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Re: 7mm amax hunting performance 77 months ago by jason brown Re: 7mm amax hunting performance

hi Nathan, I just got back from another hunt, much the same distance (415) on a good size billy goat using the amax again. like we talked about, I aimed right on the shoulder this time, it dropped and didn't take a step. it was quartering away. usual small entry, 7mm size I suppose, broke the fore leg and about three ribs, through the lungs and wind pipe, and came to rest in the neck muscle. it weighed 68.5 grains, and that's after all the flesh was removed from it. which I thought was interesti..

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6.5 160 grain Matrix VLD 79 months ago by Riley Decker 6.5 160 grain Matrix VLD

I was finally able to test some of Marshal's 160 grain VLDs from my 30" savage 6.5x284, i found best accuracy at 52.5 grains of retumbo (easily under a 1/4 MOA at 100 yards) .174" off the lands (the first seating depth i have tried) at about 2750 fps. Others shooting this cartridge have also found these bullets like 52.5 grains of retumbo and like to be seated at least .080" off the lands. Here is a great thread with lots of data in it: http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/160gr-matrix-112..

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Re: annealing brass and meplats 79 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: annealing brass and meplats

Hi Stephan, I have answered the annealing brass question in the general discussion thread, will cut and paste below: Pan of water, halfway up the case. Blow torch (and pan) as per bullet annealing video in KB I set the vise so I can walk around it, I do one case at a time. Apply heat to the shoulder and neck, once the case neck goes dull cherry red, I rotate the blow torch around the case so that the cherry color goes around the case neck. It is easiest to do this in a low light, prevents going ..

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Re: muzzel brake or new stock 80 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: muzzel brake or new stock

Talk about put me on the spot Warrick. Just re-reading through your post (woods carry rifle), I get the impression that you are leaning towards getting a new stock rather than a brake. I can only tell you that if you take a snap shot in woods conditions with a brake and no hearing protection- you'll only do it once. There is another recent thread here, a reader called Jim passionately dislikes brakes because of the risks. I am somewhat in the same camp. I try to reserve the use of muzzle brakes ..

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Re: .338 long range bullet performance 80 months ago by sllindsay Re: .338 long range bullet performance

Allen, See Nathan's reply to a similar question on Jan 20 for the Jan 19 thread "Berger VLD" in this same section of the Forum. I think that covers the differences between the two VLD bullets pretty well. sll

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Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical 80 months ago by Riley Decker Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical

I will be doing some expansion testing with my sample to make sure they fragment nice but still hold together enough to penetrate a ways. I will start a new thread with my findings. If they do work out i will have no hesitations to put one in an antelope this year if we get the chance. Riley

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Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical 80 months ago by Riley Decker Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical

Hi Nathan, Sounds impressive. Marshal is sending me a sample of the 160 grain 6.5s to try in my 6.5x284, he is doing R&D right now. I should be able to push them to 2900 fps or more from my 30" barrel. The .720 BC is only an estimate but even at .7 at 2900 fps the ballistics are very impressive!! I ran that through a ballistic calculator, and at 2500' ASL, 50 degrees F, with a 10 mph wind from 3 o'clock, at 1000 yards there is 45.2" of wind drift, 1783 fps, and 1129 ft lbs of energy!! I am reall..

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Re: Crown damage to a 308W Advice please... 80 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Crown damage to a 308W Advice please...

Michel, I have put up a thread about posting photos in the main index. Hope it helps. One last thing, after the muzzle is recrowned, it will be blued with touch up blue which will wear off easily. Do not worry about this. All that you need to remember is to apply a small amount of grease about the muzzle prior to storage. Remove any surplus grease near the chamfer of the muzzle prior to shooting again.

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How to post photos 80 months ago by Nathan Foster How to post photos

The TBR forum utilizes a common method of posting photos which you will find on other forums. Rather than store photos on the TBR site, photos are stored on a host server, but can be viewed on these forums. This method simply prevents clogging up the webite with megabytes of photos. Sharing photos on the TBR site is simple once you get the hang of it. To post a photo, you will need a photo hosting service. Initially I used photobucket but in 2017, photobucket froze all images and shifted to user..

