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Re: CRC Long Life for bore protection 5 months ago by Robert McLean Re: CRC Long Life for bore protection

I know this is an old thread but I finally found a good source for CRC 350 & 400 at a reasonable price in Canada. Acklands Granger. If they don't have it in store they will bring it in within a few days. Around $15 a can as opposed to $40 inc shipping on Amazon.

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Re: Zastava M70 bedding - shocked 6 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Zastava M70 bedding - shocked

loving this journey..... having a day off work mid week is fatal,read your last post Mate...headed back to garage with chisel in hand...removed more wood from sides to get rid of polyurathane,got stuck into botoom of cavity too so will be 3-4mm of compound in there now with plenty all around lug to give it some beef. looked in my bits n bobs ice cream container while thinking about the gaping hole in bottom of stock...14mm wide with 6mm rod/headless bolt and what do you know....there is a nice c..

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Re: Zastava M70 bedding - shocked 6 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Zastava M70 bedding - shocked

kit ordered.bolts found in my garage that fit. more wood removed to ensure decent amount of room for compound to fit. resealed wood with polyurathane,re read book sections 3 times,re read this thread 3 times (fast reader,slow learner) action has been in and out of stock so many times its getting dizzy but Im finnally happy with fit and height.... doubled layer of card at barrel channel end and single piece of webbing in channel itself keep it spot on...plastercine dams in place.... now ???? do I..

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Re: .44 RM performance on medium-sized game 6 months ago by Jean Dupuis Re: .44 RM performance on medium-sized game

I'm ready to spend some money on good ammo for hunting, that's not a problem. As the Hornady FTX delivers good performance, I'll take it. Sadly, no cheap "cowboy loads" are available here in France, so either you plink with your own reloads, or you use lower quality hunting ammo like soft points rounds that can be found for around ~30€ or 35€ /50. It is quite costy, but for someone like me who wishes to have a decent hunting/plinking rifle it is in fact quite good. The only thing I still ask mys..

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Re: Adding weight to a Tikka stock 6 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Adding weight to a Tikka stock

ok I just have to share this..... got a very good mate who since I first met him has told tales of his 7mm mag and how he has shot loads of deer and elk with it back in the states etc etc dig a little deeper and he says it USED TO boot him into next week but a mate fixed that by "leading" it...... well he finnally got it here into Godzone and I got to have a good look at her... older savage with plastic stock (surprisingly rigid) soda straw thin barrel....stops tape measure at silly short length..

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Re: Zastava M70 bedding - shocked 6 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Zastava M70 bedding - shocked

update..... took scope off last night,interesting to say the least,lets just say I used 5mm drill bit in cordless drill and lost a lot of sweat and the scope with rings still attached will be visiting an engineering mate to remove the slogged out allen key heads (before I take to it with angle grinder in frustration) I suspect someone used loctite and didnt use blue 243 stuff...... Ive carefully chiseled away wood from around the front of action and barrel knox which in this case is lovely 2" pa..

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Re: Cold weather hunting ballistics, and feedback on my first custom rifle build. 6 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Cold weather hunting ballistics, and feedback on my first custom rifle build.

Hi Scott, the actual switch barrel concept can be hit and miss, especially in these environments. Yes, I know its popular these days, especially in tactical rifles- but so are bubble levels mounted in places where they are of no use. A major problem with switch barrels, is that in order to be able to make the switch, the barrel threads need to be loose enough that they can be undone by hand, often using a grub screw as a retainer. The trouble with this is that changes in temp can allow the syste..

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Re: Homogenous Copper versus New York Times 6 months ago by Alvaro Piqueras Re: Homogenous Copper versus New York Times

I opened the thread thinking “here goes Nathan shooting wet newspapers again” LOL Apart from that, well written (as usual)!

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Sierra 85 gr HPBT Gameking 6 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta Sierra 85 gr HPBT Gameking

I am about to set up and load for my Tikka 243, I am looking for a bullet that could serve as a benchmark for the performance of the 243 Win cartridge on deer at ordinary hunting ranges, let's say 300 yards or so. Reading over the Knowledgebase here as well as other threads on the 243 the bullet that seems to get recommended over and over again is Sierra's little .243 85 gr HPBT game king. This little bullet is supposed to kill deer very quickly but as 7mm/.30 guy used to heavier bullet weights ..

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Re: Homogenous Copper versus New York Times 6 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Homogenous Copper versus New York Times

Guys, I don't want this to be another pro / con debate thread. I want you to see the politics for what they are and not waste your energy otherwise, getting tied up in knots.

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Re: Reduced loads with VihtaVuori Tin Star (N32C) 6 months ago by Alvaro Piqueras Re: Reduced loads with VihtaVuori Tin Star (N32C)

This is the “example” of research i’m referring to: https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/important-info-about-tin-star-vs-trail-boss-for-reduced-loads.832116/ As you can see this folk is getting conclussons based on QL figures... and atending to full-density loads. I will be -of course- weighting my loads. By the way... does anybody check how accurate QL was with these power? I have been running some humbers for the 120-7mag and looks OK... I will be testing the reloads prior to give th..

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Re: Donut problem .., maybe...? 6 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Donut problem .., maybe...?

Following Anders' link led to http://68forums.com/forums/showthread.php?54267-75-DIY-Automatic-Case-Annealer-Project-Complete!-Plans-and-parts-list-included [http://68forums.com/forums/showthread.php?54267-75-DIY-Automatic-Case-Annealer-Project-Complete!-Plans-and-parts-list-included] . Pretty nifty.

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Re: Scoth-Brite pads 6 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: Scoth-Brite pads

Hi Marcos, This thread may help you make a comparison. Keep in mind that the pads will not be this level of grit for long... there is a reason scotch brite pads don't come with a grit rating but rather a finish rating... http://www.ballreviews.com/miscellaneous/scotch-brite-pads-grits-t125883.0.html [http://www.ballreviews.com/miscellaneous/scotch-brite-pads-grits-t125883.0.html] Cheers mate.

