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Re: Sendero 300 win mag 9 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sendero 300 win mag

Hi David, the OAL sounds fine. Do keep in mind what I said about checks. I asked you to do the checks, not rely on the smith. A smith can have a lot on his mind and little things can go amiss. But things can also go amiss when you strip and reassemble during routine maintenance. I want you to familiarize yourself with this. You would have a better understanding of these matters if you had a copy of the book series and were currently using the accurizing book steps. Other forum members who are re..

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Re: 7mm rem mag to practical 9 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 7mm rem mag to practical

Hi Jason, there is a step up in recoil. Felt recoil is fine in a suitable platform such as yours. But the recoil can effect accuracy if one does not pay close attention to technique. Recoil is of course a very subjective issue depending on rifle dimensions (including barrel contour), our health, fitness and methods. I spoke to a lady who used her husband's M700 practical yesterday to drop a porker pig, seemed happy enough with the recoil but it was just one shot. Steph has used my rifle here and..

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Re: 7mm rem mag to practical 9 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 7mm rem mag to practical

Hi Jason, my apologies for the late reply, the cyclone knocked out our power and put us behind. You could if you want to, have your current barrel reamed to 7mm Practical if it can be centered nicely. You would need to price up the cost of reaming, recrowning, new brass and new dies to see how this fits with your budget. But do keep in mind that sometimes, the steel at the chamber can become quite hard. If the reamer is struggling to cut, it can be better to start over with a fresh barrel rather..

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Re: If You Had to Live with Six Rifle Calibers 10 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: If You Had to Live with Six Rifle Calibers

I saw this old thread pop back up and was aghast when I saw my previous post. I take it all back. Just let me keep my .22 and my .30-06. I'll swap the other four for unlimited bullet options to load in the '06. What was I thinking six months ago? The summer heat had me addled.

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Re: Bitten by the Medium Bore Bug 10 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta Re: Bitten by the Medium Bore Bug

I just thought I'd share a few things I have found as I have continued to research the medium bores, these might prove useful to someone else contemplating a new medium bore rifle. One thing I am learning is that anyway you slice it, if you want to build a custom rifle in a slightly oddball chamber like a 358 Norma Mag is you got to be prepared to pay the piper. A lot more $$ for dies, brass etc plus as the gunsmith informed me I would have to buy my own reamer for about $250 CAD. Sigh the big N..

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Re: Musgrave Rifles 10 months ago by Cor Nepgen Re: Musgrave Rifles

Hi Gregory, I saw on the other thread you are also from Cape Town. Been quite a while since I've posted something but I do read a lot. To start with, you can have full confidence in the book series. If you read carefully and apply the information with some good fashioned common sense things tend to work quite well. I have also looked at the Musgrave rifles and know one or two owning new and old Musgraves. Friends with new rifles do own them in more forgiving cartridges such as the .30 06. That s..

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Re: Seating depth 10 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Seating depth

Hi Clarence, I do not normally answer mail or threads which show a lack of respect (hello / please / thank you). But you have asked a good question so I will answer it for the benefit of all. The faster you drive these (and most other) projectiles, the closer they like to be seated to the lands. Also, if we can seat close to the lands, it gives a great deal of room for harmonic experimentation. The ELD-M is particularly sensitive to jacket upset during ignition, the ELD-X is very sensitive to le..

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Re: MAKING A DROP CHART USING SHOOTER AP ON iPHONE/iPAD. HELP PLEASE. 10 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: MAKING A DROP CHART USING SHOOTER AP ON iPHONE/iPAD. HELP PLEASE.

Found this thread by search. Old but good. I have reluctantly decided to leave the age of dinosaurs behind me and advance into this century. Not an easy choice. I am very comfortable being old and ignorant. I don't want to walk around with my neck craned out staring at my eyephone blissfully unaware of my surroundings. I digress. The original point of this, before I forgot where I was going, was to ask if the Sierra Infinity is still considered a good program, or if there are better or comparabl..

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Re: Neck Shots on Medium Game With Frangible Bullets 10 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: Neck Shots on Medium Game With Frangible Bullets

I'd like to add a couple thoughts to the discussion. The first is that it's a wonderful rarity to engage in an online forum wherein we can discuss topics that will produce some strong and differing viewpoints and to actually see the participants remain civil enough that nuances of the discussion can be examined. I checked on a forum last week that I participated in a couple of years ago. As the membership has grown the forum's capacity to pursue a topic before things devolve into the online equi..

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Re: 7mm Blaser 11 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: 7mm Blaser

Being curious of mind, I did the google thing and found some threads from way back in'09. The consensus was "yawn", as more than one person said. Understand that these comments were from people that more than likely had never shot one, but there was one post from a European dealer/writer that posted some factory versus real world velocities. Turns out the difference was the same as what Remington, Ruger, et al. do. Sales hype, then type. There was also some mention of no availability in North Am..

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Re: Didn't we see something about this..... 11 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Didn't we see something about this.....

I very much dislike this type of thread due to the fact that it brings out a lot of bogus input. Nevertheless, you are quite right Paul. I went over this in the book series. Put simply, it would break the laws of physics to have a rifle that groups say 1.5" at 100 yards but 1" at 200 yards. Precession cannot be factored into this nonsense. To have groups smaller at 200 yards, the bullets would each have to change direction. This is very basic physics. I see too much of this pontification among l..

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Re: 308 and 208eldm vs 200eldx 11 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. 11 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. 11 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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..... 13 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..... 13 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 13 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? 13 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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