybody atleast on the in..

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Re: Winchester Coyote Light 24 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Winchester Coyote Light

Hi mark, sorry I was away bush. Stopped here yesterday just to paste Colfo's gun policy page regarding the elections. As an answer to the first, the Coyote is basically the old push feed version of the M70. These were a very nice action however if yours has polymer floorware, you will have to be careful with torque settings, crushing, splitting etc. Otherwise these are quite often a very accurate rifle. The mag length is a true short action, no good for the 180gr. Please see following FAQ from s..

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Re: 338 edge 24 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 338 edge

Just to clarify Jared, my .338 Edge in the Precision platforms vid is .725" at the shoulder with an M16 thread. The barrel is 26" long. OAL with the 285gr was 95.6mm for .2mm jump but the throat has since gone for a walk so it now has some jump but still accurate. Velocity and jump at middle age is not unlike a .308. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D50hQluX9hY [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D50hQluX9hY]

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Re: Hornady 243 - 6mm 103gr ELD-X 24 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Hornady 243 - 6mm 103gr ELD-X

Hi mark, this is in essence a high BC variation of the 95gr SST, but with a touch extra weight. This is a very good bullet design. It is limitations are relative to the bore diameter rather than the actual bullet design. Hornady have done their best to provide us with a bullet that retains velocity which equates to more than just a flat trajectory. Couple high retained velocity with a wide meplat and the result is increased wounding potential. This bullet also suits the now common 8 twist bores ..

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Re: 338 edge 24 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 338 edge

Thats a shame. When TF started out, there was a major learning curve, much of which you may have read about in my Accurizing book. There were no doubt some barrels in those early days that did not shoot as well as they could and some were truly flat out duds. This was not just about making mistakes, it was a path of discovery, sorting the theory of barrel making from fact. I chose to stick with TF through thick and thin and to help them get to the core of things (again as covered in the book). O..

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338 edge 24 months ago by Jared Breingan 338 edge

Just got a few question you guys might be able to help with in regards to my 338 edge I'm having built. Action is a stiller predator Barrel is a kreiger no6 contour will be finished at 28" to start with. Which should be about .730 at the muzzle. Barrrel weight is similar to the Rem Varmint but with more meat at the chamber end and less at the muzzle. Stock will most likely end up being a precision platform. So first question I'm going to have a muzzle brake fitted so what would you recommend for..

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Re: The official Remington Custom Shop 24 months ago by Lane Salvato Re: The official Remington Custom Shop "Terminal Ballistics Ultimate Long Range Rifle" thread

Certainly Joshua. Good humor for sure! And yes, I've taken to wearing one at the range as well.

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Re: The official Remington Custom Shop 24 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: The official Remington Custom Shop "Terminal Ballistics Ultimate Long Range Rifle" thread

Definitely tongue-in-cheek on the baseball cap and glasses. The boonie is where it's at. I've become a believer on this point, among others.

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