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Re: A hypothetical 19 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: A hypothetical

Thank you for the links, Nathan. Good stuff indeed. Not to hijack the thread....but taking a fellow employee to the range tomorrow. Going to start her on the 22lr and then onto the TrailBoss loads in my 243 (might as well let her do the fireforming). Back to the thread.....the TrailBoss loads for any of my rifles are really good for trigger control and breath control practice before moving up to full loads. Most enjoyable to shoot. I've never attempted downloading, but now with the links you gav..

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Re: A hypothetical 19 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: A hypothetical

Thanks, Everyone. As always, the feedback here is solid, sensible, and politely communicated. I'm starting to think this is the only courteous place left on the internet. As you guys point out, the .270 makes sense on several levels and offers great value. Mike and Hamish, I do reload. You guys are right on the money - I'd be getting to know the light bullets for a while as my son grew into the rifle. He likes to shoot now and I sure don't want to ruin it for him. He fired some Trail Boss loads ..

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Re: close range .308 19 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: close range .308

Don't want to hijack the thread, so....Bryan....look for a post on Whitetails.

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Re: close range .308 19 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: close range .308

Hi Mike, sorry, for some reason I missed this thread. Its quite a good one too. Nice to read your updates!

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Re: Educated opinion please 20 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Educated opinion please

Hi Michael, these questions seem tougher to answer each year, so many pros and cons now. The M70 EXtreme: Good action, generally stress free barrel, good stock but without generous proportions for those of us who like such. Trigger OK, can be replaced if need be. Fluting a lightweight generally induces serious stresses and can produce immediate harmonic flaws if not de-stressed / retempered. The Winnies seem to be stress free and initial accuracy is generally very good. Good to see this action a..

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Re: Browning X-Bolt  Long Range - Nikon Black X1000 Riflescope - Problems with zero at 200 yards! 20 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Browning X-Bolt Long Range - Nikon Black X1000 Riflescope - Problems with zero at 200 yards!

Hi Tony, OK, it may be that the finish on the action was rough and that it has been buffed down a bit too much at the rear before blasting. Seems quite a large error though. Also check that that nothing is pinched. Yours will have the mag box attached to the floor plate and should not pinch up like others, but do check that everything fits smoothly in the stock and that the barrel is floated. Check that the knox section of the barrel (start) is not being forced up, not just the forend tip. Check..

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Re: Howa 1500 Varmint 300 Win mag 21 months ago by Mike Neeson Re: Howa 1500 Varmint 300 Win mag

Thanks Marty and Nathan, Marty, do you know if the heavy barrel will go into a "Boyds classic"? I note the thumbhole comes in "featherweight" and "Varmint" and was wondering if there would be an issue with the barrel channel in the classic? I presume you prefer the classic over the thumbhole? Nathan, I found the thread on extending the magazine of the action and had that at the back of my mind for an upgrade later down the line, but hadn't considered the individual throat cut and how there is li..

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Re: Accurizing a falling-block rifle 21 months ago by Gregory Kitchen Re: Accurizing a falling-block rifle

Hi Mike, As I've browsed the internet for falling block rifle info I've definitely found more people who love the No. 1 than those who have given up on it in frustration due to accuracy issues. I suspect I would probably fall somewhere in between, looking for reasonable accuracy (I think I would be ecstatic with 1 MOA), but also loving the simplicity and elegance of it. And while I'm sold on the utility of the synthetic/stainless combo of most bolt actions, it's tough to beat the classic look of..

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Re: Monolithic bullets for hunting 21 months ago by Jan Nielsen Re: Monolithic bullets for hunting

Nathan. Almost all of my shooting is done using a bipod, either prone or sitting - a hunting trip to Scotland 25 years ago made me a believer. At some point somebody told me that "bipods looks ugly" to which I replied that a wounded deer is more ugly to look at - it kinda shut him up. Four-legged shooting sticks have become quite popular here. They're a pain to use, but once in place extremely stable. Anyway, I'll give the turned bullets a try. Maybe using a copper alloy and go for some expansio..

