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Re: Barrel Fluting good or bad? 27 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Barrel Fluting good or bad?

Hi Andy and welcome to the forum. this thread maybe of interest to you http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/11776.html i may sound like a salesmen but i highly recommend Nathan's books. my wife gets annoyed as my copies are always left somewhere as i seem to be always looking something up.

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Re: Brian's Bullet Selection 27 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Brian's Bullet Selection

Yes quite true, you could go with Corelokt ammo. It is rather slow but the rifles and ammo are made to suit each other and it does perform well on game out to moderate ranges. The Win Power point bullet is somewhat softer. To others who know the A-Max; while the form is different, the two are much the same but with the obvious differences in BC's. The pine rod sounds just ideal for this. Bit of an odd thread as I have taken this around in a circle sorry. My fault for neglecting to think about yo..

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Re: 6.5 Creedmor vs the Swede 27 months ago by Cor Nepgen Re: 6.5 Creedmor vs the Swede

Hi Lane, Yes its interesting to see the 6.5 excitement going on. Have you read the cartridge book yet? I think it has a very good background and application for the caliber. I think the recent craze with t he 6.5 has some to do with competitive PRS style shooting. I have look sometimes for interest sake and it seems most of the top guys use brass of the Creedmoore or 6.5 x 47 Lapua. These are either using the parent case as is, or necked down for a 6mm wildcat variant. I think the competitive sp..

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Re: Thoughts/Opinions Howa 20 27 months ago by Mike Neeson Re: Thoughts/Opinions Howa 20" Heavy Barrel for Hunting/Carrying

Gordo, it's the thumbhole Boyds stock. I was a bit dubious about the whole thumbhole thingy, but I really like it. Fits and handles beautifully. The cut out for the action REALLY NEEDS BEDDING. Will try to keep you updated on the breakin and accuracy. We got this setup recommended by others on this forum who have had great results with them. We had this discussion here: http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/11090.html [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resou..

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Re: Consuming Aussie wild pork 27 months ago by Gordo Re: Consuming Aussie wild pork

I know I'm resurrecting an old thread, but no-one had actually replied with first hand experience, so I thought I would now as it might be of interest to future readers. The short answer is yes, we always ate the wild pig we harvested. From about 10 years old, I used to go pig shooting with my father. Several times a year, we'd travel to a town in Southern NSW and camp along the Murrumbidgee river. About 10klm from our camp, there was a large area of crown land that was covered with lignum reach..

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Re: Sierra 6.5 tmk 28 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Sierra 6.5 tmk

hi john. Nathan has been testing the tmk not sure which calibers he has done few comments on them but so far they seem like they perform well but i think there's more research to do. from his blog A quick Review of the Sierra TMK: Recently I have been testing Sierraís Polymer tipped Matchking (donít worry, Iíll be into the new ELD-X range soon enough). This is a relatively new high BC bullet design from Sierra boasting a massive hollow point behind its big green tip. As a quick summary - it work..

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Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile? 28 months ago by Paul Yates Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile?

By the way, I was intentionally vague about the 150 grain "moose" projectiles that I selected. Let's just say that the one I chose was not discussed earlier in the thread and I don't want to make everyone feel as if I ignored their advice. I will give one hint, however; Nathan would likely be very skeptical about my choice.

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Re: Sticky bolt 28 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Sticky bolt

If you can Mike post a photo, Nathan has listed instructions on how to do it via photo bucket etc. at this link. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/29/thread/1586.html Base of the neck parallel or where the shoulder taper starts? The headspace is set off the shoulder angle in this type of cartridge. When full length sizing any cases I leave this measurement as tight as possible. Just easing the tight feel that you are experiencing on the bolt. Many rifles deliver..

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Re: Sticky bolt 28 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Sticky bolt

Hey Thomas. Haven't you heard of that stuff called thread tape? gap tape and hole tapes to come!!! Good info thanks for sharing mate. building new Teefree rifles with worn out Sako production line tools! Hahaha!

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Re: 30-06 or? 28 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: 30-06 or?

Yep, bloody hard to beat out of the box & they generally don't need bedding to perform! The Varmint is only 400'ish grams heavier and 1" longer and has a 5 round mag std. Better stock shape than the Lite for field shooting and will help aid accurate longer shots (main requirement). In the field a bit the extra weight will be a bonus which will also come from good optics as Thomas has said. Ask Nathan about guys trying to shoot std Lites accurately in the field (or SPS's in plastic stocks), takes..

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Re: 30-06 or? 28 months ago by Benn Harvey-Walker Re: 30-06 or?

Thank you all for the input. Really appreciate it. My feelings were that with modern powders and projectiles, and assuming barrel quality being relatively equal, I couldn't see any reason why a 30-06 would shoot necessarily any less accurately than a 308. The thread of doubt came from reports about competition shooting back when the 30-06 was the mainstay and the 308 was the newcomer ... 40-odd years ago. My 6.5x55 is my go-to rifle (about to put a new True-flite barrel on it), but given it runs..

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Re: 30-06 or? 28 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 30-06 or?

The good old internet, the place to go for completely unqualified opinions. I deal with .30-06 rifles on a week to week basis and love this caliber. The rifle in the tips and tricks video for example shoots through one small hole. The rifle in the M700 stainless forum thread is shooting into .3". The statement you made (from the internet info), would be better qualified if someone had said- a .308 with a match bullet leade angle will be more inherently accurate for long range than a .30-06 with ..

