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Show us your gear 21 months ago by Andrew Murray Show us your gear

Hey guys, Just thought I'd throw a quick thread up about our different gear. I'll start off, my Auspack and webbing, still good from cadet days over 14 years ago. Goodness knows how old they were back when I got them, disposals from the ADF. Also have a few hootchies (the "oo" is pronounced like the oo in book or cook). No hoochies laying around my garage that I'm aware of... Not my hootchie but just for clarification, basically a tent, without sides, or a zip, or much really, it's a plastic she..

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Re: PSF27 and VG10 steel for knife blades 21 months ago by G. Woodsman Re: PSF27 and VG10 steel for knife blades

Thank you Lane and Warrick for the ideas. I found some more of the old threads on this site regarding knife steels as well as your web site Warrick, and they are all packed with great info. What prompted me to ask about PSF27 is that Gayle Bradley, the Texas custom knife maker, has collaborated with Spyderco on a couple of fixed blade factory knives using that steel, which he speaks very highly of, saying he finds it much better than D2 due to different way it is made. I also found an extensive ..

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Re: Howa Project 21 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Howa Project

Quite true Warwick. A decrease in trigger weight plus oil can remove low level creep. A decrease in weight, plus polishing, plus oil will of course remove all creep. But take note that polishing can easily be overdone. So do take it slowly and carefully. Little things can make a big difference. On the Ruger M77 for example, a very light touch with a soft mop on the sear, can reduce both the pull weight and creep- thats without going below 2000 grit and approximately 2-3 seconds exposure to the c..

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Re: 162 grain ELD Match vs 180 grain ELD Match 21 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: 162 grain ELD Match vs 180 grain ELD Match

So far I have good, very accurate loads for my 7mm Rem Mag as well as my 7x57 using the 162 grain ELD-M and 175 gr ELD-X bullets. So far I cannot yet get the 180 grain ELD-M bullets, so I will be interested in seeing what you find in this forum thread for when we are able to get some.

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Re: 30-378 Wby Mag 21 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: 30-378 Wby Mag

Hey Mike - I was just reading through a bunch of the old threads and came across yours. How did you make out? In regards to you last post, it would depend on what your hunting scenario is. If your ranges are short (less than 200m), I would go group size. If you want to reach out a ways, see what Nathan says about ES vs. ACCURACY. Most of my hunters are around an inch for five shots, but very rarely do I shoot over 100m, with most shots around 60 -70m, so a very acceptable accuracy level. With an..

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Re: 8mm-06 21 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: 8mm-06

Hey Alan. Have a read of my 35 WHELEN rebarrel of a BSA CF2 30-06 . http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/page/4/search//thread/9319.html Factory ammo is available too so you don't have to reload but it is best if you do to get the best from your Akley improved 35 Whelen.

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Re: Howa Project 22 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: Howa Project

Sorry for the giant image. I realise that how these images display via my phone and PC are different. Via my phone the images are scaled to look appropriate whereas on PC they are the full size. Here is the rifle in normal view... I posted regarding the optics here so I won't bother repeating it now. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/21/thread/14088.html [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/21/thread/14088.html] After a quick play..

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Howa Project 22 months ago by Andrew Murray Howa Project

Well Gents, It's arrived. I plan on making this thread a journey from taking an out of the box Howa and turning it into a tack driver using the methods Nathan's book series. To start with I have taken a photo of the rifle. It's a Howa 1500 in .308 with a 24" heavy barrel. It is a pillar bedded Hogue stock. It also came with a picatinny rail as part of the deal. I purchased the rifle for $569 (Aus dollars, please not all prices quoted are AUD). Add delivery it went to $618. Due to Aus firearm law..

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Tourbon Outdoor gear. 22 months ago by Andrew Murray Tourbon Outdoor gear.

Hey gents just wanted to throw a heads up for a gear supplier I recently purchased some stuff from. I'm not affiliated in anyway other than having made a recent purchase. I was just impressed with their products and service. The company is Tourbon Outdoor. They are an Internet supplier. You'll find them on ebay and other online market places. I am sure they are a Chinese based company but they obviously have stock supplies in Australia because it only took 4 days to arrive. Which includes a week..

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Mushroom growing take 2 22 months ago by Andrew Murray Mushroom growing take 2

OK so after my last effort I have decided to start another thread. These are mushrooms just starting to grow from a wild specimen I found up a tree. They are Oyster Mushrooms. The cake is made of a bird seed mix that was in a jar. The little pins are the start of the mushrooms should be ready in about 5-7 days.

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Re: Front rest question. 23 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Front rest question.

Shawn - have a read here. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/22/thread/11675.html [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/22/thread/11675.html]

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Re: Help with Groups 23 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Help with Groups

.22LR rifles can be picky as to the ammo they like. I use Lapua CenterX in all of mine. As well, several of my Anshutz .22 rifles have been epoxy and pillar bedded, and they shoot extremely well. Here is a site a person can find help on in doing this: http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=568979

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pikau 24 months ago by Mike Davis pikau

After going through a few commercial daybags over the years which have all failed in one way or another I finnaly talked SWMBO into sewing me up my own pikau..... we measured up my sons bought one (ridgeline) and increased sixes to suit me better basically a piece of polarfleece 1800mm x 800mm folded in half with side seams sewn,its nice camp pattern but as it might get hard use carrying we used shorter piece of blaze camo around about the 1400x800 size sewn inside....two tennis balls one in ea..

