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Re: Sandbags 36 months ago by Simon Foley Re: Sandbags

Also interested to hear how they go. Decided to make some sandbags for load testing last week and had a canvas bank bag that I filled with slightly damp white bedding sand and sewed closed. Not stuffed to capacity but fairly full. Took it to the local range on the weekend anticipating 5 shots in the same hole as the sandbag would remove all human error of course. Group sizes doubled from my usual and rifle felt like a pig to control. Was bouncing around like I was shooting on a bipod off concret..

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Re: 270 twist rate 36 months ago by Mike Davis Re: 270 twist rate

yip thats the one...slimjim has done a heck of alot of projectile testing...he puts a jug of water infron t of his bullet trap box...not as good as Nathans goats but they few and far between in the states.... just about every .277 cal projectile has been given a work out,I will go and see if I can bump some of his other test threads for you.

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Re: 270 twist rate 36 months ago by john feyereisn Re: 270 twist rate

I found the thread about the cow elk taken with the 6.8 and the prototype copper bullet. That was interesting, a winchester xp3 bullet that has a front half of solidcopper and a terrible experience with it is the reasoni am here on this site becoming a bullet nerd. I will poke around over there some more and see what i see

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Re: Bedding a Tikka 36 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Bedding a Tikka

Took a while to find it http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/3925.html Thank you again for this thread Martin it really helps a lot of people

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Re: P-14  .308 Norma Magnum 36 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: P-14 .308 Norma Magnum

Hi Paul this thread might be of some help http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/12786.html

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Re: Is this a good choice ? 36 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Is this a good choice ?

hahahaa, the old photo thing, have a read here. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/29/thread/1586.html Nathans rifle book will offer you all the info needed to make well guided, informed decisions, he covers all aspects very well. Some things have to be compromised due to budget etc. & you also have the information to pick the right ones. Steering clear of market hype & associated crap. The 300 is a very capable cal. that will excell in that role within its limit..

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Re: New Horady ELD bullet weights released 36 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: New Horady ELD bullet weights released

As I have said in other threads, this is quite simply a high BC SST. There are some differences as I will soon relate but this should give you all the general idea and starting point. The ELD-X is in no way similar to the A-MAX. The A-MAX bullet is now called the ELD-M.

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Re: Knife sharpening 37 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: Knife sharpening

Found this old thread, the link is dead though. I've got quite a bit of experience in sharpening (as a straight shaver and knife user in general). From a razor perspective (for straight shaving) having a progression of stones for sharpening is crucial. I usually finish on a natural Thuringian stone which is hard to measure grit size (because it's a natural stone) but is probably the equivalent of around 14k-15k grit. Warrick you may know the brand, it's an Escher, I inherited it, the lucky soul ..

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HS Precision stock renovation 37 months ago by Ben Law HS Precision stock renovation

So I picked up a used HSP stock, same shape as Sendero, for a left hand rem700 short action. The price was too good to pass up. I will keep a look out for a 700 sps varmint .308 in the future. The stock has had a spray can camo job and the sling swivel studs removed. I can see where the stud holes have been filled and painted over and as I want to be using a sling I will need to refit some studs. It seems the front studs are threaded into the alloy skeleton, but from reading online they seem to ..

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Re: home made tumbler 37 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: home made tumbler

I tried annealing the SST's as per the video and tutorials, but it just wasn't working. Not the annealing part, the gripping and turning of the pliers. I could not get the bullets to heat evenly as it was just too awkward (my wrists and arms are buggered). I gave up for a long time. While I was setting up my 308 for reloading, a flash of mediocrity hit me. I have a cartridge case for every caliber that I shoot that has the neck split for getting the COL. I stuck an SST into it and that cured the..

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Re: Candle Annealing 37 months ago by Lane Salvato Re: Candle Annealing

Quote:hi Lane channel lock is a brand? they are called multi's here to. it's funny how it works like that. an adjustable spanners have always been called a cresent to me. i was working with a swedish plumber and i said to him the thread on his cresent was backwards, i thought he was going to thump me, i got an earful about how bahco invented the adjustable spanner and cresent stole it reversed the thread to avoid the patent or something. look forwards to seeing your hunting results It's not a br..

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Re: Candle Annealing 37 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Candle Annealing

hi Lane channel lock is a brand? they are called multi's here to. it's funny how it works like that. an adjustable spanners have always been called a cresent to me. i was working with a swedish plumber and i said to him the thread on his cresent was backwards, i thought he was going to thump me, i got an earful about how bahco invented the adjustable spanner and cresent stole it reversed the thread to avoid the patent or something. look forwards to seeing your hunting results

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Re: the 35/303 37 months ago by Bob Mavin Re: the 35/303

Another toy for you guys. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?77565-416-strauss-from-303

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Re: Ignorance is bliss 37 months ago by Cor Nepgen Re: Ignorance is bliss

Hi All, Well this turned into a very interesting thread and some good reading! Apart from all the very good advice given above, I would highly recommend slowing down a bit and go through the books step by step.. Especially the Long Range Rifles book. It really does go through the basics of what you want, as well as the pro's and cons of each action. So take your time and go through all the books step by step. If you need to save up some, that is actually a blessing in disguise because it gives y..