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Sightron SIII 6-24x50 LRMD or LRMOA and with IR or not and FFP or SFP? 6 months ago by Rainer Keller Sightron SIII 6-24x50 LRMD or LRMOA and with IR or not and FFP or SFP?

Hi All, I am looking for two scopes for my 300 Win Mag and a 6.5 PRC, both rather light with plastic stocks (soon to be bedded). Nathan's Sightron/Nightforce bug bit me and now I am considering selling my Burris Veracity 4-20 to get better tracking. My understanding from the Long Range Rifles book was that MOA is preferred, and from some comments here that FFP is not high on Nathan's list (bit I don't know why) and IR is neither (because it's just fancy but mostly useless?). But now I saw in the..

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Re: A hypothetical 7 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: A hypothetical

Thank you for the links, Nathan. Good stuff indeed. Not to hijack the thread....but taking a fellow employee to the range tomorrow. Going to start her on the 22lr and then onto the TrailBoss loads in my 243 (might as well let her do the fireforming). Back to the thread.....the TrailBoss loads for any of my rifles are really good for trigger control and breath control practice before moving up to full loads. Most enjoyable to shoot. I've never attempted downloading, but now with the links you gav..

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Re: A hypothetical 7 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: A hypothetical

Thanks, Everyone. As always, the feedback here is solid, sensible, and politely communicated. I'm starting to think this is the only courteous place left on the internet. As you guys point out, the .270 makes sense on several levels and offers great value. Mike and Hamish, I do reload. You guys are right on the money - I'd be getting to know the light bullets for a while as my son grew into the rifle. He likes to shoot now and I sure don't want to ruin it for him. He fired some Trail Boss loads ..

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Re: close range .308 7 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: close range .308

Don't want to hijack the thread, so....Bryan....look for a post on Whitetails.

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Re: close range .308 7 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: close range .308

Hi Mike, sorry, for some reason I missed this thread. Its quite a good one too. Nice to read your updates!

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Re: Educated opinion please 8 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Educated opinion please

Hi Michael, these questions seem tougher to answer each year, so many pros and cons now. The M70 EXtreme: Good action, generally stress free barrel, good stock but without generous proportions for those of us who like such. Trigger OK, can be replaced if need be. Fluting a lightweight generally induces serious stresses and can produce immediate harmonic flaws if not de-stressed / retempered. The Winnies seem to be stress free and initial accuracy is generally very good. Good to see this action a..

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Re: Browning X-Bolt  Long Range - Nikon Black X1000 Riflescope - Problems with zero at 200 yards! 8 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Browning X-Bolt Long Range - Nikon Black X1000 Riflescope - Problems with zero at 200 yards!

Hi Tony, OK, it may be that the finish on the action was rough and that it has been buffed down a bit too much at the rear before blasting. Seems quite a large error though. Also check that that nothing is pinched. Yours will have the mag box attached to the floor plate and should not pinch up like others, but do check that everything fits smoothly in the stock and that the barrel is floated. Check that the knox section of the barrel (start) is not being forced up, not just the forend tip. Check..

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Re: Howa 1500 Varmint 300 Win mag 9 months ago by Mike Neeson Re: Howa 1500 Varmint 300 Win mag

Thanks Marty and Nathan, Marty, do you know if the heavy barrel will go into a "Boyds classic"? I note the thumbhole comes in "featherweight" and "Varmint" and was wondering if there would be an issue with the barrel channel in the classic? I presume you prefer the classic over the thumbhole? Nathan, I found the thread on extending the magazine of the action and had that at the back of my mind for an upgrade later down the line, but hadn't considered the individual throat cut and how there is li..

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Re: Accurizing a falling-block rifle 9 months ago by Gregory Kitchen Re: Accurizing a falling-block rifle

Hi Mike, As I've browsed the internet for falling block rifle info I've definitely found more people who love the No. 1 than those who have given up on it in frustration due to accuracy issues. I suspect I would probably fall somewhere in between, looking for reasonable accuracy (I think I would be ecstatic with 1 MOA), but also loving the simplicity and elegance of it. And while I'm sold on the utility of the synthetic/stainless combo of most bolt actions, it's tough to beat the classic look of..

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Re: Monolithic bullets for hunting 9 months ago by Jan Nielsen Re: Monolithic bullets for hunting

Nathan. Almost all of my shooting is done using a bipod, either prone or sitting - a hunting trip to Scotland 25 years ago made me a believer. At some point somebody told me that "bipods looks ugly" to which I replied that a wounded deer is more ugly to look at - it kinda shut him up. Four-legged shooting sticks have become quite popular here. They're a pain to use, but once in place extremely stable. Anyway, I'll give the turned bullets a try. Maybe using a copper alloy and go for some expansio..

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Re: SIGHTRON FLIP UP SCOPE END COVERS 9 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: SIGHTRON FLIP UP SCOPE END COVERS

Hey all, old thread but relevant I suppose... I am currently looking for some scope covers for my Sightron SIII 6-24x50 Any suggestions? I haven't had much luck finding anything :( Cheers all!

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Re: Tikka T3X 300 WSM COL 9 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Tikka T3X 300 WSM COL

Hornady do offer a service to help fix this elevating any confusion & minimizing measurement error. You send 2x fire formed cases and they will machine the case with the thread to accept the comparator tool! First job for me on a new rifle that is being set up for target/LR work is to fire off 5 rounds then drill and tap (hopefully only one!) to suit my comparator, keeping the others to set minimum shoulder bump on the dies. Worth mentioning for new reloaders that these measurements are not "set..

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