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Re: Just saying hello 15 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: Just saying hello

Yeah fair sure man. I do it from time to time when I have some questions that weren't covered previously or may have information to add to the thread without the need to star a new one.

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Re: Just saying hello 15 months ago by Olly Agbebi Re: Just saying hello

I forgot to ask. Is it OK to ask questions on fairly old threads?

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Re: Just saying hello 15 months ago by Olly Agbebi Re: Just saying hello

Thanks for the warm welcome chaps. Have no fear, I may only have signed up recently but I've been lurking out of sight for a good while and using the time to search through past threads and articles in the hope of avoiding the standard repetitive type questions that new boys ask ...... however, there's a reason why my nick name is Ooops :0)

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Re: .45 ACP Handguns and Whitetails 15 months ago by Mike Davis Re: .45 ACP Handguns and Whitetails

great conversation and Im going to hi jack thread to ask SIMILAR question...... what about the good old .45 long colt??? looks to have similar figures ,the reason I ask is Im about to embark on a project rifle thats haunted me for years,a .12ga shotgun sleeve full length barrel turned to be snug fit inside the shotgun outer....break open with hammer..... I was thinking .45/70 but doing the chamber to .45long colt will be easier and give me an idea how she going to work out and if needed I can re..

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Re: Sierra 30cal 195 TMKs in the 308  and the 30.06 ?? 15 months ago by Iain Kemp Re: Sierra 30cal 195 TMKs in the 308 and the 30.06 ??

Oops ! I've been a lazy bastard and started this thread before googling - Sorry. There is some info on the net, but I would still be interested in any first hand experiences.

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Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards 15 months ago by Kenneth Kephart Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards

Ryan, Your build should be a thumper! You might also look into E.R. Shaw for your barrel and work. I've bought 2 barrels from them and absolutely love them! My 284 Win barrel, 24" polished, blued, 11 degree recessed crown in their 1.5 contour for my Mauser build was $272 shipped to my front door. Does make for a HEAVY rifle though. 10lbs scoped, no ammo. You can always thread the barrel for a brake. Another option is a recoil reducer in the buttstock. Essentially a mercury tube with an oriface i..

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Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards 15 months ago by Ryan Nafe Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards

A couple questions for you guys, though I do think the answers are in the book: 1. Does anyone see major potential problems with going with a stock from Choate that has a full-length aluminum block? I believe the stock is made from fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene, similar to the Ramline military rifle stocks. At a minimum it could be said to be a solid improvement over the factory Savage stock (not exactly the highest praise :D ) and the particular design I’m looking at doesn’t have any unne..

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Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet 15 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet

Here is a thread from another forum with some further info on these new bullets. You have to sort the wheat from the chaff but towards the end if the thread there are some pictures of the bullets sectioned and compared to the ELD X . It appears that these bullets will follow the TMK vs ELD M in that they have a slightly thicker jacket and slightly larger and deeper hollow point and plastic tip than the ELD X. FWIW https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/sierra-gamechanger-bullets.205659/

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Re: 375 Ruger Handloads for Alaska 15 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 375 Ruger Handloads for Alaska

I just want to clean this thread up a bit as it may be confusing for new players. Regarding the .375 cal Gameking (250 and 300gr). As many of you know, these have an extra thick jacket and tough core. Nevertheless, when used on large animals, it is all quite relative. If you have used a regular Gameking in a mild small bore on fairly large bodied deer, the performance is quite comparable (eg 7mm08 / 6.5x55 140gr). This bullet has the potential to produce very broad internal wounding when appropr..

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Re: 30/06 projectiles 16 months ago by Ben Law Re: 30/06 projectiles

following up another old thread... i had a play with the 208 amax a while back. the mag lenght in my marlin xl7 is 85.9 so i set coal to 84.9, max coal is 86mm, powder 2209. they shot ok, around an inch at 2200-2350fps. from 2350-2550fps, very poor, around 2-2.5". decided to try something different and loaded up some 168 zmax and 180 sst. wind was blowing 30-40kmh, so i didnt expect too much. surprise was the 58.5gr zmax load, av 2849fps, es 18fps. also i seem to remember not using a sling when ..

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Re: Have a laugh! 16 months ago by Caleb Mayfield Re: Have a laugh!

Luck, Paul. On the Home page for the site there is that section that shows the two most recent posts. Because of the way this site functions, the posts in that box show up in kind of an unprocessed format so all the links and tags and formatting shows up. In the forum threads it shows up as processed html code so you don't see all the tags and such. I caught your post when the link was visible on the home page and copied it when I didn't see it on this page. https links are a secure link. If you..

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Re: 7mm Practical long range 180gr ELD-M footage 16 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: 7mm Practical long range 180gr ELD-M footage

Don't mean to hijack the thread. I saw this on filming high speed objects and it's pretty cool and informitive http://petapixel.com/2017/11/13/ultra-high-speed-cameras-shoot-25000000-fps/ So fast that they can film the start of an atomic explosion.