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Re: n.z hunting tactics 81 months ago by Guy Mainland Re: n.z hunting tactics

Hi Jason, it's probably a few months out of date but here's my two cent's. Strange, isn't it, that most of the threads on this and most other forums concentrate on the rifles, the calibres, the optic's ,the equipment-basically the toys. This is the only website I've seen that has a hunting tactic's forum-and it's barely used. As a bloke who is recent to hunting and with no mates who are interested or with experience, finding out where the animals are is hard to say the least. In early Janauary I..

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Re: Leupold Target Turrets 81 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Leupold Target Turrets

Hi Drew, thanks, I am glad you enjoyed the first book. My little .308 wore a VX 1 4-12 retro fitted with target turrets for years. Its even pictured in the book, with sniper tape (tactical section). These days the rifle wears a 6.5-20 Sightron. The Leupold turrets track reliably and the clicks are solid, no mistakes there. As AJ has pointed out, the turrets have two weaknesses. The grub screws strip easily, that being the hex heads, not the threads. I cross slotted mine so I could use a jeweller..

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Re: Weatherby trigger adjustment 81 months ago by Ed Stewart Re: Weatherby trigger adjustment

Ok so with the scale perpendicular to the trigger it gives a reading of 3lbs. With the spring removed usng the same technique it is just over 1lb. The reason I drilled the spring recess deeper was because the adjuster was only touching the spring the last turn in on its thread. So even with the adjuster right out the spring still had close to the max tension on the trigger.

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Weatherby trigger adjustment 81 months ago by Ed Stewart Weatherby trigger adjustment

Hi Nathan I am just finishing up the bedding job on the weatherby, looks like it has gone to plan but will see when I get some rounds through it. I thought I would lighten the trigger while I was at it but the adjustment screw will only adjust it between 4.5 to 5.5lbs I pulled the trigger apart, cleaned and lubed it all and took and burrs of the trigger and housing then tried again. Still no better but even with the adjuster srew out of the trigger it was still 4.5lbs So then I drilled the sprin..

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Re: .204 reloading and general 81 months ago by jason brown Re: .204 reloading and general

thanks nathan. i will read the other thread too. when i ultra sonic clean them, they are finished in hot water. and i use compressed air to blow them out before leaving to dry. so i could use the same method for the wet cases.

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Re: .204 reloading and general 81 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: .204 reloading and general

I prefer the old fashioned simple method Jason. Pan of water, halfway up the case. Blow torch as per annealing video in KB I set the vise so I can walk around it, I do one case at a time. Apply heat to the shoulder and neck, once the case neck goes dull cherry red, I rotate the blow torch around the case so that the cherry color goes around the case neck. Wait 5 seconds Remove case from water with a welding glove or very gently with light poly grips on case body. lay on a towel. Case needs to co..

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Re: .204 reloading and general 81 months ago by jason brown Re: .204 reloading and general

thanks nathan. yes my hornady has been good so far. only three loadings, most two. there was one case that split the neck a little bit. after the first handload. but i think it must of been the exception or a dud. the rest are fine. im guessing you anneal once you get a few that split the neck. how do you do it... in a dark room until you see a colour change in the neck? save the subject for a thread of its own if you like. im sure you get what you pay for, but at this stage i will use the remin..

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Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical 82 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Matrix 190gr loads for 7mm Practical

I had the camera mounted on my knife steel (has a 1.4" piece of thread stock on it). I am used to using it as a mono pod dug into the ground but its not easy for others and I really put Im2lazy on the spot. I have a good tripod here, need to remember to pack it with my kit. The BC is certainly true to form, no elevation errors there.

