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Re: .30-06 bullet weight and barrel length 30 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: .30-06 bullet weight and barrel length

There comes a point in some debates where you just have to let people be wrong? I recall an event where a Helicopter was being used to drag a 110 meter length of fire hose to replace the broken town water supply pipe as the Bridge had been washed away in a cyclone. The gap was 110 meters wide. Two Firemen in the brigade commented to the officers in charge that the hose wouldn't be long enough and where told to mind their own business. they wouldn't and stated that it wont work the hose is too sh..

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Re: .30-06 bullet weight and barrel length 30 months ago by Sebastian Shand Re: .30-06 bullet weight and barrel length

i was browsing trade me yesterday and came a across a tikka t3 lite 300 win mag thats been cut to 17inches and suppressed. its enough to make a grown man cry. anyway sorry to hijack the thread. i hope you get it all sorted Euan good luck!

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Re: Knife 30 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Knife

I have been meaning to email you Warrick but this thread will do fine. Wanted to say, I have been finding that the knives / this steel seems to be getting better with age. And by this I don't mean finding the right angle because I have not changed anything. In the DRT vid I put up, it had been three trips since I sharpened the knife. During that time, I have butchered deer, muddy goats and pigs and sheep. Have only used a sheffield steel to correct the big knife over a total of about fifteen ani..

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Re: .30-06 bullet weight and barrel length 30 months ago by Euan Simpson Re: .30-06 bullet weight and barrel length

Thanks again for the thoughtful advice - particularly Nathan for sharing his experience freely. I agree with most of what was said about people liking to 'mod' their guns for fun rather than to address any real problems. I have been as guilty of that as anyone. But this is a rifle that cost me $100. It came with a cracked stock, spray painted barrel and action, and rust. With the cost of the bedding kit and threading the whole thing owes me less than $300. It wears a 20 yr old 4 power scope in 2..

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Re: .30-06 bullet weight and barrel length 30 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: .30-06 bullet weight and barrel length

hi Euan. one thing i thought i would ask is why did you get it suppressed in the first place? if its for no particular reason you could just hunt without it. one option is to look at the cost of cutting down a barrel $100? then look at what your rifle worth, if you want a short handy rifle is it worth thinking about trading it in on a 20inch 308? is just an idea some rifles come pre threaded so same suppressor should fit but will need a different bush.

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280 Rem in Winchester M70 30 months ago by Grant Lovelock 280 Rem in Winchester M70

For sale: Winchester M70 long action in 280Rem Trueflite barrel, had about 200 rounds through it.... on deer and pigs out to 570 yards neck shot Stock is unique as this Hungarian owner has hand carved oak leaves near the butt pad, and it has a wooden carved deer hoof on the bottom of the pistol grip.... Custom chequering, and ebony tip on fore-end. Stock also Pillar bedded by me at TF. Action and barrel has been KG Gunkoted, barrel coating shows a little wear due to the suppressor( suppressor no..

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Re: What scope for a 375 H&H Magnum??? 31 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: What scope for a 375 H&H Magnum???

Hi Shane. we can look at this in to ways you could get a small light scope to keep it handy or you could get a heavier scope to try and help tame some recoil. what ranges will you be hunting? there's a conversation going on under the optics section that might be worth a read. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/21/thread/10923.html you might find one of the sightron s tac's might serve your purpose 1-7x24 2-10x32 or jump up to the 3-16x42

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Re: The wonderful 35 cal 31 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: The wonderful 35 cal

hi Bryan and Bob i have been reading this thread its very interesting i can't as much as my 35/303 still in the works. as Nathan mention at the start we have been chatting about few things around the 357 mag mainly, its been educational to say the least. ill let Nathan upload his research before i comment on it. when i first talked to Nathan about building a 35/303 i had done some trial dummy rounds with 250gr hotcors. Nathan suggested that i look mainly at the 225gr game kings as the projectile..

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Re: Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding 31 months ago by Tikka Masala Re: Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding

Thanks Martin. Today I got: Nitto tape from Jaycar $3.50 M6 threaded rod (1m) $1.70 Just need the brush and the glue. So just a drop of superglue will do the trick?

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Re:  Which sightron 31 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Which sightron

Hi Mal. Check out my thread if you want too? I imported mine from USA . I got a 25133 Sightron from 4Scopes. It's a fantastic bit of kit. Here's the info page for it http://www.deadeyedicks.co.nz/cms/pages/details/sightron-siii-6-24-x-50-lr-md-1230.php This is my thread link. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/21/thread/5640.html

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Re: Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding 31 months ago by Tikka Masala Re: Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding

Graphite powder from repco, aluminium tape from bunnings, other stuff from anywhere. Now just need a squared-off knife, some old inner-tubes, some suitable thread-stock, some glue to temporarily secure recoil lug, and to find a nice soft makeup brush. What glue is ok for the recoil lug? Should it be an epoxy instead of a CA, and only 1 drop will do it right! right? Next post will be in 10 days or so. Hopefully curing! :)

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Re: Sako Roughtech a7 stock 31 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sako Roughtech a7 stock

Hi Mark, there is another thread on here showing the internals. Hard to get the fit right / stress free with this stock versus the lug set up. Can be best to mill the lug section out, then bed a floating lug in place. The lug can be short- say 12-15mm. That or adopt a rigid mount as per the accurizing book.

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Re: Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding 31 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding

Ok, for starters, you need to be absolutely sure you want to show this. You have set the bar very high for yourself by putting your first job online. Sometimes it is better to keep working privately with me and allow yourself to make mistakes without the pressure of a show and tell. Also, I plan on making videos for Tikka users later this year. As for your questions. 1.) Masking tape, electrical tape, aluminium tape, powdered graphite. What brand/type (if it matters)? Where can I buy it? Hardwar..

