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Re: Brass preparation for LRHunting (and DIES selection) 67 months ago by Alvaro Piqueras Alonso-Lamberti Re: Brass preparation for LRHunting (and DIES selection)

Thanks all; Bob, now I have to use the hornady dies, until i can aford another. Probably, my next tool will be a forster neck turning tool (K&M seem to be nice, but as I have the forster trimmer, this can save me a lot of time). Nathan, thanks for the info. As you stated in the firsts responses to this thread, runout sometimes can help nothing (except telling you something is wrong), so for now i will wait for the concentriity gauge (will be happy when i get one!). Sorry to say, but this time I ..

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Re: Intro / Spotting scope recommendation? 67 months ago by Scott McKean Re: Intro / Spotting scope recommendation?

Hi All, Pretty long time between posts, have been busy selling my IT Company (all worked out) so have been pre-occupied. Thanks to everybody for the valuable input, I haven't bought a spotting scope yet but it does seem like just having a video camera would represent better value for money. If I was buying new I'd be looking at: http://www.nvt.com.au/p/1327/sightron-36x50-spotting-scopes-code-si1836x50kit.html @ $387 as the next one up: http://www.nvt.com.au/p/1328/sightron-series-waterproof-206..

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Re: Sierra Game Kings 67 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sierra Game Kings

Hi Jared, I had a look at the link. You have not done yourself any favors as the pictures clearly show spine hits. The largest wound is from a high raking shot and is very typical. Any frangible bullet of sufficient weight will do the same with the same shot placement. The bone of the spine becomes secondary missiles. To state that the Gameking itself caused this level of wounding is mis-leading. Further down the firearms talk forum thread, someone has pointed out the same to you and suggested t..

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Re: Why 8x56for moonlight hunting? 67 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Why 8x56for moonlight hunting?

Thanks for taking the time to post the math in the new thread Danny. It has been a very long time since I looked into this. If we have a full moon, I can use either the Sightron SII 6.5-20x50 or SIII 6-24x50 out to just over 300 yards when both are set on 6 or 6.5 power. Nevertheless, I find this somewhat pointless as the moon is only full and high at certain times and I do not plan a hunt based on the full moon. If anything, I prefer to hunt nearer the new moon. The Sightrons give me around 5 t..

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New unfired 28 68 months ago by Bob Mavin New unfired 28" #5 barrel chambered in 30-06 Improved $450

G'day all I have a stainless 28" barrel for sale chambered in 30-06 improved, threaded for Remington 700. I bought an unfinished rifle from a deceased estate. I wanted to build a light weight hunting rifle, my Gunsmith removed the barrel, said it's a high quality, lilja or Maddco with a very good chamber job & high quality bore. It measures .8" at the tip. Cheers Bob [email protected]

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Re: Sierra Game Kings 68 months ago by GREGG FOSSE Re: Sierra Game Kings

Terminal bullet performance is indeed an extremely complex and sometimes mysterious subject. The amount of experience, testing, knowledge and observation evident in this thread alone is nothing short of awesome. Even with continuing advances in bullet design, the old ways of a large caliber hard cast (or jacketed) bullet at moderate velocity continue to harvest game for many hunters, with the usual provisos of killing speed etc. and the premium bullets seem best utilized for extreme range or dan..

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Re: Sierra Game Kings 68 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Sierra Game Kings

Hi Jared, I am not surprised to hear that you have had good performance with these bullets. I have had good results with the Sierra GK as well. But is was also a GK that let me down many years ago and inspired me to research terminal ballistics, a 6.5x55 Interlock sealed the deal, the result of this being the site you see before you. I do not know how many animals you have shot in the several years you mentioned, I have now shot many, many thousands of head of game to obtain results and also net..

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Re: Anybody used a .35 Whelen or 9.3x62 Mauser? 68 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Anybody used a .35 Whelen or 9.3x62 Mauser?

Check this out guys: http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowledgebase/Wound+Database/.358+cal+-+Hornady+Interlock.html [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowledgebase/Wound+Database/.358+cal+-+Hornady+Interlock.html] Thanks to Joe from Canada who has been watching this thread with interest.

