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Re: Decking / house wood oil 4 days 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 5 days 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? 8 days 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 14 days 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 19 days 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 22 days 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? 26 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Paul Leverman Re: Interesting bedding hisory thread

Good article.

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Interesting bedding hisory thread 1 month 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 1 month ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: How to post photos

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Bedding Vanguard Synthetic stock 1 month 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 2 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. 2 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 3 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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Re: Finally able to get Nathan's books 3 months ago by Luis Vazquez Re: Finally able to get Nathan's books

I've been shooting since I was 4 years old and hunting since I was 6, and I am 43 now. Started learning to reload with my dad when I was 10 and really though I was pretty knowledgeable till I started reading your website, the knowledge base and the threads. By reading your studies I realized why I did some of the thinks I did when reloading, setting up a rifle, load development, etc, thinks I learned from my dad and I never questioned them but now I know why I agree with you on not trusting the ..

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Re: Always learning 3 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Always learning

There are two very good elements to this thread which others can learn from and should take note of. Nick has described the difficulty of holding a very small and light rifle versus the level of accuracy he is trying to obtain. Factors such as heart rate and breathing will be effecting results. Stresses from his working week will show as errors in his technique. Nick needs to be aware that a proportion of his accuracy issues may be from the ammo, especially the black ammo with steel cases which ..

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Re: Bitten by the Medium Bore Bug 4 months ago by Luke Lahdenranta Re: Bitten by the Medium Bore Bug

So I started this thread about a year and a half ago, when after reading Nathan's medium bore cartridge write ups way, way too many times i found myself bitten by the medium bore bug and just had to get one. I went back and forth on a bunch of different options with a 9.3x62, the Ruger Guide gun 375 and 338 Win mag being the top contenders... But sometimes a good deal is what is needed to break the dead lock so I just ended up the proud new owner of a Weatherby MK V Lefthanded in 340 Weatherby !..

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Soft points going too fast to expand!! 4 months ago by Connor Huntbach Soft points going too fast to expand!!

On a U.K. hunting website there is a debate going on where several so called pro shooters are claiming that soft point hunting bullets will fail to expand if pushed too fast (if the animal is too close or you are using too potent a cartridge). Apparently they have seen this happen hundreds of times and anyone who believes that it is simply down to the bullets construction or shot placement is an idiot! The link is https://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.uk/threads/soft-point-expansion.169372/ if any..

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Re: Barnes TSX Failure 4 months ago by Luis Vazquez Re: Barnes TSX Failure

You can try out Hammer Bullets, I dont know if they ship outside the US but you can check. You'll want a light for caliber bullet so you can push it faster, however these bullets are guaranteed to provide terminal peeformance down to 1,800 fps. Of course higher impact velocities are recommended, but they work great. Here is a link to some more info on them: https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/hammer-bullets.211476/ Best regards, Luis

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Re: caldwell chrony 4 months ago by Trace Jacoby Re: caldwell chrony

I am in the market for a new chronograph and after reading through this thread, am looking toward the Caldwell. The one I used before was a borrowed shooting chrony alpha model. I was not impressed with it. It seemed to be very sensitive to lighting and would not read consistently most of the time. I was wondering if there are any useful updates on the Caldwell unit? Some of the reviews online are mixed, some have me believing it may not be much better. But I trust the collective knowledge and e..

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Re: Used Remington SPS’s 4 months ago by Ryan Nafe Re: Used Remington SPS’s

Some updates for everyone who’s been wondering how the project has been coming along: - The rifle is fully assembled and ready to shoot. Everything has been threadlocked and torqued to either manufacturer’s specs or Nathan’s specs in the case of the action screws. A quick summary of what I’ve done to a stock SPS 7mm Rem Mag circa 2008 manufacture: - Stocky’s M50 Laminate w/aluminum block stock, middle swivel stud removed - TriggerTech Primary trigger set as low as it goes (1.5 to 2 pounds) - War..

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Re: .280AI Build 5 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: .280AI Build

Hi M.A, it helps if you have a false shoulder for the cases. If you have a .30 or .338 cal FL die with a tear drop shaped button, then it would be good to neck up, then neck back down again using another FL die. The cases should be a tight fit in the chamber with the false shoulder. This will help to prevent stretching at the case head. After that, seat into the lands as you suggested. TB is fine, mild loads of 2213sc burn rate also fine (RE 22 etc). 1:9 is fine. The 3 contour finished at 26" ca..

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Re: Factory ammo accuracy 5 months ago by john black Re: Factory ammo accuracy

don't wanna hijack this thread, but since i have posted in it before i'll do so again. got to FINALLY take my rem 700 5r 20" bbl bottom metal 308 (i glass bedded the recoil lug with devcon) to the range today. using some of my run of the mill reloads i also shoot in an M1A ( 168 gr sierra HPBT over 42.5 REL15 in LC military cases). i say run of the mill as they weren't checked for concentricity etc. they WERE loaded on my forester co-ax. i messed around at 50 yds getting it on paper etc then at ..

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