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Re: 6.8 SPC 50 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: 6.8 SPC

i think your right mike i am bit mistaken, most of the bullets are advertised as a varmint bullets thou, i got some 110gr vmax's i reload for light recoil for young shooters, not sure i would use them on anything but rabbits i have heard of people using them on deer but if you hit bone don't think they'll do much. now i got trail boss ill most like load that for the youngens. this is that video with jim sullivan i was talking about. https://www.full30.com/video/9b50f8a825ab510b4c227c7b32a76bc1 a..

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wild cats / non factory rounds 50 months ago by Thomas Kitchen wild cats / non factory rounds

thought i better copy and paste from the off topic forum Thomas Kitchen Re: New Guy here. welcome A vilavella. sounds like you keep yourself busy. you got me intrigued already what wildcats you been doing? 10 Sep 2015 @ 04:53 pm (GMT) Quote this A Vilavella Re: New Guy here. Hi Thomas, Thanks for the warm welcome. Wildcatting is a hobby of mine that I do in the winter time when we are snowed in. Specially the design part and brass forming, die making etc.. I am not doing anything too serious tha..

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Re: New Guy here. 50 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: New Guy here.

Shouldn't really be talking about guns and loads in this thread but I wanted to say- a .358x39 is my kind of cartridge. Nice. Just be a bit careful with a whole freebore thing in the magnums. Use the book series to help with your planning in this regard. Christmas soon....

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Re: Sightron Delivered 50 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Sightron Delivered

Quote:Did you import one or get it locally? Are you nz based? Thanks. Hey Russell. I imported mine. Have a read of this thread if you haven't already. I saved around $300-$400 . http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/21/thread/5640.html

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Re: HOME MADE SLINGS 50 months ago by Chuck Re: HOME MADE SLINGS

Now that's a sling, I like it. Thanks for the sling in use photo too, since I just started a thread on sling use it's good for me to see what other guys are doing c

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Re: Scope and turret questions 50 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Scope and turret questions

hi russell. i just fitted a bigsky 4-16x42 to my tikka, i don't notice the turrets getting caught on anything didn't even really notice the extra weight. the extra zoom of the 16x is very helpful specially if you do want to extend your ranges. not sure you would notice any difference between 3x and 4x at the bottom end but a lot of scope choices are personal choice for your type of hunting. they must be waterproof with caps off otherwise they would leak gas like you say but you wouldn't want to ..

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Re: mauser rebarrel options. 50 months ago by G Dog Re: mauser rebarrel options.

Hi Jon, Theres a wee story behind the rifle - underfunately not a good one. I was very much looking forward to using this rifle in 8x57, but the barrels not the best and Im not willing to waste money on ammo to test it. Your extremely lucky to have some 170gr sst. I tried very hard to get hold of some before I actually had the rifle and it was impossible. Please reply back in this thread when you've tested them. Mike - I am the poster on the other forum :) - but thanks for posting this just in c..

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Re: learning curve of reloading 51 months ago by Mike Davis Re: learning curve of reloading

thats "refilling" not reloading.........I reload a very few loads for our shotguns using an very primative stack n whack type hand loader.... rounds wont chamber in everyone of the shotties but they are made for the break open guns with a light charge of steel shot so the fit for the purpose they are made for (low recoil legal killing loads)...... now give me new unfired cases and I can turn out rounds better than factory, that will chamber in anything. as thread title says..its a learning curve..

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Re: Savage Axis with grouping issues 51 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Savage Axis with grouping issues

hi scott. i highly recommend Nathans books, the one on rifles will help you from having similar issues again. the axis is not really a good platform to work off you'll see why in the book. also have a look around on the forum there's few threads on guys working on tikka's, howa's plus few other brands might be good read. also Nathans video's on youtube are great

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Re: So far so good with my first bedding job done with nathans products. Thanks! 51 months ago by Mike Davis Re: So far so good with my first bedding job done with nathans products. Thanks!

Im in process of doing mine...mod 70 winchester lightweight bonus.....elcheapho....... before I went to get some bolt blanks/threads I thought to my self "wonder whats in the bits container in the garage???" turns out the crappy brass coated/coloured allen screws 3" long that held the old BBQ together are just the right size and thread pattern LMAO just got to love that.

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Re: Remington 700 COAL Excessive? 51 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: Remington 700 COAL Excessive?

hi guys this subject comes up regularly regarding 308win. you don't need to worry about coal and jump have a read of this forum. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/6562.html depending on mag length you either seat 1mm shorter or bottom of projectile/boat tail to bottom of case neck

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Re: Cleaning rods 51 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Cleaning rods

A lot of RC planes have a carbon rod for the main wing spar. How would a thick brazing rod go? You could silver solder the threaded end off the old rod onto it and possibly the handle spigot too. Or use some Penny /Panel washers and make a handle from a drilled piece broom stick or some plastic rod?

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Re: Home and alternative remedies 51 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Home and alternative remedies

Steph uses tumeric quite a bit, tells me its a super food so it ends up mixed in everything and you can barely taste it anyway. I find recovery from martial arts training to be slow in the winter. I am carrying quite a few injuries at present, put my back out when throwing an opponent (must be getting too old huh). I went to the chiro, he was good but wrenched shit out of me. Went to the Osteo, not really my thing sorry. Went to the Chinese, they beat the shit out of me and I am feeling much bet..