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Re: Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding 31 months ago by Tikka Masala Re: Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding

Now, I plan on keeping a record of all steps I take with this bedding and for better or worse will have pictures at every stage...as long as I can have hands free. If it doesn't end well I will re-do the job, the compound etc only took 24hr to arrive when I ordered so it's not a big deal if I have to order again....but not my first choice!! I'm hoping this thread an end up as almost a step-by-step. Bearing in mind that I've set aside at least 2 weeks to get this done, and get it done right. I'm ..

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Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding 31 months ago by Tikka Masala Tikka T3 GRS Laminate bedding

First of all what an awesome site! Nathan has been so helpful via email and I've decided to make a thread to chronicle my first bedding job. Partly I've decided to make this thread because I couldn't find specific enough information searching online, and even reading the existing thread on this forum. Nathan's videos have been very helpful for me to get my head around the overall concept but I figured I could get a few pointers as I go and this could eventually be a very specific step-by-step wi..

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Re: The wonderful 35 cal 31 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: The wonderful 35 cal

If I were to proceed with a .358 Winchester build, one of the first things I would like to know is which bullets and weights people find best for overall use for elk and moose as well as the odd grizzly hunt for this caliber. The above considered, I would think that for elk and moose in general a 225 grain should do wel most of the time, and give an acceptable trajectory as well. Given that a person might want to shoot closer at larger moose or a grizzly then perhaps a bullet like the 250 grain ..

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Re: Dream Trips 31 months ago by Cor Nepgen Re: Dream Trips

I think my all time dream hunt would be either grass lands of Namibia or Northern Cape South Africa (similar veld/bush type) not guided and just left on my own to camp and appreciate the raw beauty of the place. Camp for a while and learn the area and hunt for Eland, Kudu or Oryx. I think best tasting of these are between Kudu and Oryx so the would be preference. Sadly very few places exist that would allow this as its all private land and more geared for assisted hunting. But hey, somewhere alo..

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Re: Tikka T3 chamber variations in 6.5x55 32 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Tikka T3 chamber variations in 6.5x55

It might be an idea to get your chambers casted to find out what is going on. Assuming that your press has the standard 7/8-14 UNC threads, and that it is a half turn adjustment to get them to chamber, this means there is a difference in length of about 0.036" (7/8-14 UNC = 14TPI, 1/14 = 0.071" per turn, 1/2 turn = 0.0357"). To me that would raise some concerns.

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Re: Caliber for youth bolt action 32 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Caliber for youth bolt action

Hi John, you can see here that the guys are going at this from two different directions. One is to use a light bullet at high velocity (and velocity does need to be high- downloads only for target work) or you go heavy soft and slow. The Roberts is problematic in that it needs to be driven fast (or full power) for best results. So you are back into .243 territory but without the rifles to choose from such as the Ruger American. You could go either way with this so it must come down to your perso..

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Re: Ruger M77 Hawkeye All Weather .270win 32 months ago by Russell Re: Ruger M77 Hawkeye All Weather .270win

I have the same rifle in a laminated stock and am looking at bedding it as well, if you could please post up some photos of how this comes out as I'm going to have the same problem. Not sure how you will locate the hole for the screew maybe insert a threaded piece into the action with tape on it so that it will leave a larger hole for the screw to pass through.

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Re: Tikka T3 Lite - horizontal stringing after stock removal 32 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Tikka T3 Lite - horizontal stringing after stock removal

Bugger. The factory setting should have been around 35 inch-lb. 25 is not quite secure enough and could invariably lead to the same stringing under high recoil. Or it would simply allow the screws to become looser in the field unless loctite is employed. It also allows more movement at the lug, would really bash it around. In either case, once you feel this, you can be assured that the bottom plastic is coming to grief. Check the bottom plastic and washer closely to see if there is any damage. I..

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Tikka T3 Lite - horizontal stringing after stock removal 32 months ago by Nick D Tikka T3 Lite - horizontal stringing after stock removal

I have a plastic-stocked Tikka T3 lite in 30-06 which was shooting 100m sub-MOA groups with the Barnes 130gr TTSX. Bedding is untouched. I removed the stock after a wet hunt, dried, lubed and carefully reassembled making sure the action re-engaged correctly with the recoil lug. I progressively torqued up the screws toward the recommended 35"/lbs but felt the forward action screw "give" and/or the captive washer in the trigger guard move. Either way it never felt like it was progressively tighten..

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Re: remington 700 long range 32 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: remington 700 long range

Looks almost like a poxy half inch thread? Am guessing the thread is actually M14, still seems like a great waste of material. Could have used an M16 thread on that beast. Anyway, yes, cut it away if you want to. These are a good rig. Just keep the bore free of rust as per the book series. I have specific shooting tips for this rifle in the final book. Looks as though the bore has yet to be properly run in and conditioned. Again, follow the Accurizing book. Rough chambers do occur in the Rem lin..

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Re: remington 700 long range 32 months ago by Sebastian Shand Re: remington 700 long range

if i decided i didnt want a pipe bomb or muzzle jaw breaker on the end would i be better to get the thread chopped and re crown? taking the barrel back to 25inches give or take

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remington 700 long range 32 months ago by Sebastian Shand remington 700 long range

so i was all amped up to embark on a custom build and had ideas left right and centre on what i was going to build, and then my work barge decided it wanted to catch on fire so I'm out of work and money for quite some time until it gets repaired. so i thought i would hunt around for something to fill the gap in the mean time i could tinker around with and set up as a all rounder / long range rifle for hunting and a bit of gong killing. i decided that a 300 win mag or a 300 wsm would be the way t..

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