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Re: M700 5R 308 86 months ago by Matt Reid Re: M700 5R 308

Hi Trevor, I asked pretty much the same question the other day in the precision and long range section of the forum, see ´amax decision´ thread. I have sometimes pondered using the 208s as well, although thinking the mv might be getting a bit low to be practical. Matt

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Re: M700 5R 308 86 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: M700 5R 308

Hi Richard, the R5 barrel of the M24 sniper rifle is designed to be used with the 175gr Sierra MatchKing. That said, the 1:11 twist works well with many bullet weights. I have been able to get a consistent .250" with the 168gr A-Max in the most recent R5 I tricked up which I believe was from the same batch as your rifle. I answered a similar question today in the long range hunting thread for Matt Reid regarding a decision over which A-max to use for long range work. Have a read and see if it he..

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Re: inaccurate howa 86 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: inaccurate howa

Hi Kyle, since the earthquakes hit Japan in 2011, Howa barrel quality has dropped to an all time low. The bores are full of machine marks, pits and burrs on both stainless and blued model rifles. It is a very sad situation. There is a possibility that your rifle will never shoot straight, its as simple as that. Ok, so lets do a damage control check. You have stabilized and bedded the cheap Hogue stock. When you do your barrel climb check, make sure you drop the floor plate and mag spring otherwi..

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inaccurate howa 86 months ago by kyle h inaccurate howa

I thought I would share my journey with the Howa m1500 7mm-08 I purchased earlier in the year and seek some suggestions to make the accuracy better. I got it with a package hogue stock and nighteater scope which felt okay. I followed the instructions for breaking in the barrel to the letter ie shoot, cool, clean and so on for the first 12 or so shots. I used factory Remington corelokt ammo which fouled the barrel wickedly for the first 25 or so shots. The rifle would not group at all, +10 inch g..

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Re: New rifle shooting badly. 88 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: New rifle shooting badly.

Hi Gary, looks like the rifle is nearing the end of the options line. If the barrel is fouling severely, it may have a burrs within the bore of a mal formed land. I have also seen bores that are tight at the chamber end of the barrel, then loose at the muzzle, causing a near explosion of copper vapour which ends up guilding the entire bore. If the bore is the problem, you have one final option and that is to fire lap the bore. Give the rifle one more try and if it is still playing up, either sel..

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Re: Stock mods 90 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Stock mods

Nice one Matt. Did you melt/burn the stock a bit to key it up for adhesion or simply rough it up. This may sound a bit odd but I would like to one day see what happens if an angle grinder handle is mounted 2 or 3 inches ahead of the front action screw. Would mean having to fit a threaded boss to the forend etc.

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Re: Vertical/horizontal group spread 90 months ago by Alvaro Piqueras Re: Vertical/horizontal group spread

Hello Nathan; Thank you very much for the input! Yes, that´s right, i have plenty of work! I have no luck with roe deers. Just see a red fox very early, and we decided not to shoot, because we don´t want to make noise. We where all morning trying to locate deers but there was no chance! When we´re walking back to the car, found a group of magpies. I decided to try the load and i get one at 128 meters, so the rifle Work, at least, when i do my part! ;) Hope I can help to the wounding data base so..

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Re: TC Dimension rifle 91 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: TC Dimension rifle

Looks OK but I can't comment as I have not used the system first hand. Hopefully this is a good one,looks like a lot of thought was put into the design, lots of R&D. There have been a few switch barrel rifle designs over the years and sometimes there is a problem relative to how much play/slop there is between the barrel and action. This model has a tight collet with supplied torque wrench so it may be quite a step ahead. A secondary problem is that most switch barrel rifles cannot cope with hea..

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Re: Rifle accurizing service 92 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Rifle accurizing service

Hi Guys, at the moment, exporting rifles is a bit difficult for me but this may change in the future. As True-Flite solidify channels through barrel exports, this/they will be able to provide options for me. It is great to have this company to work with. Branded rifles are a good idea. Its something I would have faith in myself, the rifles we have built in the past have shot well until the bores have worn out. But, I also need to make the site pay for itself eventually as others have pointed out..

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Re: got my 300 win mag 92 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: got my 300 win mag

Hi Trevor, I had a look at the accuracy, it is very good, infact for an out of the box 2012 SPSS, it is exceptional. If this is consistent, it tells us that the bore (and action) is extremely good. You will be able to build on this, refining accuracy down below 1" and further down to hopefully you hit the sub .5" mark- if you want to achieve this. There are several ways to go on a limited budget. I could go on here for pages and pages. Instead, I will offer a few ideas. Utilize existing stock an..

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Re: An SPS 7mm Rem Mag for long range mountain hunting 94 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: An SPS 7mm Rem Mag for long range mountain hunting

Hi Erich, thanks for your kind comments, I am slowly coming right. The difference between the XCR II and standard SPS is essentially a paint job. Apart from the coating, the barrels and actions are the same, the stocks are the same SPS stock except for the soft rubber panels. Personally, I prefer to steer clear of painted metal work as it can come to grief during bedding or rebarreling operations at which point, the entire finish needs to be removed. This is why I prefer the British army method ..