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Re: 7 mm A-Max Discontinued 37 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: 7 mm A-Max Discontinued

Here is the link to some talk on the ELD-X bullets on this site: http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/10634.html

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Re: Which Barrels Do you Use? 37 months ago by Tom Dixon Re: Which Barrels Do you Use?

Both my rifles wear Lothar Walther, they are excellent quality wise. You could try the website as they do a lot of ready profiled and threaded barrels for a variety of guns. Over here a lot of people are saying good things about Bergara barrels, they are cheap too...

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Re: Thoughts/Opinions Howa 20 38 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Thoughts/Opinions Howa 20" Heavy Barrel for Hunting/Carrying

Quote:The Heavy Barrel 20" Non-Fluted 308 with a Hogue Stock is 3.7Kg, without base, rings & scope. For those interested in Howa, Centreway Firearms in Keilor VIC has some good pricing. The above which is with threaded muzzle is $770 They do the Camo stock for 795 I think With the Boyd's Thumbhole Sky Laminated Stock (Blue) $895 And they can do the Robertus Laminated Thumhole Stock for $975 Then adding your SIII series Sightron scope, a picatinny rail and decent rings, you will be looking at clo..

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Re: Thoughts/Opinions Howa 20 38 months ago by Gordo Re: Thoughts/Opinions Howa 20" Heavy Barrel for Hunting/Carrying

The Heavy Barrel 20" Non-Fluted 308 with a Hogue Stock is 3.7Kg, without base, rings & scope. For those interested in Howa, Centreway Firearms in Keilor VIC has some good pricing. The above which is with threaded muzzle is $770 They do the Camo stock for 795 I think With the Boyd's Thumbhole Sky Laminated Stock (Blue) $895 And they can do the Robertus Laminated Thumhole Stock for $975

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Re: A 270 Magnum 38 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: A 270 Magnum

hi Murray not sure where your getting 168gr .277 amax's from?? i would love hornady to do amax's in 270. i am big fan of my 270win but the 277 bore is an odd one thats not overly well looked after with high bc projectiles. anything is possible but you got to workout if its worth it. the 264 win mag might be a good option. also have a read of this thread http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/1421.html

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Re: Nosler partition 38 months ago by Dan Keene Re: Nosler partition

Damn, that must mean that Jack O'Connors life work was a lie, that Boddington's photos were all photo shopped and that the guy quoted below was also lying. Quote from other Nosler Partition thread: Hi Nathan! Just wanted to report back on my friends trip to Namibia. He went down there with his 308W and 180gr Nosler Partitions. I loaded them to 770m/s. The load was very accurate in is Sako A7 SS, and ES showed +/- 1m/s. Well a couple of days before he took off we talked to a guy who had been to t..

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Re: Supressor on 25-06 38 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Supressor on 25-06

Yes, unfortunately, the .25-06 derives its good killing performance from high velocity. It fires a very light bullet and is reliant on dsiprortionate to caliber wounding via velocity. A good number of .25-06 users end up with .257 Weatherby rifles as a way to enhance this further, whether they understand or have the words to describe these things or not. They simply see what they see and want more. The .25-06 loses 35fps per inch so you stand to lose around 100fps. This may or may not be a big d..

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Re: Supressor on 25-06 38 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Supressor on 25-06

hi Jeremy i would leave it long but there's a little more to this depending on the contour of your barrel. if your barrel is of very thin profile its sometime better to shorten it so there's more metal for threading and a better shoulder for the suppressor to butt up against. i wouldn't go shorter then 22 try leaving it 23-24 if possible is my opinion

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Re: Remington 710 action 38 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Remington 710 action

looks good Chris is it sandwinched between muzzle break and barrel or did you thread it? this is really interesting and looking for forwards to up dates

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Dealing with dissent 38 months ago by Andrew Murray Dealing with dissent

How do you lot deal with blokes that want to tell you that you're shooting wrong? Like Patrik's post "Hold that Forend" it works [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/12056.html]... Surely others can see the results but still want to say you're doing it wrong? I notice that just about every shooting image about target or long range shooting has a guy with a bipod and both arms down the butt of the stock. Surely the results speak for themselves right?

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Re: Sandbags 38 months ago by Christopher Howse Re: Sandbags

So I purchased a generic brand X bag type sandbag. I wear my jeans as work wear till threadbare. So my EBay X bag by straight shooter shooting supplies Australia cost $50 Posted and that seemed OK to me as it seems like quality cordura type material with some no slip where it grips the rifle and is shaped suitably as the bag is intended. Using creek sand from a dry outback creek the same as we use in concrete it weighs in at a whopping 15 kilograms filled with sieved creek sand. My idea is to ha..

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