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Re: Bedding Rimfires 28 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Bedding Rimfires

Here is a link that may help as well, as there are photos etc. in it. Link to thread contain information on pillar bedding a 452 Varmint by DrGunner. http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=553469 Link to thread on pillar bedding a 452 Silhouette. http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=553471

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Re: home made tumbler 28 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: home made tumbler

Thomas, it's your thread. But I think we should see what every body else has come up with as well. Are you good with that? Nice job on the tumbler. I really don't like cleaning brass, but the tumbler takes forever, and I can do a bunch of brass in an hour. But I really don't like cleaning brass, but I don't like waiting even more.

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Rifle Bedding Magpul's Hunter 700 Stock 28 months ago by Just Send It Rifle Bedding Magpul's Hunter 700 Stock

Hello all, I'm new to this site and can't find where to start a new thread so I'm gonna try posting here. I have purchased a Magpul 700 hunter stock for my Remington 700 SA SPS AAC. I read on this site that I need to add a stabilizing agent to a synthetic stock before I bed it. BUT, the inside of the stock already has an aluminum lining. My questions are: Do I need to try and remove the aluminum lining, add the stabilizing agent, put the lining back in, and then bed it? or Do I just need to skip..

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Re: Stocky's new LR Rem Composite Stock??? 28 months ago by Tyson Swimley Re: Stocky's new LR Rem Composite Stock???

This is a bit of an old post but I own one and love it. I posted a review at The High Road: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=804496 [http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=804496] Hope that helps!

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Re: new AR for nz defence force 29 months ago by Cor Nepgen Re: new AR for nz defence force

Hi All, Warwick, I really thought you had a point until you go and say Rage Against the Machine is just noisy screaming.. Now I don't know if I can trust anything you say anymore! (Also have a look at "Township Rebellion" Jokes aside, you have a point especially regarding war only serving to enrich the few. I unfortunately have grown somewhat sceptical of the masses growing tired and overthrowing the leaders if what little they have gets taken away from them. I don't know if you guys are familia..

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Re: new AR for nz defence force 29 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: new AR for nz defence force

Hey Mike thanks for the input. The United States didn't sign The Hague Convention of 1899? How much copper do you save from making a million hollow vs solid point? The Accountants have been fiddling the figures! So can you get an exemption from Wars and suffering? Maybe swap them for some Peace, fellowship and understanding? It's really important to kill game quickly and humanly and good bullet design is paramount to achieve that. A good bullet for war would be no bullet! You should be arrested ..

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New rifle before first shot 29 months ago by jason New rifle before first shot

Just thought I'd start this thread as a reminder or a help to new shooters. I have just brought a new rifle. A tikka. I always knew I should clean a bore before the first shot to remove any protective oils. Also not long before this rifle I brought a borescope too. I had always wanted one and took advise from someone who has one over those that don't seriously. (I'm not an expert though but am calling what I see) So I look down the bore first off. There is not much signs of test firing or protec..

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Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile? 29 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile?

It sucks when Customs x-rays the rifle and says what's the liquid in the stock? And then the fun starts! Tungsten is heavier than mercury by almost half as much again so a smaller piece weights the same, And tungsten won't destroy aeroplanes aluminium body like good old mercury has done so in the past. (If it leaked) Just thought it (tungsten) was an easy way to get the best results. The ultimate is Osmium at 22.6kg/litre! mercury is 13.5kg/ litre and tungsten is 19.6 kg per litre. Sorry for hij..

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Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile? 29 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile?

Warwick, I understand the reticence re mercury. Some I have used were installed in HS Precision stocks on lighter weight 300 Win Mags which were also threaded for muzzle breaks and fitted with the Limbsaver butt pad. Recoil shooting hot loads of 208 grain A-Max were actually very comfortable to shoot. They are pretty darned safe, in metal tubes - not for their weight but under recoil the movement of the mercury minimizes felt recoil effectively. Each to one's own preferences of course, but I enj..

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Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile? 29 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Light .270 loads - Which projectile?

You are right about the 150 gr .270 being fine for moose. They are not hard to take down given good shot placement and penetration is optimal. That was the main reason I mentioned the Nosler Accubond as they do the job well. I also think the Nosler Partitions or the Speer Hotcor bullet, all would do well. Practice loads could be light weight bullets that shoot well in your rifle, and I do like the idea of adding a tiny bit of weight - but that being said, you mentioned the butt stock being hollo..

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30-caliber-bullet-test-as-well-as-a-few-others (Chinchaga Bullets) 30 months ago by stephan bieganek 30-caliber-bullet-test-as-well-as-a-few-others (Chinchaga Bullets)

Check out the results of some bullet testing done by "whelen nut". The results from the .308 195gr Chinchaga bullet is outstanding. http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.uk/showthread.php/110357-30-caliber-bullet-test-as-well-as-a-few-others

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Re: Remington stocks 30 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Remington stocks

hi Greg the company name that makes apex is precision platforms ltd https://www.facebook.com/precisionplatforms/ http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/8265.html

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Re: Knife 30 months ago by Dan Keene Re: Knife

This is a great thread guys. I have learned a lot. Thank you. I have learned that my hunting knife could be made of better steel as it is plain old 440A. It sharpens up OK but could hold that edge longer. So, Warrick can you please advise me over which steel? I have been looking at 1096 Cro-Van (Kabar) or 440HC. I would value your opinion, thank you. Cheers,Dan.

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