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various knife designs 4 days ago by Warrick Edmonds various knife designs

Following on from a discussion in hunting stories, here's what I consider some design types. General information wise.... Firstly, Nathan's big hunter. He's covered this in good detail in various other threads, so nothing from me about it here. Here's what I consider a 'commonly sized' (for want of a better word) hunter. It's got some features that I like such as a sharp point supported by a good triangle of metal, lots of skinning curve exaggerated slightly by a recurved belly. The handle is al..

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Re: A Magnum for a Hack 5 days ago by Paul Leverman Re: A Magnum for a Hack

I can't figure out why everyone thinks that moose are hard to kill. They are probably one of the easiest targets there is. They walk right up to you, stand broadside to you and wait. In 50+ years of moose hunting, I've only seen a handfull of moose killed at a distance of over 100 yards. Most of my kills were in the 50 - 70 yard range. One shot, freezer is full. We used to use the 190gr BTSP almost exclusively. Once I tried the 150gr BTSP just to see what it would do. Moose was at 40 yards, walk..

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Re: Bow range loads for the long range rifle 8 days ago by Mike Davis Re: Bow range loads for the long range rifle

a thread right up my alley...... having PLAYED rather a lot with the 7.62x39mm including heaps of subsonic stuff I have SOME idea what Im talking about. the best projectile I found and others who have used it agree....is a 151grn hollow point cast......when I say hollow point...its a ho ho hollow point.looks like a power point .22lr the ONLY one I ve recovered from head shot sheep was 13mm across. for VERY close range headshooting they are awesome...for finishing off animals without blasting you..

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Re: Reloading - Beginner Setup 9 days ago by Nathan Foster Re: Reloading - Beginner Setup

Thanks Scott, hope you find the book useful. The measurement from the base of the case to the ogive (using a Hornady Comparator) is not the same as bolt face to ogive. Every gun is slightly different. If you want to get close measurements, you need to use a fully fireformed (firm bolt feel) case as per the book methods. The trouble is, this kind of talk is not helpful for beginners, its too intimidating. The book goes into all such detail, but the beginner need not be so concerned if he is shoot..

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Re: Reloading - Beginner Setup 9 days ago by Scott Struif Re: Reloading - Beginner Setup

Paul, What I meant was, what if you want to minimize jump to, say, .010? Maybe that's just not done. I like your idea. I've been following this thread, trying to decide if I want a new hobby. I'm wondering why there's no mention of a comparator. Seems like it would be a useful tool if you want to test an assortment of bullets.

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Re: Muzzle thread issues 18 days ago by mark Re: Muzzle thread issues

Possible issues I can think of, stock over torque by Smith or lathe centre been put in muzzle for threading and not recrowned. But no damage visible by eye. Or am I too anal and just get on with working up reloads?

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Muzzle thread issues 18 days ago by mark Muzzle thread issues

Hi Guys, just got a tikka t3x in 6.5, broke in as per nathans instructions. Shot half inch with factory hornady 140eldm, stoked! I need it suppressed. Got it threaded by I thought reputable Smith, didn't shorten the barrel at all just thread, nice wide thread for barrel 9/16. All looks good, back to range, same box of ammo, groups grown to 1.25 moa without suppressor, tending to string a little side to side, suppressed it strings vertically. you change anything on a barrel there will be changes ..

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Re: People Complaining About Recoil 19 days ago by Mike Davis Re: People Complaining About Recoil

Interesting thread....interesting topic fullstop. when the dreaded Fword that rhymes with grinch comes into play all bets are off. for years I shyied away from shooting at paper...having a lightweight .270win with soda straw 20" barrel for most of that time as my only rifle would go some way to explaining why. even with good recoil pad she would still leave me with love bites.... fast forward a few years,I bought Nathans books and kicked myself hard in the arse,told myself to "suck it up butterc..

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Re: Reloading - Beginner Setup 28 days ago by Nathan Foster Re: Reloading - Beginner Setup

Robert has the larger Lee Classic Cast Press (different to the anniversary kit). I quite like this press as it can be used with .50 BMG or any other oversized oddball dies, has been a joy to own and use. However, one can just as easily get good results with the smaller press. Some good advice and support in this thread.

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Re: Decking / house wood oil 1 month ago by Nathan Foster Re: Decking / house wood oil

Hi Rob, the tar sets to some extent. It will generally lock the thread on the tar bottle over winter, but with a bit of warmth, it loosens up. I can see how it would help to prevent both loosening and full seizing. I tried the tar with our pet wild boar. He did not like it so much, shied away from it. We keep him parasite free but he still likes to have a rub and has his favorite posts etc to rub against. I applied the tar to a rub - no dice. Perhaps if he had a very bad itch (parasites) he migh..

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Re: Decking / house wood oil 1 month ago by Robert Kennedy Re: Decking / house wood oil

Interesting about using Stockholm tar to prevent mold. Gun stock oil I have made from a popular recipe is to use boiled linseed oil, 2 parts to 1 part gum turpentine (not mineral turpentine ) Before boiled linseed was available you needed to boil the oil yourself on the kitchen stove (while the chef is away for the day) and add the gum turpentine without it all catching on fire. Stockholm tar is a great substitute for anti-seize compound on bolt threads in severe applications. I once had to help..

