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Re: Zastava M70 bedding - shocked 8 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. 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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) 9 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...? 9 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 9 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? 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 11 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! 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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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Re: Sendero 300 win mag 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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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