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Re: copper fouling 96 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: copper fouling

Hi Tim, the front king screw should definitely not be bottoming out. This may well be the cause of your wide fliers. You have two choices, either grind 40 thou / 1mm of the king screw and re-chamfer it, or if you want to re-bed the rifle, you can use the fresh bedding to lift the action up a tad and create the clearance needed. To determine whether this may be beneficial, check the current bedding to see how well it is adhering to the stock. Typically, the Browning and Winchester bolt action rif..

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Re: copper fouling 96 months ago by tim charteris Re: copper fouling

hi there again so i was puttin the gun away but decided to check the bedding and after playing around found that the front action screw when done up tight gose through the action and hits the threaded part of th barrel is this normal cause it dosent seem right the stock seems tight but would i be best to take the screw down a bit buy grinding some of the end cheers tim

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Re: .223 96 months ago by tim Kollat Re: .223

Im just going to stick with 300 win mag. The 30-06 is my dads that he gave me a long time ago and I think Im going to fix it up nice and give it back. I know this thread started as a .223 thread, so Ill ask one more thing: Nathan, Ive read from many sources that the spin of the 55 grain fmj has no effect on yaw and does not stabilize it so much that it wont yaw and frag on impact. Your writings that the slower twists that just stabilize it enough in flight but yaw and fragment on impact sound mo..

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Re: 270 Weatherby magnum - bullet choise 96 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 270 Weatherby magnum - bullet choise

Hi Arve, thanks, glad you are enjoying the site. OK, regarding the 140 grain Accubond, it is a very violent, wide wounding projectile but can suffer at the extremes. When pushed at extremely high velocities and used at close ranges on heavy bodied deer, penetration can be poor and in many instances, excessive weight loss can be the result. On the other hand, as velocities fall below 2400fps, kills can be quite delayed. The 140 grain AB works very well in the .270's out to ordinary hunting ranges..

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Re: scope mounts for browning x bolt 96 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: scope mounts for browning x bolt

Hi Tim, much depends on how far you want to shoot. If you want to shoot right out to 900 yards or so, then yes, a 20 MOA barrel can take take the pressure right off your scope. Generally, it is a good idea to put a canted base on a .308 for long range work. Just bare in mind, every once in a while, the 20MOA bases can cause the scope elevation to bottom out. This is usually caused by minor discrepancies in surface finishing of the the receivers from rifle to rifle. In such instances, the front o..

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Re: Win 70 Extreme Weather 97 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Win 70 Extreme Weather

Hi Richard, the addition of a B&C stock is a great upgrade for the M70. The plastic stocks Winchester used prior to this were possibly the worst on the market, as was the method of hot glue gun bedding which would fall apart after a period of use. I have not handled this latest model M70 so some of what I will say is speculative. For a start, I have no first hand experience with the new M70 trigger, its adjustment range or rifle to rifle consistency. I can only hope that it has the full adjustme..

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Re: To Pillar bed or full length bed a rifle? 97 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: To Pillar bed or full length bed a rifle?

Hi Ryan, the short answer, is to utilize both full length and pillar bedding. Regarding pillar bedding, pillars are best utilized where there is a risk of stock compression over time. This is most apparent on on wood stocked rifles because the wood fibres can become crushed, resulting in a split stock. This occurs especially on older rifles where oils have continually run into the wood fibres but in contrast can also occur with dry, brittle stocks. In my own processes, I pillar bed wood stocked ..

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7mm mag powder choices 101 months ago by james hoskins 7mm mag powder choices

Hi I have been working up a 7mm mag 162gr amax load and have been using 2225, I see you suggest 2217 and 2213sc in another thread, I am currently achieving around .7moa accurracy which I want to improve on, should I be looking to move towards one of these 2 powders, is 2225 not the best choice?

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Re: Actions 102 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Actions

Hi Murray, yes, you are reading that right. However for the smith, its more a case of "I don't want to go down that road". The M700 is the easiest action for smiths to work with, both for machining and bedding. By easy, I don't mean this as a reflection of time factors or the skill levels of the smith, however skill levels are relative if the shop is employing apprentices. By easy, I mean that the receiver threads are usually cut in such a way that the factory barrels can be removed without the ..

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Re: Good starting platform?? 104 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Good starting platform??

Hi Jonathan. Of the rifles you have mentioned, the T3 and Rem SSPS are both good light weight rifles for the Alps. It really is up to you, which features you find the most desirable. As for the .270Win cartridge, most readily available factory loads in NZ feature a 130 grain bullet, many are very good. If you want to step things up further, for Thar and reds, a hand loaded 150 grain bullet is very emphatic for both close range and longer range work. Many people are currently facing tough financi..

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Re: 243 Win/ 95 Berger Test 104 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 243 Win/ 95 Berger Test

Hi Jim, OK there are quite a few possibilities. I would like more info so if you can bare with me, we’ll get started. Regarding the bore: Have you tested other bullets in the Savage, if so, did they also produce fliers. If you have tested other bullets and accuracy was good, were the bullets flat based or with a vastly greater bearing area. How was the fouling, is there a complete lack of fouling when you look into the muzzle. When you look into the muzzle from 30-45 degrees, can you see circula..

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Re: 243 Win / 95 gr Berger 104 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 243 Win / 95 gr Berger

Hi Jim, I have posted a reply on the other .243/95gr VLD thread you started a few weeks back. Nathan.

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