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Re: Mushroom Growing 24 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Mushroom Growing

Read this Andrew and it works. We all struggled with pics in the beginning lol http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/29/thread/1586.html

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Re: 7mm mag /ELD-X 24 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: 7mm mag /ELD-X

I did not want to barge in on this thread but eps was curious... Why no 28 to 30 inch barrels on a hunting rifle? Well I guess I have nothing against those who do use them all right. Their choice. That being said, if I were six foot 5 or better with long arms, they would be more manageable from an all around hunting rifle. Not for me however, I found the one long bbl rifle I had that was being used mostly for target shooting and was just fine in that situation but I ended up shooting shorter bar..

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Re: HS Precision stock renovation 24 months ago by Ben Law Re: HS Precision stock renovation

Had a bit of a tinker this morning, the mikes studs were too big for the threads in the stock. I remember reading online somewhere about HSP changing the thread sizes somewhere along the line. Probably a good thing because I re-tapped them to fit the larger 10-32 thread. I have a can of Dupli-color bed armour ready for another day.

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Re: Megs first bush deer 24 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Megs first bush deer

Id forgotten this thread was here, Meg led me into 3 deer last month,Imissed the first,didnt see the 2nd but the 3rd got a 180grn .308 pill through boiler room and trip home to the freezer. took me a while to work out what she was doing/trying to show me but now we starting to gel/Im learning to read her better things are looking up. trusting her and going whereever SHE wants to take me was the hardest bit to get my head around. happy times ahead. spent weekend up on the open tops...left her at ..

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Re: .270 / 7mmRM / .30-06  Consultation - Traditional Hunting Ranges 25 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: .270 / 7mmRM / .30-06 Consultation - Traditional Hunting Ranges

Given the options in Ricardo's post I would go with what Mike says. I gave one of my boys a Remington model 721 as well as a Sako Mannlicher both in 30/06 and both rifles shoot well and handle all sorts of shots at elk and moose. I have shot more than a few large grizzly bear with one as well. We had a thread on this site some time back many may recall. I posted a comment about a guide-outfitter here in northern British Columbia Canada who hunted all over the world and took an astounding number ..

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Re: Greystone muzzel brake 25 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Greystone muzzel brake

hi Jared had quick look there's few thing i don't like but could be wrong blast directed towards ground kicking up dust, not sure how much noise comeback. have a look on this thread http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/11916.html Chris has given up on the shield from what i know but he is using the muzzle brake with great success. the ports are angled 15 degrees fowards so the shooter plus bystanders don't get blasted. think Chris had it made and the guy ..

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Re: Bullet Comparators and Results 25 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Bullet Comparators and Results

Thanks again, guys. I have copied and filed this thread to have it as a quick reference for later. This is good stuff. Because it's winter and I'm bored silly, I took an unopened box of 208gr ELD-Ms and put each bullet through the comparator. Interesting results. Of course, we will never know why this is, but there were two distinct bullet groups. In each of these groups, the differences between bullets was less than one thou. The difference between the two groups was four thou. Twenty-five per ..

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Re: Scope setup recommended for CZ 550 American safari classic rifle in 375 h&h 25 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Scope setup recommended for CZ 550 American safari classic rifle in 375 h&h

I don't want to hujack this thread so short of it is I bought 3 Leupld VX3 scopes 3.5 to 14 per and put one on a 7x57 Remington Classic, a .308 Win in Remington, and a 783 30/06 (now the barrel is .358 Win). load workups and barrel breakin, casual shooting of them for a year was exactly 235 rounds on the 7x57, 198 on the .358 and 225 on the .308 Most was in summer nd I would quad about 7km in to where I like to shoot, During load workups I would change the scope turrets to close to the aiming po..

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Re: P-14  .308 Norma Magnum 25 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: P-14 .308 Norma Magnum

Bryan - I'm going to hijack my own thread here. Do you hunt whitetail long range? Across 1/4's or sections?

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Re: Copper bullets 25 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Copper bullets

if you took out the fourth paragraph of the origonal post in this thread it would be a solid statement/point/argument/reasonable discussion BUT to put in they are "the most effective for dropping on the spot" makes it laughable........ my money would go on a partition for that title everyday of the week. and if you take out both the front wheels well its going down and wont get up no matter what you use......game can and will move off without back wheels but cant do so with front ones unusable. ..

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Re: Browning BLR .358 Winchester 25 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Browning BLR .358 Winchester

Some really good advice on this thread and no great need for me to elaborate other than to say that the BLR forend can be problematic with regards to accuracy and that there is no one size fits all fix for this. Also, if the rifle is scoped, the scope will sit high which combined with a poor trigger and poor forend design, is not conducive to good shooting. There is still some room for improved lever action rifle design. Somebody mentioned the classic Savage earlier, a bit of a shame that this w..

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Re: Interesting load development outcomes 26 months ago by David Hartley Re: Interesting load development outcomes

Today's load development yielded a very satifying outcome. The red bullseye is 40mm diameter. This thread hasn't generated a lot of interest but it's maybe worth sharing the outcome as several suggestions from elsewhere and here said it was the bullet weight and 1 in 10" twist rate, a common concern with .243. But I've shot 100gr Sierras for years in a .243 T3 with the same twist and had ok groups. On another forum someone suggested load density (fill ratio) as a starting point, so I switched to..

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