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Re: Hunting FMJs 63 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Hunting FMJs

That kind of takes us back to the beginning of this thread Jared. In your last post, you spoke about the bullet wanting to travel base first. As you know, we prevent this by spinning the bullet. Over the years, I have found that once an FMJ bullet is stable, it will often produce straight line penetration. If it tumbles after hitting bone, the wound channel can be violent but more often than not, on raking shots, by the time the bullet loses stabilty, it has also lost energy as you alluded to ea..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 64 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

Marty, A good example of my past photo taking can be seen in the .35 Whelen / 9.3 thread from a while back- grainy, hard to see much. My photos were terrible, quite a mistake on my part but I had no idea where things were going, never imagined having this website, only a big book with a pile of text and a few pictures. I relied mostly on my hand written notes and drawings. I kept all of this in my back pack and made most notes in the field. Hence why it takes so long to get the info up to the KB..

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Re: Nathan which factory Load 30-06 for these conditions ? 64 months ago by G.Scott Morris Re: Nathan which factory Load 30-06 for these conditions ?

Nathan, I've seen in this thread and other places that you have referenced the Hornady M1 Garand AMax load as 178gr. Unless Hornady is selling a different product down under, the bullet in the Garand Match load is the 168gr. That load was developed in conjunction with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) that sells the surplus M1 Garands in the US. I've used this load extensively in Garand competition and it is much better than the surplus Lake City or Greek HXP loads. Hornady offers the .308..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 64 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

Ben as Nathan says don't give up just yet! Even though you may have some areas that are not perfect you will have good contact in plenty of others, relieving as instructed and as necessary. This Tikka is not my first by a long way, l have had many failures & rework’s. Some of my ugly ones have shot very well, as well as any others! My two experiment rifles a Howa 1500 & Marlin XL7 where bedded both ends instead of full bedding at first and worked very well. All l am saying is clean it up and whi..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 64 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

Hi Ben, with some care, I think that will clean up OK. Try to give it a basic clean up- then check fit. This thread has caused a few phone calls for me, folk concerned about sidewall relief. So I want to go over this again here. Parallel side walls can become trapped to be sure. This can pinch the action and prevent the rifle returning to battery after each shot. The result of a pinched T3 is normally double grouping. During bedding, there are three ways to approach sidewall relief. 1. make sure..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 64 months ago by Ben Law Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

so i pulled the action from the stock, after after freezing for 10mins in cling wrap. didn't look too bad at 1st. only a couple very small air bubbles and a bit bigger one near the recoil lug. but a couple of pieces of compound chipped out near the edges. i started cleaning it up, done a bit of a rough job really, lost a bit of motivation for perfection now the jobs not perfect. ill finish cleaning it up, put it back together and see how it shoots. not sure what i'll do with it yet, might grind ..

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Re: 35 Whelen 64 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: 35 Whelen

Wow - I just got through reading the older thread that Nathan mentioned above. I can safely say I've learned something today although I'm a bit peeved with Nathan for nearly getting me to smack myself in the face. I hesitate to do this but in the prior thread a Springfield action was mentioned, which resurrected an old debate. I own a 1917 Enfield (Remington built) that is in very good condition. I hunted with it for several years after inheriting it. It's been used to cleanly kill whitetail dee..

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Re: 35 Whelen 64 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 35 Whelen

When I get my ass into gear yes. I will be attempting to get the .338 data edited for uploading this Thursday / Friday.I hope to keep to this two day per week regime for sometime so that we can get through the .338's and so forth. Joshua, the .35 Whelen is one of my favorite cartridges. It is also one of Steph's (the others being .270 Win and 7mm RM). I prefer to build rather than buy. A basic bolt action rifle with 24" barrel is the go or 22" for those who insist. From a 22" barrel and up to 24..

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Re: New to reloading 7mm Rem Mag....advice? 64 months ago by Kenney Re: New to reloading 7mm Rem Mag....advice?

1.5" from your ruger, I'd be stoked mate ;) Nathan is correct in his books in saying that barrels come and go, if you start with this mindset itl be a whole lot easier when you discover the barrel is poked. In hindsight even though it's a frustrating expierience to go through, it's also a relief to know that when all the options are exhausted and you have done everything and it still won't shoot to know that all along the poor groups are not because you are a poor shooter. Now to complete the pr..

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Re: Consuming Aussie wild pork 64 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Consuming Aussie wild pork

I hope someone comes forwards with first hand experience to help you. There is a big difference between "pigs can carry" versus "pigs do carry x disease in Australia". many times domestic cattle are the culprits of disease carrying. feral animals tend to get the blame. All of the diseases I have seen listed for pigs in Australia can be killed by freezing meat, then cooking it. Slow and long is the rule for cooking pork anyway. However, there is a risk when handling game prior to cooking. Lets lo..

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Re: New rifle ordered 64 months ago by jason Re: New rifle ordered

hey mate, take a look at the optics section of the forum, there was a resent thread. sightron vs vortex iv got too sightrons. s2 bigsky and s3 moa reticle. both are very good. if I need a scope in the future I will just go straight for another sightron. value for money I think.

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Re: Help me make up my mind ! 64 months ago by mark whiteley Re: Help me make up my mind !

you may not like my opinion Craig but I'm going to give it, both are over priced, a new shillen chrome molly is about $200 ozzie and the match grade hand lapped stainless shillen are about $290, both in what ever you like contour, cal and twist. I have just had a #6 match grade stainless sent to my door for $375 ozzie, I went through a supplier as I don't know how to get export permits from the us, so he was part of the cost as well, I will be getting the barrel chambered, threaded, the action t..