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Re: What replaced 7mm A-Max 162 grain? 1 month ago by Paul Wende Re: What replaced 7mm A-Max 162 grain?

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I can't for the life of me find the article in your blog post about the 162 A-Max replacement. You mentioned a pdf article. I too am about to run out of A-Max and need to switch to the ELD or ?? Nathan could you please point me in the right direction? Cheers

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Re: Brush-buster myth 1 month ago by Scott Struif Re: Brush-buster myth

Were I hunting a brushy area, in a downpour, where I knew no shot in excess of 75 yards would present itself, I might be tempted to carry the 12 guage with iron sights, rather than a scoped rifle . . . but not for its brush-busting capability, nor for its knockdown capability. I've shot small deer at close range with that thing that ran 50 to 100 yards. I didn't know about the shoulder-shot, though. I learned about that on here. My point was that you have to thread the needle, regardless of the ..

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Re: Barrel length 308 1 month ago by Magnus Hansson Re: Barrel length 308

To round this thread up, the new 20,5 inch R8 is chronoed! V0 150gr SST (magnetospeed) VV N140 45,1gr=828 m/sek 2706 fps Hornady SF factory=879 m/sek 2883 fps That superformance powder is really something 💪💪💪💪

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Gouged Cases 1 month ago by David Kopp Gouged Cases

I'm working on a Rem sps tact. 308. Set up is b/c stock (no bedding yet), timmey trigger, and sightron scope. I have gone through the steps and after the first firing was amazed of the tight grouping that the gun was giving me. I give much graditude to Nathan and all that share here. My issue is I'm finding the cases are getting scratch or gouge from the magzine and notice a heavy bolt push to chamber a round. Has anyone come across this or lead me to a thread if already posted. thank you

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Re: Tumble on impact bullets? 2 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Tumble on impact bullets?

Hi Scott and others. I have avoided this thread and really should continue as such. Sometimes it is better to say nothing. But its been a while and I am sure many of you have been waiting to hear from me. OK, here we go. When the guy said that the .380 dropped the deer in its tracks, the best thing to do would have been to politely say thanks for your time, hang up the phone and put all of this out of your mind. In plain terms, bullets kill via blood loss (which takes time) or destruction of the..

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Re: Bedding Vanguard Synthetic stock 2 months ago by Paul S Re: Bedding Vanguard Synthetic stock

Sorry to butt into this thread, but I am new to this and I think my question is relevant. I too have a Vanguard in .243 (which I love) and I would like to improve its stock/accuracy. Question: Can I free float the stock's fore-end? If so, do I clearance all along the barrel, including the fore-end stock and under barrel support? I have heard the Vanguard needs this support from the stock. Is that true? Thanks, Paul.

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Re: Whelen-Type Sling 2 months ago by Chris Murphy Re: Whelen-Type Sling

Hi Ricardo this design has a lot of merit my only concern or bug with it would be speed of set up in the event of needing to get a shot off quickly. Having to thread your arm though with sleeves etc as apposed to a quick wrap. But this is all guessing from me as I have not tried the design.

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Re: Interesting bedding hisory thread 2 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Interesting bedding hisory thread

Good article.

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Interesting bedding hisory thread 2 months ago by Scott Struif Interesting bedding hisory thread

Second generation McMillan, from 22 years ago, expounds on why it's not necessary to buy their stocks: https://yarchive.net/gun/rifle/pillar_bedding.html

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Re: How to post photos 2 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: How to post photos

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Bedding Vanguard Synthetic stock 3 months ago by Scott Struif Bedding Vanguard Synthetic stock

Comparing the Vanguard and Howa Hogue stocks, each of which I own, I noticed a major design difference. The Houge, which is "pillar bedded", has flanges on the pillars which protrude from the surface of the stock. So the action is "floating" on the pillars. There is no support for the barrel parallel, so the floating barrel is entirely supported by the action. In contrast, the Vaguard stock, which has no pillars, has a beefy 3/4" support for the barrel parallel. It also has the foreend tip press..

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M8 Leupolds 3 months ago by Mike Davis M8 Leupolds

well I was going to post this in thread on always learning but computor playing up so put it here instead....probably where it should be anyway a couple of years back I saw a 4power M8 on trademe that had just had factory refurb...it dissapeared off my watchlist and I forgot about it...sneaky wife had bought it for me. put it on rifle and have loved it on every rifle its been on since. the wee norinco 7.62x39mm the BLR .308 and the ZASTAVA .308..... so as it cant be on more than one at a time I ..

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Re: Using the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr.for hunting Whitetail deer. 3 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Using the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr.for hunting Whitetail deer.

Hi Gary, only just saw this sorry. The deer would need to be very large, in excess of 200lb to ensure that this particular bullet meets some resistance. This is a less than ideal situation because the velocity / energy is low and chances are game resistance is not high either. The bullet may mushroom but the wound may be no more than a half inch in diameter with some bruising around it. Best results will occur if you drive into major bones. So if possible, keep your shots well forwards. The KB h..

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Re: W-W Brass 4 months ago by Simon Crowther Re: W-W Brass

Lee are like that as well. I had problems with the thread on my sizing die and they asked me to send them a photo of the broken parts. I couldn't believe it, the next thing I knew, only two or three days later, replacement parts arrived on my doorstep all the way from the US and absolutely free of any charges. Very fast and efficient.

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