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Re: Some 7mm Rem Mag Questions 16 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Some 7mm Rem Mag Questions

1. Hi Luke, I have tried throating the Rem Mag on two different barrels but it does not work so well. The jump is too long for the neck diameter and neck length. Just leave it as it is, it will be just fine. It just needs time. If you really want to ream it, go with the 7mm Practical. 2. Jim Mosely posted this in the LR thread: 180gr ELD-M RL26 / 67.3 grs Fed GM210M primers Rem Brass Length measure off the ogive / 3.750 .006 off the lands MV / 3019 fps You would need to start a lot lower and wor..

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Re: Some 7mm Rem Mag Questions 16 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Some 7mm Rem Mag Questions

Hi Luke, yep, the little Tikka rifles can be a mongrel. If you can get into a groove with them, all good, if not, they have to be altered or moved on. The stock design is of course a major issue. Upgrades can work well- but then we have to get the bedding right which can be tricky. It all depends on how a guy wants to play it. In the Tikka vid, I worked with the gun as-is so as to not bust a guy's wallet having already laid out cash on his rifle. I worked with what I had in front of me. I proved..

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Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet 16 months ago by Aaron Peterson Re: Sierra's new TGK (tipped GameKing) LR bullet

So Sierra has now said that the minimum impact velocity for these will be in the 1800-2000fps range. So, not a great “long range” bullet, but I already knew that based on their construction. I just wanted to update this thread with that info.

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Re: Accurizing a savage weather warrior w/ accustock 16 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Accurizing a savage weather warrior w/ accustock

Hi Dirk, on the Savage, you need to dscern whether the bore is producing high copper fouling or very little fouling. If the fouling is high, use the methods in the acurizing book and or the Rem 700 troubleshooting vid to work the bore into shape. If there is very little fouling as can happen with some Savage rifles, it may be dimensionally unsound. You are going to have to get past the hype of Savage shooters (I get the occasional fanatical email from them) and see this for what it is. The Accus..

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Re: work boots? 16 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: work boots?

Just bought myself a pair of these: https://threadandink.com.au/collections/zip-side/products/oliver-55345z-black-lace-up-zip-sided-work-boot [https://threadandink.com.au/collections/zip-side/products/oliver-55345z-black-lace-up-zip-sided-work-boot]

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Re: I did not know that.....anyone else seen this? 16 months ago by Anders Österberg Re: I did not know that.....anyone else seen this?

http://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/applied-ballistics-shoot-thru-target-challenge.3861880/

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Re: Sierra Tipped GameKings released 16 months ago by Charles Turner Re: Sierra Tipped GameKings released

Apologies. I’ll read and contribute to that thread.

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Re: Pillar bedding a Vanguard 7mm Rem Mag 16 months ago by Christopher Butler Re: Pillar bedding a Vanguard 7mm Rem Mag

Howdy Nathan, Thanks for the reply I found 1/8” threaded pipe thanks to a neighbor. Really appreciate your time and all your input! Cheers, Chris

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Re: Pillar bedding a Vanguard 7mm Rem Mag 16 months ago by Caleb Mayfield Re: Pillar bedding a Vanguard 7mm Rem Mag

Christopher, if you are in the United States check out McMaster Carr [http://www.mcmaster.com]. They have a distribution center in Chicago and Los Angeles. I've been able to find a lot of odds and ends from them. I'd start in the Spacers and Standoffs [http://www.mcmaster.com/#unthreaded-spacers/=1e0ij6c] section. Post some photos of the progress if you can!

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Re: New bullet offering/design from Sierra? 16 months ago by Caleb Mayfield Re: New bullet offering/design from Sierra?

Direct link to Long Range Forum Thread [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/17453.html]

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Re: New bullet offering/design from Sierra? 16 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: New bullet offering/design from Sierra?

Hi Fernando, this thread is currently running in the Long range section.

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Re: New Schultz and Larsen Rifles 16 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: New Schultz and Larsen Rifles

hi Luke as soon as you see this "the three lug low lift bolt locks solidly into the barrel" it sends alarm bells ringing. you got to stop and think if the locks lugs aren't locking squarely then i will have to lap them and then that means every barrel will have to be lapped in, you can't really true the action either. you can also see that it's a switch barrel action using a c clamp style system. there no room to bed the whole clamp as the magazine is hard up against it and the tiny recoil lug t..

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Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards 16 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Cartridges for Fast Killing Inside 125 Yards

Yes, anyone hoping on this thread might wonder what the heck is going on, a .375" for deer? But we have our freedom of choice and again this thread is about curiosity. Those with an open mind will understand all sides of any arguments here. As a heads up, I have updated the Whelen page this morning, just a small update at the bottom, introducing the Hawk bullets along with notes on the bullet jackets. I have no experience with these projectiles yet, all current feedback is reliant on the couple ..

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