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Lug lapping on the Remington 700 69 months ago by Mike Neeson Lug lapping on the Remington 700

Am I correct in saying that lug lapping should only be done with the barrel off? Or is there some new fangled way of applying even rearward pressure to the lugs without having to use a spring tensioning device in the the action threads? If there is I'd like to give it a go. Have always wanted it done but haven't been able to justify pulling the barrel.

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Re: Rem 700 sendero bolt (problems?) 69 months ago by Chris McKoy Re: Rem 700 sendero bolt (problems?)

Sorry Alvaro, I don't mean to hijack your thread... I've just driven over to see my gunsmith (Scott Traill) and the bolt handle is not correctly timed (fully open without even touching the angle section on the action), also when closed, the handle was hitting the stock pushing the bolt forward off the lugs. Test firing out of the stock and the problem was gone. Interestingly, my issue was only happening with factory rounds, re-loads where still sticking but nowhere near as frequently. End result..

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Re: 270 Nosler accubond long range 69 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 270 Nosler accubond long range

Hi John, I have put my thoughts on this bullet in my last book. You can also look into the .26 Nosler thread to see further discussions. This is a good general hunting bullet design but those who designed it, lacked the most basic fundamental understanding of what is required of a long range hunting bullet. It is what I call an intermediate long range bullet, ideal for hunting out to extended ranges as opposed to truly long ranges. The book is more useful because it goes into great detail about ..

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Re: Reloading Newbie 69 months ago by Shelby Martowski Re: Reloading Newbie

Hi Nathan, and thanks for that. Yes my plan is to use the Nosler 160gr partition. I've been using it for many years. I've had friends reload for me in the past. This bullet has never let me down. And after reading your articles in the KB and a thread where you recommended it to another guy I know I can't go wrong with it. BTW I finished up my bench last night and just need to get my equipment mounted. Thanks again.

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Re: Best All round rig for my Budget ? 69 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Best All round rig for my Budget ?

5.5k F FFF FFF FF far out that is a lot of $ to have in your hunting budget if I sold everthing in my gun cabinet I wouldnt come close. chose wisely my good man and as Nathan so aptly put it look out for cowboys. I believe you need to work out your "needs to do" before you can work out what to do it with. How far is long range to you??? (optics) do you want to bash the scrub aswell or snipe from afar??(barrel length) What do you want to be shooting at???(energy levels) there are alot of great .3..

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Re: Best All round rig for my Budget ? 69 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Best All round rig for my Budget ?

Hi Jit, I don't really know how to answer this because I have supplied all the info you need in both books. The final decision is yours and it is up to you to put the pieces together. Start by deciding on whether you want a two gun battery or one all around rifle. If you have a two gun battery, you may like to adopt a .308 and 7mm rem Mag as examples. If you want just one rifle, a .30-06 or 7mm Rem Mag may do the trick. Much will depend on how many shots you fire per year and how far you want to..

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checking an animal is safe to eat 69 months ago by jason brown checking an animal is safe to eat

I thought id start this for me and anyone else new to hunting. ok, so im in new Zealand, maybe add which country your in if your including any helpful information in your post/reply. I havnt been hunting for long, maybe three years, well at least things I want to eat. I understand there isn't too much to worry about in new Zealand but surly there are a few things to check on an animal to know its ok to eat. all my hunting is fairly self taught so I don't know a lot. my first animal was hacked up..

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Re: Forster stock inletting guide screws 69 months ago by Les Mulloy Re: Forster stock inletting guide screws

G'day there David I saw your post regarding guide screws - I hope you don't mind me sticking my nose in.--- I have just recently completed a bedding job using Nathans' compound and guidelines. I found the same problem with the thread but as Nathan said the headless bolts will screw in a short way, until finger tight -- I was so paranoid with this step that I even put " vasceline "on the bolt threads and into the action threads as an extra precaution. ( please don't beat me Nathan l.o.l.) --- The..