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Re: .30-06 Springfield 150gr Hornady SST load 82 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: .30-06 Springfield 150gr Hornady SST load

Hi Drew, yes thats enough to drive anyone nuts. OK, lets get to it: Rifle variables: If the lugs have not been lapped, I can pretty much guarantee only one locking lug is touching, direction of thrust off center to the bore. Solution, lap lugs. Check the bedding is not pinching the action in place, especially at the recoil lug. Many smiths have a poor understanding of bedding- critical points of contact versus critical points of relief, there are even entire aftermarket companies who do not unde..

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Re: 300 RUM performance 83 months ago by Chris Hunt Re: 300 RUM performance

Just read the latest NZ hunter mag and there 7lb scoped rifle cambered in 7mm Fatmax (Wildcat) 300 norma necked down to 7mm. IT shoots a nosler 150 e- tip down loaded at 3400 fps and has 1/2 inch POI difference (to the right) than there 180 Berger long-range load of 3250fps with muzzle brake. So it is possible ! and they push the a-max close to 3500fps all out of a short action Remington. I am open minded ! and there are guys out there with some impressive rifles pushing the boundary's. "The .30..

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Re: Best .257 83 months ago by Jason Myers Re: Best .257" bullet for low velocity impacts?

Thank you Mr. Foster! I have read your article about game killing with great interest. It was very educational. He helped me to frame this whole question in the first place. I do understand that I'm asking a question that is threading the needle of near-impossibility. I'll fill you in about the exact application. I'm not doing long-range hunting, but rather, hunting with a cartridge with relatively low energy for deer hunting, the .25-35 Winchester. It has often been described as the lowest-reco..

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Re: Suitable scope for 257 Roberts or 25-06 83 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Suitable scope for 257 Roberts or 25-06

Hi Richard, there are two Nikon threads on this forum which will help you. One is titled Nikon Buckmaster impressions, the other is titled 'scope for a .260'. Please read the threads and have a think about things. I do highly recommend the Sightron brand but in saying that, factors such as errors in Nikon scope turret calibration will not be a huge issue on a .25-06 if it is only used to say 500 yards. If you are able to afford a high end optic and are looking for something around 10 power, I do..

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Re: 300 RUM performance 83 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 300 RUM performance

As I understand it- Nosler brass is Norma Brass. Both are very soft in my experience. I tend to use Rem Brass in the Ultra mags. Do not go fiddling powders in either the 7mm or .300 RUM. Use only what the manufacturers recommend. The case design is over bore and if the wrong powder is selected and downloaded, uneven burning can alter the burn rate of the powder (all powder ignited at once), resulting in pressures over 70,000psi. Yes, low PSI equals lower pressure but the differences are very sma..

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Re: Marlin 30-06 for Longrange? 84 months ago by Jim Moseley Re: Marlin 30-06 for Longrange?

If you search the long range hunting sites, I don't think you will see the name Marlin pop up to many times. When it comes to the "budget conscious" shooter, Savage seems to be at the top of the list. You also get the bonus of pre-threaded chambered barrels for the long range shooter that don't cost a fortune. Pac-Nor is one of a few makers.

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Re: Questions about Remington 5r,Sendero,P 85 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Questions about Remington 5r,Sendero,P

Here is the best I can ascertain. The 24" barreled rifle is from the M24 production line. It is a .308Win barrel, 1:11 twist, but instead reamed to .300 WM. These were the first run and should no longer be available new, only second hand. The dedicated .300 Win Mag 5R rifle features a 26" 1:10 twist barrel and is most likely the better bet if utilizing the 208gr A-Max (thou some 1:11 twist rifles can shoot very heavy bullets quite well). If the barrel is threaded, you may wish to employ a suppre..

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Re: Questions about Remington 5r,Sendero,P 85 months ago by Craig Henard Re: Questions about Remington 5r,Sendero,P

Thanks Nathan. I see that this rifle can be had in either a 24 or a 26 inch barrel. I am assuming the 26 would be better ? And also noticed that some come with threads on the end of the barrel and some dont. Any thoughts about one versus the other ? Thanks and regards Craig

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