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Cleaning rods 51 months ago by Warrick Edmonds Cleaning rods

I happen to be in the market for a new cleaning rod. So off I go to the local gun shops where I'm presented with two choices. A stainless rod for $80Aust or a carbon fiber rod for $150Aust. Being a good student of Nathan's books I want to choose the carbon fiber, however for that price? What irked me was that the previous weekend I'd stopped in at a hobby store and picked up three meters of 5mm thick carbon rod (for my knife making) for a total cost of $20. Where does the 150 bucks come from? I ..

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Re: Is Leopold vx1 3-9x40mm is good scope to start with? 51 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Is Leopold vx1 3-9x40mm is good scope to start with?

Hey Jonathan. Have a look at my post on buying the Sightron SIII 6-24X50 it's a lifetime investment mate. A fantastic scope for the money. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/21/thread/5640.html They work incredibly well. I got mine off 4scopes in the USA posted to NZ.

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Re: change.org adler lever action petition 52 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: change.org adler lever action petition

Its fun to play God. In New Zealand, we had some birds, some rats and some Maori fullas. The Maori liked hunting and fishing. Then the white man came and spread himself around along with every other culture- and is still spreading himself around with every new subdivision and new house we put in, breeding willy nilly. Then we have the arrogance to say that such and such an animal is a pest and unbalancing the eco system. And so we carpet bomb our bush, kill some possums, kill the birds we are su..

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Re: concentricity tools 52 months ago by Ben Law Re: concentricity tools

I drilled and tapped holes into the 50x50x5mm shs and cut short sections of threaded rod and screwed them in. It can be interesting when you discover some really poor ammo. I have some factory stuff that doesn't shoot too well, one round measured .017 run out at the projectile. I'm interested to see if/how much accuracy improves once all my brass is fire formed and neck sized compared to my fl sized rounds that have poor concentricity.

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Re: Rem Sendaro 7mm load dev issues/headache 52 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Rem Sendaro 7mm load dev issues/headache

Hi Radley, don't blame the belt, this has nothing to do with the issues you are seeing. For starters, the brass you are using is a pain in the ass, both Nosler / Norma and Federal. Both are weak in 7mm rem Mag. If possible, change to Win brass. If you continue to have extraction issues, it will be a primary extraction problem with the action, not a brass issue. Or- it could be a reloading method issue. None of this has anything to do with the belt on your brass. The area just behind the shoulder..

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Re: 8x57 loads 52 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: 8x57 loads

bugger thats a shame grant. martin taylor swaged .375 projectiles down to 9.3mm wonder if you could do 338 to 8mm. this the thread http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/6080.html there also one some where, where i asked nathan about 7mm to 270 to take advantage of the amax's seems possible and one day ill try it. otherwise sierra or speers at a guess

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Re: Remington 700 52 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Remington 700 "Long Range"

Nathan covers that stock design in his book Jacob, will work but it exaggerates recoil to a degree and the fore grip is not as good as say the Sendero. I have only used one of these stocks on a 308 (I think it was?) and it worked ok on that. My understanding of these is that they can vary in builds (check the old threads) but generally they were along the lines of a SPS varmint in the better quality stock. All the normal Rem tweaks will be needed as in your book and build quality is still on the..

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Re: small calibre muzzle brakes 52 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: small calibre muzzle brakes

My son & I are about to build a 223, wish lí d known it needed a brake to be shot accurately as l would have ordered it with a threaded muzzle. Damn. If a shooter cannot recover sight picture after firing a small calibre like a 223 or simliar at it's medium/maximum effective ranges they are doing things horribly, horribly wrong. Set up your gear and get some techneqiue worked out as Chris & Jason have said. Justifing brakes on small cal's, give me a bloody break....... I will stop my ranting the..

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Re: concentricity tools 52 months ago by Ben Law Re: concentricity tools

well i knocked up the jig the other day. cost me about $15 for the dome nuts and some threaded rod, as i already had the dial gauge and magnetic base. works well. [/img]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/bjwlsdmf/P1010731%20-%20Copy_zpszl0bvfth.jpghttp://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/bjwlsdmf/P1010730%20-%20Copy_zpsdsmzx5jr.jpg[img] i can see all my fire formed brass has .001" or less runout. my 223 handloads are mostly the same but a few had upto .005" bullet runout, i s..

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Re: What are members other hobbies or projects 52 months ago by jason Re: What are members other hobbies or projects

Warwick I can relate to the fun police. At my local beach the council have blocked off private beach access for quads. We now have to travel along the road and in the designated access. You have to now have a car licence, they class the beach as a road. You can only go in the designated part of the beach. They have fenced off the sand dunes to save the plants from quads, maybe fair enough. You need to also register the quad for the road. Also register the quad with the council every year. And mu..

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Healthy and supportive 52 months ago by Nathan Foster Healthy and supportive

This "off topic" forum has been set up on request, currently on a trial basis. If you can't keep your posts light and need to vent, then so be it. But do try to support each other in a caring and concerned manner. The TBR forums have attracted a wonderful group of kind and warm hearted hunters from around the world so I hope that this continues within this thread. Please note, I may not be able to spend much time on this forum as I am already stretched thin. Also, being that I am normally in the..

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Face time? 52 months ago by Francis Saunders Face time?

Hi Nathan I have just been reading with interest the thread from Bush Chook. Also the idea that you posted on live discussion work shop. In your last post to Bush Chook you said that not seeing the rifle and the way he shot made isolating the problems hard for you, which I can we'll agree with. Just a thought. Have you an IPad? You could video face time with clients that do. I no that this would not solve all the can of worms and may even open up a few...but it may be worth looking into. Cheers ..

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