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Re: ammo temp 64 months ago by sllindsay Re: ammo temp

This was a very timely thread for me. I have a Rem 5R .308 that shoots extremely well. In March (60 degrees F in Oregon, USA) I had been testing the difference between 130gr TSX and TTSX bullets and I found the TSX shoot 0.5" higher. I repeated the test twice this month (low 90s now) and TSX still shoots 0.5" higher, but both bullets are now shooting 0.6" higher than they did in March. Prior to reading this thread, I would have been clueless as to the cause. Thanks guys! sl

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Re: Sightron vs vortex 65 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sightron vs vortex

Hi Rob, up until Mathews recent thread regarding his scope calibration, the many Sightrons we have handled have been true to MOA. The same cannot be said of Vortex. This means that you either need to use a phone app like shooter which can do the conversions in the field or manually perform the conversions when making a printed drop chart. I do have and use the shooter app- but for the sake of safety, I prefer clients and readers to have printed drop charts and save phone batteries for intermitte..

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Re: Nathans new book, your thoughts! 65 months ago by Gavin Chau Re: Nathans new book, your thoughts!

bit of a thread revival but having read this (second) book once as soon as it came out, I was very impressed but maybe didnt have enough knowledge to get the most out of it other than simply following the instructions - I recently re-read it (and the first book) as a friend of mine is looking to buy a new LR rifle I know Nathan isnt really into theoretical stuff (and probably say its bullshit!!) but I started to run a lot of the accuracy load data through quickload and compare it against the opt..

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Re: Belts 65 months ago by kelvin brace Re: Belts

Hi all - thanks for the feedback - this thread has kept me smiling all night. @sllindsay - I saw Mikes belts - and am going to head into an army surplus store nearby and have a look! The kilts actually look like they would be good in the bush - but not sure I've got the guts to wear em! As Nathan has now outed me with photos (thanks ;-)) you can see I often go the short shorts route - but in recent years have been wearing long trousers more and more - I cant figure out why - I think peer pressur..

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Re: Belts 66 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Belts

Hi Kelvin, great thread! This has been a bit of a bug bear of mine for many years. My issues are: 1. keeping my pants up (bloody annoys hell out of me). 2. Keeping kit handy including the essential knife. If you guys don't mind, I want to wind the clock right back. In our early settler photos, you will see pioneers and soldiers wearing wool pants. The truth is, these pants were often what what men posed in but did not actually wear in the field. The kiwi bushman actually went native pretty quick..

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Re: Weatherby 30-378 66 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Weatherby 30-378

OK, goodbye thread. Hitting the delete button now. Good luck in your travels Eugene.

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Re: Weatherby 30-378 66 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Weatherby 30-378

Well that went badly. Ok, lets see if we can help with your dilemmas. The Mauser action has a very short magazine. Both the magazine box and the action itself have to be milled to accept long cartridges such as the .375 H&H which was an original Mauser chambering. There is however a great deal more thrust produced by the Weatherby cartridges, even though pressure ratings are the same. Milling forwards into the action potentially weakens the cross section of the bottom lug rebate. At the top, it ..

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Re: simple bush curry 66 months ago by jason brown Re: simple bush curry

thanks Nathan. but to be honest im not a curry person. id try the short goat one you described in the pork recipe thread though. it reminds me of being young catching eels and lighting camp fires because I could mostly. about to go home, unsure of what to do with an eel left over and the extra newspaper. I will burn them. for some reason the eel was wrapped in the paper and thrown on the fire. but the paper just burnt and left the eel. but to my surprise, the eel was cooked! breakfast.

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Re: simple bush curry 66 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: simple bush curry

I really need to put this in its own thread for two reasons: 1. Authentic Aussie damper 2. Bloody awesome website link with excellent prices thank you!!! How much flour for your damper Bob- 1 cup?

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Re: Concentricity guages 66 months ago by jason brown Re: Concentricity guages

great thread shawn, and reply Nathan. I enjoyed reading this its something iv been interested in for a while. do you inspect the fired case for chamber concentricity? is it the same 3 thou acceptance?

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Re: Remington 700 Sendero Barrel, Chambered in 7mm RM and threaded - 200rds use 66 months ago by Aaron Waru Re: Remington 700 Sendero Barrel, Chambered in 7mm RM and threaded - 200rds use

could be keen chris ,how did barrel shoot? Aaron 0274857730

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Remington 700 Sendero Barrel, Chambered in 7mm RM and threaded - 200rds use 66 months ago by Chris McKoy Remington 700 Sendero Barrel, Chambered in 7mm RM and threaded - 200rds use

Sendero barrel for sale, chambered in 7mm RM, stainless fluted and threaded for a hardy (hardy itself can be included for the right price). I've fired 205 rounds through this and only selling as I'm changing calibers and getting a new barrel made. I have no idea how much these things are worth, any reasonable offer considered. Cheers.

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Advice on bedding Tikka M55 66 months ago by Wayne Woodard Advice on bedding Tikka M55

Looking for a bit of advice on bedding my Tikka M55 222. There is a steel insert in the stock that the recoil lug fits in, I was thinking of leaving this and just grinding the rear down and bedding the lot. Their is room for relief areas on the lug. The tang also sits on a metal plate (washer). Should I cut it and use a section of it (or something the same thickness), epoxied in place, as a height reference? The tang is not threaded so what would be a good way of fixing the guide bolt? I would l..

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