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Re: Antlers and Inches 26 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Antlers and Inches

Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a hunting partner, describing successful hunts of the past. It wasn't until I was re-reading this thread that it dawned on me how we had been describing the animals. It was by weight, at the butchers. Apparently, we don't really care how many points the animal scores. The descriptions used were comments like "a big bull", in reference to a mature bull moose when taken under the Limited Entry Authorization; another was "a bull (or cow) elk", with the u..

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Re: Hawk Custom Bullets 26 months ago by Ryan Nafe Re: Hawk Custom Bullets

That's essentially all I've been able to find out as well, Luke. The funny thing is that the bullets that I'm interested in from Hawk would likely have very similar performance to the Winchester Power Point 180's, as someone mentioned in the .308 thread I started. But factory loads are getting kinda boring :D

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Re: Browning BLR .358 Winchester 26 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Browning BLR .358 Winchester

BLRs ....... Nathan not a huge fan and gunsmithing can be ....expensive due to design/way rifle put together (threading foe a suppressor cost us 3 times as much as for my bolt actions) the triggers are....interesting...someone on here summed it up the best Ive seen "they suck and blow at the same time" that said we bought and older one made by Miroku in .308 and it will do around the moa and slightly under ,my older Brother has had one for years and has put in respectable groups with it at the r..

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Re: 30-378 Wby Mag 26 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 30-378 Wby Mag

Hi Mike, there is no expander button on the bushing die. It is the bushing alone that sizes- without pushing the case back and forth. Thanks Paul for helping out with this thread, all good advice that needs to be followed. It really does make such a big difference. Retumbo / 2225 or H1000 / 2217 will be ideal. Start load 100 grains with either. Make sure you use a chrony and start looking for sweet spots at 3050fps up, though you may also want to take note of low nodes.

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Re: Close-Range .308 Loads 26 months ago by Ryan Nafe Re: Close-Range .308 Loads

Nathan: Quote: In your 20" barrel, Varget / 4064 loads will not reach book quoted speeds. You'll be down a good 100fps or more. In your short barrel, H4895 is the most effective and without pressure issues. You can use this with all bullet weights. Thanks, I'll see if he has some of that powder on hand, otherwise I'll buy some and use that as a baseline for other possible powders. Much appreciated. Quote: The round nose bullets do not always show great differences in energy transfer in this cali..

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Re: HS Precision stock renovation 26 months ago by jason brown Re: HS Precision stock renovation

I read this thread a couple of weeks ago. I have the same stock and used super cheap auto "bed armour" in a spray can. It's a mat black. About 25 dollars. It came out well, I also did the bottom metal. Great look and texture. I can't yet say how long it will last, but seems strong. At this stage I recommend it.

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Re: Bullet RPM and terminal performance. 26 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Bullet RPM and terminal performance.

The need for faster barrel twists is not dependent on wanting to improve terminal ballistics. We all have heard mention of light bullets spinning too fast causing blowup in the air and maybe even on impact and do not need that. The internet is full of mention of new rifle builds with fast twists etc for a lot of reasons, perhaps some right and some wrong ones. In my opinion all that matters is bullet stability. If I am shooting a 7mm Remington Magnum with a 162 grain bullet in a 1:9.5 twist barr..

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Re: Bullet RPM and terminal performance. 26 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Bullet RPM and terminal performance.

The need for faster barrel twists is not dependent on wanting to improve terminal ballistics. We all have heard mention of light bullets spinning too fast causing blowup in the air and maybe even on impact and do not need that. The internet is full of mention of new rifle builds with fast twists etc for a lot of reasons, perhaps some right and some wrong ones. In my opinion all that matters is bullet stability. If I am shooting a 7mm Remington Magnum with a 162 grain bullet in a 1:9.5 twist barr..

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Bullet RPM and terminal performance. 26 months ago by Tom Dixon Bullet RPM and terminal performance.

So we know that RPM affects stability but what does it do to terminal performance? Anyone have any observations? I was thinking that since bullets spin incredibly fast there must be a huge amount of stored energy just in the rotation irrespective of the speed. Varmint hunters choose fast spinning loads to get better terminal performance so how much difference does it make on game? If you imagine a bullet with no forward motion but spinning at 200,000+RPM it would be a tough thing to grab hold of..

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Re: Swift Scirocco II observations 26 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: Swift Scirocco II observations

I thought I'd add to this old thread since I have acquired a little more data. I really thought I would take to the woods with a different load this year but on opening day I had the most confidence in the round to round accuracy of the Sciroccos than anything else I had in hand. I shot 3 deer last month with the 150 gr. Scirocco II bullets fired at a bit over 2,700 fps. Deer 1 was a small animal of less than 120 pounds at 125 yards. The bullet glanced off a rib a few inches behind the shoulder ..

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Re: Sandbags 27 months ago by Simon Foley Re: Sandbags

Also interested to hear how they go. Decided to make some sandbags for load testing last week and had a canvas bank bag that I filled with slightly damp white bedding sand and sewed closed. Not stuffed to capacity but fairly full. Took it to the local range on the weekend anticipating 5 shots in the same hole as the sandbag would remove all human error of course. Group sizes doubled from my usual and rifle felt like a pig to control. Was bouncing around like I was shooting on a bipod off concret..