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Re: SIGHTRON FLIP UP SCOPE END COVERS 21 months ago by Andrew Murray Re: SIGHTRON FLIP UP SCOPE END COVERS

Hey all, old thread but relevant I suppose... I am currently looking for some scope covers for my Sightron SIII 6-24x50 Any suggestions? I haven't had much luck finding anything :( Cheers all!

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Re: Tikka T3X 300 WSM COL 21 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Tikka T3X 300 WSM COL

Hornady do offer a service to help fix this elevating any confusion & minimizing measurement error. You send 2x fire formed cases and they will machine the case with the thread to accept the comparator tool! First job for me on a new rifle that is being set up for target/LR work is to fire off 5 rounds then drill and tap (hopefully only one!) to suit my comparator, keeping the others to set minimum shoulder bump on the dies. Worth mentioning for new reloaders that these measurements are not "set..

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Re: Sendero 300 win mag 21 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sendero 300 win mag

Hi David, the OAL sounds fine. Do keep in mind what I said about checks. I asked you to do the checks, not rely on the smith. A smith can have a lot on his mind and little things can go amiss. But things can also go amiss when you strip and reassemble during routine maintenance. I want you to familiarize yourself with this. You would have a better understanding of these matters if you had a copy of the book series and were currently using the accurizing book steps. Other forum members who are re..

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Re: 7mm rem mag to practical 21 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 7mm rem mag to practical

Hi Jason, there is a step up in recoil. Felt recoil is fine in a suitable platform such as yours. But the recoil can effect accuracy if one does not pay close attention to technique. Recoil is of course a very subjective issue depending on rifle dimensions (including barrel contour), our health, fitness and methods. I spoke to a lady who used her husband's M700 practical yesterday to drop a porker pig, seemed happy enough with the recoil but it was just one shot. Steph has used my rifle here and..

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Re: 7mm rem mag to practical 21 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 7mm rem mag to practical

Hi Jason, my apologies for the late reply, the cyclone knocked out our power and put us behind. You could if you want to, have your current barrel reamed to 7mm Practical if it can be centered nicely. You would need to price up the cost of reaming, recrowning, new brass and new dies to see how this fits with your budget. But do keep in mind that sometimes, the steel at the chamber can become quite hard. If the reamer is struggling to cut, it can be better to start over with a fresh barrel rather..

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Re: If You Had to Live with Six Rifle Calibers 22 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: If You Had to Live with Six Rifle Calibers

I saw this old thread pop back up and was aghast when I saw my previous post. I take it all back. Just let me keep my .22 and my .30-06. I'll swap the other four for unlimited bullet options to load in the '06. What was I thinking six months ago? The summer heat had me addled.

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Re: Bitten by the Medium Bore Bug 22 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta Re: Bitten by the Medium Bore Bug

I just thought I'd share a few things I have found as I have continued to research the medium bores, these might prove useful to someone else contemplating a new medium bore rifle. One thing I am learning is that anyway you slice it, if you want to build a custom rifle in a slightly oddball chamber like a 358 Norma Mag is you got to be prepared to pay the piper. A lot more $$ for dies, brass etc plus as the gunsmith informed me I would have to buy my own reamer for about $250 CAD. Sigh the big N..

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Re: Musgrave Rifles 22 months ago by Cor Nepgen Re: Musgrave Rifles

Hi Gregory, I saw on the other thread you are also from Cape Town. Been quite a while since I've posted something but I do read a lot. To start with, you can have full confidence in the book series. If you read carefully and apply the information with some good fashioned common sense things tend to work quite well. I have also looked at the Musgrave rifles and know one or two owning new and old Musgraves. Friends with new rifles do own them in more forgiving cartridges such as the .30 06. That s..

