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Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available 14 days ago by Scott Struif Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available

Robert's observation about the muzzle needing more cleaning is interesting, because everybody cautions, "don't fuck up the crown." We're all wary of it. I'll be curious where this seemingly anal thread leads. No offense intended.

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Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available 14 days ago by Paul Leverman Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available

I found an old carbon fibre arrow, cut the threaded insert off, took the knock out, and used it the same way. Adds stability and reach. Now it works great. Also found that if you thread the "small calibre" adapter on and lock the camera tip as far out as it goes, the view is better (in a 30 cal anyway). Really like it now, thanks for the hot tip Robert.

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Re: Smoke & mirrors 19 days ago by Alvaro Piqueras Re: Smoke & mirrors

Quote: Scott Struif ... On the Cutting Edge website is this statement: "Boat Tail - Rear tapered portion of a bullet intended for shooting further than 400 yards. It is useless under that yardage and flat base bullets are a better choice as they stabilize, or go to sleep, quicker than boat tailed bullets. At further distances however boat tails have a higher BC and retain their energy much better than flat base bullets. Boat tail bullets do not fully stabilize in less than 300 yards but may stil..

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Re: Barrett Fieldcraft Experiences 21 days ago by Paul Leverman Re: Barrett Fieldcraft Experiences

Welcome, Mark. Sorry, dont have an answer for you, but interested in following this thread.

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Brush Gun Test 1 month ago by Magnus Vassbotn Brush Gun Test

Hi! For a while now, I've been intrigued by the concept of a brush gun. Partly for practical purposes, and partly just out of curiosity. I've been contemplating a 9,3x62 in between my 30-06 and 45-70, to serve as a brush gun, and at the same time have a bit more practical reach than the 45-70. So this test was partly about finding out whether there is any point in getting a 9,3x62 (other than for the sake of just having one, a totally valid reason). Also it's interesting to put the 45-70 through..

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Re: Break Barrel action as a long range platform 2 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Break Barrel action as a long range platform

[email protected] this is the fella I am talking about,he does great work and is a craftsman of the first water,he has done a lot of break open actions,threads n sleaves a stub barrel,beautiful work hope this helps Mike

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Re: Savage Model 25 Rifles 2 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Savage Model 25 Rifles

One thing I notice is you got to like a rifle and you got to have confidence in it. No point buying a rifle you don't like because then you'll loose confidence in it. If I was after 223 the rifles I would look at are. Cz 527 beautiful set trigger but does have protruding mag. Cz forget model that has floor plate compared to magazine. Howa mini protruding mag but nice handy rifle, would probably get heavy barrel model. Model 7 stainless you could argue that your better off with model 700 instead...

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Re: Break Barrel action as a long range platform 2 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Break Barrel action as a long range platform

agree with above comments that a bolt would be better option....now there is a VERY talented chap over in your part of the world who makes some fantasic shooting rifles on all sorts of actions,including break barrels....I will go back onto www.huntingnut and bump a thread containing many of his builds for you to have a look at and make up your own mind.....being in same country as yourself,a phonecall at least might give you some idea of what you are looking at. I read "young fella and then 7mm ..

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Re: Break Barrel action as a long range platform 2 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Break Barrel action as a long range platform

Hi Randy, I went over this some time ago here on the forums but cannot find the thread just now. This is a handgun that has been dressed up as a rifle. In plain terms, this is not ideal for starting out. It will set up bad habits due to the stock pitch and poor cheek weld. Optics generally have to be set high and back towards the shooters face. The butt is by contrast low. In form, it is akin to attempting to learn boxing with ones weight on the back foot. The barrel will always be at the mercy ..

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Re: Me or the Rifle, it's me 2 months ago by bryan long Re: Me or the Rifle, it's me

Thanks Michael, reading your posts in the factory ammo thread got me focused to get more from the TAP with field rests. Before coming on this site and reading the books I thought sub MOA was the limit for a hunting gun. That and that a rifle needs resting on a bipod and should only be touched with one hand. Coming on here and seeing people's real world results is super helpful. I can't reload in Ireland so wouldn't have know that factory ammo can give results as low as the .3 and .25 MOA results..

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Re: Rifle weight for 7mm rem mag 2 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Rifle weight for 7mm rem mag

Hi Brian, regarding the books, they each tie into the other. A most important factor is that the books afford me a level of privacy to speak candidly about BS within the entire spectrum of the industry including cost cutting within rifle brands all the way up to issues with the so called top level shooters. The books have qualified statements unlike a forum thread or email where there is only so much space and time to give explanations. Rifles - fundamental understanding of the rifle, various br..

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Re: Rifle weight for 7mm rem mag 2 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Rifle weight for 7mm rem mag

Hi Westerner, quite true, you have summarized this well. Luis's rifle is the middle ground. After bedding and stabilizing or with a heavier optic, some would come in at 10lb to 10.5lb. The figure of 10 to 10.5lb is still within this middle ground between the ultra lights and varmints. Examples include the ADL, BDL, SPS, Bergara etc, bedded and scoped. If you go any lighter than Luis's rig, you may find that the rifle is good to carry but difficult to get a shot away accurately if you have to sna..

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Re: Call for Help 2 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Call for Help

Hi Francis, will break these options down a bit: 1. Order a new cap for the Lee die (cap threads may be damaged but the die threads will be fine). Also order a spare mandrel while you are at it. Note that some importers or retailers stock these parts. Otherwise, order direct from Lee. 2. Redding neck bushing die. I do not know what size bushing you need as I do not know how much spring back you are getting. You will need to measure your current sized ammo if you have any sized ammo that is holdi..

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Re: Call for Help 3 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Call for Help

Hi Francis, no worries. Both the 7 and 8x57 rifle chambers can at times be somewhat oversized at the neck, especially old military chambers. If you skim the shell holder or try to use extra force, it will make matters worse and you will likely ruin the die (the threaded cap section). To remedy this situation, you need to sand the mandrel as shown in the Reloading book. The mandel I was sanding in the book was actually an 8x57, same issue. You may also like to order a second spare mandrel now, ju..

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Re: Call for Help 3 months ago by Francis Saunders Re: Call for Help

Hey guys been awhile. Sorry to drag up this old thread... But Iíve just run into this very problem! Will look at the shell holder first. Having got to the bottom and work my way to the top. Bit of info. 7x57 fire formed with trail boss. Went to neck size with my lee neck sizer. The first 18 no problem then they wonít size. Bullet wonít seat and falls through. Itís Norma brass and new. Looks like here we go again. Cheers.

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Re: venison recipe wanted 3 months ago by Mike Davis Re: venison recipe wanted

alot is in the aging..as said above,and in thread below..... you CAN take out your steak and sit it in fridge for a couple of days before cooking....gives it a little more time,sat in basic marinade helps...soy,honey,little vinegar or wine and some cooking oil....stir it around every now and then.... I ASUME you are cutting across grain of meat???? like ringing a log...it always amazes me how many people dont as they dont know any better.if you rings/steaks are 1/2" thick a good pounding with Ma..

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various knife designs 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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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