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Re: 270 twist rate 27 months ago by Mike Davis Re: 270 twist rate

yip thats the one...slimjim has done a heck of alot of projectile testing...he puts a jug of water infron t of his bullet trap box...not as good as Nathans goats but they few and far between in the states.... just about every .277 cal projectile has been given a work out,I will go and see if I can bump some of his other test threads for you.

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Re: 270 twist rate 27 months ago by john feyereisn Re: 270 twist rate

I found the thread about the cow elk taken with the 6.8 and the prototype copper bullet. That was interesting, a winchester xp3 bullet that has a front half of solidcopper and a terrible experience with it is the reasoni am here on this site becoming a bullet nerd. I will poke around over there some more and see what i see

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Re: Bedding a Tikka 27 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Bedding a Tikka

Took a while to find it http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/3925.html Thank you again for this thread Martin it really helps a lot of people

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Re: P-14  .308 Norma Magnum 27 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: P-14 .308 Norma Magnum

Hi Paul this thread might be of some help http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/12786.html

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Re: Is this a good choice ? 27 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Is this a good choice ?

hahahaa, the old photo thing, have a read here. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/29/thread/1586.html Nathans rifle book will offer you all the info needed to make well guided, informed decisions, he covers all aspects very well. Some things have to be compromised due to budget etc. & you also have the information to pick the right ones. Steering clear of market hype & associated crap. The 300 is a very capable cal. that will excell in that role within its limit..

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Re: New Horady ELD bullet weights released 27 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: New Horady ELD bullet weights released

As I have said in other threads, this is quite simply a high BC SST. There are some differences as I will soon relate but this should give you all the general idea and starting point. The ELD-X is in no way similar to the A-MAX. The A-MAX bullet is now called the ELD-M.

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Re: Knife sharpening 27 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: Knife sharpening

Found this old thread, the link is dead though. I've got quite a bit of experience in sharpening (as a straight shaver and knife user in general). From a razor perspective (for straight shaving) having a progression of stones for sharpening is crucial. I usually finish on a natural Thuringian stone which is hard to measure grit size (because it's a natural stone) but is probably the equivalent of around 14k-15k grit. Warrick you may know the brand, it's an Escher, I inherited it, the lucky soul ..

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HS Precision stock renovation 27 months ago by Ben Law HS Precision stock renovation

So I picked up a used HSP stock, same shape as Sendero, for a left hand rem700 short action. The price was too good to pass up. I will keep a look out for a 700 sps varmint .308 in the future. The stock has had a spray can camo job and the sling swivel studs removed. I can see where the stud holes have been filled and painted over and as I want to be using a sling I will need to refit some studs. It seems the front studs are threaded into the alloy skeleton, but from reading online they seem to ..

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Re: home made tumbler 27 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: home made tumbler

I tried annealing the SST's as per the video and tutorials, but it just wasn't working. Not the annealing part, the gripping and turning of the pliers. I could not get the bullets to heat evenly as it was just too awkward (my wrists and arms are buggered). I gave up for a long time. While I was setting up my 308 for reloading, a flash of mediocrity hit me. I have a cartridge case for every caliber that I shoot that has the neck split for getting the COL. I stuck an SST into it and that cured the..

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Re: Candle Annealing 27 months ago by Lane Salvato Re: Candle Annealing

Quote:hi Lane channel lock is a brand? they are called multi's here to. it's funny how it works like that. an adjustable spanners have always been called a cresent to me. i was working with a swedish plumber and i said to him the thread on his cresent was backwards, i thought he was going to thump me, i got an earful about how bahco invented the adjustable spanner and cresent stole it reversed the thread to avoid the patent or something. look forwards to seeing your hunting results It's not a br..

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Re: Candle Annealing 27 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Candle Annealing

hi Lane channel lock is a brand? they are called multi's here to. it's funny how it works like that. an adjustable spanners have always been called a cresent to me. i was working with a swedish plumber and i said to him the thread on his cresent was backwards, i thought he was going to thump me, i got an earful about how bahco invented the adjustable spanner and cresent stole it reversed the thread to avoid the patent or something. look forwards to seeing your hunting results

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Re: the 35/303 27 months ago by Bob Mavin Re: the 35/303

Another toy for you guys. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?77565-416-strauss-from-303

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Re: Ignorance is bliss 28 months ago by Cor Nepgen Re: Ignorance is bliss

Hi All, Well this turned into a very interesting thread and some good reading! Apart from all the very good advice given above, I would highly recommend slowing down a bit and go through the books step by step.. Especially the Long Range Rifles book. It really does go through the basics of what you want, as well as the pro's and cons of each action. So take your time and go through all the books step by step. If you need to save up some, that is actually a blessing in disguise because it gives y..

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Re: 7 mm A-Max Discontinued 28 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: 7 mm A-Max Discontinued

Here is the link to some talk on the ELD-X bullets on this site: http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/10634.html

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