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Re: Seating depth 22 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Seating depth

Hi Clarence, I do not normally answer mail or threads which show a lack of respect (hello / please / thank you). But you have asked a good question so I will answer it for the benefit of all. The faster you drive these (and most other) projectiles, the closer they like to be seated to the lands. Also, if we can seat close to the lands, it gives a great deal of room for harmonic experimentation. The ELD-M is particularly sensitive to jacket upset during ignition, the ELD-X is very sensitive to le..

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Re: MAKING A DROP CHART USING SHOOTER AP ON iPHONE/iPAD. HELP PLEASE. 23 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: MAKING A DROP CHART USING SHOOTER AP ON iPHONE/iPAD. HELP PLEASE.

Found this thread by search. Old but good. I have reluctantly decided to leave the age of dinosaurs behind me and advance into this century. Not an easy choice. I am very comfortable being old and ignorant. I don't want to walk around with my neck craned out staring at my eyephone blissfully unaware of my surroundings. I digress. The original point of this, before I forgot where I was going, was to ask if the Sierra Infinity is still considered a good program, or if there are better or comparabl..

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Re: Neck Shots on Medium Game With Frangible Bullets 23 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: Neck Shots on Medium Game With Frangible Bullets

I'd like to add a couple thoughts to the discussion. The first is that it's a wonderful rarity to engage in an online forum wherein we can discuss topics that will produce some strong and differing viewpoints and to actually see the participants remain civil enough that nuances of the discussion can be examined. I checked on a forum last week that I participated in a couple of years ago. As the membership has grown the forum's capacity to pursue a topic before things devolve into the online equi..

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Re: 7mm Blaser 23 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: 7mm Blaser

Being curious of mind, I did the google thing and found some threads from way back in'09. The consensus was "yawn", as more than one person said. Understand that these comments were from people that more than likely had never shot one, but there was one post from a European dealer/writer that posted some factory versus real world velocities. Turns out the difference was the same as what Remington, Ruger, et al. do. Sales hype, then type. There was also some mention of no availability in North Am..

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Re: Didn't we see something about this..... 23 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Didn't we see something about this.....

I very much dislike this type of thread due to the fact that it brings out a lot of bogus input. Nevertheless, you are quite right Paul. I went over this in the book series. Put simply, it would break the laws of physics to have a rifle that groups say 1.5" at 100 yards but 1" at 200 yards. Precession cannot be factored into this nonsense. To have groups smaller at 200 yards, the bullets would each have to change direction. This is very basic physics. I see too much of this pontification among l..

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Re: 308 and 208eldm vs 200eldx 24 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 308 and 208eldm vs 200eldx

Hi Zach, I wanted to leave this one for a bit as I wanted to think it over. Our forum members have made some good points to consider. You mentioned that your turrets are set for the 208gr. If so, then leave things alone, hunt with the 208gr and see how you get on. You have already gone this far, now it is time to follow through and obtain field results. It would be nice to have a bit more velocity but this is what it is. The same goes for the turrets, I have never been a fan of quick dials made ..

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Re: Trouble shooting. 24 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Trouble shooting.

You are correct Paul, quite correct, there is no big deal. The micro changes in OAL are as you say, no more of an effect than changes in wall thickness or temper. We have used the Lee system for many years for precision ammo for ourselves. Steph was going to post that for a number of years, she also made (winning) comp ammo for clients but decided that this thread has already gone on long enough and that she cannot force anyone to understand how or why the system works. As an example of normal p..

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Re: Trouble shooting. 24 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Trouble shooting.

Hamish brings up a good point. I know my cordless drill is nowhere near accurate or true. It wobbles like crazy, mass produced, planned obsolescence. Good for polishing, cleaning, and I do use it with my primer pocket cleaners, but at a very low, controlled speed. I also had a set of electronic verniers that were affected by fluorescent lights. The closer the proximity to the light, the weirder the reading. Gotta love warranty. And yes, it is nice to shoot off of jean covered, sand filled ziploc..

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