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Re: Forster stock inletting guide screws 69 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Forster stock inletting guide screws

Hi David, I use 1/4" UNF for the three rifles regardless of thread pitch. You will find that the unf thread starts into the M70, goes in a short way, then stops (finger tight). That is all you need. Yes, be very weary of any guide screw that is of a close fit diameter regarding the holes in the stock because once compound gets into the stock holes (always does), you will have trouble getting the action down into place- resulting in a stressed job. Then, as you say, it can be equally difficult re..

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Re: Donations 69 months ago by Stephen Lindsay Re: Donations

We have all become so used to free information on the internet that we take it for granted. But the information is usually only "free" because the site is littered with adds or it is supported by a company or an organization that has a product or a point of view to sell. It is seldom unbiased information. On this site we get so much absolutely for free, and Nathan makes it obvious that he is not beholden to any special interests. I am personally very grateful for all the personal attention I hav..

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Re: Scope Strategy 69 months ago by Mike Neeson Re: Scope Strategy

Sorry Josh got my threads confused.

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Forster stock inletting guide screws 69 months ago by David Bath Forster stock inletting guide screws

G'day to all, I received the stabilizer and bedding kits: thanks Nathan. Firstly I thought I'd give a heads up to anyone that wasn't aware of it. I discovered that rem 700 & win m70 use different thread sizes on the action king screws. Remington & Savage use 28tpi. Winchester m70 & Marlin x7 use 32tpi. I have a set of Forster stock inletting guide screws and was planning on using these as the guide screws on my bedding job. In the recent 30-06 ackley thread there was talk of the guide screws get..

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Re: 375h&h as a long range rifle 69 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 375h&h as a long range rifle

Hi Mark, you must have been overly cautious as you put this in the General rifles thread rather than the long range thread. Perhaps you are subconsciously thinking that your rifle is not really the best for long range? Well,I have been using the same bullet of late. I did a gun rag article on this bullet a while back, I wrote about it in my last book- I can't see anything wrong with thoroughly enjoying a .375 H&H. My only concern is that the SMK bullet is very tough. Even if the tip is opened up..

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Re: n.z hunting tactics 69 months ago by jason brown Re: n.z hunting tactics

I didn't know this thread was still going.... well to sum up my luck in the last while... I don't eat goats but iv had a few at a decent range which is my prefured hunting method, iv passed on one or two doe's with fawns. iv got a couple of deer at a close range. I always try long range first, its just what im into. but in the area most of this took place if im really hungry and just want meat (venison) I will stalk in the trees or at least close range around the edges. and its not from lack of ..

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Re: Best bullet for big game at long ranges in .300 Magnum and 30-06 69 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Best bullet for big game at long ranges in .300 Magnum and 30-06

Hi Truls, I covered this in my last book- Long Range Hunting Cartridges. I think the most important factor, is to first understand how different types of bullet work at different impact velocities toi gain a full, fundamental understanding of terminal ballistics. This same topic is also being discussed in the .30-06 Ackley Improved thread. You are on the right track and I would suggest that you try the 200 grain Partition- at least for one hunting season. You will find that this bullet is much m..

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Re: Deciding on 1 best all round rifle for NZ 69 months ago by GREGG FOSSE Re: Deciding on 1 best all round rifle for NZ

David - I happened to stumble across a rifle/caliber combination that seems worthy of consideration in your quest for the best all-around rifle. One thing that appeals is that this rifle has a barrel already threaded to accept a suppressor or (heaven forfend) a muzzle brake should you choose to use either in the future. This rifle is also a little heavier (for the caliber) in weight, which will make recoil manageable and help a great deal in making this rifle enjoyable to shoot and practice with..

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Re: Deciding on 1 best all round rifle for NZ 69 months ago by jason brown Re: Deciding on 1 best all round rifle for NZ

a bit off topic but.... yesterday I seen a brand new suppressor get used for the very first shot. it was suppose to be able to handle 76 grains of powder it was a 7mm Dakota, it got blown off and hit the 25 meter target boards. it didn't make a new hole or clip the sides, it must of just pulled off at the threads. the guy was trying to get the crap out of his eyes. so just be careful with your suppressors.

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